106 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 65
  • 4 Rating Star 27
  • 3 Rating Star 10
  • 1 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 1

My friends demand that I bring this version of hash brown casserole to every potluck! Make sure to use McCain(R) Tasti Taters instead of regular hash browns!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix the cooked onions, tater tots, mushroom soup, sour cream, butter, pepper, and salt together in a large bowl until the tater tots are evenly coated. Stir the Cheddar cheese in a little bit at a time until evenly distributed throughout the mixture; pour into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the potato chips over the top.

  • Bake until golden brown on top, 45 to 60 minutes.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

487.12 calories; 7.99 g protein; 31.39 g carbohydrates; 39.36 g fat; 64.99 mg cholesterol; 776.91 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

05/03/2010
Only used 1 stick of butter (1/2C) and 28 oz of tots. I also put all of the cheese called for on top (not mixed in) and omitted potato chips (put under broiler for about 5 mins to crisp up cheese). Before putting in the broiler I sprinkled the top with garlic powder salt & pep. Also added about 2 tbs of french onion dip that was sour cream based for some oomph. Even my casserole snob/exec chef bf loved it...... which means ALOT in this house! Next time I may try to crisp up the tots first since it was kind of mushy but that is just a minor revamp that's truly not necessary bc this is great as is!
(66)

Most helpful critical review

06/05/2009
It is very bland. Good only if you think black pepper is too spicy.
(3)
106 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 65
  • 4 Rating Star 27
  • 3 Rating Star 10
  • 1 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 1
05/03/2010
Only used 1 stick of butter (1/2C) and 28 oz of tots. I also put all of the cheese called for on top (not mixed in) and omitted potato chips (put under broiler for about 5 mins to crisp up cheese). Before putting in the broiler I sprinkled the top with garlic powder salt & pep. Also added about 2 tbs of french onion dip that was sour cream based for some oomph. Even my casserole snob/exec chef bf loved it...... which means ALOT in this house! Next time I may try to crisp up the tots first since it was kind of mushy but that is just a minor revamp that's truly not necessary bc this is great as is!
(66)
06/15/2009
My new favorite recipe! So good I could have eaten the whole thing myself! I used a little more cheese because I'm a cheese lover and a little more salt and on top I used french onion sunchips. LOVED IT! Thanks for the recipe it's a keeper!
(49)
06/01/2009
Oh this stuff is good!!!!
(34)
09/14/2009
I thought this recipe was wonderful. It reminded me of everything you'd want on a baked potato. My kids loved it and I absolutely adore it too! I use PAM to grease the pan and that worked just fine....also cut the butter back. It gets too greasy with the original amoutn. I've made it a couple of times and the second time I made a couple of changes to it and it still tasted the exact same. Instead of melted butter I used about 3-4 T. of country crock (quicker and I was just throwing this together). Also I was out of cheddar and used Mozzarella. It was equally as wonderful as when making it with cheddar. This is a great quick throw together type of recipe. I think it could be modified in many ways - my husband said bacon would be good in it...also I've thought about broccoli as well. Anyway great recipe! Thanks!
(15)
09/17/2012
This is a great basic recipe that you can easily tweak to your own tastes. I recommend as a lot of people did that you reduce the amount of butter to a couple tablespoons otherwise it gets soggy. Also use a high quality sour cream so that its not watered down. I tried it originally as written. The second time I reduced the butter and added garlic. Instead of a regular onion I tried green onions and did not saute' them and added two cloves of garlic. Just mixed everything together. And I used Ritz crackers instead of chips. It was really delicious. My next time I'm going to go back to the regular onion and try adding ortega chilis. Thank you Jana!
(14)
12/09/2009
Very good. And there are so many ways to play with this kind of dish. I use cream of broccoli cheese soup and fresh steamed broccoli florets and top with french fried onions. Good way to get your greens too!
(11)
10/28/2012
This was good - but way too rich. And that's after I cut the butter out of the recipe.
(10)
04/24/2011
This is not for the calorie counter the restricted sodium diet or the low cholesterol diet. That said it is delicious! I added celery and chopped mushrooms to the saute and 1/2 can of Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup. I used one can each of Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken. (Doubled the recipe for a big crowd). I would not add salt to this recipe the chips on the top add plenty. We had this for our Easter dinner big hit!
(10)
06/10/2010
I'm giving this 5 stars with these changes: I added 1 pound of browned ground beef used about 1/2 of a 32 oz bag of frozen tater tots (could use a few more but that's all I had) a cup or two of frozen peas added seasoning salt garlic powder black pepper and a big dash of worchestireshire. I also used only about 1/2 cup of cheddar/mozzarella combo mixed in then topped it with a handful of the same plus a good sprinkle of mozzarella a little parmesan and crushed jalapeno flavored extra crunchy chips. Baked it at 425 for about 40 mins covered with foil for the 1st 25 mins. The result was fantastic! Topping was awesome! Requested to be put in the regular rotation. Lots of ways this could be modified!
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