BEST HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

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@GrannyGravymaker

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

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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)

How to Make BEST HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

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.

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About BEST HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

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




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