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Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes hash brown casserole, a Midwest favorite for the holidays or a crowd.   Easy, cheesy and topped with corn flakes.

Cheesy potatoes close up on spatula above casserole dish.

Ahh, the holidays.  Almost Thanksgiving.  Do you have dishes you have to make?  Absolutely must have at (insert your holiday here)?  All holidays, and I mean all, must have "cheesy potatoes" on the table.  Except Christmas Day, I refuse.

If you are from the midwest, or live there now, chances are you've had this hash brown casserole (or potato casserole, or cheesy hash brown casserole, or hot dish).  My kids call this casserole Cheesy Potatoes.  I grew up in the near west suburbs of Chicago, and we did not eat cheesy potatoes.

Cheesy potatoes in casserole dish with spoon.

Either they are not a big deal in Chicago, or this dish didn't exist when I was growing up, not sure which.  I have had a variation of this casserole at holidays in Ohio, at graduation parties, at church, and many other gatherings.  They are addictive and I see why my kids like them so much.

My cheesy potato recipe comes from a bag of Mr. Dell's Hash Browns.  I am not particularly brand loyal but there are certain things I am very loyal to.  Mr. Dell's is one of those brands, because that's where I got the recipe and I don't want to use another brand to make it.  I just feel I should use Mr. Dell's, they gave me their recipe after all.  Sometimes they are hard to find in my stores and I have to use something else, but you should use Mr. Dell's, if you can.  Just sayin'.

Ingredints photo.

I would venture to say that this is Always Hungry's favorite dish for any celebration, of any kind.  She has a huge helping, usually seconds, and then the next day she heats some up for breakfast.  She loves cheesy potatoes.  PB&G and Picky Eater like them, too.

Process photo collage, assembling the casserole

There is one ingredient I am not fond of, but I look the other way.  Yep, cream of whatever soup.  I think it is required in casseroles.  When PB&G was a vegetarian, I made this with cream of celery soup, but now I'm back to the original, cream of chicken soup.  I just suck it up and use it.

This Thanksgiving we will have cheesy potatoes, along with mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes.  And corn soufflé.  But this year, I am putting the girls in charge of making it.  Happy Thanksgiving ~ Kelly🍴🐦

Cheesy potatoes casserole on white plate.

Some other side dishes on our table for the holidays that you might also like ~

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Cheesy potatoes close up on spatula above casserole dish.

Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes hash brown casserole, a Midwest favorite for the holidays or a crowd ~ easy, cheesy and topped with corn flakes.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Kelly


  • 30 oz frozen shredded hash browns about 10 cups (use Mr. Dells if you can)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese (I like sharp cheddar pre-shredded in a bag)
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes


  • Preheat oven to 340º (weird temperature).
  • Mix soup, sour cream, milk and green onions in a bowl and set aside.
  • Pour ¼ cup melted butter into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  • Add half the package of hash browns (about 5 cupto the baking dish. Pour half the soup/sour cream mixture over the potatoes. Spread evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheddar on top of that.
  • Add remainder of hash browns and then the rest of the soup mixture. Sprinkle on remaining 1 cup of cheese, then cover with crushed corn flakes. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle on top of the corn flakes.
  • Bake for 1 hour until hot and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

You can also use southern/cubed potatoes.


Calories: 391kcal Carbohydrates: 40g Protein: 11g Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 12g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 59mg Sodium: 606mg Potassium: 390mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 1128IU Vitamin C: 13mg Calcium: 228mg Iron: 8mg
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*Adapted from recipe on package of Mr. Dell's frozen hash browns.

Recipe Rating

Gracie Grace

Thursday 26th of November 2020

So delicious

Mark Wildenhaus

Monday 21st of November 2016

Cheesy Potatoes! The kids DEMANDED that it's on the table for Thanksgiving!


Tuesday 17th of November 2015

a cheesy joke:

Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An impasta