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ellen's loaded hash brown casserole

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Found this recipe online a while back and tweaked it to suit my preferences. Tried this out on my large family on the Fourth of July. It is "loaded" with good things, so it can't miss!

★★★★★ 1
serves 24
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ellen's loaded hash brown casserole

  • 2 lb
    frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 c
    plus 1 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 can
    (10.5 oz.) cream of chicken or cream of celery soup
  • 1 pt
    (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    green pepper, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    panko bread crumbs

How To Make ellen's loaded hash brown casserole

  • 1
    Chop onion, green pepper and garlic
  • 2
    Melt 2 Tbsp. of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, pepper and garlic in butter until the onions are transparent.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine the sauted vegetables with the thawed hash browns. Add 6 Tbsp. of the remaining butter, soup, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Place mixture into a greased 11x14-inch casserole dish. Mix the remaining 1 Tbsp. melted butter with Panko bread crumbs and sprinkle over the casserole..
  • 5
    Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 minutes, or until casserole is bubbly and the Panko crumbs are golden brown.