Grandma’s Potatoes have the yummiest combination of flavors and are the most amazing potatoes I have ever eaten! They are always a huge hit!
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!
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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 would disappear 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 after opening presents.
On the years that we spend Christmas at home, I’d make Grandma’s Potatoes, and 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! These easy cheesy potatoes would work as a side dish to pineapple glazed ham or super juicy, brined roasted turkey, or as a breakfast side dish. They are very addictive and have the most amazing combination of flavors. Give them a try, and watch them disappear. You will be really happy you made them and might start eating them every single Christmas or holiday season!
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Tools used to make this Grandma’s Potatoes recipe
Mixing Bowl: These mixing bowls are perfect for mixing and serving. I love the varied sizes so I always have to right size bowl for all my mixing needs.
Baking Dish: This baking dish is a must-have for any home cook. I actually have 3 of them in my cupboard, and each dish comes with a lid for storing leftovers or taking your dishes on the go.
Wooden Spoon: Wooden spoons are a kitchen essential. I keep a bunch of them on hand for every meal from breakfast to dinner.
- One 23-ounce bag frozen Ore-Ida diced hash brown potatoes
- One 10.5-ounce can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
- One 8-ounce container sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions plus more for garnish
- One 6-ounce container cheddar french fried onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add the stick of butter, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup. Microwave and melt completely, about 1 -2 minutes. Stir to combine.
Add hash browns, cheddar cheese, and green onions to the sour cream mixture. Mix well to coat all of the hash browns. Transfer to a 9x13 pan and spread into an even layer.
Bake, uncovered, for 55-60 minutes
Top the potatoes with a container of cheddar french fried onions.
Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (start checking at 5 mins)
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more green onion. Serve warm.
If you prefer to use crushed cornflakes instead of french fried onions. Saute 2 cups crushed cornflakes in 2 tablespoons unsalted butter and then bake them on top of the hash browns for the entire 55-60 minutes
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