July 26, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
This delicious cheesy potato casserole is a comfort food staple and a delicious side dish, just like mom used to make. Shredded hash browns, creamy soup, and spices are mixed together before being finished off with a crunchy topping and baked to golden brown perfection.
Cheesy Potato Casserole Ingredients
- 1 can of cream of chicken soup
- ½ cup of butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon of garlic salt
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- ½ cup of chopped onions
- 2 cups of sour cream
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 pounds of frozen hash brown potatoes
- 2 cups of cornflakes, crushed
- ¼ cup of butter, melted
Substitutions And Additions
HASH BROWNS: I use frozen shredded hash browns, but you could also use diced or cubed potatoes or even tater tots for a fun twist.
SOUP: Swap out the cream of chicken soup with cream of mushroom soup in this simple side dish — or mix in a ranch packet.
CHEESE: Add ½ cup of cream cheese for added creaminess. Swiss cheese would also work well in this simple, creamy dish. For even more flavor, you could also sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese.
CORNFLAKES: Instead of the cornflake topping, top this casserole with Ritz cracker crumbs, panko bread crumbs, crushed croutons, or crumbled potato chips.
GARNISH: Top with crispy fried onions, bacon bits, fresh parsley, scallions, or green onions.
ADD-INS: You can make these cheesy potatoes with meat for a big, hearty meal: ham, hamburgers, bacon, or sausage. Make it Tex-Mex style, and add Rotel to the mix for an added kick. You could add broccoli or peppers as well.
How To Make This Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe
Double this recipe when you are serving a larger crowd on special occasions or at family gatherings.
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and set it aside.
STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, combine the canned soup, ½ cup melted butter, garlic salt, salt and pepper, chopped onions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
STEP THREE: Place the hash browns in a large bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the hash browns and stir the potato mixture until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
STEP FOUR: Combine the crushed cornflakes and remaining melted butter and sprinkle cornflakes evenly over the top of the casserole.
You can put this together the night before, cover it well, and put it in the fridge. Before baking, uncover and let sit on the counter for 30 minutes.
STEP FIVE: Bake casserole for 45 to 55 minutes.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your casserole at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
How To Serve This Cheesy Potatoes Bake
Storing This Cheesy Potato Bake
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover potato casserole in the fridge for up to three days.
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this cheesy potato casserole for up to three months. For the whole dish, I would recommend using a throw-away aluminum pan so that your good baking dishes aren’t tied up in the freezer.
For leftovers, store this cheesy potato bake in a freezer-safe container for easy heat and serve leftovers anytime.
We love this savory and satisfying old-fashioned loaded cheesy potato casserole recipe. You might have heard it called funeral potatoes as well. It’s the best side dish — rich and creamy homemade comfort food oven-baked from scratch.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This easy potato casserole can be made ahead of time, and the entire dish can be frozen to serve later. Leftovers can also be frozen for three months.
This dish is very flexible. Add veggies, meat, or other spices into the potato mixture to customize it to your preference.
This is a great make-ahead dish. Assemble it the night before and store it in the fridge until it’s time to bake it. Bring it to room temperature on the counter and pop it in the oven.
More Recipes You’ll Love
- Tater Tot Casserole
- Dirty Rice
- Hamburger Casserole
- Ranch Seasoning
- Broccoli and Cheese Soup
- Hamburger Hash
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Ritz Cracker Chicken
- Sausage Green Bean Potato Casserole
- Chicken Pot Pie with Tater Tots
- Kielbasa and Potato Bake
- Chicken Taco Casserole
- Cheeseburger Casserole
- Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
- Crack Potatoes
- Bacon Scalloped Potatoes
- Crispy Fried Potatoes
- Ranch Dressing
- Mexican Casserole
- Broccoli and Rice Casserole
- Air Fryer Hash Browns
- Ultimate Chicken Casserole
- Mashed Potato Casserole
- Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
- Broccoli Salad
- Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Cheesy Potato Casserole
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup onions, chopped
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 pounds frozen hash browns, partially thawed
- 2 cups cornflakes, crushed
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine the soup, ½ cup melted butter, garlic salt, salt and pepper, chopped onions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
- Place the hash browns in a large bowl.
- Pour the soup mixture over the hash browns and stir until well combined.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Combine the crushed cornflakes and melted butter, and sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole.
- Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
- Double this recipe when you are serving a larger crowd on special occasions or at family gatherings.
- You can put this together the night before, cover it well, and put it in the fridge. Before baking, uncover and let sit on the counter for 30 minutes.
- Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your casserole at the lower end of the recommended baking time.