Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

There is only one hashbrown breakfast casserole you should make this weekend. It’s this Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole recipe that is a favorite of anyone who has ever visited the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole on a plate and in a baking pan.

Why this Recipe Works

The Cracker Barrel is known for a lot of great recipes but most people will go just for this hashbrown breakfast casserole. It is rich with cheese, a touch of sour cream, onions, and more. But you don’t have to leave home to have a taste of the Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole.  Making this special breakfast treat is easy to make at home.  And while it’s considered a breakfast dish, it can also be served for lunch or dinner.  And it heats up really well too.

How to Make Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

This recipe is super easy and only calls for a handful of ingredients.

  • Hashbrowns
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Minced Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Recreating a hashbrown breakfast casserole is very easy and only takes a few steps.  After you spread the hashbrowns in your baking pan, you will prepare the sauce.  In a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, onions, sour cream, and soup.  Mix all together and pour over the potatoes.  Sprinkle with cheese, bake for 45 minutes and you are ready to serve.  It’s that easy.

Homemade cheesy Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole on a plate.


  • You may use frozen hashbrowns for this recipe. However, you need to thaw them out in the refrigerator overnight.
  • If you would rather microwave the frozen hashbrowns, you can do that too. Make sure you drain the potatoes in a colander and pat dry before you put it in the baking pan.
  • Make sure you spray your pan with a non-stick pan. It’s really important to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan.

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Cheesy homemade copycat Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole on a plate and in a baking pan.

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

You can make the famous Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole at home. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cracker Barrel Recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 321kcal


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 pounds hashbrowns
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 10.75 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese Colby cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Spread the potatoes in the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave. Add the onions, sour cream, and soup and mix together. Pour the soup mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for 45 minutes, or until all is completely warm and the cheese begins to melt.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. LU

    We went to Cracker Barrel this past week ,they had loaded hash browns but the potato was cubed…. would you use the same ingredients ??

  2. gerri sutherland

    I have eaten this version of the cracker barrel casserole but I’m wondering if it is the original or not.Twenty some years ago,my local Cracker Barrel served a hash brown casserole but it had CHUNKS of Colby and cheddar cheese both and chunks of ham.It was WAY better!It was shaped like a small loaf.Does anyone else remember that version?

  3. Lindsay Register

    My recipe is slightly different and imo, has a little more flavor than cracker barrel…

    1 bag frozen hash browns
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    16 oz. sour cream
    1 small onion chopped
    1/4 c. butter
    12 oz. cheddar cheese (the sharper the better)
    Mix all ingredients except butter. Press into greased casserole dish and pour melted butter over top and around edges. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

    • Amy Costa

      Hey Karen, I’m not sure if you got the answer to your question but just in case, I’ve always been told to assemble the casserole, refrigerate, take out at least 30 mins before putting in the oven to let it get to room temperature and then bake! That’s what works for me!

  4. Betsy Sharer

    Your hash brown casserole is incorrect not only does it have shredded cheese but it also has Velveeta cheese in it. I don’t like Velveeta in general but in this case nothing is interchangeable with this ingredient. I know this as a former employee of Cracker Barrel.

    • Amy Costa

      Hey Betsy, I was reading your review and was wondering what form the velveeta should be to incorporate it..shredded or lil chunks throughout? Hope to hear back from you, thanks!!

    • Stephanie

      I think it could, but you would want to shred the potatoes, and then soak them in water, and then squeeze them very dry in paper towels. This would prevent potential browning.

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