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?


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Vegetarian Copycat Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
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).
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • In large bowl, combine all ingredients (except 1/2 cup of reserved cheese) and fold ingredients to blend.
  • Spread potato mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
  • Top with reserved cheese.
  • 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.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before serving hot.


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.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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  1. Bud
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    This is my favorite Cracker Barrel side. This recipe tastes just like it.



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