Hash brown potatoes, cheese, sour cream, soup and cereal crumbs make for quite a comfort food concoction. This is a delicious recipe and really easy to make.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish.

  • Combine the 1/2 cup butter, condensed soup, cheese, sour cream, salt and onion; mix well and pour over potatoes. Top with crushed corn flakes and drizzle with 1/2 cup melted butter.

  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

587.4 calories; protein 14.2g 28% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; fat 52.1g 80% DV; cholesterol 123.2mg 41% DV; sodium 1489.8mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2005
I make this constantly, so much so that my family has asked for a reprieve, but I will pass along my tips: Some of the bags of cubed hashbrowns they sell are no longer 2 lbs. so check carefully. I find generic to be the best. I use a 2c. bag of sharp cheddar in place of the american cheese; any cheese will work, but we prefer the sharper flavor. I too cut back on butter, it's just not necessary. I nuke the potatoes for about 10 minutes alone or thaw them in the fridge overnight for a creamier consistency. For brunches, I use O'Brien potatoes (hash browns with the potatoes and onions and peppers already added), use cream of potato instead of chicken and add a pkg of precooked bacon crumbled up. Yum, people rave over that for breakfast! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2006
This was a pretty tasty recipe but I didn't like it enough to serve at a gathering it's nothing special. It's fine for home although I don't know if I'd make it again. My only big complaint is that I checked the back of the hash brown pototes bag (I thought I spotted a new recipe to try) and I did spot a recipe - this very SAME one! The only difference was they asked for 1/4 cup butter not 1/2 it had the corn flake topping and everything. Picky hubby said it was pretty good. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2005
I make this constantly, so much so that my family has asked for a reprieve, but I will pass along my tips: Some of the bags of cubed hashbrowns they sell are no longer 2 lbs. so check carefully. I find generic to be the best. I use a 2c. bag of sharp cheddar in place of the american cheese; any cheese will work, but we prefer the sharper flavor. I too cut back on butter, it's just not necessary. I nuke the potatoes for about 10 minutes alone or thaw them in the fridge overnight for a creamier consistency. For brunches, I use O'Brien potatoes (hash browns with the potatoes and onions and peppers already added), use cream of potato instead of chicken and add a pkg of precooked bacon crumbled up. Yum, people rave over that for breakfast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I have used this recipe for several years for a side dish at dinner or for brunch. One thing I do to make life easier is to put the sour cream soup cheese (cut in large chunks) and onions in the food processor and chop away. This saves the time that it would take to grate cheese and mince onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
This recipe is so simple and delicious it is insane! I have made it 3 times now and to each meal it has been perfect. It is an inexpensive, easy addition to a meal, or a quick and simple main course with a salad (vinegrette dressing would be ideal. Give it a go.. it's yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
I've used a version of this recipe for years. I generally use frozen hash browns and when in a real pinch, frozen chopped onions and pre-shredded cheese. You can mix it up and throw it in the oven while you're dressing and within the hour you're out the door to your next 'do. For a quick brunch or light dinner, add cubed ham and broccoli florets. A wonderful, family-friendly one-pan dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
I love this recipe...it's so easy. One time I was in a real hurry...I had no sour cream and I had no onions. So instead of the sour cream I added a can of cream of mushroom soup and mixed it in the blender with the other soup and some milk and substituted that. I also used dried onion flakes. I actually enjoyed it this way and have changed my recipe so I'll make it the same way each time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2002
This was good. I agree with some of the other reviewers that there was too much butter. There was a small lake of butter at the bottom of the dish. Just cut back a little on that and it's wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
Decadent and YUMMIE! How could it be bad with all the creamy buttery goodness? I can't follow a recipe so I subbed O'Brien potatoes that have onion and green pepper so I wouldn't have to cut up the onion. Also used Cheddar instead of american cheese. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2011
This is the closest recipe I could find to the one I lost. It's always a big hit. There are a few shortcuts I take that make this much easier and quicker to make. I use the shredded hash browns and don't even have to bother with thawing them. I also use onion powder as opposed to chopped onions because some people in my family don't like onions but that way I can still get the flavor. You can also find boxes of cornflake crumbs that save you from having to do it yourself....I always keep one on hand and I use it for other things as well. I also don't use the butter as other people have stated but I do use 16 oz of sour cream and a 2 c bag of cheddar. For a little bit better topping I add more shredded cheese to the cornflake crumbs (some melted butter can be added to the crumbs and it would probably be best but I usually don't bother). However one tip to this recipe....cover the casserole with with foil for the first 30 minutes or so of cooking. Uncover and then add your crumbs (and cheese if desired) and bake uncovered for another 15-20 minutes or so. I wouldn't bake it with the crumb topping for the entire time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
It was very good although next time I will double the amount of corn flakes. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2006
This was a pretty tasty recipe but I didn't like it enough to serve at a gathering it's nothing special. It's fine for home although I don't know if I'd make it again. My only big complaint is that I checked the back of the hash brown pototes bag (I thought I spotted a new recipe to try) and I did spot a recipe - this very SAME one! The only difference was they asked for 1/4 cup butter not 1/2 it had the corn flake topping and everything. Picky hubby said it was pretty good. Read More
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