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loaded hash brown potato casserole in baking dish

Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 502kcal
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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Toppings: (optional)

  • Cooked bacon
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Crushed crackers
  • Sliced scallions
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fried Onions such as French's

Instructions

  • 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…
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

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