Grandma’s Potatoes

Every year while I was growing up, we celebrated Christmas Eve with family at my parent’s house.  It was always a beautiful night of making memories and spending time with our loved ones, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Along with the amazing tradition of seeing family, came the delicious food that we enjoyed year after year.  Grandma’s Potatoes were always something that everyone looked forward to.  No matter who tried to recreate this incredible recipe, it always tasted best when my grandma made them.  She had a magical touch and cooked them to perfection each and every time. Grandma’s Potatoes were disappearing before everyone was able to walk through the buffet line, so she had to start making four pans each year.  The fourth pan was secretly put aside so we could have some on Christmas morning.  It was perfect because they were already cooked, so we could just warm them up in the morning after opening presents.  On the years that we spend Christmas at home,  I make Grandma’s Potatoes, then sometimes again on New Year’s Day.  They are by far the best potatoes I have ever had and they are always a crowd pleaser.  I have made them for my in-laws several times and they couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted.  Everyone wanted the recipe!  They would work as a side dish to ham or turkey, as well as a perfect breakfast meal. They are very addictive and have the most amazing combination of flavors.  Give them a try, watch them disappear, and let me know what you think! You will be really happy you made them and might start eating them every single Christmas or holiday season!  What is your favorite food that you love to eat every Christmas?


Grandma's Potatoes
 
Grandma's Potatoes have the best combination of flavors and are the most amazing potatoes I have ever eaten! They are always a huge hit!
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Recipe type: side dish or entree
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Ore-Ida hash browns
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 8 oz container of sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • container of cheddar french fried onions (the original recipe from my grandma uses 2 cups crushed cornflakes sauteed in butter)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, add stick of butter, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup
  3. Microwave and melt completely
  4. In a 9x13 pan, add hash browns, cheddar cheese, green onions, and the melted butter/sour cream/cream of chicken mixture
  5. Mix well and coat all of the hash browns
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 55-60 minutes
  7. Top the potatoes with a container of cheddar french fried onions
  8. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (start checking at 5)
  9. ***If you used crushed cornflakes sauteed in butter, bake them on top for the entire 55-60 minutes

Recipe shared at: Couponing n Cooking , Mom’s Test Kitchen

Comments

      • Sandra says

        what size bag of hash browns and do you use straight from bag or let them thaw before mixing and then baking – thanks!

        • says

          Sandra, I use the 30 oz bag of hash browns. I usually just use them straight from the bag, but you can set them out for a little while before mixing everything together. Enjoy!

          • says

            in the recipe for Grandma’s potatoes you have a stick of butter as an ingredient–how much butter would that be in a measuring cup –I am from Ontario Canada and I dont think I will be able to find a stick of butter –the butter comes in bigger blocks ? Thank you Stacey for sharing your Grandma’s recipe !!

  1. Molly Wells says

    Love these potatos my grandma had made these potatos for as long as I can remember, they were somthing I looked forward too every year. I finally got the recipe about a year before my grandma died. I miss her terribly but I keep her memory alive by makeing theses pretty much every holiday. And I look forward to it cause they taste so good (very addictive). I have to make at least 2 pans when I go to family runions :)

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