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Hash Brown Casserole without Soup

Frozen hash brown casserole without soup recipe you can add leftover ham to if you like, serve for brunch, breakfast or even a cheesy dinner. This is a great way of how to cook frozen hashbrowns in a cast iron skillet with sour cream and lots of cheese!

Hash Brown Casserole without Soup

You have had this casserole with hashbrowns at your favorite restaurant I bet. That cheesy potato dish that comes with your pancakes or a side dish with dinner. This way you can make it with no cream of mushroom soup at all, and it’s still delicious. (post may contain affiliate links present)

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe without Soup

We have made others too but like our 5 Ingredient Hash Brown Casserole they have condensed soup cans in them to get creamy. There are other ways to cook it though. One great reason to do so is that you can make it dairy free this way. Daiya has great cheeses, sour cream and other ingredients that are lactose free.

You don’t have to just enjoy this for breakfast though. We have made breakfast for dinner many times and it is way better than just plain shredded potatoes. Thinned out a bit makes a delish Hashbrown Soup that is super hearty and great with leftover ham from after the holidays too.

Dairy Free Hash Brown Casserole

Cast Iron Hash Brown Casserole

We have made this on the stove in a pan since it is typically cooked alongside our main dish, eggs and/or bacon. You could though use the timing and temp for our Crockpot Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes to create it that way too. When hosting a brunch this can be handy so it can sit and stay warm for a good hour after it’s done.

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • Bell pepper diced
  • 3 c frozen shredded hash browns – better left frozen vs. thawed hash browns which will become more mushy
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 c leftover meat is optional but a great add in like we did with our Ground Beef Hash Brown Casserole made in a baking dish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Our easy Cheesy Potatoes with Frozen Hashbrowns comes in super handy when you want a few dishes to make when a large crowd arrives. You need things with very little prep right? Well you can just pour them out of the bag without defrosting for this, buy cheese already shredded and prep the onions and peppers the day before.

Frozen Hash Brown Casserole

Dairy Free Hash Brown Casserole

If you wanted to make this as a Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole you would want to precook and brown the meat at the beginning. Drain and then add after the onions have softened. You’d need a larger cast iron skillet in this case since there is more food.

Frozen Hash Brown Casserole

If you wanted a healthier option to make at the same time, follow our Frozen Hashbrowns in Oven on another shelf in there.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil, onions (if using,) and bell pepper (if using.)
  • Cook the vegetables until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • If you want to add precooked leftover meat add that in now to warm with the vegetables. If a thicker sauce is desired, whisk together 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp cornstarch.
  • Pour the cornstarch slurry into the pan. Bring the juices to a boil and cook just until thickened. Turn flame off.
  • Spread the meat mixture into an even layer in the cast iron skillet on the bottom. In a bowl, stir together the frozen hash browns, sour cream, half of the cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place dollops of the hash brown mixture over the top, spreading if possible to even out. Top the casserole with the remaining cheese.
  • Place the casserole into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges are bubbling.
  • Allow the casserole to rest for 10 minutes, then scoop out and serve.

Looking to make a few dishes with the same main ingredient? I get it, makes things easier and cheaper for sure. Often times I will make this one with a batch of Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hashbrowns so people have a great choice of either one, or both.

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Now if you wanted to leave out the cheese you could…but why??? This does in fact save quite well if you have leftovers. Wait until it is cooled completely first, then transfer to a airtight container. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. When reheating drizzle a bit of melted butter over the top to add moisture and heat for 1 minute in the microwave.

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Cast Iron Hash Brown Casserole

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Hash Brown Casserole without Soup

Frozen hash brown casserole without soup recipe you can add leftover ham to if you like, serve for brunch, breakfast or even a cheesy dinner.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, cracker barrel, dairy free, frozen hashbrowns, sour cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 429kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 cast iron skillet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil, onions (if using,) and bell pepper (if using.) Cook the vegetables until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • If you want to add precooked leftover meat add that in now to warm with the vegetables. If a thicker sauce is desired, whisk together 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp cornstarch. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the pan. Bring the juices to a boil and cook just until thickened. Turn flame off.
  • Spread the meat mixture into an even layer in the cast iron skillet on the bottom. In a bowl, stir together the frozen hash browns, sour cream, half of the cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place dollops of the hash brown mixture over the top, spreading if possible to even out. Top the casserole with the remaining cheese. Place the casserole into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges are bubbling.
  • Allow the casserole to rest for 10 minutes, then scoop out and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Hash Brown Casserole without Soup
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 0.05g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1256IU25%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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