Cheesy Potato Casserole from Ore-Ida

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This cheesy potato casserole with lots of shredded hash browns and a crispy topping couldn't be easier to make. Serve either as a main dish for everyday comfort food, or a creamy, classic holiday side. Garnish with additional sliced green onions if desired.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole

There's nothing like a cheesy potato casserole (a.k.a. cheesy potatoes or funeral potatoes) to satisfy all your comfort food cravings.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make the best cheesy potato casserole of your life:

· Canned soup: This cheesy potato casserole recipe starts with canned condensed cream of chicken soup.
· Sour cream: Sour cream adds richness and a hint of tang.
· Seasonings: These cheesy potatoes are simply seasoned with salt and pepper.
· Cheese: You'll need about two cups of shredded Cheddar cheese.
· Green onions: Fresh green onions lend a burst of color and flavor.
· Hash browns: Frozen hash brown potatoes make this casserole budget-friendly and convenient.
· Corn flakes and butter: A mixture of crushed corn flakes and melted butter lends texture, flavor, and crunch.

How to Make Cheesy Potato Casserole

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated cheesy potato casserole:

1. Make the casserole: Whisk together the soup, sour cream, and seasonings. Stir in the cheese, green onions, and hash browns. Transfer the mixture to a prepared baking dish.
2. Add the topping: Mix the melted butter and crushed corn flakes. Sprinkle evenly over the potato mixture.
3. Bake the casserole: Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until the casserole is hot and bubbly.

How to Serve Cheesy Potato Casserole

This versatile cheesy potato casserole can be enjoyed any time of day as an entree or side dish. If you're serving it for breakfast, try pairing it with bacon and eggs. If you're serving it for lunch or dinner, meanwhile, consider pairing it with steak, chicken, sandwiches, salad, or roasted veggies (such as asparagus or broccoli).

How to Store Cheesy Potato Casserole

Store your leftover cheesy potatoes in a shallow, airtight container for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

Can You Freeze Cheesy Potato Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze leftover cheesy potato casserole. Transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"My mom has been making this for years and it is always a hit," says JWilly79. "To make a complete meal, we add ham to the casserole. Just add a salad and you're done!"

"This casserole was very delicious," raves Courtney Roudebush. "I added a little more cheese on top under the cereal topping — I love cheese!! The kids have requested me to make it again at the next family cookout!"

"I'm always asked to make this for our large family Christmas Eve dinner and Easter dinner every year," according to cheryl1971. "It turns out perfect every time. I always triple or quadruple this recipe so that I can freeze it in containers to have later for other meals."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 2 cups sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • cup sliced green onions

  • 1 (30 ounce) package Ore-Ida® Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes

  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes cereal

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

  2. Whisk together sour cream, condensed soup, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in Cheddar cheese, green onions, and hash brown potatoes until well mixed. Spoon evenly into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Mix crushed cereal and melted butter together in a medium bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the casserole.

  4. Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips

You can use condensed cream of turkey soup if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
29g Fat
32g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 857mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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