Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

2 Apr 2016

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy hashbrown casserole that is so easy to make! The crunchy cornflake topping is one of the best things to happen on this casserole.

Hashbrown Casserole

I know I have been quite on here for the past week, but I have a good reason. Not a particularly fun reason, but one that involves piles and piles of work.

Our school had an inspection yesterday, and all of us teachers were clamoring to refine (and type out) our lesson plans for this year and last year, with all of the curriculum expectations included. And though this might not sound like a lot of work, believe me. It is. I was staying up until 1AM every day and waking up at 6AM. When people tell me teachers get paid too much, they should really take into account all of the unpaid work we do. Which is about 50% of our work.

Hashbrown Casserole

So I was freaking out yesterday, wondering whether or not the inspector would come to my class, and preparing super detailed and amazing lesson plans for all my classes, secretly hoping she wouldn't come to my class.

But all my efforts were for naught, because the inspector didn't even come to my class. After the fact, I kind of wish she did, because I spent all this effort creating these amazing lesson plans with assessment for/of/and learning, and detailed notes, when I could have spent all that time to catch up on marking.

Oh well. What can you do?

Hashbrown Casserole

Well, I am going to celebrate a job well done with a hashbrown casserole. 

I love this casserole for breakfast, but you can easily have it for lunch or dinner. It is so cheesy and filling, that I have been eating it for breakfast every day this week, getting me ready for my busy days.

The best part about this casserole is how easy it is to make. Just pour all of your ingredients (except some butter and the cornflakes) into a bowl, mix, pour into a baking dish, top it with the butter and cornflakes, put it in the oven and BAM! Super easy and super satisfying casserole at your fingertips.

I think I'm going to make it again this weekend. I am sure to have a lot of busy marking days ahead.

Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 2.2 lbs frozen hashbrowns, thawed
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 (10 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the hashbrowns and 1/2 cup butter. Add in the pepper, salt, onion, soup, sour cream and cheese, and mix until fully incorporated. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup butter with the cornflakes. Sprinkle on top of the hashbrown mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes.

Adapted from Nancy Creative

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  1. Mouth watering.. Looks so good!

  2. Oh my gosh. When I was a kid a friend's mom used to make something kind of like this and I always wanted the recipe. I am going to make this and eat it all!! Thank you!

  3. My aunt used to bring something similar to the family gatherings! It was always delicious. Cheese and potatoes are such a great combo!

  4. Your hard work definitely deserved a reward! This sounds like ideal comfort food.

  5. Oh teacher life!! My sister and father are teachers, so I hear all of the stories... it never seems to end! You definitely deserve comfort food and a rest. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks fantastic. xx

  6. Cathleen, I can really appreciate how much work you teachers put in. I work at a school; not as a teacher, but I get to see first-hand how hard all the teachers work and all the hours they put in. Frankly, it's astounding. I hope this delicious casserole helped to make up for all that lost sleep over your lesson plans!!

  7. Teachers definitely don't get paid enough! If it were up to me you'd get a raise. ;) Until then you should just devour vats of this cheesy deliciousness, because this has got to at least make your tummy feel good! Giiiirl hashbrowns are my weakness and this casserole looks off the hook! Gimme gimme! Cheers!

  8. What a fun dish! Very creative, and just wonderful looking. Definitely a nice reward for all the hard work you've been doing!

  9. What yahoo thinks teachers are paid too much! Teachers are UNDERpaid. I think it's disgusting the way that teachers have been villainized as a political tactic. Anyway, sorry for that rant, but I have too much respect for teachers to lethe it slide.

  10. What yahoo thinks teachers are paid too much! Teachers are UNDERpaid. I think it's disgusting the way that teachers have been villainized as a political tactic. Anyway, sorry for that rant, but I have too much respect for teachers to lethe it slide.

  11. Wow, Cathleen, with your busy school schedule you find time to make some awesome dishes, and desserts! You ROCK! I think this ooey-gooey comfort and sooo good hashbrown cheesey casserole is a stroke of genius; which I think is what you are! Hugs,

  12. Cornflakes, cheese and hashbrown is like the perfect combination ever for breakfast! This casserole looks so good!

  13. Replies
    1. It depends on what sized bags you have. 2.2 lbs is around 998g, and the typical bag of hashbrowns I buy is 900g. So for me, I use 1 whole bag and a little of another one. But you can just as easily go with less hashbrowns and dump the contents of the bag close in size to 998g.


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