Lee Harrelson
12 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

This simple hash brown casserole features a buttery cornflake crust and is a favorite side for both casual family gatherings and holiday celebrations. The epitome of a comfort food dish, this casserole is fit for any dinner from Easter dinner to Christmas. This dish can be made in a crock pot, cast-iron skillet, or in a regular casserole dish. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients and 1 tablespoon butter in a large bowl; toss well.

Step 3

Combine soup and cheese in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 6 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Pour cheese mixture over potato mixture, and stir well. Spread mixture evenly in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Step 4

Combine cornflakes and remaining 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle evenly over top of potato mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Chef's Notes

Instead of cornflakes, use crumbled kettle chips or Ritz crackers for a more salty, crunchy casserole topping. Dress this casserole up with some sausage, ham, or bacon for your meat-loving guests.

Ratings & Reviews

KathyinManvel's Review

November 25, 2012
Very easy and pretty tasty. It is not a very "elegant" dish, but a good solid alternative to mashed potatoes. Would be a nice complement to a steak or prime rib. I made it with cheddar cheese and otherwise exactly as written.

bmrobertson63's Review

September 26, 2011
This is absolutely delicious. Easy to assemble and leftovers are great. A favorite in my household!

EllenDeller's Review

May 16, 2013
Some people may like this, but we ate it only because we never waste food. Despite my adding smoked paprika, sauteed yellow and green peppers, & crumbled bacon (also subbed real sharp cheddar for velveeta), it just tasted like defrosted hashbrowns with canned soup. There's some leftover that I'll brown up in the cast iron skillet for breakfast, and that might be better. Maybe if you browned the defrosted potato and skipped the soup it might be better, but I don't think I'll try this again..

boos33's Review

December 10, 2013

rmanderson49's Review

December 12, 2012
Made this as a side dish last night. Thought it had very little flavor. Needs something to make it interesting.

txspinner's Review

December 04, 2008
Loved this casserole! Super easy and so delicious! Took to a party and left with empty dish. I did add chopped green onions and crumpled up turkey bacon to create a big baked potato effect.

JazzDragon's Review

March 20, 2013

dgibbs2's Review

November 18, 2012

recipea123's Review

May 17, 2012
I make this all the time for family dinners, and it always goes fast.

BrandiEmm's Review

January 03, 2013
I love this dish! Evidently it's supposed to be a side dish, but I usually make it for breakfast.