Heavenly Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 85 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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Your family will love this flavorful hash brown casserole. The frozen hash brown potatoes are combined with a homemade cheese sauce (no soup) and then the casserole is topped with soft buttered bread crumbs.

This is an excellent potato casserole to serve with a big breakfast or brunch, and it makes a tasty dinner side dish as well. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound hash brown potatoes (frozen Southern style, thawed*)
  • 5 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 4 to 6 green onions
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (or half-and-half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

How to Make It

  1. Butter a 1 to 1 1/2-quart casserole. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter; add green onions and cook for 1 minute over medium-low heat.
  3. Add flour and stir to blend well. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the chicken broth and milk.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt, pepper, potatoes, and cheese. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  1. Put bread crumbs in a bowl. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon of butter; drizzle over bread crumbs and toss to blend.
  2. Sprinkle the buttered bread crumbs over the casserole.
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until hot and bubbly and topping is nicely browned.

Expert Tips

  • Put frozen hash browns in a shallow container and thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. To thaw quickly, microwave them, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are thawed. Pat dry with paper towels before using.

*If you can't find the diced "Southern-Style" hash browns, shredded can be substituted.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 785
Total Fat 53 g
Saturated Fat 24 g
Unsaturated Fat 19 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Sodium 1,073 mg
Carbohydrates 58 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 22 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)