Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole is a favorite recipe of many people who go to the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. They often go just for the Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole. I can’t go to the Cracker Barrel without ordering it! This casserole is rich with cheese, a touch of sour cream, onions, and more. You don’t have to leave home to have a taste of the Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole, which is a special breakfast treat. but one of the best things about the Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole is you can serve it for any meal. I really like this for lunch or dinner, too. One thing is for certain: now you won’t wonder how to make the Cracker Barrel Hash Brown casserole anymore!

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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

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  • Recipe Type: Side Dish
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:45 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

This classic casserole is one of our favorite recipes at You don’t even need to be an experienced cook to make this dish—it is easy.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (2-pound) package frozen hash browns, thawed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Spread the potatoes in the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave. Add the onions, sour cream, and soup and mix together. Pour the soup mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for 45 minutes, or until all is completely warm and the cheese begins to melt.

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  • Johnross1968

    How well does this recipe freeze????
    I am trying to get into something called freezer cooking (i’m new to it) where you cook all of your stuff on 1 day or a weekend , then just reheat it through the week or the month.
    If you know of any good (and very cheap) recipes for something like this please let us all know.

  • Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

    This sounds amazing!

  • Lauren

    These Cracker Barrel recipes are so cool! I love eating there, but the closest location is soooo far away from where I live! So glad I found this website! Do you have a recipe for their to-die-for apple dumplings? I didn’t see one on here and I am longing for it!

    • stephaniemanley

      I will see what I can do. I appreciate your suggestion.

  • Sheri Johnson

    This is better than Cracker Barrel’s recipe, it’s delicious, even better on day 2, 3, and 4. Thank you for sharing it.

    • stephaniemanley

      Mine never lasts quite that long 😉 Good to know it tastes better and better.

  • Gena

    This is a GREAT recipe! It needs onions and….. for any Southern recipe,…. one needs to add bacon or sausage grease, not butter.

  • bonnie

    I am so disgusted! I told the waitress I am a vegetarian and she recommended the hash brown casserole, which I ate. Now I find out it has chicken soup in it, it makes me sick at my stomach.

    • stephaniemanley

      It could be their version is vegan.

  • Toni

    This recipe is very good! I made a few changes to the recipe (I had to work with what I had). I didn’t have any cream of anything except cheddar soup. I used a can of cream of cheddar soup, omitted the sour cream, and butter and seasoned with a few shakes of seasoned salt, onion powder and pepper. I thought it was going to turn out dry, but it wasn’t. I mixed all ingredients together very well and reserved about two handfuls of the cheddar cheese for the top. I finished it off by dotting it with about 1 tablespoon of I can’t believe it’s not butter. Baked for 35 minutes at 425 degrees. Thank you for sharing. My family loved it!!!

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so happy to hear this recipe turned out well for you and your family. I love the changes you made. I hope you try other recipes.