Hashbrown Casserole- Cracker Barrel Copy Cat Recipe

There’s nothing better for breakfast than some yummy Cracker Barrel….it’s southern comfort food that takes you back to grandma’s house! This Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe is a cheesy delicious dish that the whole family will LOVE!

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

A simple, delicious, and cheesy breakfast casserole everyone will LOVE!

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!

Today though, I share with you the BEST Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Copy Cat Recipe EVER!  This is my absolute favorite dish to get at Cracker Barrel.  It’s so yummy with their hot biscuits, some scrambled eggs, and crispy bacon…..mmmmmmm such comfort food!

Now, I’ve tried many many many versions of Cracker Barrel’s hashbrown casserole copy cat recipes 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.


Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

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!
Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 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
  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.


Now go enjoy some Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole at home!

What’s your favorite Cracker Barrel dish?  Share in the comments below!

Are you like me and always on the hunt for deliciously simple recipes that your family will love?  Here’s a free printable for my 5 FAVORITE one dish meals— they’re perfect for busy nights when you don’t have a ton of time and don’t want to clean a bunch of dishes!

Other easy recipes you should try:

Creamy Chicken with Bacon

Slow Cooker Hamburger Hash

ULTIMATE Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

Cracker Barrel Creamy Chicken and Rice Copy Cat Recipe

Healthy Stuffed Breakfast Peppers

Delicious Breakfast Boats 

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  1. Susan says

    I make a very similar recipe that is always a hit with my family. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

    • says

      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.

      • Pennie says

        Sounds great. In the recipe, however, you list as ingredients 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar, shredded and 1/2 cup of Colby Jack. Then in the part where you’re telling how to prepare it, you say to mix cream mixture with onions, potatoes and cheese. Still later you say to sprinkle with shredded cheese.

        Are you saying Colby Jack should also be shredded? And which one, Colby Jack or Cheddar do you mix in with the cream mixture and which one do you sprinkle on at the end???

        Thanks so much!

        • says

          Oh my gosh…this is such an old recipe of mine. I definitely need to update it! Both cheese should be shredded and I now actually just mix them all together with the cream mixture. I don’t top it with shredded cheese anymore because it’s cheesey enough without sprinkling cheese on top and the oven automatically gives it a nice crisp top. I will definitely be updating this recipe soon to make it easier to understand. 🙂

  2. says

    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.

    • Melissa says

      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. 🙂

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