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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

slow-cooker cheesy hash brown casserole Side
Slow-Cooker Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

When you’re cooking for a crowd, break out the slow cooker for an easy, delicious side dish. These cheesy potatoes are the stuff of legend at potlucks everywhere. Don’t count on having any leftovers the next day, but if you do, rewarm them in the microwave, and serve them with scrambled eggs for a hearty next-day breakfast. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 31, 2019

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1
small onion, diced
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
bags (20 oz each) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
2
cups sour cream
1
can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/4
cup water
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent and soft.
  • 3
    In large bowl, stir onion mixture and remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • 4
    Place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 hours; stir. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 2 to 3 hours longer or until center of casserole reaches at least 165°F and edges are bubbly. Stir.

Expert Tips

  • Taking the time to sauté the garlic and onion at the start is a fundamental technique for laying the groundwork for excellent flavor. Both garlic and onions are called aromatics for a reason: they not only taste good, but their appealing aroma beckons everyone to the table.
  • Use the right potatoes, russets in particular, that are high in starch, to make a hash brown dish hang together. The refrigerated shredded potatoes are convenient, but it’s a breeze to shred up your own.
  • Make them in the oven—spread the mixture in a greased 13x9 glass baking dish. Slide into the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until melty & bubbly. Sprinkle with some seasoned coarse bread crumbs or panko tossed with chopped green onion for a crisp topping.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 3/4 Cup
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
2g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • If you’d like to amp up your potluck game, this is the dish to take you to “superstar” level. Beloved by young and old, meat eaters and vegetarians, it’s a warm and satisfying side dish that will complement whatever else is being served. Best of all, making cheesy potatoes in a slow cooker is really just a matter of sautéing onion and garlic in butter for a few minutes, combining the other ingredients, then setting the slow cooker on low. A few hours later, you’ve got a hearty, cheesy side dish that’s ready to do you proud. This cheesy hash brown casserole is just one of the time-tested recipes that you’ll find in Betty’s best one-dish meals and casseroles.

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