Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

cheesy potato casserole

Learn how to make this cheesy potato casserole recipe which is sure to be a hit on the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table.

If calories did not exist, this Cheesy Potato Casserole would be one of my main food groups. It is a favorite side dish in our house and pairs well with almost anything.

These potatoes are so versatile that you can make them work with any meal. You can serve them as a side with your favorite main dish. You can double or even triple the recipe for large groups. You can even cook them in the crockpot for 3-4 hours on high instead of in the oven to save precious oven space for holiday prep.

cheesy potato casserole recipe steps

They are so easy to throw together and can be made from frozen hashbrowns. You can use pre-shredded cheddar cheese, but I really think they are so much better with freshly shredded! Make this crowd-pleaser Cheesy Potato Casserole for your Christmas dinner, Thanksgiving dinner, or everyday dinner side

cheesy potato casserole on a plate

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45-50 minutes

Servings: 12

Serving size: 1 cup

ingredients for cheesy potato casserole

Ingredients 

  • 26 oz. package of shredded hashbrowns
  • 16 oz. (2 cups) of sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp.) melted butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Directions

ingredients for cheesy potato casserole

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and onion flakes. 

mixed ingredients for cheesy potato casserole
ingredients for cheesy potato casserole

2. Add frozen hashbrowns and mix well. 

ingredients for cheesy potato casserole

3. Add 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese and mix until well combined.

uncooked dish of cheesy potato casserole

4. Pour into a greased 2 ½ quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.

baked dish of cheesy potato casserole

5. Baked uncovered for 45-50 minutes. Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving. Makes approximately 12 1-cup servings.

close up of cheesy potato casserole on a plate
Yield: 12 servings

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy Potato Casserole

These potatoes are so versatile that you can make them work with any meal. You can serve them as a side with your favorite main dish. You can double or even triple the recipe for large groups. You can even cook them in the crockpot for 3-4 hours on high instead of in the oven to save precious oven space for holiday prep.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 26 oz. package of shredded hashbrowns
  • 16 oz. (2 cups) of sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp.) melted butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and onion flakes. 
  2. Add frozen hashbrowns and mix well. 
  3. Add 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour into a greased 2 ½ quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  5. Baked uncovered for 45-50 minutes. Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving. Makes approximately 12 1-cup servings.

amy cookAmy Cook is a midwestern wife and mom to four boys ages 8, 6 and 3 year old fraternal twins. She has a degree in Biochemistry and worked in medical research for 8 years before becoming a SAHM when her twins were born. Now she runs her Etsy shop and graphic design blog, Loving Our Messy, offering free printables and design tools. Her other passions include baking, watching baseball and all things creative.

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