Hash Brown Beef Casserole Recipe

Hash brown beef casserole

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
837 Calories
65g Fat
47g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 837
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 83%
Saturated Fat 33g 164%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 19g
Calcium 458mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're a fan of the hash brown casserole at Cracker Barrel, and you like meat and potatoes, this recipe is definitely for you. It's simple and straight-forward, from prep to on the table in under an hour. You can make it with any cooked meat; it is that versatile. I prefer using leftovers, because why not. Specifically, we'll use up pot roast, roast beef, or brisket if it is in the refrigerator. You can even use deli roast beef (have them slice it thickly and roughly chop it), or you can also use browned ground beef. If you have a few extra minutes, browning ground beef works nicely. 

This is pure comfort food, and just the thing for a chilly night when the time is short, but you want something hearty. This recipe is super kid-friendly and sure to please the masses, especially on a busy weeknight. 


  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 ounces/1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups cooked pot roast (or roast beef or brisket, diced; or 1 pound ground beef (see note))
  • 1/2 cup onions (diced)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cheese (Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack cheese, or a cheddar-Monterey Jack combo, shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Hash brown beef casserole recipe ingredients
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350  F.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine hash browns, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, pot roast, onions, and pepper and mix well.

    Hash brown beef casserole ingredients in bowl
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  4. Turn out into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

    Hash brown beef casserole ingredients in a baking dish
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  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top.

    Casserole topped with shredded cheese
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  6. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the cheese is golden, and the casserole is bubbly.

    Hash brown beef casserole
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • To substitute in ground beef, use 1 pound ground beef, brown it in a skillet, and drain off the fat before adding it to the casserole.