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Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
30 reviews
6 comments

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   8
  

recipe id: 33506

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ingredients

2 pounds frozen hash brown potatoes, thaw
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup onion, chopped fine
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups Colby cheese, grated

directions

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine soup, margarine, salt, pepper, onions and cheese. Gently mix in the potatoes and pour into prepared pan or dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.

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nutrition

329 calories, 22 grams fat, 23 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein per serving.
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Everyone has to try this .Easy to make ,wonderful to eat .


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Jan 29, 2008





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This Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole is great to make for brunch or as a hearty side dish. Using frozen hash browns really cuts down on preparation time. You can assemble this a bit ahead of time and pop it in the oven when you're almost ready to eat.


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Southernelle

COMMENT:
It sounds really good!


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May 8, 2010





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I love this recipe! It's SO good!


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As suggested I cut the margarine down by half. Turned out quite like Cracker Barrel I thought.


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Guest Foodie

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This is substantially the recipe for the famous Mormon Funeral Potatoes. Just add a topping of crumbled corn flakes or crumbled potato chips before baking, and you've got a historic Utah dish that everybody loves -- and you don't have to just serve it after a funeral. It goes very well at potlucks, holiday dinners, etc. etc. It's rich, caloric, and full of fat -- AND DELICIOUS.


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The previous comment as to the recipe being too greasy was right-on...would need to cut back on the margarine by about 1/2. It also took longer than 35 minutes....more like 50 minutes to cook in a 9x13 clear casserole dish on the top shelf of my oven (thermometer verified @ 350 degrees). However the frozen ORA-IDA 2 lb pkg of hashbrowns I found were diced. I wonder if they would have done better shredded as well. Taste was acceptable but soaked 3 paper towels with grease after 50 minutes of cooking. Perhaps dredging the diced potatos with flour could have helped.


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Aug 30, 2012





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Just as good as going all the way to cracker Barrel and you can get a better portion then they give you. This is one i will make over and over again.


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Followed recipe as written. It was very greasy and too salty. Next time I will omit the salt completely and cut down the butter to a tablespoon perhaps.


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Roxy

COMMENT:
Can you make ahead, refrigerate, and bake later?


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This is EXCELLENT! I love Cracker Barrel's and this is even better! Try this!!!


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Oct 26, 2009





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Always a hit at our house, it's a staple breafast dish when we have weekend guests


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Excellent recipe! I use vegetable broth and a whole onion and also use 1/2 sharp cheddar cheese and 1/2 colby. Also, fresh minced garlic can replace the garlic powder. I ate the whole pan by myself the first time I made this ( burp... )


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This recipe is absolutely delicious and was a HIT at Thanksgiving! I will definetly be making this again.


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Sep 27, 2010





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tried and true this recipe is the best. i doubled the onions, but thats just me. for sure 5 stars


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This is the exact recipe given to me by a Cracker Barrel waitress several years ago. I had lost it and was glad to find it here. Thank You


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THIS IS the best recipe for Hash Brown Casserole that I have tried, I have tried the others with sour cream and cream of... soup. This really does taste like Craker Barrel's! Yummy!! I do not use a skillet, I just combine and bake in large casserole.


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This is our familys new favorite! I used a 1/4 cup more beef broth and a bit more cheese and delish! Wonderful receipe!


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MiMi

COMMENT:
There is not a Cracker Barrel in my area in NY state. Made this for Easter brunch, and it was a big hit. Will make again.


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Dec 22, 2008





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OUTSTANDING!! FANTASTIC!!!
This is the best recipe for hash brown casserole I have ever eaten. It is the closest, and actually tastes just like, the Cracker Barrel casserole. I've been looking for this for some time. I couldn't believe it used no sour cream or cream soup. And the beef broth threw me off too. Now I know why.
Try it with more cheese, more garlic, more or less onion, however, and it's still great.
I first used an iron skillet, it was great, but stuck quite a bit, even with the butter. Then I used cooking spray in the skillet, it didn't stick as bad, but it had no "bottom crust", and we love that part. So, we used a good quality non stick skillet, and it worked perfect, with the butter, and had perfect "bottom crust".
Don't use a glass or corning casserole dish, it ain't the same.
I've made this adding peppers, green onions, mushrooms, and bacon and ham bits, it's all good. But the best is just as the recipe is written.


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This recipe is great. My husband is not a fan of casseroles, but he absolutely LOVES this!! I make a serving for 6 and its gone by the mext dinner time. I am a cheese lover, so I add more cheese.


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My brother makes this recipe only uses a little more broth and cheese and it's delish! So close to the CB version.


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This recipe is much better than any version using the "cream of" soups. I've made several to try to satisfy my wife, and this is a good one. If you want to get a little extra kick, use sour cream instead of milk (not quite cracker barrel, but everyone in my family said this one turned out better than CB's).


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This recipe is very close to what it should be. The texture is right. The proportions are right. There is just a little extra kick in the flavor that is missing from what is served at Cracker Barrel, but still very much worth making.


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Jun 21, 2007





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This Hash brown recipe is great, I have been making this for years. It's a wonderful side dish to the Outback's "Alice Springs Chicken Breast" too! YUMMY!!


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Mar 24, 2007





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We made this for 80 people at a women's retreat and a lot of the people there thought it was the best food of the retreat. We had made a lot, so there was some leftovers the next day, and people gobbled them ALLL up!!!!


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This recipe is yummy! I also like to add about 3/4 to a cup of sour cream.


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I have been using this exact recipe for years and love it. I think it is very close to the real thing. I love that there is not the nasty "cream of" soup in this.


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Di

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My husband and I love this casserole.. Everytime we go and eat at Cracker Barrel we have to have this for breakfast.. Will try to make it at home and see how it turns out.


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Very close to restaurant recipe! I can't eat "cream of" soups, so this is wonderful! I would add a bit more broth (I used chicken--what I had on hand) because it was a bit dry for me. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you!!


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My husband was impressed I will make this one again.


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Missy

COMMENT:
I have worked for CB for many years as a cook. This is the ONLY sight I have seen the actual Hash Brown Casserole recipe! The submitter must have worked for CB.


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This has been a HUGE hit at church luncheons or when having friends over. It has become one of my most requested side dishes. Its easy to prepare and travels well... even when I ride my motorcycle!
THANKS!


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here is the right recipe for hash brown casserole from cracker barrel. i bag shredded hash browns, i onion, diced, i can cream of chicken soup, and 8 oz. shredded colby cheese. mix alltogether, put in baking pan and spread another can of cream of chicken soup over the top. bake till done and turning brown.


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This is the BEST Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Recipe there is. I have tried several and this is the most like the real thing. My family of 12 loved it so much they requested it for part of our Christmas meal. It is super!!!


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Mar 24, 2007





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Awesome recipe!! Taste very similiar to Cracker Barrels. Thank you!!