Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

hash brown casserole with cheese

Cheesy and creamy potato casserole.


  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz.) of condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (8 oz.) carton of spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 pkg. (2 lbs.) of diced hash brown potatoes – frozen
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream cheese,salt and soup
  • Mix well
  • Add the potatoes
  • Stir until coated
  • Spoon into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Back at 350 degrees uncovered for 35-40 minutes
  • Add the cheddar cheese and bake for 5 more minutes


Alternative Options for add-ins:

  • Add chopped ham to the hash brown mixture
  • Add cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Replace the cream of celery soup with a cream of bacon condensed soup

Note*If you add bacon, ham or bacon soup the salt content will increase do to the saltiness of the ham on bacon. To cut down on salt, you can omit the salt in the recipe

Make ahead and freeze option:

  • Make in a disposable baking pan
  • sprinkle cheese over the unbaked casserole and cover
  • Freeze
  • To bake, thaw overnight in the refrigerator
  • Let warm up to room temperature for 30 minutes
  • Bake as directed, adding more time as needed to cook through