Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Easy cheesy crockpot hashbrown casserole recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with shredded potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese. Also known as shredded potato casserole.

Hashbrown casserole is a hit any time of day! Serve it alongside an egg casserole for breakfast or brunch, or with your Thanksgiving turkey for lunch or dinner. You can’t go wrong. While we’re talking about Thanksgiving meals, this Green Bean Casserole (One Pot) will also make a great addition to the feast.

How To Make Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole From Scratch?

  1. Spray a slow cooker (6 quart or larger) with oil.
  2. Add hash browns, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, cream cheese, half the cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper– Mix until combined.
  3. Spread out the mixture evenly in the crockpot– With a spatula.
  4. Cover and cook– On Low heat for 3 hours.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top– Broil without lid for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Garnish– With fresh parsley. Enjoy!

What To Serve With Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Recipe?

This casserole makes a perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch table. Serve it with egg casseroles, frittatas, breakfast burritos, omelets, sausage, bacon, or any other protein based dish. It would also go well with the Best Avocado Toast (One Pan).

Thanksgiving dinner is also the perfect place for this side. Serve it with this Easy Thanksgiving Turkey (One Pan) or Roast Turkey Breast (One Pan). You can even serve it at Easter or Christmas with Slow Cooker Ham.

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe container or bag for up to 1 month.

Reheat– The dairy products may separate a little upon thawing, but you can mix it back together, and add a little more cheese when reheating in the microwave or oven.

Variations For Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

Add cornflakes topping– Mix cornflakes and butter and top the casserole before cooking.

Make without soup– Simply omit the soup, and use the remaining ingredients. Feel free to add more sour cream or cream cheese in place of the soup, if you like.

Hamburger casserole– Add cooked hamburger for a heartier version.

Breakfast casserole– Add cooked crumbled pork sausage or ham.

Add chicken– Add cooked cubed chicken or rotisserie chicken for a more filling dish.

Add bacon– for a salty, savory taste.

Use full-fat Greek yogurt– As a substitute for sour cream.

Make it spicy– Add crushed red chili flakes, or sliced jalapenos.

Make it Mexican– Add a can of green chilis, Mexican seasoning, and top with roasted corn or salsa.

Add vegetables– Add diced onions, bell peppers, or your favorite mushrooms.

Garnish it– With herbs such as parsley, chives, or dill.

Tips And Techniques For Cheesy Hash browns/Cheesy Hashbrowns

Should I thaw frozen hash browns before cooking? Yes, thaw and pat dry hasbrowns if they are frozen. This prevents the dish from becoming too soggy.

How do you thaw frozen hash browns before cooking? Let bag of potatoes thaw at room temperature, or run hot water over the bag of frozen potatoes until thawed. Either method will work.

Why are my hashbrowns soggy? How to make hashbrowns not soggy? Can I substitute shredded potatoes for frozen hash browns? If your potatoes were not thawed, or weren’t patted dry to remove some of the moisture from them, then the hashbrowns may get soggy. To avoid this, make sure to thaw and pat them dry with a paper towel or cheesecloth. Yes, you can use shredded potatoes instead of frozen hashbrowns.

Use full-fat ingredients– This provides the best and richest flavor.

How to get a crispy cheesy top– Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and broil without lid for 3-5 minutes until cheese is fully melted.

For even cooking– Spread out the mixture evenly in the crockpot with a spatula.

Adjust seasoning– Add more or less according to your preference.

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Easy cheesy crockpot hashbrown casserole recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with shredded potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Shredded hash browns, 20 oz. package each
  • 1 can Condensed cream of mushroom soup, 10.5 oz. can
  • 1 cup Sour cream, Full fat
  • 1 cup Cream cheese, Full fat
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, Shredded, Divided
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • Salt , To taste
  • Pepper, To taste

Instructions

  • Spray a slow cooker (6 quart or larger) with oil.
  • Add hash browns, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, cream cheese, half the cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and mix until combined.
  • Spread out the mixture evenly in the crockpot with a spatula.
  • Cover and cook on Low heat for 3 hours until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and broil without lid for 3-5 minutes until cheese is fully melted. Instead of broiling, you can cover and continue to cook on Low heat for an additional 20-30 minutes until cheese on top is melted.
  • Garnish with some fresh parsley, if you like. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 448mg, Potassium: 128mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 675IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 212mg, Iron: 1mg
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