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Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

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Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

© 2011 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Easy and quick to put together, this hash brown potato casserole is great for parties, potluck dinners, buffets, or family dinners. You can assemble the casserole the day before, refrigerate it, and bake when you need it. Alternatively, you can bake it, freeze it, and reheat it. Use as a side dish or add meat, such as ham chunks, to make it a meal in one dish. The bacon is optional, but highly recommended.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick or 1/4 cup) butter, melted and at room temperature
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed between your palms
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups fine-shredded Cheddar cheese (divided use)
  • 1 (24-ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes (break up any frozen clumps)
  • 1 small (about 1 cup) chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced sweet red bell pepper (capsicum)
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, optional
  • Paprika
  • Snipped chives for garnish, optional

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 11-inch (or 10-inch square) shallow glass oven-proof casserole dish.

In a large bowl, combine butter, chicken soup, sour cream, egg, thyme, kosher salt, and pepper. Mix well.

To the soup mixture, add 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, frozen hash brown potatoes, onion, red bell pepper, and optional bacon. Mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cup of Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle top lightly with paprika.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes, then sprinkle with optional chives before serving.

Note: You can prepare this ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. The baked dish may be frozen. Let thaw before reheating.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Hash Brown Potato Casserole RecipePhoto © 2011 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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hash brown cass, Member ikghod

would it be ok to use fresh boiled potatoes, as i dont realy like the frozen stuff. Potatoes are plenty at the moment in Australia.

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