15 Ratings
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  • 5 Rating Star 4
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  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1

This is an extremely rich dish. Forget about calorie counting here!

Bailey
prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
10
Max Servings:
10
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Pour 1 cup melted butter in a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Spread frozen hash browns in the bottom of the dish.

  • In a small bowl combine chicken soup and sour cream; spread over hash browns. Sprinkle crab meat evenly over potatoes and top with cheese. Pour remaining 1/2 cup melted butter over cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

621.13 calories; 23.98 g protein; 12.59 g carbohydrates; 56.02 g fat; 182.75 mg cholesterol; 895.89 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Missy
03/07/2006
This is one of my all time favorites now. Definitely reduce the butter (I only did a half cup in the bottom of pan) and the cheese (I just used one 8 ounce package). I love seafood so this one was a hit. I even made it with smoked sausage kind of as a breakfast casserole. I like this one because I can prepare it the night before and leave it in the fridge and just put it in the oven when I get home from work.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
12/11/2003
Didn't like too much. Not very good with imitation crab meat. Very messy dish.
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15 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 6
  • 5 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1
Anonymous
12/24/2003
This is a dish to experiment with. I've made this for years and I've made some important changes to it that I find make the recipe better. First cream of celery soup compliments the crab better than cream of chicken. I've tried cream of mushroom chicken etc and nothing is as tasty in this as the cream of celery. Second don't buy expensive finely cut hashbrowns. Buy less expensive shoestring potatoes or the cubed hash browns. They hold their texture better and absorb the butter and mixture and make a better casserole consistency otherwise it ends up soupy almost like mashed potatoes. When made right this is a GREAT side dish but you should experiment to see which way works best for you...
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HAULBUR
12/05/2003
The potatoes turned out really soupy! Way too much butter and I love butter. Definetly will try again and use 3/4 cup butter.
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Missy
03/07/2006
This is one of my all time favorites now. Definitely reduce the butter (I only did a half cup in the bottom of pan) and the cheese (I just used one 8 ounce package). I love seafood so this one was a hit. I even made it with smoked sausage kind of as a breakfast casserole. I like this one because I can prepare it the night before and leave it in the fridge and just put it in the oven when I get home from work.
(10)
LONGDECEMBER79
04/05/2005
I used twice the amount of potatoes and half the butter. Came out GREAT!
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TRENNI
02/22/2004
This recipe has the potential to be really good. I do wish I had read the reviews BEFORE making it. I agree that it calls for WAY TOO MUCH BUTTER! The dish had butter oozing from it everywhere! Also I cut back on the cheese to 2-3 cups (8-12 oz). I'm glad I did because the 4 cups would have been too much...and I'm a cheese lover. Will definitely make this again with a butter adjustment. I'll also try the cream of celery soup as suggested by another reviewer. Might even add a little onion for added flavor and a light sprinkle of bread crumbs to top.
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Made with Love
02/26/2006
This is a great recipe but I made a few changes to it. I used real potatoes instead of frozen hash potatoes. I peeled cut and boiled them along with cut up califlour. When they were done boiling I mixed in 1 cup water with 1 can of cream of chicken soup I also threw in the crabmeat. When I was done with that I transferred it into a baking dish and topped it with cheddar cheese to make a lovely casserole. It tasted SOOOOOOO good. Hubby gobbled it up and then asked me to make it the next day. I ommited the sour cream & butter but next time I will definately add it. Thanks for the recipe!!
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Lesley
02/20/2005
Very filling and my youngest son could not get enough. Per the suggestion of other reviewers I used a little less than half a cup of butter tried cream of celery soup and used about a cup to cup in a half of cheese. That seemed to work and I did not have the buttery mess that some reviewers spoke about and the cheese was not overwhelming. I was glad I read reviews before I made this one but will definetly make again.
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Anonymous
12/05/2003
Hubby loved this recipe! I did too. But like the previous poster wrote it's too soupy. Next time I will only add 1/2 cup butter. Thanks for this recipe it will become a favorite around my house!
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Anonymous
11/23/2004
This recipe has potential but it's a little different for my taste. I used 1/2 c butter and it was way too buttery. Butter oozing from everywhere Yuck!
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