Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

This simple “Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole” recipe is a crowd pleaser at large gatherings, holidays, family beach vacations and everyday family meals.  Best part?……this absolutely delicious side dish can be made the night before.

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When I make this I really have try to control myself because I always want more than my fair share (do you blame me?).  Have you ever had Cracker Barrel’s hash brown casserole?  Well, if you have you know how good it is……….I literally think this is better!

This casserole is a Christmas morning tradition (along with our cinnamon rolls and orange rolls) …………but really there is no reason to save this deliciousness to once a year.  I also make it on family beach vacations or when we have friends over for dinner – it goes great at a hamburger cookout.  This dish serves 12…..unless you have 12 people who love it as much as I do …..then, well it might serve just 1….you think I am kidding don’t you?

Whatever you do…..don’t forget the minced garlic – it really makes it the best hash brown casserole out there.

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Although this casserole is perfectly yummy just as it is, sometimes I get creative and throw bacon or jalapeños in here as well.  You can serve it with ketchup – or if you want to be a little creative, you could serve it with salsa.  If you put a twist on it that you love please share it in our comments….I would really love to hear about it!

Trust me – make this casserole ASAP – no special occasion needed.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

This simple “Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole” recipe is a crowd pleaser at large gatherings, holidays, family beach vacations and everyday family meals.  Best part?……this absolutely delicious side dish can be made the night before.

Ingredients:

2 lbs frozen hash browns (do not defrost them)

12 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 (10 1/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup

1 pint sour cream

12 cup onion, peeled and chopped

2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

1 teaspoon salt

14 teaspoon pepper

1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients.

Bake in a greased baking dish for 45-50 minutes (until brown on top).

Serve and enjoy.