This Hash Brown Potato Casserole is cheesy and creamy inside, with a crunchy topping that will have your guests coming back for seconds!
Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Ore Ida Hash Browns recipe is our family’s go-to for holidays and pot lucks. Originally my Mom’s recipe, this is our favorite version of her delicious casserole. It’s my husband’s absolute favorite part about her Christmas meal. He gets so excited anytime it’s on the menu. Leftovers are rarely a thing with this popular dish!
Commonly known as Funeral Potatoes, it is often considered to be the ultimate comfort dish. This cheesy, au gratin potato dish has become synonymous with the Church of Latter Day Saints. It gets the “Funeral Potatoes” name from being a crowd-pleasing casserole served as a side dish at after-funeral luncheons and receptions.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HASH BROWNS AND SHREDDED POTATOES?
INGREDIENTS FOR HASHBROWN CASSEROLE
- Hash Brown Potatoes: Can use either diced or shredded hash browns for this casserole.
- Salt: For added flavor.
- Butter: Gives a rich flavor to the dish.
- Onion: Commonly used in hash brown recipes, this compliments the potato flavor perfectly.
- Black Pepper: Adds depth and spice.
- Parsley Flakes: Adds balance to savory dishes.
- Cream of Chicken Soup: Gives the casserole a creamy texture.
- Sour Cream: Pairs well with the cream of chicken soup to give a great texture.
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Pairs perfectly and gives a lovely cheesy taste.
- Corn Flake Crumbs: Substitute Ritz crackers if preferred.
HOW TO MAKE CHEESY POTATOES RECIPE
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Place thawed hash browns in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl combine soup, sour cream, 1/4 cup of melted butter, 1 1/2 cups cheese, onion pepper, and parsley. Mix until smooth. Pour over hash browns and stir to combine.
Begin pouring into the prepared baking dish then combine cornflake crumbs and 1/4 cup of remaining melted butter. Sprinkle cornflake crumbs and remaining cheese over the top of the hash brown mixture.
Finish by baking for 50-60 minutes uncovered.
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Cheesy Potatoes and Ham
Nothing pairs with ham better in my opinion than cheesy potato casserole! For the last few years, we have made our Easter ham on the Traeger. We love the way this one tastes, and it frees up my oven for this potato casserole recipe and my Mom’s Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole – my other favorite holiday dish!
Another great way to give yourself a little room in the oven is to prepare your ham in your crockpot! This Slow Cooker Glazed Ham recipe is also a keeper!
OTHER RECIPES YOU WILL ENJOY
- Breakfast Hashbrown Pizza
- Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Pie
- Pork Chop & Potato Bake
- Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Copy Cat – Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole (with BACON!)
- Tater Tot Casserole
- Reuben Breakfast Casserole with Crescent Rolls
- Sophisticated Green Bean Casserole (pictured above)
- Spicy Tater Tot Casserole with Sausage & Mushrooms
Let’s make my MOST favorite Cheesy Potatoes!!
- 2 pounds frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted / divided
- 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, reserve 1/2 cup for topping
- 2 cups corn flake crumbs (or can substitute Ritz crackers)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place thawed hash browns in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine soup, sour cream, 1/4 cup of melted butter, 1 1/2 cups cheese, onion pepper and parsley. Mix until smooth. Pour over hash browns and stir to combine.
- Pour into prepared baking dish, Combine corn flake crumbs and 1/4 cup remaining melted butter. Sprinkle corn flake crumbs and remaining cheese over the top of the hash brown mixture.
- Bake 50-60 minutes uncovered.
Can be made ahead. Add the corn flake topping on before baking.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 621mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.
This recipe was originally posted on March 30, 2016. It has been updated to improve user experience and reshared on April 8, 2022.