Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes

My mother in law made a version of these, at Christmas and I've been thinking about them ever since. I've seen them posted here and there, but never took the time to buy the ingredients and make them. Mostly because I thought the kids would not like them at all. So, when Hubby decided to make his AWESOME ribs, I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to make these.

 I just love how creamy and unctuous these potatoes are. And the cheese! I think what Hubby and I both like best about these is all the cheese. I didn't have any cream soup on hand, so I decided to make a cream sauce base to mix in with the potatoes. Everyone LOVE LOVE LOVED these, and Hubby and I both fought for leftovers; over the next few days, LOL. These would be great for a potluck, a brunch of like I did, to go with fabulous BBQ ribs.

Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes
printable version

1 lbs frozen hash browns
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 C sour cream
4 Tbs butter
1/2 cup onion, peeled and chopped
3 Tbs flour
2 tsp chicken soup base
1/2 C chicken stock
1/2 C milk
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 9 x 13 inch baking dish, with butter.

In a pot, over medium heat, melt 4 Tbs butter and add the onions; cook until onions are translucent and soft, about 4 minutes. Add in chicken soup base and flour and stir to coat onions; cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken stock and milk and cook until thick. Cool to room temp.

In a large bowl mix the hash browns, melted butter, sour cream, onion mixture, 2C cheddar, salt and pepper. Place in prepared baking dish, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 C of cheddar. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is browned.

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Marlys Folly said...

YUM ~ I am going to have to make these during the week that hubby is gone...

Mindy said...

These are a favorite in my family. I made them this weekend for breakfast for out of town family. I used the shredded ones, but I like the cubes just as well. I used cream of celery soup, 'cause that's what I had in the cupboard. SO stinkin' good.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

the perfect side dish for ribs!! Please come share at Foodtastic Friday!

Cyndi Cook Travis said...

My Mom made these at Christmas too, they are a family favorite, and so easy..zero leftovers...bummer..

Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com said...

Wow, these sound like heaven on a plate! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.


Anita at Hungry Couple said...

OMG! These look so good. I can't believe you actually had leftovers. We wouldn't... ;)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
I love this Potato Casserole, has a great flavor. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Karly Campbell said...

Yum! I could eat hashbrown casserole every single day and not get tired of it!

Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!