Hashbrown Casserole Situation

The Hashbrown Casserole Situation

Somewhere along our travels, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel.  For breakfast.  And all Zach could talk about was getting the Hashbrown casserole. Didn’t care what else was on there, that is what he wanted! Ultimately creating the Hashbrown Casserole Situation 😁
The restaurant wasn’t overly busy, about normal for Cracker Barrel.
We finally get to order, and Zach goes and orders his dang casserole πŸ˜‚
Only to find out they ran out of potatoes!
Hashbrown Casserole Situation
OUT OF POTATOES?!?!?  How is that possible, send someone to WalMart πŸ˜„
He ended up with something else, which he said was good, but I know he didn’t enjoy it quite as much as he would have that hashbrown casserole.
So, cue up google search. And I found a recipe for a copycat version of theirs!
But it seemed bland. 😐For our taste anyway! So I showed Zach, and told him I would just put something together that he would like.
This is what I came up with!

Hash Brown Casserole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 36 oz Frozen shoestring hashbrown potatoes
  • 10.5 oz Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 cup cooked bacon chopped
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter softened


  • Preheat oven to 350Β°F
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then transfer to baking dish.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Serve with over easy eggs on top.


Super simple to throw together the morning of!
It was delicious! And froze very well for future breakfasts on the road! We just thawed it out and pan fried it! Crisped right up again!
I’m always in for make ahead meals for our travel days! Specifically breakfast since we aren’t moving until Zach has had breakfast πŸ™‚
I have some ideas for future make ahead breakfast meals, but I’m always open to suggestions! I don’t want to just keep re-inventing the breakfast casserole  πŸ˜†

I’ve also been checking out this site ~ Top Secret Recipes ~ because why not! And I found the recipe for Chicken Wonton Tacos from Applebees. That was the one thing I ordered when I went there! And it’s been years! So that’s now on the menu! Click the banner below to check out the recipes!


I love that we have the flexibility to freeze meals! That wasn’t really an option until recently! One of our gifts from my parents was a 3.0 cu ft upright freezer! So I can make larger portions and pop it in there for a quick meal!


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