Tobins' Tastes: Cheesy Potatoes

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cheesy Potatoes

I finally got a good pictures of them before they got destroyed. It only took 5 tries...

Get excited, the recipe for cheesy potatoes is finally up on the blog! People have been asking me to post this forever and even though I am still not overly thrilled with the photos I have I am posting it now in hopes that I can update the pics in the future.

As weird as this may sound, this is quite possibly my favorite recipe that my family has. It is insanely easy, really bad for you and completely delicious. I make it for every party that Justin and I have. I always think I should try something different but I believe our friends would riot if they showed up and this wasn't on the menu : )

So for all my friends who said they want to make it over the holidays, here is the recipe!

Collins Family Cheesy Potatoes
  • 1 two pound bag of frozen hash browns (cubed style)
  • 1 small can of cream of chicken soup
  • 16oz. sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (you will divide this)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (this is optional, I don't include it but my mom does)
  1. Mix hash browns, onion (optional), 2 cups of Cheddar and a little salt and pepper together. Pour it evenly into a 9 x 13 baking pan.

2. Combine the melted butter, cream of chicken soup and sour cream. It won't look pretty but it is going to be delicious.

3. Spread that mixture over the potatoes.

4. Top with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until cheese is turning golden brown on top and the sides are bubbling.

6. Let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving. It is nuclear hot right out of the oven and it needs a few minutes to set up to the perfect consistency. 



  1. This looks super yummy! I'm trying to figure out right now if I can make this for dinner. (I don't usually use condensed soups at my house, so I haven't got any on hand.)

  2. onion and cheese make everything better! Love the use of hashbrowns.

  3. I have a recipe similar to this but I can't wait to try yours. I too would have a revolt if I didn't make this every time we had a family gathering. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This looks SOO very good! I love cheesy potatoes like this.

  5. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  6. This is a great dish to take to a party. I love it too! It has been in my family for a long time and your version looks great!

  7. Those look delicious!! YUM! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  8. Yum! Cheesy potatoes are always soo good:)

  9. Wow! This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

  10. Oh My Goodness, our favorite combination of cheese, potato and creamy goodness! Thank you for sharing this I will certainly be trying it!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Ohh, this looks yummy! I'd leave out the onions too (unless I could get them to cook all the way to non-onion-y-ness. ;) I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.

    Happy Sunday!

  13. I make this using Simply Shreds because the frozen hash browns have so much fat in them already! I use cream of mushroom soup, but the chicken soup adds great flavor I bet! This is a heart attack in a pan, but I love it! I found you via Be Colorful and I will be following you! Come by and visit me at Home in Douglas!

  14. This looks so good! Anything with potatoes and cheese has to be good! I'm pinning and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  15. It sounds really good. I make several recipes that are wonderful tasting, but photograph poorly. I'd rather have yummy food over pretty food though.

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food at!

  16. Wow! This looks yummy and the photos look great!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...