There is nothing better in the entire world than ooey gooey cheesy potatoes and this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe does not disappoint! It’s warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it’s the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.
This Hash Brown Casserole Recipe says goodbye to the canned soup, but is still super easy with a simple roux with milk and broth added to create a thickened flavorful sauce. Add in a little sour cream, cheese, scallions, and oregano and you have the most comforting and flavorful side dish or main (I’m just saying)!
Family Recipes to bring warm memories
This recipe comes from my Mom and after she passed away last December, I have been working my way through her recipe box. This was a relatively new recipe of hers, so the card is clean and still white (that is, until my 6 yr old got a hold of it!). Mom made it for Christmas dinner a few years back and I remember thinking, hmmm, another casserole, not very exciting. But, then I tasted it and FELL IN LOVE! It was creamy, cheesy, comforting, and utterly addictive, just like my Mom loved food to be. Today it brings back sweet warm memories, which is what is so wonderful about family recipes.
I did change up a couple things from my Mom’s recipe, though. I think she would approve! First, I replaced cans of potato soup with a homemade thickened sauce with broth and milk. I also replaced the onions with scallions. I love the mild flavor from scallions that melts into the casserole and gives it a bit of beautiful green color. Finally, I added dried Oregano, which gives just a hint of herby flavor that goes so well with the cheese.
What else should you serve with this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe? Here are some ideas…
- Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Flank Steak
- Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms (coming to the blog this week! Sign up for the Newsletter to have it emailed directly to you!)
- Slow Cooker Short Ribs
- Roasted Carrots with Cumin & Avocado Crema
- Gluten Free Cheddar Honey Cornbread
- Green Salad with Honey Shallot Vinaigrette and Herb Parmesan Crisps
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MAKE YOUR CHEESY HASH BROWN CASSEROLE RECIPE
This recipe is so easy, as you simply mix all of the ingredients with the frozen hash browns and bake. You do need to first create the simple sauce, which starts with a simple butter and flour roux. Slowly whisk in the broth and then milk until the roux is completely and smoothly mixed into the liquids. Continue to stir and cook over medium heat until it comes to a light simmer and thickens.
To a large mixing bowl, add the frozen hash browns, the thickened broth mixture, sour cream, cheese, oregano, sliced scallion, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine then add the hash brown mixture to a 9×13 casserole dish.
Bake in the oven center rack for 45 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Remove the cover for the last 10 minutes and turn the broiler on to brown the top. Monitor the casserole to ensure that it does not burn under the broiler.
That’s it! ENJOY!
Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
- 2 lbs Frozen Hash Browns
- 3 Tbls All Purpose Flour
- 3 Tbls Butter
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Vegetable Broth
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
- 2 Scallions
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Thinly slice 2 scallions, both the whites and the greens.
In preheated medium sauce pot, add butter and stir to melt. Add Flour and whisk to combine with the butter. Cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the broth and then milk until the roux is completely and smoothly mixed into the liquids. Continue to stir and cook over medium heat until it comes to a light simmer and thickens. Turn off the heat.
To a large mixing bowl, add the frozen hash browns, the thickened broth mixture, sour cream, cheese, scallion, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine.
Add the hash brown mixture to a 9x13 casserole dish. Bake in the oven center rack for 45 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Remove the cover for the last 10 minutes and turn the broiler on to brown the top. Monitor the casserole to ensure that it does not burn under the broiler.
Serve and Enjoy!