If you’re looking for a delicious side dish to serve at your next dinner, potluck, or holiday meal, look no further! This Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole is always a hit. Shredded hash browns, bacon, green onions and lots of cheese combine to create the perfect crunchy, cheesy comfort-food goodness.
What’s better than a crispy, savory hash brown potato casserole? A Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole! Topped with bacon, scallions, fried onions cheese and sour cream, this is an addictive side, perfect for the holidays or just when you want to indulge!
Why this is so good The ultimate topping – cheese, bacon, sour cream and fried onions! The perfect side for holiday dinners. A hearty gameday dish. A divine mix of fluffy and crunchy textures from the hash browns and cheese topping. Versatile, load of with your favorite savory toppings Ingredients For The Casserole Bacon – ideally go for nitrate free, if possible. Hash Browns – your favorite brand of frozen. Cream of chicken soup – or you can go for cream of mushroom. Both work great. Cheese – shredded. Your favorite blend. If you want more spicy opt for the habanero cheese blend or if you want more Mexican flavors, go for the Mexican blend. Sour Cream – load on top at the end! For The Toppings (optional) Bacon Chopped tomatoes Crushed crackers Sliced scallions Sour Cream Shredded cheese Fried Onions such as French’s How to make this Casserole
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Cook the bacon then onions in a pan. Then, in a bowl, whisk together melted butter, soup, sour cream, milk, cooked onions, cheese and bacon. Add the potatoes to the mix and pour the whole thing into a casserole dish and bake for 60 mins.
Let sit for 10 mins and add your favorite toppings.
A great holiday side
This Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole is made for the holidays. Cheesy deliciousness, hash browns, and this creamy sauce make for one perfect side It’s like loaded baked potatoes meet creamy, crunchy hash browns, joined by a plethora of savory toppings! It comes together so quickly and is super easy to make. It makes the perfect easy side dish for serving for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Sunday suppers!
A make ahead side dish
This is perfect for serving at holiday gatherings or weekend brunch because it’s so easy to make ahead! You simply prepare your hash brown casserole without baking it, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, bake as directed, add toppings, serve and enjoy.
Can I freeze this casserole?
You can freeze this for later too! Just prepare the hashbrown casserole without baking, store in an airtight, freezer-safe container and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then bake as directed and serve.
Top Tips Use a preheated oven. If the cheese is browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil. Let set for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite toppings, you can amp it up further with some seasoned ground beef or sausage. Check out these other delicious sides Homemade Sweet Potato Chips Grilled Lemon Butter Asparagus Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower Shoestring Fries
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Print Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole If you're looking for a delicious side dish to serve at your next dinner, potluck, or holiday meal, look no further! This Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole is always a hit. Shredded hash browns, bacon, green onions and lots of cheese combine to create the perfect crunchy, cheesy comfort-food goodness. Course Side Dish Cuisine American Servings 10 people Calories 502kcal Author Becky Hardin – The Cookie Rookie Ingredients 1 pound bacon cut into ¼-inch slices and cooked, divided ½ medium yellow onion finely chopped 1 30 ounce package frozen shredded hash browns 6 tablespoons butter divided 1 can cream of mushroom/chicken soup 12 ounces sour cream ½ cup milk 3 cups shredded cheese your favorite, divided Toppings: (optional) Cooked bacon Chopped tomatoes Crushed crackers Sliced scallions Sour Cream Shredded cheese Fried Onions such as French’s Instructions Adjust oven rack to middle position and spray a 13×9-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook bacon over medium-low heat until crisp. Pour off all except 1-tablespoon bacon drippings, and reserve the drippings, in an airtight container, in the fridge for future use. Cook the diced onions in the tablespoon of bacon drippings still in the pan over medium-low heat until translucent and softened. In a large bowl, whisk together ¼ cup melted butter, soup, sour cream, milk, cooked onions, 1 cup cheese and ½ the crisped bacon pieces. Add the potatoes, and stir well. Transfer the potato mixture to the prepared pan and press it slightly down in an even layer. Top with 2 cups cheese. Bake at 350°F for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and hot throughout. If the cheese is browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil. The internal temperature should register at least 165°F-175°F. Remove from the oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite toppings, and… Enjoy! Nutrition Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1mg
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