This cheesy potato casserole is our absolute favorite! And, there’s a secret “extra ingredient” that we add into these cheesy potatoes, which makes them extra awesome!
In our home, cheesy potatoes are a tradition for every holiday and throughout the year, too. A good
Unbeatable Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
Are you looking for the very best, best, best cheesy potato casserole? Congratulations! This is it, you have arrived! Now, imagine me standing next to you right now with a big bell.
THIS is the potato side dish recipe that you most certainly need in your life and I’m ringing the bell.
It’s probably the same in every part of the states, but I pick on Iowans… we always need a carb with our dinners. Having a steak on the grill? Then you need a potato side dish for steaks. Having burgers on the grill?
Your burgers will most certainly be boring if they don’t have this cheesy potato casserole, right? Easter dinner?
There’s no better side dish for ham or side dish for Easter dinner than these easy cheesy potatoes. Having pork chops? Well, pork chops are basically naked if they’re not served with this cheesy potato casserole. Am I right, am I right? Yes, I’m totally right.
So, this has become our family’s go-to potato bake recipe.
And, there’s a super-secret top-notch, must add ingredient and I’ll share that with you in just a minute. It will blow.your.mind. (No it won’t I’m being incredibly overdramatic here, of course.)
But, I do believe wholeheartedly that some extra creamy soup, a little extra cheese and an extra dollop of sour cream are what makes this hash brown casserole different that it’s “cousins” if you will.
** Note: If you need more room in your oven to bake other items, you will enjoy these Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes just the same!
I’ll get on to the Cheesy Potato Casserole and how I assemble this. Whether I ramble on, or not you’re sure to find out just how easy it really is, right?!
I will usually let the frozen hashbrowns thaw for a little bit. I have never made this potato side dish with “whole” potatoes, although I am sure you could. I am guessing it might be mushy because of the extra water from the potatoes, but if you decide to try this recipe with red potatoes or baking potatoes, do let me know if the comments, ok?
Once the hashbrowns have had a chance to thaw, you’ll want to gather your ingredients. This hashbrown recipe comes together super fast. And, that’s a good thing, because I just love quick & easy side dish recipes, don’t you?
Recipes that you might enjoy with this recipe:
Cheesy Potatoes Casserole
- 30 oz. bag frozen hashbrowns thawed atleast two hours in refrigerator
- 2 cans cream of chicken condensed soup THIS is your secret weapon - TWO cans. Don't skimp, folks. It's worth it, I promise!
- 1 cup milk
- 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 6 T butter melted
- salt & pepper to taste
- *optional 1/4-1/2 cup diced onions
- * optional 3 cups cornflakes
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl including optional onions, minus the butter and cornflakes
- Top with melted butter (and optional cornflakes)
- Bake at 350 degrees uncovered one hour