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Subject: Does anyone have a recipe like this?
Date Posted: 8/30/2008 8:09 PM ET
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I went to a pot luck last year and someone brought some type of cheesy potatoes.  It used shredded hash browns, and it was so cheesy/gooey and delicious!  I've tried different types of hash brown casseroles, but none of them seem to be quite like the one I had there.  To give you an idea, all of the recipes I've tried so far go something like this:


These types of recipes are good, but they're 'drier' than the one I'm looking for.  Does anyone have a recipe that may be like what I'm looking for?  I'd really appreciate any suggestions!



Date Posted: 8/30/2008 8:53 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/30/2008 8:56 PM ET
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I love those cheesy potatoes casseroles too. My recipe is similar to the one you linked but I don't use any melted butter and I use more sour cream. It is one of the recipes that I always end up baking longer than the directions say to in order to get it done the way we like it. Also, I use sharp cheddar cheese.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 2:28 AM ET
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I have a recipe that is similar to the one in your link, but it includes saute'd fresh mushrooms, the soup is cream of mushroom, and there are no cornflakes.  Its not dry at all. 


Date Posted: 1/14/2009 4:33 PM ET
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  the only one I have is cheese stuffed hashed browns.  you can PM me if you want the recipe.  but it is not what you're asking for.  Sorry

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 7:05 PM ET
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There's a similar recipe printed on the package of hash browns. Same recipe is on the frozen hash browns, but I like the "unfrozen" ones better. I forget which brand this is, but I've made the recipe several times. It's easy and everyone likes it. If it's not cheezy enough, add a little more shreaded cheese. That's what I usually do.

Hope this helps.


Subject: Casserole
Date Posted: 3/25/2009 8:30 PM ET
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Google: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=gooey+hash-brown+cheese+casserole&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=

(search string: gooey hash-bown cheese casserole

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 10:29 AM ET
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I found this at: http://southerncuisine.suite101.com/article.cfm/southern_hash_brown_casserole_recipe
Hope you find it useful.

Perhaps you’ve tried the Hash Brown Casserole at Cracker Barrel restaurant. Cracker Barrel offers a variety of favorite Southern side dishes like Hash Brown Casserole.

It’s hard to say when hash brown casseroles first became popular in the South. It was probably some time after companies started selling frozen bagged hash brown potatoes. It is possible to shred fresh potatoes and partially cook them when making a hash brown casserole, but it’s a lot more work. With frozen hash browns, Hash Brown Casserole becomes a quick and easy dish to prepare.

It does work out best to thaw frozen hash browns before making this casserole. Put the frozen hash browns in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter for a half hour or so. Then, drain off any extra water. If the hash browns do have extra water from ice, the casserole can come out a tad runny.

You can also use Simply Potatoes hash browns which are not frozen. They are in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. That eliminates the need to thaw the hash browns. Simply Potatoes are more expensive than the bagged frozen hash browns though.  

Southern Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

  • 1 bag of frozen hash brown potatoes (2 lbs)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 can 10 ¾ oz cream soup (cream of chicken or cream of mushroom work very well)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups crushed Corn Flakes
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  1. As mentioned above, thaw hash browns (or use refrigerator style hash browns).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together hash browns, cheddar cheese, ½ cup melted butter, salt, onion, soup, and sour cream. Stir until evenly mixed.
  3. Spray a 9 x 11 or 9 x 13 inch pan or casserole dish with Pam or lightly grease the dish. This helps on clean up.
  4. Pour mixture from bowl into pan and spread evenly with a spoon. Do not pack down tightly.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together Corn Flakes and ¼ cup melted butter. Mix together and spread on top of casserole.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes without a lid. The top should be lightly browned when done.

This is a large casserole (feeds 12 or more), and it is not from the healthy cooking file. Depending on the size of the serving, expect between 300 to 400 calories per hearty serving with about half those calories from fat. For these reasons, this recipe is usually served for special occasions. And, the casserole dish usually comes home empty.

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