Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Cheesy potato casserole with a special surprise, kids and adults will both love. Great for holidays, dinners and pot lucks.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (30 ounce) bag frozen hash browns (cubed or shredded)
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 12 cup milk
  • 34 cup butter or 34 cup margarine
  • 2 -3 cups shredded cheese (jack and mild cheddar mix is best)
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 12 cup chopped brown onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Melt butter or margarine and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine frozen hash browns, onion, soup, milk, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour in 1/2 cup of the melted butter to potato mix, set reserve aside.
  4. Mix well and transfer to a casserole dish.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl pour in cornflakes, drizzle remaining butter over cornflakes and continue to mix well until most pieces are lightly coated (cereal will be shiny but not soggy).
  6. Cover all potatoes with cereal. Cover and bake for about 45 minutes.
  7. Uncover and continue baking for about 30 minutes. Serve & enjoy!
  8. (If you are making this ahead of time, cover cooked potatoes and keep warm, uncover and put back in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes before serving, this will make the topping crispy).


Most Helpful

I love this one. It has been a family favorite for over 30 years. And it's always a big hit at get togethers with friends.

Laura-Li March 27, 2008

I have a picky 2 yr old, but he won't eat them...I'm pretty sure this is what my husband's great aunt makes at holidays and everyone else thinks it is phenomenal! I haven't made it yet, but am pretty sure it's the same...She uses the cubed potatoes.

enestvmel January 03, 2008

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