Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole
Servings: 10 people
If you're looking for a delicious side dish to serve at your next dinner, potluck, or holiday meal, look no further! This Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole is always a hit. Shredded hash browns, bacon, green onions and lots of cheese combine to create the perfect crunchy, cheesy comfort-food goodness.
- 1 pound bacon cut into ¼-inch slices and cooked, divided
- ½ medium yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 30 ounce package frozen shredded hash browns
- 6 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 can cream of mushroom/chicken soup
- 12 ounces sour cream
- ½ cup milk
- 3 cups shredded cheese your favorite, divided
- Cooked bacon
- Chopped tomatoes
- Crushed crackers
- Sliced scallions
- Sour Cream
- Shredded cheese
- Fried Onions such as French's
Adjust oven rack to middle position and spray a 13x9-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Cook bacon over medium-low heat until crisp. Pour off all except 1-tablespoon bacon drippings, and reserve the drippings, in an airtight container, in the fridge for future use.
Cook the diced onions in the tablespoon of bacon drippings still in the pan over medium-low heat until translucent and softened.
In a large bowl, whisk together ¼ cup melted butter, soup, sour cream, milk, cooked onions, 1 cup cheese and ½ the crisped bacon pieces.
Add the potatoes, and stir well.
Transfer the potato mixture to the prepared pan and press it slightly down in an even layer. Top with 2 cups cheese.
Bake at 350°F for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and hot throughout. If the cheese is browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil. The internal temperature should register at least 165°F-175°F.
Remove from the oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with your favorite toppings, and…
Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1mg