Grandma’s Cheesy Potatoes


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A simple casserole that dresses up hash browns with lots of cheese, sour cream, and a crunchy corn flake topping! It’s soul-warming comfort food!

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This past weekend was Thanksgiving for me and my family. I usually go up to Erie to visit my family for an ‘early’ Thanksgiving. It spreads out my visits so that I’m not right back up there a few weeks later for Christmas, and it gets me out of traveling during the week of actual Thanksgiving. That is one of the toughest travel weeks of the year, and I like to avoid the airport fray if I can!

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The day after ‘Thanksgiving,’ we eat leftovers all day long, and then help my Gma get out her Christmas decorations. Sure, November 8th is pretty early to get out Christmas decorations, but now it’s tradition. Every year she says that she’s not going to get out as many decorations as the year before, but as soon as we start unpacking boxes, she gradually decides that she can surely find a spot for all her holiday items.

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For our meal, besides preparing the usual holiday suspects like turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, we also have at least one variation on potatoes. Oftentimes we have several. Whether they are basic mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, my Gma’s mashed potatoes, or her cheesy potatoes… potatoes abound.

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My Gma hasn’t made these Cheesy Potatoes in a while, but they are a staple that get worked into the holidays every so often. I was reminded how much I like this recipe when I was flipping through our family cookbook recently, and with the holidays approaching, I decided to make them. My S.O.’s never had my Grandma’s Cheesy Potatoes, so I picked up the ingredients I needed at Walmart to throw these together.

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This casserole could not be simpler. It’s got a short ingredient list, and everything is easy to find. You’ll slap together sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese Colby & Monterey Jack (Cheddar is also delicious) for the creamiest and cheesiest potatoes you can find. And they have a crispy, toasted corn flake topping for a little crunch.

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If you’re hosting family dinners or entertaining friends for the holidays, this casserole will be one thing on the menu that you can count on to be a crowd-pleaser!

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With hash browns, lots of cheese, sour cream, and a crunchy corn flake topping!
Recipe type: Sides - veggie
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 - 36 oz. bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 - 15 oz. container light sour cream
  • ½ c. melted butter
  • 2 - 3 c. Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese Colby & Monterey Jack
  • 2 - 3 c. corn flakes cereal
  1. Scatter hash browns evenly in the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine soup, sour cream, and butter.
  3. Pour evenly over hash browns.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with corn flakes.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until corn flakes are lightly browned, and the casserole is bubbling.
  7. Remove from heat, and serve!

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  1. says

    I have never tried a potato dish with corn flakes before! This looks delicious, and between the cheese and cornflakes I think even my picky boys would love it! {client}

    • says

      Yes! This dish is definitely a crowd-pleaser – even picky eaters can’t resist the cheesy goodness and all the wonderful carbohydrates! Haha! :) Thank you, Stephanie!

  2. Becky Humphrey says

    Sarah: My family calls these “manly potatoes”! We LOVE this dish; the only difference in my recipe is that I mix all the ingredients together (except the cornflake topping) and pile them in a dish. :-)

    • says

      Isn’t that funny?? Every family seems to have a similar, but slightly different variation these potatoes! I have no idea where my Grandma got the recipe, but she loves it and has made them for a long time!

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