Meat & Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 to 60 minutes Total Time: 70 to 80 minutes.

A Leftover Tradition that won’t leave any leftovers. Its a great recipe to use for cleaning out the fridge.


  • 1 package Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes (30oz bag +/-)
  • 3 ½ C Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Reserve 1 C of shredded cheese for topping)
  • ½ C Chopped Onion (I use a large whole onion. I love me some onion)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (I leave the Salt out. There is enough Saltiness in the cheese, soup and bacon for me)
  • 2 C Diced leftover Meats (Cooked, Pork, Chicken, Brisket, Steak, Ham, Fried Ground Beef, Even Hot Dogs or Sausages or What Have You)
  • 3 Rashers of Bacon (Fried Crispy crumbled and reserved for topping)
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken
  • 1 C Sour Cream


  • Coat 13×9 baking dish (Pam or other spray works well. No Spray? You can use butter or cooking oil.)
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine ingredients and spread evenly in baking dish.
    (I find it easier to combine the Hash browns, Cheese, Chopped Onion and Meats in a bowl and mix together. You get a thorough and even distribution of ingredients doing it this way.)
  • Add Cream of Chicken Soup and Sour Cream together in a bowl and mix well before adding to other ingredients. (If one can of Cream of Chicken Soup doesn’t quite make it, you can add a little Chicken Stock or Milk to the Cream of Chicken Soup, or, simply add more soup)
  • Sprinkle extra Cheese and crumbled bacon on top.
  • Place on sheet pan and bake uncovered at 350° 50 to 60 minutes. Baking times vary from oven to oven. (If Hashbrowns are frozen at time of baking, bake for 55 to 60 minutes)

This recipe takes care of leftover Pork, Beef, Bacon and that half container of Sour Cream that’s been sitting in your fridge you’ve been wondering what to do with. Plus, I can almost guarantee there won’t be any leftovers. It’s a cheesy treat that no one can resist.

Don’t worry if your finished meal doesn’t look like the photo. Everyone’s turns out a little different. After all, we don’t have the same leftovers in our fridge or the same baking dishes.

NOTE: This recipe is not for Carb Conscious folks. If this is your cheat day, then have at it. This recipe is awesome. Even the kids will gobble it down. Why? Because it’s cheesy.

TIP: if you have a great “Cheesy Scallop Potato” recipe, skip the ingredients and directions above, and simply add some meat’s of your choice to your Scallop Potato recipe.