You grew up with Hashbrown Casserole? We sure did! It’s a rich casserole side dish of frozen hash browns baked in a creamy sauce, topped with a buttery cornflake topping. This is a homemade version. It’s easy to make and the ideal side for any gathering. Everyone loves it!
Hash browns are a delicious comfort food.
- It’s easy to make for a crowd.
- It freezes well and reheats easily.
- You can serve it for everything ranging from a breakfast hash brown casserole, to a side with a holiday dinner, to occasions that earned it the nickname, “funeral potatoes” and “party potatoes”.
In fact, I’ve eaten hash brown casserole for Christmas Eve dinner (and Thanksgiving), at family reunions, and, yes, at my grandma’s funeral.
Another way to say: it’s a hug from the inside that hits the spot every time.
Why make Hash Brown Casserole?
Most standard 5-ingredient hash brown casserole recipes (and even copycat Cracker Barrel hash brown casseroles), involve cans of “cream of” soup, pints of sour cream, and/or cheese out of a bag.
There is nothing wrong with classic casseroles or Cracker…