Easy and Quick Cheese-Lover's Potato Bake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Using thawed hash bowns makes this an easy recipe that takes minutes to put together, but you may use cooked cold cubed potatoes in place of hash browns ;-) lower-fat sour cream and mayonnaise can be used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Place the Velveeta cheese into a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Microwave until the cheese has melted, then add in sour cream, mayonnaise, thawed hash browns, yellow onion and green onions; mix until well combined.
  5. Season with black pepper and salt.
  6. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle with bacon bits.
  8. Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


Most Helpful

Yes, this is definitely dry. I stirred in at least 2 cups of milk to moisten it up a little, and it was still "sticky" as my oldest daughter put it. However, she said she would give it more stars than me - she gave it 5 stars and said it was delicious. My youngest daughter said I should give it 5 stars also and called it terrific. I only used about 1/3 of the bacon bits and mixed them all in before baking. I cooked the onion a little bit before adding it to the mixture also - I always do to avoid crunchies.

Laura O. January 15, 2008

We liked this but thought it was dry. I followed the recipe exactly but next time I would definately add more cheese and some liquid.

bmcnichol November 05, 2007

These potatoes taste really great, although they didn't taste as "cheesey" as I expected. I used Hormel Real Bacon pieces for the bacon bits topping. I used reduced fat mayo and sour cream. I used 1 full cup of reduced fat sour cream, and still I felt the casserole was a bit dry..... even right out of the oven. I certainly would make this again, but perhaps add some milk and/or melted butter to the mix. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* August 13, 2007

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