Schwartzies Hash Browns

"Love comfort food? Tired of dry or tough hash brown casseroles? This one freezes well and is definitely good for any time at all. My sons consider it a staple and fight to get the most. From "The Best of Bridge" cookbooks"
photo by Mel Griffin photo by Mel Griffin
photo by Mel Griffin
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Thaw frozen hash browns or pre-cook potatoes and chop into 3/8" cubes.
  • Mix all but the parmesan with the potatoes.
  • Transfer this mix to a presprayed 9X13 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the parmesan over the top.
  • Bake at 350F for 60-90 minutes.
  • This is moist, and very flavorful. Make the whole recipe, divide it into two pans and freeze one before cooking for a quick side later. Or, double or triple it for a pot luck or office size serving. Everyone will want the recipe, and more.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Karen S.
    How would I use fresh potatoes, do they need to be frozen? Also to cut down on salt is there a substitute for the mushroom soup?


  1. sheilailles
    I also added Panko crumbs with the parmesan topping, it makes a nice crunchy topping. Melted butter isn't needed as there is enough oil out of the dish. These are always pleaser.
  2. chawley11
    This a crowd pleaser! I made as a side dish with steak, and people went crazy for it! I made a normal one, and a gluten free 1/2 order. Both were hits!
  3. used2beyung
    Like many of you, I've been making this casserole for many years. This has probably been my most requested side dish. In fact, I made it so often I grew sick of it and did not make it for some time. This recipe adapts to differing tastes very well, although I do not like to use shredded potatoes; the "country" or "bulkier" hash browns work better for me. I often make this with low fat soups and sour cream and it's great! O'Brien potatoes are good as well. I use one can of cream of potato soup and one can of cream of mushroom. The BEST part, however, is that I add a nice layer of toasted sesame seeds atop the parmesan cheese, and I bake it at a mere 300 degrees for 2 plus hours - uncovered! Very, very good! You can't go wrong with this recipe.
  4. kittycatmom
    Terrific! Had friends for lunch today and all have gone home with this recipe! Very easy to make, I put this in the crock pot while getting everything else ready. (High for 1 hour, then low for 2) They came out perfect! Thank you for the get post!!! I made this for Fall PAC 2008.
  5. smidgentigre smith
    I just made this for dinner. WOW! Is it ever good! Since I had 2 thawed (raw) pork chops in the fridge that needed to be used, I minced them up & added them to the mixture. All I can say is YUM!!! We will be making this A LOT! I did have a substitution to make as our daughter has celiac disease and cannot have the Cr of... soups. I have a gluten free dry mix as a cream of base--so I used the equivilant amount and added the milk I needed to equal the 2 cans. We are so used to doing this, we don't even notice it. If I had it in the house, I would have used 2 cans of Progresso's cream of mushroom IS gluten free. :o) THANKS for the recipe! It's a keeper!


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