Creamy Hash Browns Recipe
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Creamy Hash Browns Recipe

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My mother often took this comforting side dish to social dinners because it was such a hit. Now I get the same compliments when I make it. Bacon and onion jazz up a creamy mixture that takes advantage of convenient frozen hash browns and canned soups. —Donna Downes Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 package (2 pounds) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 303 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 745 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in an ungreased 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over potatoes and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender and heated through. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Hash Browns in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p29

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times for barn potlucks, but I prefer to lighten it up a little. I use one bag of the potatoes with peppers and onions, low fat soups, butter and sour cream, leave out the bacon and reduce the sour cream to 1 cup. It's still very tasty and a far cry from healthy but at least I can eat it without crying lol"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"I make a few adjustments to this recipe to suit my tastes. I only use 1 lb of 'shredded' hash browns and I do not use as much bacon that is called for in the recipe. I make this anytime we go to a family get together or a church function and I never have leftovers. :)"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"I have made this a few times and love it! I would really like to know what the serving size is though. My son is diabetic and I see it is 18 grams per serving but it doesn't say what the serving size is.....anyone know??"

Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"Excellent! Made for a mother's day picnic and my family love it."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I often sub ham for the bacon - also use "real" American cheese & about 1 Tbsp. instant minced onion (the fresh doesn't seem to cook enough for my taste....)"

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