Comfort food at its best, this creamy, cheesy casserole with lots of shredded hash browns works either as a main dish or hearty side.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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. Coat 13x9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together soup, sour cream, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese, onion and hash browns until well mixed. Spoon evenly into baking dish.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together cereal and butter. Sprinkle evenly on top of hash brown mixture.

  • Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste if desired. Garnish with additional sliced green onion if desired.

Tips

* TIP: If desired, substitute condensed cream of chicken soup or condensed cream of turkey soup.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; protein 12.8g 26% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 29.4g 45% DV; cholesterol 73.2mg 24% DV; sodium 857.4mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
I have been making this same exact recipe for years. It is a 10-star recipe in my family's opinion. I always have to double this recipe. The recipe I've been using called for frozen/thawed hash browns but since I don't like to wait for them to thaw I use "Simply Potatoes" hash browns in a bag usually found in the dairy section of the grocery store. They're already thawed. And they have a "southwestern style" type too. Love love love this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2016
I didn't think it was anything special. With this much fat and carbs I need it to be 5 stars for taste and this wasn't. I sprinkled cooked bacon on top of half and that half was better. I read another recipe on here that included ranch dressing mix in the potatoes I'll give that a try next time instead or maybe make this again and swap the ranch mix for the salt. Definitely needs the bacon though either way. Read More
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83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
I have been making this same exact recipe for years. It is a 10-star recipe in my family's opinion. I always have to double this recipe. The recipe I've been using called for frozen/thawed hash browns but since I don't like to wait for them to thaw I use "Simply Potatoes" hash browns in a bag usually found in the dairy section of the grocery store. They're already thawed. And they have a "southwestern style" type too. Love love love this recipe. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
Super easy and great for picky eaters. We have been making this for years and everyone loves it. It goes quickly at potlucks but also keeps well for leftovers (if there are any). My only suggestion is layering the ingredients & adding about 1/4 cup of milk to the soup/sour cream mixture (which is otherwise VERY thick). I place a layer of hashbrowns first then spoon a layer of the mixture on top repeating layers. Seems to hold together better and cook more evenly. It can also be quite bland without adding some extra spices so I usually add some garlic powder onion powder and whatever else to taste into the soup/sour cream/milk mixture. And for cheese lovers- sprinkling a layer of cheese on top over the crushed cornflakes is a nice addition. This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and bake when ready- very hearty comfort food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
@iLuvpastry...Boy are YOU on the wrong website. I think most people can read and have figured out what the ingredients are. The editorial you offered had nothing constructive in it so kindly control yourself....Idiot Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
I've made this many times for my family or large groups. I do however substitute diced lightly sauteed sweet onion for the green onion. This is always loved by all for breakfast lunch or dinner. As a great twist for a breakfast version try adding some precooked crumbled bacon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
My family loves these potatoes and we have a big pan of them for every holiday and family get together. I followed the recipe exactly and then for a twist instead of the cornflake mixture I used one roll of crushed Ritz mixed with one stick of melted butter. We love that version too. We are looking forward to this dish on Sunday for Easter dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
This has been a family favorite for at least the last 20 years. It is totally expected at Chrismas and Easter. My main variation is that sometimes I make it with "O'Brien" potatoes instead of the plain hash browns. But over the past few years I have had to vary the recipe for members of my family with either dietary limitations or simply are very limited to what they enjoy in their dishes. To make it low-cal I use fat-free cream of chicken soup fat free sour cream and low fat cheddar cheese. I make the crushed crackers with smart balance instead of butter. I think it tastes just as good as the "fully loaded" version. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2015
I've made a simular recipe. Mushroom or celerey cream of soup. The cubed Orelda potatoes instend of hashbrowns. No cornflakes. Everything else the same. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
These are so good. It's nice to sometimes shorten time in the kitchen with simple recipes like these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
A big hit in our family!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2016
I didn't think it was anything special. With this much fat and carbs I need it to be 5 stars for taste and this wasn't. I sprinkled cooked bacon on top of half and that half was better. I read another recipe on here that included ranch dressing mix in the potatoes I'll give that a try next time instead or maybe make this again and swap the ranch mix for the salt. Definitely needs the bacon though either way. Read More
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