Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hashbrown Casserole just like Cracker Barrel

Updated August 2020

Everyone I know loves Cracker Barrel's Hash Brown Casserole, and there are a ton of "copy cat" recipes out there for it. But, did you know Cracker Barrel uses Colby cheese and not cheddar cheese when making their famous recipe?

Yep, that's right, Colby cheese, and they don't use sour cream as many of the recipes call for.  Here's how to make it the way Cracker Barrel does! Super-simple, quick and easy.

What will you need to make Hash Brown Casserole?
  • 2 lb package frozen hash browns or cubed potatoes
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick of butter)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • salt and peppers
  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese
Everyone one who makes this recipe loves it. It is the perfect side dish for most any grilled or roasted meat such as chicken, pork or beef. It's also excellent with a baked ham.

1 - 2 lb. package frozen hash brown potatoes or cubed potatoes
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 cups shredded Colby cheese

Mix soup, butter, onion and cheese in a large bowl.  Stir in potatoes and stir to thoroughly combine.

Put mixture in a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and spread evenly. Bake in a 350 oven 35-45 minutes, or until edges are browned and casserole is bubbly.

Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

Yield: 4-6 servings



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