By Rhonda on December 04, 2001
Photo by run for your life
Photo by run for your life
"I don't know if this is Cracker Barrel's actual hash browns casserole recipe, but it is close. This recipe can feed a large crowd and is good for a brunch."
Serving Size: 1 (173 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"I used the cream of mushroom soup also, and made two batches, one with and one without butter. The one without actually tasted better... creamier and didn''t have the fat on top after baking. Great recipe, but I would eliminate the butter."
"This is as close as it gets and I've been trying to duplicate for a long time. Thaw the shredded hash browns first otherwise casserole is really watery. A little more cheese and stirring about half way through really helped to crisp up the casserole. This one is a keeper. Thanks!!!"
"Excellent!! Delicious!! I substituted Cheddar Cheese soup in lieu of Cream Of Chicken. I also sprinkled a little extra cheddar cheese on top about ten minutes before it was done. My family loved them! Will use this recipe for upcoming barbecues this summer!"
"This does taste very similar to the original, impressive. I shreaded fresh potato in lieu of the frozen. Outstanding."
"Made it this morning for breakfast and my husband just loved it! Added a pound of browned bulk sausage and used Fat-free Sour Cream. Only problem was there was no setting for the oven temeperature listed but, I baked it at 375 and it turned out great."
"Have made it 4 times so far. I don't use the butter. I have used Cream of Mushroom as well as the original soup. Both are good! I thaw the hash browns first. Have even added diced ham. MMMMMMM! The last batch I used my wifes Pampered Chef stoneware 10x15" bar pan. It was the best ever. Nice and crisp. The oil from the cheese keeps it from sticking."
"Great recipe! I cooked the onions a little before adding them to the recipe. The only problem I had with the whole thing was that there isn't an oven temperature listed in the directions. I baked this at 375 degrees F and it worked out fine. Pair this with Steve's World Famous Sour Cream Chicken."
"This is really good! I often substitue cream of mushroom soup for the chicken soup. I also top it off with French Fried Onions - OHHHH is it awesome!!"
"I would highly recommend cutting out the butter, as the cheddar adds enough oil to the dish. I used half the sour cream as suggesed by others and also cooked the onions prior to adding to the mixture, and stirred halfway through cooking. I may use reduced fat cheddar next time to see if that makes it less greasy. Also shredded some Russet potatoes that I had to use up instead of the frozen hash browns. My picky BF LOVED it, actually went for seconds (not for ribs or anything else!) oh and the smell was unbelievable!"
"Yumm!! I substituted cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken and I think next time I can do with less margarine. VERY easy to make!"
"This is a really great tasting casserole! It may not have tasted exactly like Cracker Barrel's on the nose, it may have been BETTER! I tried a number of tricks from various suggestions with a few tweaks of my own and this was my plan: thaw the shredded-type hash browns, use only 1/4 cup margarine, use cheddar cheese soup, use only half of the sour cream (and I used fat-free), brown the onions first, and use fat-free cheddar cheese. I baked this about 15 minutes longer than called for. This was the most enthusiastic my saughter has ever been for a Zaar recipe! She came back for THIRDS! She loves this, and so does everyone else. Who needs Cracker Barrel? Thanks, Rhonda!"
"Although this was creamy - the sour cream taste was a bit too strong - it's all we could really taste. New time I would cut the sour cream in half - perhaps that would reduce the strong taste. I might also add a bit more soup."
"excellent, use shredded hashbrown and thaw them first!"
"I made this for a pot-luck luncheon at work and it got rave reviews and requests for the recipe. It is easy to make and very good."
"I make this similar recipe only with tater tots, thawed for 30 minutes. It is delicious, everyone must try it once!"
"Nice and easy, cut it in half for my self and husband. I aslo used the mushroom soup. For a little kick I added chopped red onion, red and greeen pepper before backing. I had no cheddar cheese so I used gruyere. There are alot of different things a person can add but the basic recipe is good."
"I made this for a church dinner and it was gone so fast and people were asking me for the receipe. I did find it was easier to mix the wet ingredents in a bowl before I added them to the hasbrowns in my baking dish. Thanks for the recipe."
"This recipe cries out for ham. Either some diced ham in the casserole or to be served with either a baked ham or fried ham steak with Lima beans and some cornbread. I halved the recipe to serve 4 and cooked an extra long time at a lower temperature after the orginal baking time to make an extra crispy crust on top."
"Very good and easy to make. Make sure you use shredded potatoes. I tried it once with diced, it wasn't as good. I think I will also try the cream of chedder soup as someone suggested, sounds even better. I bet shredding your own potatoes is even better if you have the time."
"I loved this recipe but adjusted it slightly. I used no butter and only 1/2 of the sour cream. I topped with extra shredded cheddar and broiled for a few minutes to brown the top. I also took the advice of one of the other cooks and stirred half way through the cooking time. Delicious! UPDATE: My second time trying this recipte. Another variation: I used 8 oz cottage cheese, 1/4 stick of lowfat cream cheese (blended together until the consistency of sour cream)and sauteed the onion in 2 T of butter. I also used sharp cheddar cheese and this came out better than before!"