Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole


There are lots of potato casseroles out there, most of them taste pretty good. We happen to think this Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole is simply the best, though. 😊 I’ll never forget the first time I tasted this at a Christmas dinner at my dad and step-mom’s in the early 90s. I loved it so much, I wanted to slink down to the floor and hide behind the kitchen peninsula with the whole dish and shovel it into my mouth with the serving spoon! Of course, I didn’t do that. LOL Turns out my sister fell in love with it that day, too. 😃 Zac says this is his most favorite food – he even wanted it in lieu of a birthday cake one year!

Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole | Culinary Craftiness

At Christmas and Easter, I make a quadruple batch of potato casserole so there are plenty of leftovers to go with the incredible Holiday Ham I learned how to make from one of my BFFs. It’s crazy delicious!

Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole | Culinary Craftiness
Leftovers…super yummo!

We prefer shredded hash browns, but cubed are great, too. Use whichever you like best. Or mix it up and use 1 bag of each. I’ve been using mild cheddar cheese for years, but just found out my step-momma uses sharp. I’m going to try it with sharp in the next batch (Christmas dinner) and see how the guys like it. (Did and they loved it even more!) I haven’t ever tried bacon crumbled in it, but imagine it would be the bomb. Do it if you have it!

Listen, this stuff is great the first time around, but reheating the leftovers is where it’s at. You’re going to want leftovers. Lots of leftovers. 😋

Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole

This recipe will make a single batch and 3/4 fill a 9×13 baking dish. I always double it in a 11×15 baking dish, and quadruple it for holidays in a very large speckle-ware roasting pan.

Note: Images are from two different batches and different cameras. One is a double batch and one a quadruple. I’ll take better pics the next time I make it. 📸

  • Ingredients | Culinary Craftiness
  • Cream of chicken, sour cream, sharp cheddar | Culinary Craftiness
  • Mix well | Culinary Craftiness
  • Spread in pan | Culinary Craftiness
  • Top with crushed corn flakes | Culinary Craftiness
  • Dot with butter | Culinary Craftiness
  • Dot with butter | Culinary Craftiness
  • The Best Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole | Culinary Craftiness
  • The Best Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole | Culinary Craftiness
  • The Best Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole | Culinary Craftiness

The Best Potato Casserole. Seriously.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

The Best Potato Casserole. Seriously.

Created by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness


  • 1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes, shredded or cubed, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar, mild or sharp
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 stick butter, cold
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix hash browns, cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, melted butter, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread into a 9x13 baking dish. Spread crushed cornflakes over top and dot with pats of butter.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly around the edges and cornflakes are crisped.


Increase the baking time 15 minutes for a double batch, by 30 minutes for a quadruple.

Happy eating!


About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

2 Replies to “Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole”

    • I quadruple everything except for the crushed corn flakes on top and I only use one stick of butter to dot the top. I always seem to use about 1/2 of a large box of corn flakes whether I’m doubling or quadrupling the recipe. 🙂

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