This Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole is one of my very favorite things to make and eat – especially at holidays! The mix of salty and sweet is amazing! Plus, it’s so easy to throw together.
Post updated 12/14/16.
I’ve been making this casserole for many years. I first time I had it was when a family friend brought it for Christmas. My mom got the recipe from her and we’ve been making it ever since!
The ingredients are fairly straight forward and readily available, so that’s a big plus. But really my favorite part about this casserole is the fact that it’s sweet and salty. The salty is obviously from the main part of the casserole itself. Cheese, potatoes, sour cream, butter, onion – what’s not to love?
The topping is where it’s at though. That’s where the sweet comes into play. The original recipe called for regular cornflakes crushed up and mixed with butter on top. I did that for a while, but my only problem with that was that after I used the 2 cups of crushed cornflakes that I needed, I still had quite a few cornflakes left over – and I don’t eat unsweetened cereal. Boring! So one day I decided to try Frosted Flakes. That way I could eat the leftover cereal. I have NEVER gone back and I never will. The sweet with the salty is the jam! The more topping, the better!
The other great thing about it recipe is that since it’s hash browns, it could totally be a side with a meal, or breakfast. Hello leftovers in the morning! Bring it!
I love making this for holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, East – you name it and it better be on my table! I’m a big fan and if you give it a try, I know you will be too!
original photo below