Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole


Indulge in the comforting flavors of Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole right in the comfort of your own kitchen! This beloved dish, reminiscent of lazy breakfasts and cozy dinners at the famous restaurant, is now within your reach. With its creamy texture, cheesy goodness, and crispy topping, this casserole is perfect for any mealtime occasion. Plus, it’s freezer-friendly, making it a convenient option for busy days. Follow along as we recreate this iconic recipe with a touch of homemade charm.


  • 32 oz. frozen hash browns, thawed*
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup (or cream of cheddar for a twist)
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Begin by ensuring your hash browns are thoroughly thawed. If needed, speed up the process by defrosting them in the microwave. Once thawed, pat them dry to remove any excess water.
  3. Reserve ½ cup of grated cheddar cheese for later use.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, melted butter, cream of chicken soup (or cream of cheddar), sour cream, finely diced onion, remaining grated cheddar cheese, and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a greased 9×13 casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the reserved grated cheddar cheese on top of the mixture.
  7. Bake the casserole uncovered for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. After 35 minutes, increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes, or until the top of the casserole becomes golden brown and slightly crispy.
  9. Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before serving.


There you have it – a homemade rendition of Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole that’s bound to impress your family and friends. Whether served for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, this dish is sure to be a hit. With its creamy texture, cheesy goodness, and irresistible flavor, it’s a comforting classic that never fails to please. Plus, the convenience of being freezer-friendly makes it a lifesaver on those busy days. So go ahead, dig in, and enjoy the homemade goodness!