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Cracker Barrel Loaded Hashbrown Casserole

Cracker Barrel Loaded Hashbrown casserole with sausage is great for breakfast or dinner. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cracker Barrel Recipes, Hashbrowns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 520kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 pound sausage
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated American cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey jack Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Colby cheese 1 cup is for the casserole topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 pounds frozen hashbrowns defrosted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, be sure to break the sausage into small bite-sized pieces when browning. When sausage is almost done add 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped red bell pepper into the sausage. Drain sausage when finished cooking. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of flour to the butter. Allow the butter and flour to cook over medium heat for about 1 minute. You must cook the flour and butter mixture together so that the flour won't taste raw. Add 1/4 of the milk to the roux, and stir until thickened. Once the sauce is thick add another 1/4 of the milk, and stir until thickened. Finally add the remaining milk to the sauce once it has thickened. 
  • Once the sauce has gotten thick add the cheese and stir until the cheese has melted. In a large bowl combine hash browns, cheese sauce, and sausage. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Top with additional grated Colby cheese. 
  • Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.



Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 450mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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