This Cheesy Potatoes Side Dish is one of my family’s favorite side dishes. I make it often when I am asked to bring a side dish to events or dinners because it’s so easy and everyone always loves it. There is a secret to make this potato bake so creamy. It’s a hit for everyone.
Cheesy Potatoes Potato Bake Side Dish
We love these cheesy potatoes. The first time we ever had these was when my husband’s grandma passed away. I had had this sort of cheesy potato casserole before, but never, ever one that was quite this creamy… and there’s a trick. I am going to just put this out there… health nuts will not love this recipe. It’s about the farthest thing from nutritious that you can get. For real. But, hey, it’s delicious, and anything in moderation is a-ok in my book.
Anyways, I find myself serving this mostly with pork dishes. It’s awesome with ham and pork chops. but don’t count it out when grilling up that delicious steak either.
I also really love a dish like this as it takes an hour to bake in the oven, so I can focus on other side dishes while this one is baking.
Here’s how I get this recipe going. First, I let the hashbrown potatoes thaw out in the refrigerator for a bit. Usually two-three hours, but I have even let them thaw in the fridge overnight and we’re all still here to talk about it. 🙂 I love the old 70’s Tupperware bowls, but one like this would work as well – grab that next and get ready to get your mix on. This is by far the toughest part of this potato casserole recipe. See why I love it so much? hee-hee.
Mix all of your ingredients together, minus the butter. Throw it all in to the big bowl. Start with the soups, (yes! the secret is to add two cans, NOT just one… just do it – I promise it’s worth it!) then sour cream, milk and then cheese. Next, add in your diced onions if you’re adding them in. If I am serving adults, I do add them in, if it’s just my husband and the kids I don’t because my kids can sniff the onions out from a mile away and I like to avoid arguments. So, there’s that. But the onions are delicious in the final product and you really can’t even tell they’re in there. Up to you.
Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour uncovered. Let sit 5 minutes before serving and enjoy. Simply delicious!
- 2 cans cream of chicken condensed soup
- 1 cup milk
- 8 oz. shredded mild cheddar cheese
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 30 oz. bag frozen hashbrowns thawed atleast two hours in refrigerator
- 6 T butter cut into 6 tabs
- *optional ¼-1/2 cup diced onions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix first five ingredients + onions if you’re adding them in
- Lay tabs of butter on top of casserole
- Bake one hour, uncovered.
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