Hashbrown Casserole- Cracker Barrel Copy Cat Recipe

So, if you’re a regular here you know that I LOVE Cracker Barrel!  There’s something so comforting about their Southern style food….probably because I grew up on this food—good ole Southern cooking at it’s best!  Make sure you check out the Cracker Barrel Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole Copy Cat Recipe…it’s SUPER YUMMY!

Hashbrown Casserole

Closest Copy Cat Recipe to the Real Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole!

Today though, I share with you the BEST Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Copy Cat Recipe EVER!

Now, I’ve tried many many many versions of Cracker Barrel’s hashbrown casserole copy cat recipe BUT none of them ever quite made the cut.  There was always something different….too much sour cream, not enough cheese, low flavor, soggy potatoes, etc.  So, I started experimenting in the kitchen determined to find the right ingredients to make this family favorite dish!

I must say that this is probably as close as I’ll ever come to the original Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole recipe and there’s a few tricks you can do to make it more authentic or keep it simple.

Hashbrown Casserole- Cracker Barrel Copy Cat Recipe
 
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The CLOSEST copy cat recipe to Cracker Barrel's Hashbrown Casserole! My family thought I stopped at Cracker Barrel for take out when they tasted this hashbrown casserole!
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Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 16oz shredded potatoes (now, you can use frozen hashbrowns for the easy version or shred your own Idaho potatoes for a more authentic taste- I used frozen and it still tasted FABULOUS just know that the potatoes are going to be a bit soggy)
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • ½ Cup Sharp Cheddar (now, to get a better flavor buy the bar cheese and shred it yourself or you can go the easy route and use pre-shredded- just know that the pre-shredded isn't as flavorful)
  • ½ Cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 small onion diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. If using frozen hashbrowns- place them in a baking dish and broil for about 15 minutes- stirring twice during baking to help make them less soggy.
  3. Blend the cream cheese and cream of chicken soup.
  4. Mix cream mixture together with onions, potatoes, and cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (stirring half way through).
  7. Stir casserole once more, sprinkle with shredded cheese and up the oven temp to low broil for about 10 minutes or until the casserole is golden brown.

 

Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy, flavorful, yummy!

Enjoy some Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole at home!

What’s your favorite Cracker Barrel dish?  Maybe I’ll try to replicate it!

 

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Comments

  1. Wow! This looks delicious! So I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging since I went to work…you’ve changed your blog…alot!! I’m curious if you are liking wordpress and if you will now and forever be a no-reply blogger.

    • Wow…thanks for letting me know I’m a no-reply blogger again…I had no idea! I’ll have to figure out how to fix it on WP! Yes, I’m loving WP! There’s so much more I can do with it! :) Let me know if you get this—I set up an auto email reply plug in and am curious if it really works. :)

  2. This has all the right ingredients! Except bacon, but I can fix that!

  3. Yummy got to give this a try. Live in a rural area, we just got a new Cracker Barrel Store.

  4. What cheese do you use to mix, and what cheese to put on top? Thank you

    • I like to use Colby Jack cheese…but it’s really personal preference as to what type of cheese you like…many people use Cheddar Jack, Cheddar, Colby, etc.

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