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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is quick and easy to prepare in 5 minutes and tastes just like the restaurant recipe. This is the best copycat breakfast or brunch side dish that you can bake at home.
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Table of Contents
  1. Copycat Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole
  2. Why We Love This Cracker Barrel Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Copycat Recipes
  11. Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole recipe is so simple to make in 5 minutes with frozen hash browns, soup, cheese, sour cream, onion, and seasoning.

Easy, cheesy, and definitely delicious, this dish tastes just like the real Cracker Barrel recipe but can be cooked at home when you need a comfort food fix.

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Copycat Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole recipe is quick and easy to prepare by combining shredded hash browns with a creamy cheese sauce, pouring the potato mixture in a pan, smothering it with more cheese, and baking until brown and bubbly.

Potatoes are the perfect base for this starchy side dish; pairing them with onion, cheddar, soup, and sour cream makes this the best breakfast casserole that’s filled with so much flavor.

These Cracker Barrel hash browns taste just like the restaurant’s recipe. Serve it alongside bacon and eggs for breakfast, some Egg Bites for brunch, or at dinner with Air Fryer Fried Chicken, there’s nothing better than an easy hash brown casserole that you can cook in your own kitchen.

Why We Love This Cracker Barrel Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in 5 minutes.
  • Uses kitchen staple ingredients plus thawed hash browns.
  • Copycat recipe that tastes just like Cracker Barrel’s potato casserole.
  • Make-ahead and freezer friendly side dish that pairs with the main meal.
  • Perfect for breakfast, brunch, and dinner or even enjoy leftovers for lunch.

Other Easy Casserole Side Dishes

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Ingredients

  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Sour cream
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Frozen shredded hash brown potatoes

Substitutions and Additions

  • Mix In Meat: Make this casserole a complete meal by adding cooked chicken, bacon, ham, sausage, ground beef, or any other meat.
  • Add Veggies For Vitamins: For some extra vitamins, you can stir in your favorite fresh or frozen veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, and peas.
  • Change The Cheese: Instead of sharp cheddar cheese, you can use mild or extra sharp cheddar, jalapeño cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Colby Jack cheese.
  • Vegetarian Version: I like using cream of chicken soup in this recipe, but you can substitute cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or cheddar cheese condensed soup to make this a vegetarian friendly cheesy side dish. 
  • Create Some Crunch: Crushed potato chips, crushed corn flakes, panko, or crushed Ritz crackers can be mixed with a bit of butter and sprinkled on top of your casserole for extra crunch.
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  • 2½ quart casserole dish
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Measuring tools
  • Aluminum foil
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How to Make Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

  1. Make The Potato Mixture: Combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cheese. Add hashbrowns and mix until combined.
  2. Pour In The Pan: Transfer the hashbrown mixture to the casserole dish and top with cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes covered with foil. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the counter before serving.
  4. Serve: Serve hot and enjoy!
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Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • If using frozen hash browns, make sure they are thawed, drained, and then towel-dried to get rid of as much moisture as possible.
  • I like to use an 8 oz. block of cheddar cheese and shred it myself to get 2 cups. I find that the pre-shredded cheeses do not melt as nicely in recipes due to the additives added to them to prevent clumping while in the bags.
  • This loaded hashbrown casserole should be served while warm for best results.

Storage

  • To Store: You can store leftovers in the refrigerator, in a sealed container, for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: Leftovers can be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat individual servings in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Use Frozen or Refrigerated Hashbrowns For this Recipe?

You can use either frozen or refrigerated hashbrowns for this recipe. If you have purchased FROZEN hashbrowns, then you need to plan ahead and allow your hashbrowns to thaw according to your package directions. If you are able to find the hashbrowns in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, then you are all set and can make this recipe when ready.

Can I Make My Casserole In Advance?

You can make this recipe up to 24 hours ahead of time, cover it with aluminum foil, and place it in the fridge until you are ready to bake.
Allow it to come to room temperature before baking or you run the risk of cracking your casserole dish. If you put a very cold dish into a very hot oven you may have a dangerous situation in the kitchen.

Can I Freeze My Unbaked Casserole?

Yes, you can prepare and freeze this casserole unbaked. Make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then bake according to the instructions in this recipe. 

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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Serves — 6
Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is quick and easy to prepare in 5 minutes and tastes just like the restaurant recipe. This is the best copycat breakfast or brunch side dish that you can bake at home.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup yellow onion chopped small (about ½ of a medium onion)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 30 ounce bag shredded hashbrowns thawed/room-temperature

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 2½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In an extra-large mixing bowl, add the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped yellow onion, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and 1 cup of the shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Stir to combine and evenly incorporate all the ingredients together.
  • Add hashbrowns and mix just until combined.
  • Transfer the hashbrown mixture to the prepared casserole dish. Top the mixture with the remaining 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese and cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Bake the Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole for 30 minutes covered with the foil. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, uncovered, or until the casserole is bubbling and the cheese is melted and lightly golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the counter before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
  • To Store: You can store leftovers in the refrigerator, in a sealed container, for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: Leftovers can be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat individual servings in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Tips:
  • If you have purchased frozen hashbrowns, then you need to plan ahead for this recipe and allow your hashbrowns to thaw according to your package directions. If you are able to find the hashbrowns in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, then you are all set and can make this recipe when ready.
  • You can make this easy recipe up to 24 hours ahead of time, and store it in the fridge covered with aluminum foil, before baking. Allow it to come to room temperature before baking. This is an important step to avoid cracking your casserole dish. If you put a very cold dish into a very hot oven you are risking a dangerous situation in the kitchen.
  • I like to use an 8-ounce block of cheddar cheese and shred it myself to get 2 cups. I find that the pre-shredded cheeses do not melt as nicely in recipes due to the additives added to them to prevent clumping while in the bags.
  • This loaded hashbrown casserole should be served while warm for best results.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1414mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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