This Hash Brown Casserole with Corn Flakes is one my most popular dishes and with good reason. Shredded hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream and shredded cheese are topped with buttery corn flakes to make a dish that is the ultimate comfort food. Try this or any of our 10 Simple Casserole Recipes and tell me what you think.
This recipe was inspired by my Cheesy HashBrown Casserole which is great to try if you want another variation on this dish. Cracker Barrel does an amazing hash brown casserole that also inspired me. You may have also heard this dish referred to as funeral potatoes since it is a dish people will often bring over after a funeral.
Why this Hash Brown Casserole is awesome
- Great for Sunday dinner or even holiday meals
- The star of many potlucks
- Works great for breakfast, brunch or as a side dish at dinner.
- hash brown potatoes - shredded work best for this recipe
- cream of chicken soup - adds a delightful creaminess and texture
- sour cream - helps the other ingredients to really meld together
- shredded cheddar cheese - you can also use a cheddar jack mix
- onion - chopped. I used white onion
- black pepper
- butter - make the cornflakes tasty and crunchy
- crushed corn flakes - gives a hint of sweetness and crunch
To make this cheesy hash brown casserole with corn flakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine thawed hash brown potatoes, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, shredded cheddar, chopped onions and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Put the cornflakes and butter aside for the topping.
Stir well until all the ingredients and cheesy potatoes are thoroughly combined.
Spread Hash Brown Casserole mixture in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish. I love this Anchor Hocking Bake and Take set. It makes it so easy to bring this casserole to a gathering. If you are making this the day before, you can cover it and put it in the refrigerator at this point, and add the cornflakes and butter in the morning.
If you are making this recipe for hash brown casserole to use right away, crush 2 cups of cornflakes and sprinkle them over the casserole. Melt ¼ cup of butter in the microwave and evenly pour over corn flake mixture to make buttery corn flakes.
Cover the hashbrown casserole recipe with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 minutes. Serve immediately. If you have any leftovers (you probably won't) it will keep well in the refrigerator for a few days.
This is one of my favorite potato recipes and makes the perfect side dish or breakfast. If you are a fan of food that sweet and salty, these cheesy hash browns are a winner!
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Hash Brown Casserole with Corn Flakes
- 2 pounds shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
- 1 cream of chicken soup 10.75 oz
- 8 oz sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar or cheddar jack mix
- ½ cup onions chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pinch pepper
For the topping
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 2 cups cornflakes crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients except for the cornflakes and butter in a large bowl. Put the cornflakes and butter aside for the topping.
- Spread mixture in a greased 13 x 9 casserole dish.
- Crush 2 cups of cornflakes and sprinkle them over the casserole. Melt ¼ cup of butter in the microwave and evenly pour over corn flake mixture.
- Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 minutes. Serve immediately.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can store this in the casserole dish in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for up to 5 days. You can reheat this in the microwave, and pop it in the toaster oven to broil for a few minutes so the corn flakes can get crispy.
Yes! You can mix up all the ingredients and place them in the casserole pan covered until the next morning. Add the cornflakes and butter in the morning. Then just bake according to instructions. I often do this on Christmas Eve when I am making them for the next day.
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This is so delicious!! My family absolutely loved it. So so good. Thank you!
I love hash browns & I love casseroles so this recipe is a winner in my book! I love that it stays good for days, hello leftovers!
One of my favourite casserole recipe. I will be making this for dinner soon.
Hash Brown is one of my family favorite dish any day. But have never tried it with this amazing and unique topping of Corn flakes.
This casserole is a favorite for our church dinners. We make 2 large pans and NEVER have any left over. I guess we should start making 3 large pans! Thank you for sharing.
I made a very similar recipe to this today, but had a problem with the corn flake crust, so I looked online and found your recipe, and I thought maybe you could help me. The casserole was great, but the cornflake topping was not crunchy/crispy...instead it was kind of tough and chewy. I used 1 1/2 cups of crushed cornflakes and 3 TBS of melted butter, except I meted the butter stove-top, then mixed in the cornflakes. Do you think that might be the problem? Because you say to put the dry cornflakes on the casserole first, then pour the butter over top. Doing it this way would seem to not get all the cornflakes fully wet and immersed into the butter...so is that the key? I cooked on 350 for 50 minutes. Thanks for any advice you can give!
How did adding meat to it work out? Has anyone tried adding eggs as well?
Thanks for the kind words!
Yum! So good and so simple to make. So glad I found this website! Can't wait to try the biscuit egg and sausage casserole!
I'm absolutely doing this for dinner tonight! Going to throw in some breakfast sausage so the meat eaters won't complain but this looks delicious!!!!
Oh my gosh, what a nightmare. So sorry to hear the oven gave out. Never tried it in the microwave. If you did, please let me know how it turned out.
Oven failure. Company coming. I have casserole ready to go. It needs to have cornflake topping added. then baked. Can it be salvaged by doing in microwave?
Hi Marie, if you scroll past the last photo there is a print button which will just print the recipe and not everything else. It should come out to just one page. Hope this helps. Have a wonderful new year.
I have never tried that. If you do, please report back and let us know how it worked.
Can I separate into two dishes and freeze one dish (prior to baking) for future use?