Mouth-watering 3-Ingredient Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe by 30Seconds Food

Mouth-watering 3-Ingredient Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Think you need lots of ingredients – and canned soup – to make a cheesy hash brown casserole? Nope! This easy hash brown casserole recipe has just three ingredients. Three! With simple prep, you can have this potato recipe in the oven in five minutes. While it bakes, make chicken, beef, pork, lamb or even seafood to go with it.

This three-ingredient cheesy hash brown casserole is made with frozen hash brown potatoes, heavy cream and shredded cheddar cheese. The ingredients are baked for about 55 minutes or until melty, cheesy and golden. Sprinkle with some black pepper before serving for a little extra flavor. 

You can serve this irresistible potato dish as a side dish, but it would be delicious for brunch or breakfast, too. Serve with eggs, bacon or sausage, toast or biscuits. How about throwing some cooked, crispy bacon, ham or sausage into the casserole before baking? You. Are. Welcome.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

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Recipe Notes

  • You can add other ingredients into this casserole before baking like chopped green onions, chopped cooked bacon, ham, sausage or even finely chopped broccoli or red pepper.
  • You can use shredded hash browns or diced hash browns.
  • Freshly grated cheese melts better than prepackaged, so grate your own fresh if you can.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Grease a 6-cup casserole dish. Put half of the potatoes into the dish. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  2. Top with remaining hash browns and more salt and pepper. Top with remaining cheese. Pour the cream over the top.
  3. Cover and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 548

Total Fat: 38.5g

Saturated Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 88mg

Sodium: 603mg

Total Carbohydrate: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 3.3g

Total Sugars: 1.8g

Protein: 13.2g

Vitamin D: 23mcg

Calcium: 309mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 662mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Incredibly easy and incredibly delicious. Breakfast comfort food! #yum
This one’s a dairy-licious dream come true. 😍

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