Old School Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Old School Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This old-school cheesy hash brown casserole recipe by Mel Lockcuff on YouTube is also known as funeral potatoes. It’s an easy make-ahead side dish. If you’re counting your carbs this isn’t the recipe for you, but it’s comfort food. Bring this casserole dish to a potluck or make it for your family dinner. This is an old-school classic side dish that your grandparents might’ve made when you have family gatherings. I’ve never had this hash brown casserole before, but I am curious what it would taste like. It’s a simple recipe to make and looks creamy. I love how cheesy the casserole is and it’s inexpensive to make.



  • 30 ounces frozen hash browns, thawed*
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 2 cups Corn Flakes, slightly crushed
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted


First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the hash browns, melted butter, salt, pepper, minced onion, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Mix everything together. Continue to watch Mel Lockcuff tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Next, sprinkle the crushed Corn Flakes over the hash brown mixture in the baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about an hour.

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Serve while it’s warm. This old-school hash brown recipe looks amazing and the Corn Flakes adds a nice crunchy texture on top. This hash brown casserole is easy to freeze too. I love cheese so this is the perfect recipe to make if I’m craving a side dish that would be great to pair with protein and veggies. Casseroles are simple to make because you can mix everything together in a bowl and add it to a baking dish.

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