Hash Brown Casserole With Sour Cream and Cheese

Hash Brown Casserole

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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 Casserole (6 to 9 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
491 Calories
37g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Casserole (6 to 9 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 491
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 8g
Calcium 134mg 10%
*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.)

Here's a classic hash brown casserole recipe. It's made with sour cream, cheese, and frozen hash brown potatoes.

Feel free to add a buttered bread crumb topping to this casserole for some extra texture and crunch. See the tips and variations for more.


  • 1 (30-ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns (thawed)
  • 1 stick/4 ounces butter (or margarine, melted)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion (or about 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion)
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (or Colby cheese, shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.

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  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed hash browns with the melted butter.

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  4. Add the sour cream, condensed soup, onion, and cheese to the potatoes; blend well.

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  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan.

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  6. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

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  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • If desired, add a breadcrumb topping. Toss 1 cup of fine soft bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle over the hash brown potato casserole and bake as directed.
  • Use cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup in place of the cream of chicken.
  • Toss about 1/2 cup of crushed cornflakes with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and sprinkle over the potatoes.
  • Use a half-and-half blend of American and cheddar cheeses, or a cheddar jack blend.

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