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Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole

Easy cheesy potato casserole is one of those dishes that is hard to put down once you take a bite. Tender potatoes, plenty of cheese, and tons of flavor make up this dish. The side dish is full of great flavor, and it’s the perfect dish for any dinner or holiday meal.

Cheesy Potato casserole in a small bowl.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 110 minutes
Servings: 10 servings 
Preparation Level: Beginner +

What I Love About the Cheesy Potato Bake

  • The recipe is perfect for family dinners, special occasions, holiday meals, funeral luncheons, and simple family dinners.
  • This easy cheesy potato casserole recipe for a quick meal only requires a few ingredients and is super popular for holidays.
Cheesy potatoes in a bowl next to the baking dish.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make the Cubed Potatoes?

  • Frozen southern style hashbrown potatoes (diced)
  • Cream of potato soup
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Sour cream and potato soup in a glass bowl.

Add the cream of potato soup and sour cream to a large glass bowl.

I was intrigued by the idea of adding canned potato soup to a potato dish. And, trust me, you will love it because the creamy soup adds so much flavor to this dish.

Mozzarella cheese in a glass bowl.

Next, add 1-1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese to the bowl.

Soup, cheese, and salt and pepper in a large glass bowl.

Add 1-1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, grated parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and mix everything.

Hashbrown potatoes in a glass bowl.

Pour the frozen cubed potatoes into the bowl and mix until covered.

Cheesy potato casserole in a baking dish.

Spread the cubed cheesy potatoes into a 9″ x 13″ greased casserole dish and sprinkle the remainder of the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top.

Tin foil over a casserole dish.

Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake another 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

If the potatoes are frozen cook for the entire 60 minutes, but if the potatoes are thawed, only cook for 30-40 minutes. Be sure to remove the tinfoil halfway through.

Baked potato cheesy casserole in a baking dish.

Other Side Dishes Y’all Will Love:

  • Moist Jiffy Cornbread might just end up being one of your favorite side dishes.
  • Broccoli cheese bake is another perfect side dish for any dinner or holiday gathering.
  • 5-Minute green bean casserole is another great dish that can be made the day before.
  • Southern homemade butter beans are easy to make in the slow cooker and always turn out flavorful.
  • Funeral potatoes are a simple side dish if you love buttery Corn Flakes on top–I love a good crunchy topping, don’t you? These are total comfort food any time of year!
  • Hash browns go great with just about any meal, and this recipe is similar to Cracker Barrel’s cheesy potato recipe.
A spoonful of potato casserole on a black spoon.

Main Dishes That Pair Well With Cheesy Potato Casserole:

Cheesy potato casserole in a bowl on the counter.

Optional Ingredients

  • You can create cheesy potato casserole with bacon for added flavor, chop up some green onions, diced bell peppers will add some color and crunchy texture, or diced ham for more protein.
  • If you like a little spice, add some diced jalapeños. Toss in some mushrooms to add a little more nutrition to the dish.
  • For a different flavor, you can substitute cream of potato soup for cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup.

Can I Use Frozen Shredded Hashbrowns?

Yes, you can also use frozen shredded hashbrowns for this recipe. You will want to make the dish with the same ingredients and cook for the same amount of time.

Can I Make the Potato Casserole Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make the dish and keep the unbaked casserole in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. I would only make it one day in advance.

This is the ultimate comfort food to add to your table for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and it’s nice not to have to make a lot of dishes at once.

Cheesy potato casserole in a small bowl.

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cheesy potato casserole is a delicious recipe that is hard to put down once you take a bite. The side dish is full of great flavor, and it's the perfect dish for any dinner or holiday meal. It's one of those classic recipes you will want to make again and again.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounce bag of southern style hashbrowns
  • 10.5 ounce can of cream of potato soup
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  2. Add the potato soup and sour cream to a large bowl.
  3. Next, add 1-1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese and 1-1/2 cups of cheddar cheese to the bowl.
  4. Add the parmesan, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Pour the potatoes into the bowl and mix until covered and spread it into the casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top and cover with tinfoil.
  7. If frozen, bake for 30 minutes, remove the tinfoil and bake 30 more minutes. If thawed, bake for 15-20 minutes, remove the tinfoil, and bake 15-20 more minutes.

Notes

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and cover them with plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 1295mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Carolyn Gunn

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

Can I use fresh potatoes instead of frozen?

Carolyn Gunn

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

I made these tonight with fresh potatoes. Peeled them and prepared recipe as directed. I cooked them covered for an hour and then for about 40 minutes uncovered. They were a hit, everyone loved them. Will definitely be making them again. Thank you!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

Hi Carolyn,

You can, but if you don't cook them ahead of time, you might need to cook it longer in the casserole. I hope you enjoy it!

Susan

Thursday 14th of October 2021

I love your recipes but I am only cooking for 2 and sometimes 3 people. Your recipes make too much for just us darn it.

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 14th of October 2021

Hi Susan,

Thank you for the kind words! You can cut a lot of the recipes in half, if you'd like.

You might also like my friend Debby's site, Southern Home Express. She cooks for two and you might love her recipes, too! https://southernhomeexpress.com/ Hope that helps!

Brad

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Made this a couple days ago and loved it! Question, what about if you are doubling it? What is the best way to bake both casserole dishes together at the same time to ensure both pans cook fully and properly? Thanks

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 8th of May 2021

Hi Brad, So glad you love it!

If you have two racks in your oven, I would place a pan on each rack. But, the cooking time might take a little longer, so be sure to check it to see if it's done when the timer first goes off. Each oven is a little different, so they both might get done on time.

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