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Creamy Hash Browns

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’s quick and easy to make thanks to convenient frozen hash browns and canned soups. —Donna Downes, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 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 sour cream
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 303 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Rhondine
    Feb 15, 2013

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  • appychick
    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

  • pertylilredneck
    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. :)

  • Misty_96
    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??

  • AngieRae24
    May 10, 2010

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

  • ifmom
    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....)

  • DaniCalifornia
    Jan 17, 2010

    I normally don't like hash brown casseroles, but this is really, really good. I'll definitely make it again.

  • knitwit84
    Nov 8, 2009

    I made this for the monthly church potluck and it was a big hit. There was none left. Will definitely make this again - with a little less onion.

  • carole
    Jan 10, 2006

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