Heavenly Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

Hashbrown Casserole Breakfast Recipe from TheFrugalGirls.com

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The one must-have holiday dish in our home is Heavenly Hashbrown Casserole!

This potato dish is simple to make, tasty and rich, and 100% delicious goodness!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pkg Frozen Shredded Hashbrowns {typical pkg size: 1 lb. 14 oz.}
  • 16 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 8oz. Package Shredded Cheddar Cheese {I use sharp cheddar}
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 Chopped White Onion
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 2 Cups Seasoned Croutons

What You’ll Do:

  • Thaw hashbrowns slightly so they mix well.
  • Combine hash browns, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, cheese, milk, onion, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and 1/2 stick of melted butter, then stir well.
  • Pour into greased baking dish, and set aside.
  • Crush croutons {easy tip: place in a ziploc bag and mash down with a rolling pin}
  • Spread crushed croutons evenly over the top of the casserole.
  • Drizzle the top with other 1/2 stick of melted butter.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Enjoy as a dinner side or brunch must-have… it’s so yummy!  Plus… the leftovers are delish!

A BIG thanks to my friend Becky for sharing this fabulous recipe!

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35 Responses to Heavenly Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

  1. Michelle says:

    Looks delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe!

    Thanks for sharing it. :)

    • Kelly says:

      I make this all the time in my home but we use frosted flakes for the top instead of croutons! It makes all the difference in the world. It’s that sweet and savory mix that really makes this dish a winner!

      • Julie says:

        Kelly I use the Frosted Flakes as well & my family LOVES it. The sweet gives it just right right pop with each bite. It is wonderful & my group cant get enough. it is ALWAYS the first thing to go. I usually have to make a double batch.

      • Shirley Foster says:

        Do you still drizzle with butter when you use the frosted flakes on the hash brown cassarole sound good.

  2. Angelena says:

    That sounds/looks so delicious. I am going to add that dish to our Christmas morning brunch. I must be hungry – I did a post on my blog today about baking bacon lol.

    • Dawn says:

      Christmas morning brunch seems to be on the rise…we do that now too…we actually started it about 3 Christmas’ ago because we don’t have anyone over on Christmas morning…it is just our small family…so we sleep in, open gifts then eat…anyway…I already do a hashbrown casserol that I pulled together the recipe for from other places…and it is a perfect addition…you can have anything else you want; ham, bacon, eggs, bisuits or toast…all is good together…but, we only do this once or twice a year…really good!

  3. barbara.montyj says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I'm going to make it also.

  4. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Try it with green chiles or add breakfast sausage to it and make breakfast burritos out of it.

  6. Jerri says:

    This is one of my favorite sides, but I've never made it! I'll have to try out your recipe!

    Hope you'll link up at my Christmas Recipe event on Thursday!

  7. Catherine says:

    I've had several variations of this dish. My family calls it "potato delight" and uses cornflakes tossed in melted butter as the topping. It's always a big hit!

  8. Jeni says:

    If you add big hunks of ham to this it's a great meal!!

  9. Wanda says:

    I need to do this for our Christmas meal at school next week! Thanks!

  10. heartnsoulcooking says:

    GREAT!!! recipe for a brunch. Sounds and looks WONDERFUL!!!

  11. Anna says:

    My grandmother makes a similar casserole whenever we visit her. It is one of my favorite things.

  12. jacque says:

    Everyone in the family will love this! Thanks!

  13. Stephen Bobbitt says:

    Frosted flakes across the top make this yummy also ;)..Instead of the croutons

  14. Lauren says:

    Oh gosh this looks so good! Thanks for sharing. :) I think I’ll “weight watcher-ize” though it by making a few substitutions. Light Olivio for butter (and using Olivio spray on the top instead of drizzling melted Olivio), panko breadcrumbs instead of croutons, 75% reduced fat cheddar, skim milk, light sour cream, and 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup. If I increase the onions a bit, that should add a bit of extra flavor to make up for all the fat the dish will be missing. Fingers crossed!! :)

    • Maria says:

      I leave out the butter all together and use corn flakes on top for crunch or the bottom of a bag of chips (parts and pieces and crumbs). My kids never liked the onion, so that is left out as well. Still yummy!

  15. Marisa Fedelin- Lopez says:

    I made this last week!!! It was AWESOME!!!! My WHOLE family loved it. I Added Grilled chicken so it became more of an entree than a side and also used ‘o brian potatoes because it’s what I had on hand, but it was delicious!!! I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!

  16. jenni says:

    This is commonly called “Funeral Potatoes” around here and is often served at funerals and holidays, etc. Never have tried it with cream of mushroom (here it’s always cream of chicken); and, I’ve also never tried it with croutons (only have had it with cornflake/butter or potato chip/butter mix). Will try!

  17. Raeanne says:

    I LOVE this casserole… I haven’t had it in forever since I can’t have dairy anymore… Thanks for making a pregnant lady crave food she can’t have! ;)

  18. Katie says:

    Will have to try it that way. We do it with corn flakes instead of croutons for our crunch. And we use cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom. And I believe we do extra cheese with two 8 oz packages. I’ve added chopped ham (or could do bacon) before to make it a breakfast casserole.

  19. Kim says:

    This is very similiar to my version… just substitute 12oz of french onion dip for the onion & milk, and cut the sour cream back to 12oz, too. The french onion dip makes it faster to mix (no chopping!) and adds an addional flavor that is outstanding! Plus, you can usually pick up 12oz french onion dip free at Publix with a sale & coupon ;-)

  20. Katie says:

    I’ve tried out a few different breakfast casseroles and this is the best by far. My husband loved the crouton topping. Delicious! We’ll be having it again on Christmas morning!

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