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Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

This versatile side dish is so good with grilled steak, and is delicious with other meats as well. A creamy cheese sauce and crunchy topping make this potato casserole popular for family dinners and potlucks. —Teresa Stutzman, Adair, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (32 oz.) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 lb. Velveeta, cubed
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
  • Fresh savory, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, cheese, sour cream, soup, 1/2 cup butter and onion. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Combine cornflakes and remaining butter; sprinkle on top. Bake, covered, at 350° until heated through, 40-50 minutes. Uncover, bake until top is golden brown, 10 minutes longer. If desired, garnish with savory.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 663 calories, 43g fat (27g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1359mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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