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Crack Potatoes Hash Brown Casserole Recipe


Do you need a side to make your dinner more filling or want something that you can bake to feed a crowd of people at a party? This Crack Potatoes Hash Brown Casserole recipe is a delicious recipe idea that is perfect for potlucks, gatherings or family dinners.

It is easy to prepare and never disappoints. Everything is baked in one pan, so you have fewer dishes to wash. I whipped up this casserole dish faster than my oven could even heat up to 400 degrees. It’s a cheesy, creamy, ranch-tasting side of comforting deliciousness.

There are so many tempting potato recipes in “What’s Cookin’ at First Security,” I had to start trying them. In Arkansas, we all love a good hashbrown casserole, but this one stood out to me.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • Bust up your frozen hash browns on the counter like you would a bag of ice. No need to thaw, but you don’t want big clumps.
  • There are no raw ingredients, so you can taste-test the mixture before you bake. Adjust seasonings after you taste.
  • I mixed half the cheese into the casserole and used the other half as a topping.
  • I used about 3/4 bag of real bacon bits in the hash brown mixture and saved the rest for topping.
  • This recipe can easily be split in half and is super versatile to the seasonings you prefer.

Crack Potatoes Hash Brown Casserole


  • 2 (16-ounce) containers sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) bag real bacon bits
  • 2 packages Ranch Dip Mix
  • 1 (30-ounce) bag frozen shredded hash browns

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and Ranch Dip Mix until well combined. Stir in shredded hash browns until well coated. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes.


Thank you to Jordan Smith for this delicious Crack Potatoes Hash Brown Casserole Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

More casserole recipes!

Green Bean Bundle Casserole
Praline Sweet Potato Casserole
Corn Casserole
Farmer’s Casserole
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.


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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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3 responses to “Crack Potatoes Hash Brown Casserole Recipe”

  1. Norma says:

    I just made the Crack cheddar hash brown potato casserole and it is Fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.❤️❤️❤️

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