Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is creamy, cheesy and delicious. It is made with frozen hashbrowns, cheese and other simple ingredients.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole in a baking dish with a serving on a spatula
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Copycat Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole Recipe is the perfect side dish recipe and easy to prepare. This casserole is loaded with cheese, frozen hash browns, and other creamy ingredients. This casserole dish is a must for all of your holiday dinners.

It is the ultimate comfort foods and one of my favorite copycat recipes. It is similar to our Funeral Potatoes Recipe and just as delicious as our Augratin Potatoes.

What is Hashbrown Casserole?

Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe is loaded with easy ingredients. There are many ways to make this holiday side dish. But adding the cream of chicken soup and sour cream adds to the creaminess.

All the ingredients for the cheesy casserole are mixed in a bowl and layered in a casserole dish. It is then topped with more cheesy so that it melts perfectly on top.

We have served this as a side dish for Christmas dinner but it can also be served for breakfast or brunch.

Ingredients

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Ingredients - hash browns, butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion, cheese, salt, pepper, parsley
  • Shredded Hash Browns thawed
  • Butter melted
  • Cream of Chicken Soup 10.5 oz can
  • Sour Cream
  • White Onion finely chopped
  • Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley chopped

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Top with Bacon – For an easy way to add flavor and texture, sprinkle the top of the casserole with bacon.
  • Add Fried Onions – Top with crunchy fried onions on top just like you do on green bean casserole.
  • Mix in Vegetables – For added flavor sneak in some vegetables. You can easily add in chopped broccoli or bell peppers.
  • Change the Hashbrowns – You can easily change the different types of hashbrowns that are used. There are different flavors and sizes to use.
  • Green Onions – Diced up some green onion to top the casserole. They taste great and look pretty.
  • Meat – For a complete meal idea, add in some diced ham. This would be great for an easy weeknight meal.
  • Spicy Option – If you want a casserole with a little kick, add in some slice jalapenos. You can even sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
  • Change the Cheese – We used cheddar cheese in this recipe. But you can use a mixture of pepper jack cheese or Colby Monterrey Jack cheese for added flavor.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Heat oven and prepare baking dish – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 baking pan or casserole dish with a non stick cooking spray.
Combining the potato ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Step 1 – In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except ½ cup of the cheese in a large bowl.

Spreading the potato mixture into baking dish

Step 2 – Place this potato mixture in the baking dish.

Baking casserole on baking dish

Step 3 – Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is browned slightly.  Then top the casserole with the remaining shredded cheese.  Bake for 3-5 more minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Baked Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole topped with parsley

Step 4 – Allow the casserole to cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.  Then top with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Hashbrowns – We recommend thawing the hashbrowns before combining the ingredients. You do not want the added moisture when the hashbrowns thaw out.
  • Vegan Option – We use cream of chicken soup for this recipe. But if you prefer you can use cream of mushroom or cream of celery. The casserole is still very flavorful.
  • Baking Dish – Spray casserole dish with cooking spray to prevent the mixture from sticking. This also helps for easy cleanup.
  • Rest Casserole – After removing casserole from the oven, allow the mixture to rest before serving.
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole in a baking dish with a bite on a fork

How to Freeze Hashbrown Casserole:

If you like preparing your holiday recipes ahead of time, this hashbrown casserole is the one to make. Start by mixing the ingredients together and pour into a freezer safe container.

Make sure the container is covered tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil then place in the freezer. This casserole will stay fresh for about 3 months.

Then when you are ready to bake, allow casserole to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake. Baking time may change since it has been in the freezer.

What to Serve

  • Easy Crock Pot Spiral Ham – Cooking ham in the crock pot is a great way to free up your oven space. Plus you will love how amazing it taste. We love using out slow cooker to make meal time a breeze.
  • Roasted Turkey All you need is a few seasonings, a turkey breast and roasting pan. Coat the turkey with the butter and seasoning and bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Breast RecipeWe love chicken and this easy baked chicken recipe is healthy and delicious. I can have this from the oven to the table in under 30 minutes!
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole in a baking dish

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftover casserole in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This potato casserole is great leftover. My husband enjoys it for lunch the next day with some chicken. The leftovers heat up great in the microwave and I know he is getting a good lunch at work.

What Can I Top Casserole With?

After combining the ingredients in a bowl and pouring into the casserole dish, I like to add more cheese. But this casserole would also be delicious with some cornflakes for a crunchy topping. Simple crush about 2 cups of corn flakes in a bowl and combine with melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the casserole and bake.

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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is creamy, cheesy and delicious. It is made with frozen hashbrowns, cheese and other simple ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Allow to Cool at Room Temperature 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 598

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Shredded Hash Browns thawed
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted
  • 10.5 oz. Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 16 oz Sour Cream
  • 1/2 White Onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9X13 baking pan or casserole dish with a non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except ½ cup of the cheese in a large bowl. Place this mixture in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is browned slightly.  Then top the casserole with the remaining shredded cheese.  Bake for 3-5 more minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Allow the casserole to cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.  Then top with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 598kcal, Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 15g, Fat 45g, Saturated Fat 25g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 126mg, Sodium 840mg, Potassium 871mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 1522IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 364mg, Iron 2mg

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