Taste of the Nation: Utah’s Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Taste of the Nation: Utah’s Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Serve Utah’s rich, deliciously cheesy hash brown casserole at your next gathering as an easy side.

By: Wendy Kalen

Commonly known around Utah as “Funeral Potatoes” for its ability to feed large groups at gatherings, this grimly named potato dish combines frozen hash browns, cheese and corn flakes. Serve it at your next get-together as a crowd-pleasing side dish.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Serves: 12
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 to 55 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

60 mL (4 tbsp) unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 375 mL can evaporated milk or cream of chicken soup
475 mL (1 pint) sour cream
50 mL (1/4 cup) flour
2 mL (1/2 tsp) salt
1 mL (1/4 tsp) ground black pepper
225 grams (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 500 mL (2 cups))
375 mL (1 1/2 cups) corn flakes or 250 mL (1 cup) panko bread crumbs



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  1. Heat oven to 180 C (350 F). In a small skillet over medium high heat melt the butter. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes
  2. In a large bowl mix the onions, potatoes, milk, sour cream, flour, salt, pepper and cheese until combined. Pour into 33-by-23-centimetre (13-by-9-inch) pan and smooth the mixture’s top
  3. Crush and sprinkle the corn flakes over the potato mixture. Bake until bubbly at the edges and a knife stuck in the middle is warm to the touch, 50 to 55 minutes

Tip: For more tastes of the nation dishes, try our Mississippi mud browniesChicago deep dish pizza, New England clam chowder and Minnesota hot dish recipes.

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