Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe You'll Want to Eat Every Day

Gooey, cheesy potato casserole -- it's a classic comfort food. And with a few fresh updates like crispy bacon and fresh rosemary, this still-simple version takes all the flavors you've always loved to a whole new level.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 package frozen hash browns (30 to 32 ounces)

  • 1 medium/large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 cup half & half

  • 2 cups sour cream (or plain yogurt)

  • 3 to 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 2 cups cornflakes, crumbled

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

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Prep the Oven and Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the chopped onion, cheese, rosemary, salt and pepper, garlic salt, half and half, bacon, plus sour cream into a large bowl and stir to incorporate.

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Tip

Use plain yogurt instead of sour cream for a more nutritious meal.

Pile on the frozen hash brown potatoes and stir again.

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Spread the potato and cheese mixture in a lightly buttered 9 x 13 inch pan.

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Prepare Crispy Topping

Combine the crushed cornflakes with melted butter in a small bowl.

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Tip

Add a little cayenne pepper to this mixture for a big boost of spice.

Sprinkle your topping evenly over the entire casserole dish.

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Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 30 minutes. The top should be crispy and just starting to brown at the edges.

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