Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

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Creamy Hash Brown Casserole Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/4 cup butter, plus more for dish
1 onion, chopped
1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can cream of celery soup
1 (8-ounce) package shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (30-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups crushed potato chips





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a casserole dish.

In a small skillet, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. Add onion, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Add the sour cream, cream of celery soup, cheese, garlic powder, hash browns, and salt and pepper. Combine until well blended.

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Top evenly with crushed potato chips and bake for 45 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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Reader Comments:


I made a single batch of this last year for a church potluck... and became known as the "potato lady"...ha. I told them it was your recipe. and now, a year later, due to the many requests, I am making a TRIPLE batch...wish me luck!

By Terri Shirley on March 02, 2013


Hi there, was going to try this for Christmas morning and was just wondering if you u can prepare this the night before, and just top with potato chips before it goes in the oven?

By Ashleigh Dedrick on December 24, 2012


Served this for dinner last night and it was delicious. My hubby and I loved it!!! My kids on the other hand....not so much but they are just really really picky.

By Shannon Sampson on November 30, 2012


This was so delicious! I recommend it to everyone. I would admit, I was nervous at first, but after the first bite.... AMAZING!!

By Allie on November 28, 2012


It was delicious!!!

By Anonymous on November 28, 2012


Hi Paula, Have watched whatever I could watch on you and your sons shows-- Anything that you have had has been so good, I do have to deduct some ingredients (onions & peppers) so I do try to sub. But it has always, always turned out so, so good-- I do like to watch all on the baking shows but it is you that is down to earth with things that are common and make it all come as a great dish . I will always look you up when I have a question with something new to try.--- take care Love Carol

By Carol Folsom on November 18, 2012


Mrs. dean I fixed this dish for breakfast Sunday morning and everyone enjoyed it. I was very surprised. I made a dish that came out just right. Thank you.

By Rosalyn S Rutherford on October 22, 2012


This is by far the best hashbrown casserole recipe I've tried! My husband and kids love it! It's yummy southern comfort food! Thanks Paula!

By Nicole Spurgeon on July 31, 2012


I just love cooking from Paula Deen's recipes! I made one of her famous cakes for Christmas now they want another on and I said only on holidays because it took me two days to make it.

By Alvita Lowe on May 18, 2012


I made this for a church brunch. The recipe was perfect! I did substitute 2 cups corn flakes instead of using potato chips. I then drizzled a small amount of melted butter on top. Yummy!!!

By Laurie Carpenter on May 06, 2012


My granddaughter made these....Best I ever tasted...this recipe will replace the one I've been using.

By Bernie Montag on April 16, 2012


My niece makes this wonderful hash brown casserole every year at thanksgiving and Christmas. We all LOVE it. It is easy. It is a what I call a "dump and stir" recipe which is great given all the more complicated recipes that are required during the holidays. LOVE IT. Thanks Miss Paula.

By Rhonda Eakle on January 31, 2012


My husband and I ate at Paula Deenn's buffet at Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth IN. All of the food was phenomenal, but the hashbrown casserole was out of this world. I make it at home all the time, and use this recipe for any work related functions as well.

By Jennifer Lusby on December 08, 2011


isn't this the one you made a lot for your bits??? at first? bought the cookbook or bible you put out since my family is in alabama. beth

By Anonymous on December 07, 2011


Not very good at all. Too much sour cream,and even after thawing the hash browns and baking for 45 minutes,they were still not done enough for me.

By Brandy on October 30, 2011


Thank You for sharing your family,wonderful recipes and all your knowledge with the world.You are not only beautiful,you are an angel who has shared a gift with the entire world and I hope we have all done you justice?Take Care.From my family to yours,wishing you continued success!

By Tammy Harris on October 20, 2011


I have made this casserole on several occasions and we love it! Its easy and it tastes great!

By Mona Aflague on October 14, 2011


im gonna try this this week try to watch yourer show all the time

By sharon clayton on October 09, 2011


I made a change that I think Paula would not only approve of, but LOVE! I topped this casserole with those French Fried Crunchy onions (the kind that you top that green bean casserole with!), and my guests absolutely love it! They had to have Paula's recipe! Yaaaaay Paula! Thanks!

By PreziGirl on October 09, 2011


I have made a similar recipe for years, but use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of celery. I also use the Obrien potatoes for a bit of color and extra flavor.

By Robin on October 09, 2011

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