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8.27.2011

Cheesy Potato Casserole



   This Potato Casserole is a mix between the one my Mom used to make, and one I found on the bag of my frozen hashbrowns a few years ago. This is a perfect side dish to any ham or chicken dinner. I've even made it for breakfast. It is very comforting and yummy. I actually decided next time I make it, I'm going to throw in some chopped ham, and it'll be a complete dinner in itself. I love it when you can turn a side dish into a main course with hardly any effort! With our hectic schedule, I am always trying to think of ways to make dinner time easier!



Cheesy Potato Casserole

1 (2 lb) bag of frozen Hashbrowns (shredded or diced)
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 (16oz) container of Sour Cream
1 small Yellow Onion, chopped OR 1 bunch Green Onions, sliced
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 cup Corn flakes, crushed
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
1-2 cups diced Ham (optional)


DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together cream of mushroom soups, sour cream, onion and 1+1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Mix together well. Season with salt and pepper.

Add in frozen hashbrowns, and chopped ham (if using) and mix all together well. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Bake uncovered, for 45 minutes.

While potatoes are baking, mix together the crushed corn flakes, melted butter and the last 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.

When potatoes are done, remove from oven and sprinkle the top evenly with the corn flake mixture. Place back into oven and bake another 15 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.



15 comments:

Jolynn said...

I make my hashbrown casserole with sausage, cream of chicken soup, and top it with crushed honey dijon kettle chips. :) yours sounds good to

suzie q. said...

Holly! This looks so darn good :) Craving it right now.

Momof5boys said...

my mother made a similar one to I will be trying this one this week with the ham steak i just purchesed today :-D

Marina {Yummy Mummy} said...

Oh boy, I don't think you can get any more comforting than this.

Alana Karl said...

my family makes the same casserole. one of my favorite foods by far!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog, Holly! I have a very similar recipe too. A wonderful comfort dish and wonderful to feed a big group!

Sinful Sundays said...

Ooo, that loos so good and perfect. Potatoes and cheese is always good---one of my favorite combos. :)

Carolinaheartstrings said...

I make a similar recipe. Delicious. I love the corn flakes in the recipe.

Now Serving said...

we are trying to do a cheese free month in Sept - but I would love to try this - look SOOO yum! cheers, priya

Val said...

This is pure and delicious comfort food!

Muriel Miller said...

This sounds absolutely delicious and oh so comforting! Girl now you got me craving a big old ham dinner with these amazing potatoes! YUM!!!!

4littlefergusons said...

All time BEST potato casserole EVER.
I once had to come up with a Sunday school breakfast on the fly (read that "Oops! Is it my turn already?!")so I did this casserole and just stirred in some green onions and ham pieces to make it "breakfasty", it was DELICIOUS too!

hirtcar1026 said...

love your recipes and site...I do miss the step by step pictures, though! :)

claire said...

holy cow this looks amazing!

Aarthi said...

I will try this soon..looks delicious