It only takes minutes to toss together the six ingredients in this recipe and pop the dish into the oven, and you’re rewarded with a golden-crusted, bubbly, cheesy hash brown casserole that makes a delicious addition to brunch or any other meal. Because the shredded potatoes can be cooked from frozen without thawing, you can whip up this recipe at a moment’s notice, and the creamy sauce made with two different kinds of cheese takes the flavor to another level.
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Heat the oven to 400°F. While the oven is heating, spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
Stir the frozen potatoes (break up any large clumps first), half the Cheddar cheese, the sour cream, soup, onion and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the potato mixture in the baking dish. Cover the baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar cheese.
Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the top is lightly browned.
I made this but dolled it up with ground beef! First I browned about 1.34 lbs, removed it from the pan and put in a casserole dish. Then added oil and alittle butter to the pan (didn't remove the beef fat, although I used the lean beef). Heated to mid high and browned onions, dumped them on top of the beef then made Alexia brand hashbrowns per the package. Once heated, I put those on top of the meat and onions, covered it with cream of chicken soup that I put a big dollop of sour cream and some milk in. Covered with shredded cheddar and backed for 15 min. Added French's Frided Onions and baked another 5 min. YUM!!!!!
I have a question, if you only have one hour to make then why does it say to bake 45 minutes then uncover and bake 45 minutes more, this would equal one and one half hours.
The total time for the recipe is 1 hour and 40 minutes. You bake the dish for 45 minutes covered, then continue baking uncovered for another 45 minutes, so the total baking time is 1 hour 30 minutes. The prep time for the recipe is 10 minutes, so the total time of the recipe is correct as stated, 1 hour 40 minutes.
Frozen hash brown casserole
This sounds wonderful. Do I thaw the frozen hash browns first or no need to thaw?
Good question Sherrie! In some of our hash brown casserole recipes you do need to thaw the hash browns, but in this recipe you don't - just add them directly to the dish per the recipe instructions. We hope you enjoy the recipe! Please let us know how it turns out!
Great Thanksgiving Side
My husband who doesn't cook often helped me assemble this for Thanksgiving yesterday. (I'm 38 weeks pregnant). It was the most liked dish brought over for Turkey Day and got rave reviews. I thought it was a little odd that it cooks for a whole hour and a half, but it does need it, so follow the directions. No, the cheese actually does not burn on top like we thought it may. We seasoned ours with salt, crackled pepper, about a teaspoon of fresh chopped parsley and about 4 dashes of Frank's Red Hot. We've named it "potato thing" and will definitely be making it more often! So delicious.
have made this for a few years now and it is a big hit!
add crushed Corn Flakes or crushed Shredded wheat then add Cheese on top! DELIC!!!!!!! big hit with my family they love it and it is soooo easy to make
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.