Loaded Potato Casserole

With the holidays upon us, potluck dinners are abundant, it seems like every week there’s a family or church function. Want a dish that will stand out from the sea of macaroni? Then my Loaded Potato Casserole is just what you need.

1 bag of frozen hash browns, thawed (32 oz – or so – doesn’t have to be exact)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup (or 1 stick) melted butter
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
5-6 green onions, sliced – separate white from greens
1 cup diced bacon, precooked
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the sour cream, milk & butter, to create the sauce. Add in the hash browns, cheese, bacon, the white part of onions, salt & pepper, mix well into the sauce and put into a pan (a large cast iron works best, but a casserole dish will do). Bake for 1 hour or until top is golden around the edges. After it’s done, let sit for 10 minutes, then scatter the green onions on top.

It’s so good you’ll go home with an empty pot!

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. sounds delish!

  2. Hi Gina- I make these, too. They call them Nana’s Party Potatoes at my house and laugh because I always make them for gatherings. They LAUGH but, guess what? The pan is always empty by the end of the meal! Happy Sunday to you- xo Diana

  3. Looks amazing. I do a similar one but I don’t use the milk and butter. I use cream cheese instead!

  4. I will have to try this. It sounds and looks delicious!!!!!!!!

  5. Holy guacamole. I don’t want to know the calories per portion count.

  6. that looks fabulous!

  7. Could you please tell me approximately how many Hash Browns you would use in the recipe. I live in Australia and I’m sure that our packet sizes would be different.

    Thanks for all the great info that you share.

  8. I make a similar recipe, but have never put bacon in it. I will next time, sounds wonderful!

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  10. In Utah we call these funeral potatoes. Someone always brings these to the meal after the funeral. These are also a good choice for potluck.

  11. Yup, I think I gotta pin this!


  12. Please put an amount for the has browns. They come in 1, 2, &5 lb. bags!

  13. Natasha Inselman says:

    Just wondering if this could be made and frozen for another freezer ready meal?

  14. I also would like to know if this can be froze?

  15. Janet Olson says:

    Looks SOOO good!! BTW, I love aqua too. Have a spray can of Rustoleum waiting for it to be warm enough for me to use it outside so I don’t give myself an asthma attack from it, lol.

  16. Sounds yummy will definitely try as one of my sons and DIL, now for some reason, do not like sweet pickle relish in my potato salad. Thanks for sharing!

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