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.
Southernelle February 27, 2014 COMMENT: It sounds really good!
Member since: May 8, 2010
foodtastic November 14, 2013 REVIEW:
I love this recipe! It's SO good!
GO HUSKIES October 23, 2013 REVIEW:
As suggested I cut the margarine down by half. Turned out quite like Cracker Barrel I thought.
Guest Foodie May 4, 2013 COMMENT: 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.
BJ in Trussville April 14, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Aug 30, 2012
Ladycable55 August 30, 2012 REVIEW:
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.
Ali_R July 6, 2012 REVIEW:
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.
Roxy October 31, 2011 COMMENT: Can you make ahead, refrigerate, and bake later?
Guest Foodie July 19, 2011 REVIEW:
This is EXCELLENT! I love Cracker Barrel's and this is even better! Try this!!!
Member since: Oct 26, 2009
cheapsophiestuff June 2, 2011 REVIEW:
Always a hit at our house, it's a staple breafast dish when we have weekend guests
waynebob February 13, 2011 REVIEW:
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... )
LittleBiscuit November 25, 2010 REVIEW:
This recipe is absolutely delicious and was a HIT at Thanksgiving! I will definetly be making this again.
Member since: Sep 27, 2010
rebelrally November 22, 2010 REVIEW:
tried and true this recipe is the best. i doubled the onions, but thats just me. for sure 5 stars
rcbesher September 28, 2010 REVIEW:
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
luv2cook March 30, 2010 REVIEW:
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.
cookermom January 1, 2010 REVIEW:
This is our familys new favorite! I used a 1/4 cup more beef broth and a bit more cheese and delish! Wonderful receipe!
MiMi April 13, 2009 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.
Member since: Dec 22, 2008
bigred8 December 22, 2008 REVIEW:
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.
Tula October 7, 2008 REVIEW:
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.
kywildcat1954 July 18, 2008 REVIEW:
My brother makes this recipe only uses a little more broth and cheese and it's delish! So close to the CB version.
Guest Foodie March 31, 2008 REVIEW:
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).
arwillar August 11, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Jun 21, 2007
OkSweet June 21, 2007 REVIEW:
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!!
Member since: Mar 24, 2007
susnam March 24, 2007 REVIEW:
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!!!!
Angela January 29, 2007 REVIEW:
This recipe is yummy! I also like to add about 3/4 to a cup of sour cream.
JEN S January 27, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Di December 18, 2006 COMMENT: 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.
Dumpling December 4, 2006 REVIEW:
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!!
Guest Foodie November 5, 2006 REVIEW:
My husband was impressed I will make this one again.
Missy October 20, 2006 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.
Janet March 11, 2006 REVIEW:
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!
bigma January 30, 2006 REVIEW:
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.
gumbeaux December 22, 2005 REVIEW:
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!!!
Member since: Mar 24, 2007
hally67 November 26, 2002 REVIEW:
Awesome recipe!! Taste very similiar to Cracker Barrels. Thank you!!