August 20, 2014

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Recipe (5 Minute Prep)


The PERFECT COMFORT FOOD: Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole recipe

Be still my heart! I know it’s wrong to look at this picture and swoon, but I have a serious love affair with potatoes. Yes, I am not proud of that fact, but it’s true.

Potatoes are my absolute favorite food in the whole world, and if I sat at the fancy restaurant in the world, I’d prefer just a huge mound of them, yes, even above a juicy steak. It’s bad, I tell you.

With that being confessed, I routinely set aside days to concentrate on perfecting the art of potato making,  and this Cracker Barrel Hash brown Casserole recipe is one I have been making for years and years. In fact, I’ve consistently started doubling this recipe for large groups hoping for left overs, and it doesn’t matter. The more I make, the more is eaten. If I want any the next day (because they are just as good heated up), I have to hide them in a bowl in the back of the fridge, and don’t you think I haven’t done that. ;)

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this is a winner you won’t want to miss. It’s a perfect make ahead dish. Just bake right before you are ready to serve.

Try some of our other favorite potato recipes:

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Freezer Potatoes

Twice Bake Potatoes, Double Stuffed Potatoes


  1. I’m right there with you with loving potatoes! Sounds wonderful!


  2. Oh, be still my heart! Anytime I go to Cracker Barrel I have to order something that would allow me this casserole, you have just expanded my available eating options at CB…thank you! :)


  3. Hi! I came over from the Centsational Girl link party! I was looking through the other recipes, and I laughed when I found yours…. I linked up a Cracker Barrel Green Bean Copy Cat :) Great minds think alike. My husband works at a Potato plant so I make this casserole all the time! (we get free potatoes. :)

    Off to look around your blog!



  4. Sounds yummy! I plan on making this for a family get away. Could you use mayo instead of the sour cream?


    Jen Reply:

    It’s so yummy. I hope you enjoy it. You could use mayo, but I don’t know if you’d want to use the entire amount. It may be too much. Maybe you could do 1/2 and 1/2?


  5. Oh Yum, you had me at Cracker Barrel! Can’t wait to try!


  6. Thank you! My boys are going to LOVE this!!


  7. Thanks for the tasty recipe! What kind of hashbrowns do you use?? Shredded…cubed..?


    Jen Reply:

    You can use any that you prefer. I typically make them from my left over baked potatoes but if I buy them I use the shredded.



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