For New Year’s Day, I made this hashbrown casserole at my parents house. (Please excuse the photography – I didn’t get photos taken until it was partially devoured.)
It was really easy, and basically made to use up things. If you need something tasty that can be made with minimal effort, give it a try!
I used frozen hashbrowns, poured about a half cup of half and half, a half cup of milk, and 3 tablespoons of melted butter into a bowl. I then cracked in four eggs and whisked it all together. Then I added about onion powder, season salt, and two big pinches of garlic powder. I did these to taste, but if I had to guess at measurements, I’d say there was between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon of these three. Use salt and pepper to taste.
I then added about 2 cups of shredded cheese (they had italian, but cheddar would be great as well) and poured the mixture over the hashbrowns and mixed them up.
Spray a 9 x 13″ baking pan with cooking spray and then pour in your hashbrowns. I cut up the remaining butter and put small pieces over the top of the casserole. You can add cheese on top if you like.
I baked it at 425°F for 35-40 minutes, until the top was lightly golden brown. Everyone who ate it thought it was a hit, and the only other thing I might add next time is a little sausage or some crumbled bacon.
If you give it a try, I’d love to hear how it came out!
- 1 bag frozen hashbrowns
- 1/2 c milk
- 1/2 c half and half or cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 c cheese (plus extra for top)
- 6 tablespoons butter (2 melted)
- 1/8 – 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp season salt
- salt & pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and spray a 9″ x 13″ pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, place the melted butter, milk, cream, seasonings, and eggs. Whisk until everything is well combined.
- Pour in the hashbrowns and cheese and make sure everything is well mixed.
- Pour into the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Dot the top with the remaining cubes of butter. If you want to add cheese to the top, do so now.
- Bake for 30 -40 minutes until the top is beginning to turn golden brown. You can leave longer if you want a darker top.