Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole (like Cracker Barrel’s!)

24 Reviews / 4.8 Average
Welcome to the world of Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole goodness! If you love the one Cracker Barrel offers, you'll love this copycat recipe. It's a much healthier version that doesn't use canned soup. Enjoy it as a side for breakfast for brunch.
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Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole  on a plate with scrambled eggs, bacon, and a side of fresh fruit.

I used to LOVE the Hash Brown Casserole at Cracker Barrel. That’s before I started asking questions about how they make their food (did you know almost all of their vegetable side dishes are made with sugar?).

Then if you look at the copycat recipes online, most of them call for a can of condensed soup – no thank you MSG and other unwanted additives! There has to be a better way, and thankfully there is, which I’ve detailed for you below.

It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to potatoes and cheese and other wholesome ingredients. This is a tasty dish that you can enjoy with breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was even better than I expected! I had frozen hashbrowns and wasn’t sure what to do with them and then I came across this recipe. Even my husband, who normally doesn’t like hashbrowns said these were some of the best potatoes he’s ever had. So easy to put together and I was very happy to NOT see sour cream in the ingredients (I didn’t miss it at all) – I will definitely be making this again!!

  2. I wouldn’t say it’s “just like Cracker Barrel’s”. It’s more like Mac and Cheese made with frozen hash browns instead of macaroni. Tasty, but not as close as other copycat recipes of Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole. Definitely needs the sour cream that’s missing from the above recipe!

      1. Tammy Feathers

        The original may not but many do have sour cream that claim to copycat cracker barrel. I’ve seen the creamed soup also listed on many. I figure the sour cream would make it creamer like the soup. Either way just suit to your taste. The sour cream sounds like a great addition!

  3. Where have you found 1 ingredient hash brown potatoes? I’ve not been able to find them at either Earth Fare and Whole Foods in Southpark. Help!