Ranch Hash Brown Casserole

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Ranch Hash Brown Casserole

I think half of this was devoured by my oldest grandson in one sitting.  Of course, he’s a big guy and I think it was comfort food for him with a broken collarbone.  He loved it!!

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped, optional
  • 1 1/2 (30-oz.) bags frozen shredded hash browns
  • 2 (16-oz.) containers sour cream
  • 2 pkgs. ranch dressing mix (not dip)
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter

In skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until golden and crisp.  With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Combine sour cream and ranch dressing mix in a large bowl.  Add Cheddar cheese and hash browns, and stir to combine.  Hash browns can be frozen or thawed.

Add hash brown mixture to a sprayed 9 x 13-inch baking dish.  Top with pats of butter.  Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

This recipe can be frozen and cooked later.

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Hash Brown Casserole

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Hash Brown Casserole

  • 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces Colby cheese, shredded (or whatever you like)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced (or 2 tbsp. dried minced onion)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 30 oz. pkg. frozen hash brown potatoes, partially thawed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In small skillet, melt butter, add onion and cook on low until onion is translucent.  (Do not brown.)  Cool slightly.  (Or if you would rather use dried onion, omit this step.)

In a stand mixer, place soup, cheese, onion/butter mixture, and salt.  Mix on low speed for one minute.  Add frozen shredded potatoes.  Mix on low speed for one minute.  Spray a 8 x 11.5-inch pan with food release.  Place entire contents into sprayed pan; loosely spread casserole to fill pan at even level.  I add a little more cheese on top after it comes out of the oven, if desired.  (You may also mix this in a large bowl if you don’t want to use the mixer.)

Bake 35 – 40 minutes or until golden brown.  Serves 8-10.

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