Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole! Popular Copycat Clone Recipe


There are few things better than steamy, creamy, cheesy potatoes to fill the soul, lift your spirits and warm your tummy on a brisk fall morning. This incredible side dish from the genius’ at Cracker Barrel Restaurants didn’t become one of their most popular for no reason. I’ve tried a few Copycat versions of this simple recipe in the past, but this, by far, in my opinion, is “it!”

This recipe can also be divided into 2 8×8 casserole dishes or 6-8 individual ramekins or mini casseroles for a nice breakfast or brunch presentation.



8 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, divided

4 Tbsp all-purpose flour, divided

¼ tsp poultry seasoning

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp fresh ground black pepper

½ cup milk

1 cup chicken broth

½ cup chopped onions

1 (26 oz) package frozen shredded hash browns

1 (8 oz) package shredded sharp cheese



Preheat oven to 375 °

In medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and all seasonings. Whisk to create a paste. Add milk, whisking as you pour. Whisk until completely combined.

In a quart sized mason jar combine remaining 2 tablespoons of flour and chicken broth. Seal tightly and shake vigorously. You will create a smooth flour mixture for thickening your sauce called a slurry. Slowly pour slurry into butter mixture, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes…keep whisking until you pour! You want velvety smooth sauce–not pasty lumpiness 🙂

Pour sauce into 9×13 casserole dish. Dot with remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and onions. Stir until butter is melted. This will cool the sauce a bit. Add cheese and frozen hash browns. Mix well with a spoon. Bake 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serves:12 buttery, cheesy, mounds of loveliness. C’mon…say “YUM”

Serve and enjoy!


Additional cheese can be sprinkled on top of the casserole the last 10 minutes of baking for extra color & cheesiness!

single plate photo source: foodiesnetwork


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jana baron says:

    Ma king this now.. you have had receipes for things i have on hand so it has been great.. The pot roast was delicious and these potatoes are smelling awesome.. cant wait to taste the..

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