Shredded frozen hash browns are kicked up with butter, sour cream, green onions, and lots of cheese to create this Cheesy Party Potato side dish! A family favorite at this Nest and sure to be one at yours too!
I’m a huge believer in Family Dinners. Every other Sunday we have our married kids over for Sunday dinner. One week they come to our house, the next week to our Son-in-laws house. Some weeks our college son is home visiting. Now we have the addition of baby “B” ,in a high chair, jabbering away at us. It’s the BEST!
If you’re not having family Sunday dinners…think about it! It’s a fun tradition!
I try to make Sunday dinners a little special. I have a table full of “meat and potato” guys. So, I’m always looking for ways to serve up those spuds! I love this recipe for “Party Potatoes”.
These differ from “Funeral Potatoes”. (If you don’t know what those are…you don’t live in Utah! We like to name our dishes after special occasions…like Funerals? Huh?…. Oooookay!)
I think Cracker Barrel stole this recipe…but, it’s a bit different. I love the ease of using the frozen shredded hash browns and I really LOVE the buttery crunchy corn flake topping! Baby “B” gave these taters two fists up and a whole lot of drool and “mmmmmm’s”!
How To Make Cheesy Party Potatoes
Start off by melting the butter. I just pop it in the microwave. Covered.
Tip: Always cover butter when melting so you don’t have a mess to clean up in your microwave!
Next add the soup, sour cream, and diced green onions. (Those onions add lots of flavor!)
Blend it all together till it’s a nice smooth mixture.
Did someone say “Cheese”? Add in your cheese! We can’t have potatoes that “party” without cheese! It’s just not possible. EVER! (wink-wink)
Add in your bag of thawed shredded hash browns. Stir it all together.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the potato mixture evenly in the dish.
Add an additional sprinkling of cheese. About 1/2 to 3/4 a cup. It’s just a little extra step I do. I love melted cheese on top! You can never have too much in my humble opinion!
Let’s get rid of some frustrations! (Not saying I have any but, on some days this turns into corn ash!) Smash up your corn flakes.
TIP: I place mine in a zip lock bag and use my rolling pin to crunch them all up. This way I can just toss the bag when done and have less mess to clean up!
Sprinkle the crushed corn flakes over the top of the potato and cheese mixture.
Melt the remaining butter in a glass measuring cup and slowly pour over the top of the corn flakes trying to cover as much of the top as possible. You want those corn flakes as buttery and crunchy as you can get them. It’s the “gold” on top!
Pop them in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes. Tick-tock…Tick-tock…all that yummy goodness cooking away! See the “gold” on top…crazy crunchiness going on there!
It’s time to Par-tay! We can celebrate with these Ooey-gooey cheesy party potatoes that will go beautifully with our Sunday Family Dinner!
They’re fantastic served with roasted chicken, pork roast, steaks, ham, you name it. Such a comforting side dish that is gobbled up in a flash by all!
Some how comfort foods and family just seem to go together! Don’t you agree?
That’s our family recipe for Party Potato Casserole.
It was actually given to us, years ago, from a church friends Mom. She was an amazing cook. I love those wonderful little church cookbooks! They contain the BEST family recipes handed down from generation to generation. NO ONE cooked as good as Grandma and the Church ladies cooked!
Here are a few other Great Side Dish Recipes for you to try!
- Loaded Scalloped Potatoes for Two
- Green and Gold Summer Squash Casserole
- Oven Fried Squash
- Best Cheesy Funeral Potatoes
- Broccoli Puff
- Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
- Creamy Cheesy Au Gratin Red Potatoes
Have a FANTASTIC DAY! Find something to be joyful about! Life is about being the little things! Thanks for stopping by my Nest!
Cheesy Party Potatoes
Cheesy Party Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish for any main course. Serve year round at Sunday Family Dinners or special occasions. Enjoy!
- 1 bag frozen shredded hash browns
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 pint sour cream
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, plus 1/4 cup more for on top
Corn Flake Topping
- 2 Cups Corn Flakes Crushed
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter.
- Stir in the soup, sour cream, and onions. Mix well.
- Add in the 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
- Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
- Place mixed ingredients into the casserole dish.
- Top with the extra 1/4 cup grated cheese.
- Top with the crushed corn flake topping
- Drizzle with butter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
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Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 372mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Saturday 27th of March 2021
can i make these a day in advance & keep it in the fridge overnight?
Tuesday 30th of March 2021
Hi Barbara! Yes you can! I would add the crushed corn flakes right before baking. You can crush them up and keep them in a ziploc bag until ready to bake. I think they might get soggy if left in the refrigerator overnight. Otherwise yes you can make them ahead of time. Happy Nesting! Come back soon. Norine
Sunday 7th of April 2019
I add the ground beef, too, but I swap lit the cornflakes for French fried onion rings for the topping.
Monday 8th of April 2019
Hi Beth! That sounds amazing! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me. Happy Nesting! Norine
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Monday 2nd of April 2018
Hi Norine, These potatoes sound delish and I am going to make them today with a ham, think they will be great with it. Just an FYI about the recipe, you never said to add the potatoes in. Most people can figure it out but a newbie might freak a little.. LOL Thanks for the wonderful recipe and have a great day!!
Monday 2nd of April 2018
Hi Lisa! YIKES! How did I overlook THAT little detail! Thank you so very much for bringing it to my attention. I'll go fix it right now! Hope you had a wonderful Easter and that you enjoyed the potatoes! Happy Nesting! ~Norine
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