Amazing Copycat Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

If you love Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole you’ll love this one. You’ve got to try this recipe. It’s super easy to make and always a hit. Gooey, cheesy goodness, what’s not to love?


Cracker barrel hash brown casserole copycat recipe

Vegetarian Copycat Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole

Course: potluck, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Potatoes, Potluck, Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: Kelly D
Ooey Gooey Cheesiness in a casserole with potatoes - what's not to love? Creamy and delicious just like the real thing. When my daughter became a vegetarian she really missed the Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole (and so many other vegetarian dishes restaurants sneak chicken broth into).


  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen hash browns if frozen, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 t celery seeds
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup reserved


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Prepare an 11 x 14-inch casserole or baking dish by buttering the sides or using your favorite cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients (except 1/2 cup of reserved cheese) and fold ingredients to blend.
  3. Spread potato mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
  4. Top with reserved cheese.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes until top is golden brown. If the top is getting too brown cover with foil.  If the top isn't brown enough, broil for 5 minutes before serving.

  6. Let rest 5 minutes before serving hot.

Recipe Notes

Stress-free Entertaining Option:

Place everything in a slow cooker and cook overnight and you'll have one less thing to do for breakfast the next morning.  I use this method often during the holidays or when I have a house full of guests.  Super easy and so good.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Copycat Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 488mg 20%
Potassium 326mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 18.5%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 21%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Bud

    This is my favorite Cracker Barrel side. This recipe tastes just like it.



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