This Baked Cheesy Hash Browns Casserole Recipe is a creamy, cheesy potato side dish that is so easy to make. Serve this for everyday meals, brunch, or the Holidays. So delicious and everyone always digs in. My guess is that you have eaten a version of this at some point in your life. Our family enjoys this classic recipe. This recipe is sometimes known as hash brown casserole or funeral potatoes.
2PoundsShredded Hash browns partially thawed 1 Bag
8OuncesCheddar Cheese Shredded for topping
4OuncesMozzarella Cheese Shredded for topping
To make this casserole simply add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl except the shredded potatoes and a cup of the cheddar cheese and the mozzarella cheese. Stir it well until all the ingredients are combined.
Then add the shredded potatoes and mix again.
Spread the potato mixture in a prepared 9 X 13 baking dish. Add the shredded Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese. Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the cheese is all melty and the potatoes are tender, it is ready for serving.
Can You Prepare This Hash Brown Casserole the Night Before?
Yes, you can. Here are the make ahead instructions.Mix the casserole together the night before adding to the baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When you are ready to prepare, remove from the refrigerator, bring to room temperature and bake as directed.This is simply perfect for serving at weekend brunches, holiday gatherings, potlucks, or a weekday meal.
While this recipe today does not have the crunchy topping, it is very easy to add if you like that. Sometimes I make it with the topping and other times I leave it off.Here is how you make the crunchy topping. Two cups of crushed corn flakes or crushed Ritz crackers mixed with three tablespoons of melted butter. Just sprinkle on top before baking. When the potatoes are hot and bubble and the top is crunchy, the side dish is ready to enjoy.