Creamy and cheesy the perfect dish! This copy cat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is one of my all-time favorite recipes and a must try.
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes! Creamy cheesy and oh so yummy! This recipe is good for breakfast lunch or dinner and makes the perfect side for any meal.
When will you be serving this Hashbrown Casserole as breakfast or a dinner side? All you need to do is mix your ingredients, place it in a casserole dish, and bake!
How to make Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole:
Step one: Start by preheating your oven and then preparing a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. I used a 9x13 casserole dish.
Step two: In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and some of your shredded cheese.
Step three: Place in your casserole dish and then top with the remaining shredded cheese.
Step four: Bake until fully cooked and bubbly.
Refrigerating Instructions: Prepare everything but instead of baking top your casserole with foil and place it in the refrigerated for up to two days. Remove from the fridge and remove foil and bake according to directions.
Freezing Instructions: Mix your casserole according to directions in a freezer-safe casserole dish. Cover with plastic wrap then foil and freeze for up to 3 months.
Side Dish Recipes:
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Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes: Nothing better than ranch-coated potatoes topped with cheese and baked.
Cheesy Potato Casserole: This one is amazing! It's made in the slow cooker and my all-time favorite side dish.
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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole
- 32 oz frozen shredded hash browns
- 16 oz sour cream
- 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup (1 can)
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
- ½ cup frozen diced onions
- 2 ½ cups shredded colby cheese (divided)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish (9x13) with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and only 2 cups of cheese. Place in your casserole dish and top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until fully cooked and bubbly. Serve and enjoy!
This is a FAN FAVORITE! I make this casserole for any brunch gatherings or family breakfasts that we have and it is always a huge hit. We love it.
It is hard for me to find frozen hash browns for some reason. What kind are you using? I don’t want to use shoestring fries correct. Is there a specific brand I can look for that sells has browns and not tator tots?
I use Ore-Ida.
When freezing the hashbrown casserole does it need to be thawed prior to baking?
You can thaw it before baking. I would recommend that. If not you may run into some sections still being cold once baked. You could also bake it for about 10 minutes longer just to be safe. Just watch it so it doesn't burn.
Is it ok to use hash browns that aren’t frozen? Or would it mess with the way it cooks if they’re fresh not frozen?
The recipe would definitely change if they are not frozen. You can use fresh grated potatoes and cook them until the potatoes are cooked through but the consistency would be a little more crunchy and baked instead of soft and creamy.
This recipe is amazing I have made it several times and it does remind me of Cracker B recipe !!
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!
We absolutely love this recipe! I adjusted the ingredients for my family and replaced the peppers with a bag of frozen mixed veggies and added cubed ham. It’s the perfect comfort meal on a cold rainy day 😍🥰
Awesome! Kind of like my Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Do you bake fully before freezing? What are directions for reheating? Want to take this meal to a friend, but want to give directions with it. Thanks!
Yes, I will cook it fully, then allow it to fully cool before freezing.
Wondering if this can be frozen for several days once it is put together so I can pull it out the night before Christmas to bake on Christmas morning?
Yes. This recipe can be made days before and frozen.
So easy and delicious! Threw everything together in less than 5 minutes. I added garlic powder and a bit more pepper and baked it for 50 minutes and it turned out perfectly!
So happy to hear that!
Brooke L Tuck
What do you suggest for baking if using a 9*13 deep dish with double recipe?
I usually will cook 5-10 minutes extra and then check on it every 10 or so minutes until warm. Just stick a fork or knife inside to check if it's warm.
Has anyone tried making this in the morning and then leaving it in the fridge all day and cooking when you get home?
I add 1tsp. minced garlic or garlic powder.
so do you bake this covered or uncovered?
I don't cover to bake.
Anyone tried this in a crockpot? If so, cook time and temp?
Hi Ashley, I have a recipe that is very similar that I make in my crockpot. I think the time and temp on it would prob work with this recipe.
Here it is if you want to check it out, https://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.com/easy-slow-cooker-cheesy-potato-casserole/
Are frozen items thawed before baking?
No, I bake them from frozen.
I’ve been making these for over 20 years. I found recipe in an old church recipe book. Yum!
This was one that my mom passed down to me from her mom! I love classic recipes like this!
Can't wait to try this! The recipe can't be any easier!
Thanks Medi! Hope you enjoy it!
These are so good!! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! HAHA!
One of my favorites, thanks for the recipe!
Yum!!! I am craving everything potatoes this pregnancy and can't wait to make this!
I am also Kristi! I can't get enough mashed potatoes!