This hash brown casserole is similar to one served at a popular restaurant chain.

diane
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x12 inch baking dish.

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  • Over medium heat, cook the onion until soft.

  • In a large bowl, combine the onion, potatoes, sour cream, soup, cheese, pepper and hot sauce. Mix well and pour into baking dish. Bake for 50 minutes.

  • In a saute pan, heat butter or margarine and crackers. Cook until golden brown. Sprinkle over casserole and bake for 30 additional minutes.

Nutrition Facts

392.1 calories; 8.6 g protein; 33.3 g carbohydrates; 53.3 mg cholesterol; 833.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
I love this recipe. Have been making it for years with just a few changes. First, I leave the butter out. I always found there to be enough fat in the cheese. Plus, I use cream of chicken soup rather than cream of celery and don't add the hot sauce. I agree with a previous reviewer and only add the cracker crumbs the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. I have never had anything but rave reviews for this casserole and I even will eat left overs by themself for lunch the next day. A must for any BBQ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
I followed instructions and casserole was fine. However it was a bit bland. Maybe next time I'll add more hot sauce or a dash of Worcheshire sauce. Read More
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127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
I love this recipe. Have been making it for years with just a few changes. First, I leave the butter out. I always found there to be enough fat in the cheese. Plus, I use cream of chicken soup rather than cream of celery and don't add the hot sauce. I agree with a previous reviewer and only add the cracker crumbs the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. I have never had anything but rave reviews for this casserole and I even will eat left overs by themself for lunch the next day. A must for any BBQ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
I love this recipe. Have been making it for years with just a few changes. First, I leave the butter out. I always found there to be enough fat in the cheese. Plus, I use cream of chicken soup rather than cream of celery and don't add the hot sauce. I agree with a previous reviewer and only add the cracker crumbs the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. I have never had anything but rave reviews for this casserole and I even will eat left overs by themself for lunch the next day. A must for any BBQ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
For several years, I've been taking THIS version of the popular recipe to every event. Everyone always raves about these and says they're the best they've ever had. They're creamier and more flavorful because of the additional can of soup. Don't be afraid of the hot sauce - it doesn't make the potatoes spicy, it just punches up the flavor. If you are hesitant, just use less. There are a lot of hash brown casserole recipes out there, but THIS is the one to use!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2005
I used this recipe to replace a hashbrown casserole recipe that I had lost and I prefer this one. I used the Bob Evans brand hashbrown and I thought that added extra spice which was good. I also added some paprika for color and spice. I used one can cream of chicken and one can cream of celery. Although these took a while they came out really tasty I made them ahead of time and they heated up well. The only other change I would make is to add more cheese cut in half the amount of crackers for the topping bc I thought there was too much topping and cut the bake time w. the topping back to 20 minutes. Thank heavens I checked mine 20 mins in or I would've had a burnt ritz cracker crust. A nice Sunday side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
SO SO SO GOOD! I used one can cream of celery and one can cream of potato, like another user suggested, and the O'Brien potatoes. I will definitely be making this again! One suggestion- Wherever I add pepper, I tend to also add salt. Don't do this! The two soups make the dish salty enough-- it doesn't need any extra. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
This was a great starter recipe. I m no morning person so night before or not I don t fuss with breakfast stuff much. But hash browns are after all just potatoes and I think a grand foundation for a supper casserole as well. I used 1 can cream of celery and 1 can cream of mushroom. I had a little cheddar but I also threw in some Mexican blend cheese and a good dose of Velveeta cubed. I also made this to use up leftover ham about 2 cups cubed. I tossed in about 1 cups of frozen green peas for more color and a supper green veggie. I used 2 Tbsp. Franks hot sauce cause I love the stuff mainly because it s hot but not too firey hot. Because it was supper I skipped the cracker topping and used the ultimate (but pricey) king of all casserole toppings French fried onion rings. Generously dot with butter and it s divine. Not low cal but delish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
I love this recipe!! I make it every year for our office Christmas party and I alway get requests for the recipe. Last time I used crushed potato chips for the topping, and sometimes I add diced ham to make it a main dish. *Laura* Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2005
I love this casserole! My mom used to make it all the time and I loved it! My mom also used to put ham in it sometimes for a main dish and the recipe she had, didn't have any tabasco sauce in it. I'm happy I found the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2005
I enjoy this one every year. It's a little on the creamy side I could probably cut down on the sour cream or cream soups however the flavor is wonderful. My family enjoys this one along with scrambled eggs and bacon on Christmas morning. Easy to make ahead and just put in the oven when you're ready to bake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2005
This is a great, easy recipe. We altered a few things (didn't use cracker topping or add the hot sauce, and used spinach dip instead of sour cream)- it still turned out great! Will definetly make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
I followed instructions and casserole was fine. However it was a bit bland. Maybe next time I'll add more hot sauce or a dash of Worcheshire sauce. Read More
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