Southern Style Cheesy Potatoes

southern style cheesy potatoes

Southern style cheesy potatoes are a favorite for any meal. This easy potato casserole is made with hash browns, sour cream, cheddar cheese and topped with crushed cornflakes. Serve  them for dinner with ham, beef, or pork or as part of a hearty breakfast or brunch. You can also find other recipes for dinner potatoes here.

This is a very popular potato recipe in our family and anytime anyone brings a dish to pass, this one is always requested.

There have even been occasions where we have needed to make two pans because everyone likes these potatoes so much.

This makes a nice side dish when served with ham steaks for brunch, pork steaks or hamburgers. It is a versatile recipe and definitely qualifies as comfort food.

“I make these all the time. I add bacon bits, or I switch up the cream soup. Sometimes I put bread crumbs on top” – Sherri via FB

Southern Style Cheesy Potatoes

Southern Style Cheesy Potatoes
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Recipe type: Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 pounds (32 ounce bag) Ore Ida Diced Hash Brown potatoes, thawed
  • ½ cup finely chopped mild onion
  • 1 pint (16 ounces) Daisy dairy sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small can cream of mushroom or chicken soup

  • Cornflake Topping:

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes (4 cups flakes crushed to yield 2 cups crushed)

  • Bakeware Needed:

  • 1-9" x 13" glass baking dish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat a 9" x 13" glass baking dish with butter or non-stick vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Finely chop ½ cup onion. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, onion, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, ½ cup melted butter, salt, pepper, and soup.
  5. Mix together until well incorporated.
  6. Spoon into your greased baking dish and press the mixture flat into the corners.

  7. Cornflake Topping:

  8. In a small paper lunch bag place 4 cups of corn flakes. Crush with the palm of your hand until evenly crushed to about half the quantity.
  9. In a small bowl combine the crushed cornflakes and ¼ cup melted butter.
  10. Sprinkle the cornflake mixture evenly over the top of the potato casserole.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  12. Serves 6-8.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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