This recipe is a friend's grandma's recipe and is absolutely the best hash brown casserole I've ever had. Kentucky grandmas sure know how to cook!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr
1 hr 10 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix hash browns, cream of chicken soup, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, butter, onion, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Arrange in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle on top. Drizzle butter over the cornflakes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is bubbly and the top is golden brown, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Cook's Note:

Buttery round crackers (such as Ritz(R)) can be used instead of cornflakes.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 16.8g; fat 31.6g; cholesterol 70.8mg; sodium 523.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Yum! Easy to make. Delicious. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I followed the recipe. This was a great side for a late morning breakfast. I will most likely make this again. Next time I will cut the butter down to 1/2 to 3/4 cup total and perhaps add a bit more onion. This is a great basic recipe to experiment with according to your family's taste. Add meat to make a one dish meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I always try a recipe the first time to see what it tastes like. This is definitely worth five stars, The only change I would make next time is to add more chopped onion, and maybe decide if it really needs two sticks of butter. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe makes a lot of food, but that's OK because everyone will be wanting seconds. This was delicious comfort food and I'll be making this often. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very creamy! I had to use potato chip crushed on top because that is what I had. I also added ham because my granddaughter requested it! It was then a main dish versus a side dish. Green beans and cranberry sauce we re Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We call this funeral casserole i add bacon to mine Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great comfort food casserole that is super easy to make! Only thing I changed was I omitted the corn flakes because I didn't want them on top. You can add anything to this and it will turn out fabulous! Next time I plan to add mushrooms, red peppers, and corn. Great go to dish and will make again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What's not to love! These are easy and so versatile. We made them to go with steaks for dinner and then used the leftovers to go with eggs. I was out of cornflakes so just crushed up some crackers and my family liked that better than the corn flakes. You can't go wrong with these. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is comfort food to the max! This recipe is a hearty potato casserole that would be perfect with roasted chicken or ham. I made exactly as the recipe stayed with the exception of subbing with cream of mushroom soup because that is what I had in my pantry. I would recommend when you reheat it using the oven to crisp up the top. Heating it in the microwave left the cornflake topping chewy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was very good. I made it using the buttery round crackers substitute instead of corn flakes. I used a little less butter than it called for and if I make it again I will use even less. I may even try leaving it out and only use butter on the topping. Read More