Hashbrown Potato Casserole

Yes, it’s a classic; and just in time for Easter, may I present my favorite hashbrown potato casserole!

Can you tell that my recipe’s seen some action?

First, we’ll assemble our ingredients (can you tell that I like to buy store brand?).

Melt your butter. Lots of it.

Then add all the other ingredients — minus the potatoes and the cheese. This makes it easier to mix.

Beat with a wooden spoon or wire whisk, and then add your cheese, and then your potatoes.

Spread in the pan. Add toppings (optional) and bake.

(This is, of course, the unbaked version. I forgot to take “after” pictures.)

Here’s the recipe:

Prep Time: Approx. 15 min.
Cook Time: 45 min. – 1 hr.
Serves: 6-ish


  • 2 lb (32 oz.) bag of frozen hashbrown potatoes, either the shredded kind or the cubed kind (thaw in microwave, or in fridge, or however you like)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • heaping 1 c. sour cream
  • dried minced onion to taste (I like this better than real onion in this recipe)
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • dash of pepper (optional)
  • 8 oz. grated cheddar cheese (plus some for topping, if you want to do that)

Grease casserole dish.  Mix all ingredients (easiest if you add the potatoes last).  Put in greased 9×13 pan.  Top, if desired, with cornflakes (see below) or some cheese.  I like it best with nothing on top.

Bake uncovered for 45 min. to 1 hour at 350.

This is a great candidate for mixing up ahead of time and baking at the last minute.

Cornflake Topping
Mix 2 cup crushed cornflakes with 1/4 cup melted butter.  It helps to dump it all in a big Ziploc and squish it around.

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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1 Response to Hashbrown Potato Casserole

  1. Jenny says:

    It serves more than 6 if y’all aren’t eating it. 🙂

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