Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Very Best Hash Browns


For Mother’s Day, my dear big sister/friend, Miss Jean, had our family over for a beautiful brunch. We shared a delightful day with her sweet family and dined on French toast, cream cheese and berry tarts, fresh strawberries, bacon and these hash browns. I had never made this before and was pleased with how they turned out. Of course, I had to adjust the recipe – cause that is just how I do things! Crank it up a notch – and why not!!??

So don the apron and give this a whirl! I think you will agree with me that it is DEEEEEEEEE-Lish!

Hash Brown Casserole

1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. Colby cheese - grated
1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine
1 small yellow onion - minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 lb. bag frozen shredded hash browns

**optional: I added a half cup of low-fat sour cream and used garlic salt instead of regular salt. You may want to give it a little kick and heat by adding a few dashes of a hot pepper sauce or some diced Ortega chilies.

Use Pam or a non-stick cooking spray and coat the inside of a 13” x 9” x 2” casserole dish.

In a large mixing bowl combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, salt, and pepper.

Gently fold the potatoes into the above mixture and pour into prepared pan. (I did not defrost the potatoes).

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until heated through and top is browned. **I ended up baking mine for 1 hour – just until the top was nice and golden brown.

**optional: The last ten minutes of baking, I sprinkle the top with 1/4 cup of the grated Colby cheese.


myletterstoemily said...

i have a son who will absolutely adore
these potatoes! thank you so much for
the recipe!!!

Elyse said...

hi becky,

i love a big breakfast like that! i just need to subtract the cheese (yes, it's true) and i'm in.

as my big sis says, i never met a potato i didn't like! LOL


Unknown said...

Yummy! I haven't tried this recipe before... but this does look deeeeeeelish!


Susan Freeman said...

Those hash brown sound really delish!! I like your idea of substituting the garlic salt for table salt. I must give this recipe a try! Thanks Becky!!

Susan and Bentley

Lululiz said...

That sounds so delicious, I'll have to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Well that looks totally fattening.. ooops, I mean yummy, but then all good things are, aren't they. LOL

The Blue Ridge Gal

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

My niece makes these and I always look forward to family dinners because I know she will bring them!!

Anonymous said...

These sound like something my guy would just love! Thank you for sharing. I have made all the recipes you share and all have been WONDERFUL. Thank you. JAN

Donna said...

I have made this recipe before and it is YUMMY! I wish I had a bite right now!

Sinta Renee said...

You are making my mouth water! The French Toast sounds good too!

Jocelyn said...

I think this sounds delicious with your enhancements. My family loves this casserole.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Oh yummy! It sounds like my husbands favorite he gets at Cracker Barrell! I am going to have to surprise him with this.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Yummy is right! Miss Jean knows how to put on a brunch for sure...
I am going to have to try this hash brown casserole out sometime soon, just as soon as I lean how to work my new stove LOL.
We are moved in but not all unpacked yet. Gary and I have two my nights after work to prepare for the renters to move in on Friday. We are so very tired. No more moving for this girl...
Hope to see you sometime soon.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

GranthamLynn said...

Sounds yummy and your photo is great. I wish I could take photo's like you. BTW I enjoyed visiting your little house cleaning day. That is what I am doing now. No photo's though mine aren't as nice as yours.
Hope your is Blessed,

Dawn said...

Mmmmm...good! My family has a simiar recipe and it's called Heavenly Hashbrowns.

Sounds like you all had a wonderful day. I hope we can find some time to get together again this summer.

Pondside said...

If I has frozen hash browns we'd be having this with dinner tonight! What a yummy-sounding dish.

Molly the Airedale said...

The hash browns sound delicious - actually, the entire brunch sounds like it was yummiest! Thank you for the recipe!

clairz said...

This sounds totally decadent and sinful. It also sounds like something I'm going to try this weekend. Umm, thank you, I think.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

What a gorgeous photo! I think I'll try this recipe. I have never eaten hash browns made so lavishly. Yummy looking.


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

WOW! This does sound yummy! And of course with it being in such a pretty dish I'm sure it tastes even better.

Mimi Sue said...

Love that recipe. I serve it with ham for Easter. Here in Utah it is known as funeral potatoes. And my version has sour cream too and sliced green onions. Mimi

Elsie said...

Becky~ That sounds soooo good. I will have to try that. The twins
are staying every day with me and
they will love that,anything with
cheese.LOL. Thanks for sharing.:O)

Miss Jean said...

These were delicious and the hit of the brunch! Thanks for spending such a special day with us.

the canned quilter said...

Oh my those look so good. Love
your scotties. I have two black scotties named Rosie and Riley. They are such a wonderful breed of dog !

Kathie Truitt said...

Yep, I'm tryin' that this weekend.

Lori said...

Those look and sound wonderful! I will have to try the recipe.

ChaChaneen said...

You had me at Hashbrowns and Miss Jean! Sounds like you made a beautiful memory with your family and hers. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

Lallee said...

Oh, those look so good. I love the idea of using multiple cheeses. I don't think you could have too much there ;-) The dash of hot sauce sounds really good too.

I'm glad you spent the day with Miss Jean and family. What a wonderful friend and sweet plan!

Love you,