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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Cornflake Topping

Cheesy and creamy hashbrown casserole topped with a buttery cornflake topping. The perfect holiday breakfast!

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Corn Flake Topping

Variations:

#1: I made this for our Christmas breakfast in 2013 and made the following alterations. I used the 28 oz. bag of Yukon Select Hashed Browns (Alexa brand) which have garlic, onion, white pepper and sea salt. I used a can of cream of celery soup instead of chicken. I added just a bit of shredded cheese to the top before adding the cornflake topping.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Corn Flake Topping

#2 (Our Favorite): I made this variation in March of 2014. I used a 28 oz. bag of Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs (Alexa brand) which have seasonings of roasted garlic, black pepper, sour cream and chives. I used a can of cream of celery soup. This has a much better flavor I have found than the chicken. I added some dried minced onion instead of chopped fresh onion.

I added one diced cured ham steak and mixed that in with all the hashbrown casserole ingredients. To the top, I added a thin layer of a shredded cheddar, then the cornflake topping as directed. Far and away this has been our favorite way to make this casserole.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Corn Flake Topping
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Cornflake Topping

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Corn Flake Topping

Servings: 12
5 from 1 vote
Cheesy and creamy hashbrown casserole topped with a buttery cornflake topping. The perfect holiday breakfast!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Equipment

  • 9″x13″ Baking Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. hashbrowns thawed
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 10 3/4 ounce can cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups sour cream (regular or light)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350-f degrees. Lightly spray a 9″x13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine thawed hash browns with 1/2 cup melted butter and all the remaining ingredients except the corn flakes. Spread into baking dish.
  • Mix 1/4 cup melted butter and the crushed corn flakes together and sprinkle over top of casserole.
  • Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 1 hour. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 777mgPotassium: 389mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1204IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 12mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate.

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15 Comments

  1. Hi Ali, your hashbrown casserole look scrumptious. Great for breakfast. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    I'm following you. Have a lovely week ahead.

  2. Love Hashbrown Casserole! Although I don't use the cornflakes. It looks great though so I may try them real soon.

  3. I always add garlic salt to my hashbrown casserole.. and wait until maybe the last 10 min to put the flakes on turns out sooo good

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Pinning your post!
    Miz Helen

    1. I have made this recipe for many years but it called for two cans of soup and one 8 oz. (1 CUP) of sour cream and one cup of milk. It was always delicious. You can also use two different soups and I used Cream of Potato and Cream of Celery or sometimes used Cream of Onion. Anyway, you can easily half the recipe by using one can of soup and once cup of sour cream, one pound of hash browns 1/2 cup of milk , etc. or make whole recipe, put in two smaller casseroles and freeze one for later.

  5. If you are looking to freeze this… do you cook it first and thaw or mix up ingredients, freeze, and then thaw to cook?

  6. My favorite go-to breakfast side! Perfect for brunch. It is now a tradition at Christmas morning too 🙂 Thank you for posting!

  7. Instead of the fresh onions I use French Fried onions in the dish and use the French Fried Onions with butter on top.