Hashbrowns Deluxe oh yes! This recipe is known by different names, but whatever the name it is always a crowd pleaser and winner. In our family the recipe was known as Hashbrowns Deluxe, but I have frequently heard the dish referred to as Cheesy Hashbrowns, Potato Deluxe, Deluxe Hashbrowns and Party Hashbrowns. Any name will do and all are absolutely delicious!
- 1 bag two pounds, frozen hash browns defrosted
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 8 ounce bag of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 pint of sour cream
- 1 stick of melted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
13 X 9 pan dark metal or glass dish both work for this recipe
Spray the pan with cooking spray.
Defrost the frozen hash browns. Defrost on the kitchen counter or in the microwave.
Add the soup, cheese, sour cream and melted butter into the bowl of hashbrowns.
Add the crushed potato chips or cornflake crumbs on top. This is optional.
Bake at 350 degrees one hour to one and a half hours.
Check after one hour.
I cover the pan with alumimun foil to prevent over browning of the crunchy top layer.
Customizing The Recipe
This recipe lends itself to customization depending upon the nutritional goal. It can easily be made with less calories with low fat substitutions of the original ingredients or optional items can be added to increase the calorie intake.
Optional items include:
diced or minced ham
hashbrowns of your choice
cream of mushroom can be substituted for the cream of chicken soup
diced or minced pre cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken
diced or minced pre cooked vegetables
Can You Freeze Hashbrowns Deluxe?
Absolutely! The dish freezes very well without sacrificing taste or consistency. We would usually eat about 1/2 the pan over 2-3 meals and then I would make individual portions of the remainder to freeze.
I use 1.25 cup Rubbermaid containers or cut the leftovers into squares which I wrap in plastic wrap and foil to freeze.