Au Gratin Hash Browns Potatoes

"I took this to a potluck meal at work, and was bombarded with requests for the recipe. It's fast and easy and delicious!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Spread potatoes evenly into greased 9" x 13" baking pan.
  • Layer diced onion over potatoes.
  • In a saucepan heat half-and-half, margarine and cheese.
  • Cook until melted.
  • Stir in cottage cheese.
  • Pour sauce over potatoes.
  • Let stand at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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  1. Mimi Bobeck
    Yup. This is a cosmic experience! Simple to make, hard to stop eating! Many request to re-make this one over and over.
  2. Raspberri_Skies
    This was really good! I have made other cheese potato casseroles in the past and I was afraid this wouldn't be as good but it was! The only change I would make would be maybe use 1/2 -3/4 of a small onion. I was afraid that the onion would not cook but it did so there really is no need to cook it first ( which is what I thought about doing at first). I used half and half, low fat cottage cheese, Velveeta and all of the margarine called for, it turned out to be nice and creamy and cheesy and I didn't find it overly greasy. The recipe didn't say but I thawed my potatoes before I made this and it did sit in the fridge overnight. I will be saving this one, thanks!
  3. MimiKooks
    Thank goodness I halved this recipe!!! I couldn't stop eating it!! Sooooo good! I didn't really read the recipe before I started to make it - and so it did not sit for an hour - and since the hash browns were frozen and dinner needed to get on the table - I cranked the oven up: 385 for the first 30 minutes (covered), then uncovered at 425 for an additional 30 minutes! Worked perfectly! And, it turned out I didn't have enough cheddar cheese - so I added about 2 ounces of smoked mozzarella to the sauce - great addition!!! In short, this recipe is yummy, a family pleaser AND fool-proof!!!
  4. jrivera
    I thought I had already reviewed this one....but it seems I havent! I love this. I have probably made it 5 or 6 times in the last couple of months because it is so easy and so yummy. I use milk instead of half and half and I always use velveeta cheese. Everyone at my house loves it! No one realizes there is cottage cheese in it.....shhhhhh!
  5. ChefNikkiD
    This is fabulous comfort food that I ate for breakfast and again with rotisserie chicken and salad for dinner. It's just WAY too much butter. Next time I will cut the butter in half, too. I added salt and pepper in the sauce, spinkled 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar on top, and covered with aluminum foil for the first hour. 9 year old picky eater cleaned his plate!!


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