Everyone’s Favorite Side Dish :: Hashbrown Casserole

My favorite part of Thanksgiving (and, in our family, also Christmas) dinner are the casseroles. Calories don’t count in casseroles! Dish after dish of buttery and/or cheesy and/or creamy goodness.

And this one is the cheesiest, creamiest on the menu.

If you’ve ever had the hashbrown casserole side dish at Cracker Barrel, this is a copycat version of that. And everyone loves it.

I made this for a work potluck last week and the serving dish was practically licked clean. Bring this to your next potluck and see for yourself!

Hashbrown Casserole

30 ounces frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed (I throw them in the fridge about a day before I want to make this)
½ cup melted butter
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cup chopped onion (I prefer frozen so it’s softer)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (try half mild, half sharp if you’re adventurous!)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Tony’s to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a 13×9 pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes and cheddar cheese.

In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese soup, onion, and pepper.

Pour into the large bowl of potatoes and cheese and mix until uniform.

Pour into prepared pan. (If you’d like to top with additional cheese, you can — but it’s plenty cheesy the way it is!)

Sprinkle Tony’s evenly across the top. I like to start in a corner and gently shake it diagonally across the whole pan.

Bake 45-60 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.


Joey Yearous
Joey is a New Orleans native, Dominican alum, and LSU grad who joined the ranks of motherhood in the summer of 2019. She and her Colorado born-and-raised husband, Phil, left their Mid-City apartment for a house on the Northshore about ten days before they welcomed their son, Sam, into the world. A short 19 months later, their daughter Sloane arrived and their caboose Nicholas completed their family 17 months after that. Though she’s always had a passion for writing, it’s her work in whole-home generator sales that pays the bills. Her 3 kiddos keep her busy, but when she’s got a free moment, you can find her cooking, trying new restaurants, and listening to true crime podcasts. A consummate Pinterest fanatic, she’s always looking for her next DIY project or recipe to try. She believes good senses of humor and random acts of kindness make the world go ‘round.


    • Hi Jan! Tony’s is Tony Chachere’s, a Creole seasoning spice blend. Feel free to use your favorite Creole or Cajun spice blend!


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