CREAMY HASHBROWN POTATOES is just four ingredients, one dish, one hour in the oven and you end up with a rich dish to serve. This gets you to potato heaven! Enjoy a creamy, buttery casserole as the perfect comforting side dish for any meal!
My boys and I are preparing to go on a family adventure! Last year we started something that we wanted to become a yearly tradition for our family. We drove a few miles down the road to a certain hotel that is situated next to a certain large mall and that has a large indoor waterpark. It was one of our highlights of 2011. We had a blast! So despite my being unemployed and not having a ton of resources to be "playing" with, we have made the decision to do the 2nd Annual Waterpark Hotel Day & Night.
So while I wait for Sammy to wake up from his nap, I will share this delicious potato recipe with you! It seems impossible to call them anything but Chrissy Potatoes because that is what Dan and I have always called them. Our friend Chris (lovingly nick-named "Chrissy" by myself) shared this recipe with us a few years ago. We have made them about fifty times since. There is absolutely nothing healthy about them, but they are sooo incredibly tasty. Dan and I make these every year on Valentine's Day to accompany our surf-n-turf.
HOW TO PREPARE HASHBROWN POTATOES
Perfect for feeding a crowd, this 9x13 pan makes a BIG batch of potatoes.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Empty a 30-oz. bag of frozen country-style hash browns into the prepared baking dish.
Place 12 pats of butter over the hash browns (1 stick total), and pour 8 oz. of heavy whipping cream evenly over everything. Sprinkle with Lawry's seasoning salt (approximately 1 tablespoon total).
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
And that's it. They are easy peasy!
These are some gooood greasy potatoes, people. Try it soon!
These potatoes are typically great as a side dish but feel free to make them the main event by adding in some cubed ham or chopped turkey.
Mix up the texture of your potatoes by using diced chunks of potatoes vs the shredded potatoes. Both end up tasting the same but we all have our preferences with pasta shapes, this is the same idea!
These creamy potatoes do not have any spice in them. But they would be good with a can of diced green chilies in them for a fun variation.
Crushed potato chips or corn flakes would be a nice crunchy texture to the top of your potatoes.
Warm some Hashbrown Potatoes up, fry up a couple of sunny side up eggs and you’ve got breakfast!
Another amazing way to use these tasty buttery morsels up is to add them to the top of a burger with an egg sunny side up. The breakfast burger is SO good!
FREEZING HASHBROWN CASSEROLE
Because this recipe contains dairy in the form of heavy whipping cream, I do not recommend you freeze it unbaked. I would prepare the dish, bake it then allow it to cool completely before freezing it with several layers of saran wrap and aluminum foil to keep air out. When you are ready to serve your dish, allow the baking dish to come to room temperature, then bake as directed.