Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

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Spoon scooping Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole in casserole dish on counter with red towel. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

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! 

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

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter with recipe card. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

This recipe comes from my Mom who 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.

Main dishes to go with this 

What else should you serve with this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe?  Here are some ideas…

PREP 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.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients in bowl. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients mixed in bowl. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients mixed and being pressed into a casserole dish with spatula. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Can I use fresh potatoes in this recipe?

Yes, you can use fresh potatoes.  If you have fresh potatoes, you can go a couple of ways after peeling 2 pounds of either Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes. You can create your own hash browns using a grater or food processor. If you do this option, be sure to squeeze out any excess water after the potatoes are shredded. You could also dice the potatoes into very small 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch pieces. Follow the recipe the same way once you prep the potatoes.

COOK YOUR HASH BROWN CASSEROLE RECIPE

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.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe cooked in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, christmas dinner, hash browns, holiday dinner, potatoes, sides
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

  2. Thinly slice 2 scallions, both the whites and the greens.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients in bowl. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.
  5. 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.

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole ingredients mixed and being pressed into a casserole dish with spatula. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole on plate and in casserole dish on counter. This recipe does not disappoint! It's warm, creamy, and full of flavor! And it's the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Sheet Pan Flank Steak Dinner with Potatoes & Broccoli

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This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

This Sheet Pan Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor that you really don’t need a sauce, but I’m a sauce fanatic!  So, to top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it’s a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

Spoon drizzling crema over sliced Flank Steak with Potatoes & Broccoli on sheet pan. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

Flank Steak sliced with Potatoes & Broccoli on plate with crema drizzled on top. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

Flank Steak only takes minutes to cook on high heat and stays juicy and tender, so it’s super easy for a weeknight dinner.  Flank steak is also one of those cuts of meat that just keeps on giving.  If you buy a nice big 1.5-2 lb cut, season or marinade it, then simply cook it on the grill, under the broiler, or in the oven, you can easily make 2+ meals out of it, each very different from the other.  Check out these other Flank Steak Recipes.

Ok, back to this Sheet Pan Dinner Flank Steak Recipe!

Flank Steak sliced with Potatoes & Broccoli on sheet pan with crema drizzled on top. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR SHEET PAN FLANK STEAK

Spices in bowl for Flank Steak Rub. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

The Rub for this Flank Steak Recipe adds so much flavor!  Actually, it’s a wonderful rub for any steak or chicken so make more of it and save it for another meal!  It includes spices that you likely have on hand: Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano, and Salt.  Make the Rub for the Flank steak, by adding all ingredients to a small mixing bowl, then stir to combine. Store in a plastic storage container or baggie.

Spices mixed in bowl for Flank Steak Rub. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

You can marinate the steak in the rub overnight or do this step right before cooking. If you want to do this the day before, then drizzle a tsp or so of the olive oil on the steak.  Then, rub all the seasoning mixture all over the steak on both sides. Place in a storage container, seal it, and store in the fridge.

Spices rubbed on raw Flank Steak Rub. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Clean the broccoli and cut off 5 cups of florets and top of the stems. I love to use the stems too as they are just as flavorful and have lots of nutrition so why waste them?

Raw Broccoli florets in a bowl on counter. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

You can cut the potatoes a day in advance and store in water in the fridge, but I would not do this more than 1 day ahead. You want to quarter the potatoes to roughly all the same size.

Raw Mini Gold Potatoes Cut and in water in a bowl. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Raw Mini Gold Potatoes Cut in hand over bowl. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Mince the garlic. Add the Sour Cream, garlic, and chives to a mini food processor and blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

COOK YOUR SHEET PAN FLANK STEAK DINNER

Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.  If you stored the cut potatoes in water, drain them and pat them dry with a clean towel.

To a large Sheet pan, add the broccoli and potatoes.  Drizzle or spray with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  I love my Sonica Organics Oil Sprayer for this because it is non-aerosol (no toxins and propellants) and is so easy to pump, then spray.  I spray the bottom of the pan, then the veggies.  Then rub it all around with your hands.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and again rub it all over.  Spread out into a single layer.

Spraying pan with olive oil for Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Raw Potatoes and Broccoli on sheet pan. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Place the vegetables in the preheated oven and roast them for 20 minutes.

If you marinated the steak in the rub overnight, pull it out and let it rest at room temperature while the veggies cook.  If not, then this is when you would do that step.

After 20 minutes, pull the veggies out and using a spatula, push them to the outside of the pan.  Place the rubbed steak in the center and put the pan back in the oven for 10 minutes.

Potatoes and Broccoli around the outside of a sheet pan. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Raw flank steak on sheet pan in center of potatoes and broccoli. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

After 10 minutes, change the oven setting to broil, move the pan up to the top broiler shelf and cook under the broiler for 5-7 minutes.  At 3 minutes, check to make sure the potatoes and broccoli are not burning and if they are, move the pan down a shelf.

Cooked Flank Steak with Potatoes & Broccoli on sheet pan. This recipe is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 

Once the steak is done cooking, let the pan sit out at room temperature for 10 minutes to allow the meat to finish cooking and the juices to redistribute.  If you cut the meat too soon, all of the good juices will be let out and the meat may be dry.

Slice and serve with the Garlic Chive Crema and Enjoy!   😍 Carrie

Flank Steak sliced with Potatoes & Broccoli on sheet pan with crema drizzled on top. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

Flank Steak sliced with Potatoes & Broccoli on plate with crema drizzled on top. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

Sheet Pan Flank Steak Dinner with Potatoes & Broccoli

This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, dinner, easy dinner, Flank steak, potatoes, sheet pan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Flank Steak Rub

  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

All other ingredients

  • 1.25 lb Flank Steak 1-1.25 lbs is good
  • 20 oz Mini Gold Potatoes Small are fine to use
  • 5 cups Broccoli Florets and stems
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil for steak and veggies
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp Chives, chopped

Instructions

Prep-Ahead

  1. Make the Rub for the Flank steak, by adding all ingredients to a small mixing bowl, then stir to combine.  Store in a plastic storage container or baggie.

    Spices in bowl for Flank Steak Rub. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  2. You can marinate the steak in the rub overnight or do this step right before cooking.  If you want to do this the day before, then drizzle a tsp or so of the olive oil on the steak and rub all the seasoning mixture all over the steak on both sides.  Place in a storage container, seal it, and store in the fridge.

    Spices rubbed on raw Flank Steak Rub. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  3. Clean the broccoli and cut off 5 cups of florets and top of the stems.  I love to use the stems in addition to the florets as they are just as flavorful and have lots of nutrition so why waste them?

    Raw Broccoli florets in a bowl on counter. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  4. You can cut the potatoes a day in advance and store in water in the fridge, but I would not do this more than 1 day ahead.  You want to quarter the potatoes to roughly all the same size.

    Raw Mini Gold Potatoes Cut in hand over bowl. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  5. Mince the garlic.  Add the Sour Cream, garlic, and chives to a mini food processor.  Pulse to blend until the chives are completely blended.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Cook the Flank Steak Recipe Sheet Pan Dinner

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.  If you stored the cut potatoes in water, drain them and pat them dry with a clean towel.

  2. To a large Sheet pan, add the broccoli and potatoes.  Drizzle or Spray with Olive Oil.  Go light with the oil and then rub it all around with your hands.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and again rub it all over.  Spread out into a single layer.

    Raw Potatoes and Broccoli on sheet pan. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  3. Place the vegetables in the preheated oven and roast them for 20 minutes.

  4. If you marinated the steak in the rub overnight, pull it out and let it rest at room temperature while the veggies cook.  If you did not, then drizzle a tsp or so of the olive oil on the steak and rub all the seasoning mixture all over the steak now on both sides and set aside.  

    Spices rubbed on raw Flank Steak Rub. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  5. After 20 minutes in the oven, pull the veggies out and using a spatula, push them all out to the outside of the pan, making space in the center for the steak.  Place the rubbed steak in the center and put the pan back in the oven for 10 minutes.

    Potatoes and Broccoli around the outside of a sheet pan. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  6. After 10 minutes, change the oven setting to broil, move the pan up to the top broiler shelf and cook under the broiler for 5-7 minutes.  At 3 minutes, check to make sure the potatoes and broccoli are not burning and if they are, move the pan down a shelf.

    Raw flank steak on sheet pan in center of potatoes and broccoli. This Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  7. Once the steak is done cooking, let the pan sit out at room temperature for 10 minutes to allow the meat to finish cooking and the juices to redistribute.  If you cut the meat too soon, all of the good juices will be let out and the meat may be dry.

    Cooked Flank Steak with Potatoes & Broccoli on sheet pan. This recipe is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  It has a flavorful rub and a tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema! 
  8. Serve with the Garlic Chive Crema and Enjoy!

    Flank Steak sliced with Potatoes & Broccoli on plate with crema drizzled on top. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!