The BEST Hashbrown Casserole


This homemade cheesy hashbrown casserole is a comforting side dish that everyone loves. Wonderful comforting potato dish loaded with cheddar cheese and creamy sauce. It’s easily prepared without canned soup and baked to a gooey perfection. Make this side dish for every holiday gathering, family dinners, and potlucks.

Hashbrown Casserole

I was 16 when I first started working at the Cracker Barrel and that’s when I discovered their fabulous baked mac and cheese, broccoli cheddar chicken, and of course, hashbrown casserole.

Years of working there has left me with taste for many of those comforting dishes, which I still make at home. Hashbrown Casserole is definitely one of them. I even make sure to make plenty of this comforting potato side dish for each and every holiday dinner.


30 oz frozen shredded hash brown potatoes thawed

2 tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion diced

3 large garlic cloves minced

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 cups whole milk (can use reduced fat if needed)

1 cup chicken stock

1 cup sour cream

8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 1/2 tbsp minced parsley (can use dried parsley if needed)


fresh cracked black pepper

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese topping


Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 casserole baking dish.

Preheat medium pot over medium heat on stove-top.

Add oil, heat it through and add onions. Saute onions until they start to brown.

Smash and mince garlic and add it to the onions. Stir and saute until fragrant.

Sprinkle flour over the onions and stir well. Stir for a few seconds and start slowly pouring in chicken stock, while stirring. Pour in milk after that while stirring as well.

Let the mixture heat through and start to thicken.

Stir in sour cream, cheese, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture cook and thicken as the cheese melts. Taste to make sure you have enough seasoning.

Stir in parsley.

Mix hash browns and cheese sauce in a large bowl and spread the mixture in the prepared casserole dish. Make sure it’s all spread evenly throughout.

Spread some more cheese on top and bake for 35-40 minutes, until casserole browned and bubbles around the edges.

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