Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

This Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole recipe is true comfort food. Made with frozen hash browns and plenty of cheese, I can guarantee your family is going to enjoy this one! Often served at potlucks and funerals, everyone digs this cheesy dish.

Love holiday sides? You can’t go wrong with a a classic sweet potato casserole or pistachio salad.

Hashbrown casserole with corn flakes in a casserole dish.

Why this Hashbrown Casserole is Best

This recipe has been in our family for over 40 years. Back when corn flakes were one of the only breakfast cereal choice, ha!

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is such a great addition to any meal as it can be prepared ahead of time. All you need to do is pop it in the oven when it’s time to cook the meal.

  • Corn flakes mixed with melted butter are the perfect crunchy, buttery topping for Cheesy Potato Casserole.
  • My mom’s recipe also uses pre-shredded cheddar cheese. You know, the orange stuff in the bag (which we all love of course).

However, if you’re looking to take this to the next level of deliciousness, try using a good quality cheddar, that you shred yourself.

It gives this dish such an intense, tangy flavor you can’t resist. And, it melts so creamy mixed up with the rest of the ingredients!

Need a new holiday side dish? Try our cheesy hashbrown casserole with our green bean casserole today! Or give our candied sweet potatoes a try next.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make cheesy hashbrown casserole.
  • Hashbrowns – thawed or frozen will work just fine. We prefer the cubed hashbrowns, but the shredded potatoes will also work, just a different texture. You could also shred your own potatoes!
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Sour Cream – provides that creamy base!
  • Cheese – a good cheddar cheese is what you’ll need for best flavor.
  • Corn Flakes – provides the perfect crunchy topping. You can also use ritz crackers (like we do with our homemade mac and cheese).
Hashbrown casserole with a fork taking a bite.

How to Make Hashbrown Casserole

  1. Mix it all together in a large bowl.
  2. Pour it in a pan. We use a 13×9 baking dish.
  3. Add the topping. Crush the cornflakes slightly, you don’t want tiny crumbs!
  4. Bake. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake until bubbly.

It’s that easy! Add it to your holiday list today. Or serve it up with mom’s meatloaf recipe.

Hashbrown Casserole with cheese and cornflakes

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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

4.64 from 285 votes
By: Aimee
This Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, also known as Cheesy Funeral Potatoes, makes an appearance at all family gatherings. So easy and delicious and perfect for a crowd!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds frozen hashbrowns cubed
  • 16 ounce sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup 10 1/2 ounce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted, divided
  • 2 cups corn flakes crushed
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine frozen hashbrowns, sour cream, cheese, soup, salt, pepper, onion and 1/2 cup of the melted butter. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pour into a 13×9 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup melted butter with crushed corn flakes. Sprinkle over top of casserole.
  • Cover dish with foil and bake for about 60 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5-10 minutes to add some crunch to the topping. Serve and enjoy!


  • May be prepared ahead of time and stored in refrigerator. If doing this, the hashbrowns will be thawed. You can now bake it for about 45 minutes covered, and 5 minutes uncovered.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat individual scoops in microwave for 15-30 second intervals until desired temperature.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.



Calories: 395kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 805mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
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Posted on April 2, 2023

Comments & Reviews

  1. Wow! Maybe these should be called Cheesy Loaded Hash Browns. They look absolutely delicious with everything one would want in a potato casserole. And so easy. I’ve got to try these with our next family get together.

  2. Best recipe ever!!!!! I’ve been making this for years. I got the recipe from my mom who always made it. My daughter LOVES this…she expects this to be made at any gathering. lol. I use shredded instead of cubed hash browns, and usually add in more sharp cheddar to make it cheesier(and because my daughter and i love sharp cheese). 🙂 I also use just about the amount of minced onion you have listed, versus what my recipe calls for… 1/2 cup chopped onion. I am not a onion person so cut back & use minced. I’m asked often for this recipe…including my husbands 93 yr old grandma who mailed me a recipe card wanting it! lol.  It freezes well, because I usually make 4 or 5 batches of it before summer to put in freezer so I can pull it out to throw in oven at anytime. Then I don’t have to worry if I have all the ingredients! 🙂 

  3. Yum!!!  I love this potato casserole too!!!! This is very similar to the cheesy potatoes we have been making forever too.  I just assumed everyone had this recipe, so I have never posted it.  LOL! I should know better and just post whatever we eat whenever, right?

  4. Ohmygosh crispy creamy cheesy heaven! I need the entire casserole dish for my face! <3 I love that it's make ahead too!

  5. How funny, made a dish like this tonight. Recipe quite similar, but, had to do some subs, as the hubs bought the cubed hash browns instead of the grated. Then we had no corn flakes, but I did have corn flake crumbs. So combined 2cups crumbs with 1/4 cup melted butter. Put that on top. Oh, and was too lazy to grate more cheese,so used up the combined cheddar and Monterey Jack had shredded the day before. Was still pretty good and we are all blobbed out from the meal!!!! 

  6. What?! Hashbrown casserole? This looks insane! I love hashbrowns but have never seen anything like this before 🙂 Yum! 

    1. That’s so funny because I always assume everyone grew up on the same dishes as me, and they all probably have a recipe already. 🙂

  7. My family has a very similar version of this recipe, and I posted it this week too, coincidentally! My Grandma found the recipe somewhere, and we’ve been making it for holidays ever since. Love how simple it is, and how ultra-cheesy! It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser. Looks FABULOUS!

    1. Oh how funny, I’ll have to go see it!! I say “my grandma’s recipe” and chances are it came from the back of a soup can 😉

  8. Looks so good and well balanced in ingredients! Perfectly simple side dish with almost anything!

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