BEST HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

Teresa *G*

By
@BlueGinghamApron

Well, I keep tinkering with my hash browns casserole and it just gets better and better. Have mercy! This is soooo dug-gum good! My hubby thought it smelled so good that he couldn't wait, so we had dinner a little early tonight. He gave it a rave review and I do too!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

32 oz
(1 bag) frozen, diced (not shredded) hash brown potatoes, thawed
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp
seasoned salt (i use lawry's)
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1/2 c
sour cream
1 can(s)
condensed cream of onion soup ( i use campbell's)
4 Tbsp
salted butter. melted
2/3 c
yellow onion, small chopped/diced
2 c
shredded cheese blend (see *note)

FOR THE TOP:

1/2 c
real hickory smoked bacon bits
1 c
shredded cheese blend (see *note)
1/2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh whole milk
chives for garnish (optional)

Step-By-Step

1*NOTE: Shredded cheese blend consists of equal amounts of cheddar, monterey jack and colby cheeses.
2Gather and prep all ingredients (thaw hash browns, set cream cheese out, chop onions etc...)
3Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking dish. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
4In a medium mixing bowl, use electric mixer to beat cream cheese until softened and lightened.
5Add seasoned salt, pepper, sour cream and cream of onion soup; beat until thoroughly combined; add melted butter and beat until thoroughly combined.
6Stir chopped onions and 2 cups cheese blend into mixture.
7Empty diced hash brown potatoes into a large mixing bowl; scrape soup and onion mixture into bowl; mix until well combined.
8Scrape into prepared baking dish; smooth to even level.
9Scatter bacon, evenly, over top.
10Distribute remaining 1 cup cheese blend over top; scatter mozzarella over all.
11Bake at 350ºF for 50 to 60 minutes, until beginning to bubble and brown, depending on your oven.
12Allow to cool slightly before serving (4-5 minutes.) Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids