Tap here to get 5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

Cheesy Potato Recipe

|

posted: 09/23/19

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy
|
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy

This Cheesy Potato Recipe is a simple and easy side dish that everyone will love. When you need the ultimate comfort food, make this cheesy potato casserole.

overhead view of a clear baking dish filled with cheesy potatoes with corn flakes with a spoon going into it

I’m coming in hot today with an AMAZING classic for you. This recipe comes courtesy of my awesome neighbor, Tiffanie. She’s the neighbor you call in a pinch or when you need to sit and kick back with an amazing cocktail. You might know her from such recipes as the Three Ingredient Pink Party Punch and the Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe. Right? See you are already fans of hers.

And now we have this incredible Cheesy Potato Recipe. I fell hard for these cheesy potatoes with corn flakes. I made and photographed it when I was having a majorly bad day, and you can probably picture me sitting on my floor next to my beautiful windows eating it right from the casserole dish. It’s possible a photo of me doing that is next to the definition of “comfort food.”

landscape photo of two plates with a pile of cheesy potato recipe, garnished with parsley and clear baking dish in the background

How to Make Cheesy Potatoes

This recipe is a classic because it couldn’t be more simple.

  1. Mix together sour cream (or yogurt), condensed cream of chicken soup (see my note about making it from scratch), and shredded cheese.
  2. Pour that over frozen hash brown potatoes.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes and then top with corn flakes and melted butter.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes and then eat and fall into a happy cheesy potatoes casserole coma.
landscape photo of a baking dish filled with square frozen hash brown potatoes on a white surface to make cheesy potato casserole

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

So, I’m on a new(er) mission here to bring you guys easy recipes with options for from scratch or SUPER simple. The way this recipe is written is the SUPER simple way.

But! If you are feeling the whole cooking from scratch vibe, you can follow my instructions for Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup. Double that recipe, and it will add about 25 minutes to this recipe, or you can make it up to three days before.

I made this cheesy potato recipe using my homemade condensed cream of chicken soup recipe, and it was totally amazing.

clear baking dish on a white surface filled with creamy substance and pieces of shredded cheese visible to make cheesy potatoes casserole

Shredded vs. Block Cheese for Cheesy Potatoes

So, I’m going to become really unpopular and absolutely insist that you never buy shredded cheese ever again. Okay, fine. I won’t take that hard of a stand.

But. I would like to throw it out there that block cheese is a cook’s dream cheese. It melts perfectly in recipes and does everything you want it to. In a pinch go ahead and use shredded cheese, but keep in mind you will have better results with block cheese.

landscape photo of an overhead view of a clear baking dish on a wire cooling rack filled with cooked cheesy potato recipe, lots of crisp cornflakes on top

Making Ahead

I would not recommend making this casserole ahead of time. The corn flakes will get very soggy and not be nearly as delicious as if you just pull it right out of the oven.

Additionally, this is a relatively easy casserole to throw together, and therefore worth just making it the day you plan on serving it.

up close photo of a vintage looking spoon dishing up cheesy potato bake that has been toped with cornflakes from a clear baking dish

Serving Size for this Cheesy Potato Recipe

If you are feeding a crowd and need to know how much cheese potatoes to make, this cheesy potato casserole makes 8 cups. If you are serving this as part of a holiday meal or pot luck, I would count on a half cup serving for each person, making 16 servings.

Other Great Comfort Food Recipes

If you are also having a bad day and you just need more and more comfort food in your life, let me suggest these:

If you make this cheesy potato recipe or any of the other recipes I have listed, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

up close photo of two stacked white plates that have been topped with cheesy potatoes and garnished with small bits of parsley, a clear baking dish in the background
overhead view of a clear baking dish filled with cheesy potatoes with corn flakes with a spoon going into it
0 from 0 votes

Cheesy Potato Recipe

Serves: 16 servings
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
This Cheesy Potato Recipe is a simple and easy side dish that everyone will love. When you need the ultimate comfort food, make this cheesy potato casserole.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 10 oz cans condensed cream of chicken soup or homemade version
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 32 ounces frozen diced hash brown potatoes (still frozen)

Topping (added halfway through baking)

  • 2 cups corn flakes cereal
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and shredded cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  • Pour the potatoes into the bottom of the baking dish. Top with the sour cream mixture. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Pull the casserole out of the oven and top with corn flakes. Pour the melted butter over the top. Bake for another 30 minutes uncovered.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Calories: 242kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 17g (26%) Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 33mg (11%) Sodium: 426mg (19%) Potassium: 182mg (5%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 3g (3%) Vitamin A: 12IU Vitamin C: 4mg (5%) Calcium: 11mg (1%) Iron: 6mg (33%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
overhead view of a clear baking dish filled with cheesy potatoes with corn flakes with a spoon going into it

did you make this

Cheesy Potato Recipe

I’d love to see what you made! Tag me @lisasimplejoy and hashtag it #simplejoyrecipes!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

Reader Interactions

    LEAVE A COMMENT

    Have a question? Use the form below to submit your question or comment. I love hearing from you & seeing what you made!

    Rate This Recipe:




  1. Roxeann says

    I make a version of this once a month. My family loves them. I use O’BRIEN FROZEN diced POTATOES. They have onion and diced peppers already in them. I also by a ham slice and dice it up and add it in to make it a one pan meal.
    We also have use this on Holiday mornings with eggs for brunch. Preparing the night before ready to put in oven in morning.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sounds delicious Roxeann!

  2. Sandy Featherston says

    What can I replace cornflakes with? Just not a fan of this them

    • Lisa Longley says

      Potato Chips would work well!

SUPER-SIMPLEFAMILY FAVORITES
Broccoli Pasta"Omg! I didn’t think anything so simple could be so good!"
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe"My family absolutely loved this recipe. Even my finicky eaters."
overhead photo of a gray skillet filled with beef and broccoli recipe, garnished with sliced green onions
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry"I have made this a couple or more times. It’s easy & quick to prepare. I like this for a quick meal. It will be my go to recipe."

SUBSCRIBE & RECEIVE

5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

SUBSCRIBE & RECEIVE

MY TOP 10 EASY DINNER EBOOK!

5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

SUBSCRIBE & RECEIVE

MY TOP 10 EASY DINNER EBOOK!