Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole (Easy Potato Recipe)

Cheesy hashbrown casserole is a perfect dinner side dish or filling lunch idea. It is a simple dish for two servings that is ready in 45 minutes. Moreover, this is a perfect hash brown casserole for breakfast or brunch.

This is a healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free hashbrown casserole recipe. If you need a small batch, this cheesy hashbrown casserole for two is an easy recipe that you will love! You know the time, when you just need few servings for dinner or breakfast, and you don’t want to make a huge casserole? This easy potato recipe is perfect in this situation!

Cheesy hashbrown casserole served in an orange pot with parsley, view from top

I think this casserole with hash browns can be served for dinner as a side dish, too. You will enjoy this easy, delicious and healthy potato casserole recipe as any meal of the day!

Cheesy easy casserole, that’s a perfect definition, ha! I think this is an ultimate vegetarian comfort food, so I hope you’ll enjoy our version as much as we did. If you’re wondering what delicious breakfast or dinner to make with potatoes, just make this easy breakfast casseroles with hash browns!

Easy cheesy hashbrown casserole. Best breakfast or dinner idea for two! Healthy vegetarian gluten-free potato casserole

How to make easy cheesy hashbrown casserole

You will need hashbrowns, mushrooms, stock and cheese. To add more flavor to this casserole with hash browns I used rosemary, scallions, salt and pepper. All the ingredients are placed in layers in casserole pots, filled with vegetable stock.

You can also make hash brown casserole with fresh potatoes. Coarsely grate the potatoes and use as a hash browns! We’ve made this version and I would suggest to bake it 10 minutes more.

This is a cheesy hashbrown casserole without sour cream, without eggs and without meat. Cheese is optional too, you can make it vegan, if you wish so. To my mind, cheese makes this dish much better, combined with flavors of scallion and mushroom.

I used mozzarella and vegetarian hard cheese. You can also mix hash brown potatoes with cream cheese. Cheesy hashbrowns are so delicious!

If I was on a desert island and needed to choose one food (not dish) to take with me… I would probably choose cheese!

Do you like potato casseroles better than another comfort food – mac and chese?

Bake in a hot oven for 30 minutes and healthy hashbrown casserole is almost done. Let the pots cool a little and they are ready to be served. I love serving comfort dishes in individual pots, makes it more cosy and hygge! To my mind, it is a lovely fall casserole.

If you’re a fan of cheesy potatoes in crockpot, you will love these potato pots, too.

Check also our Beef and Potatoes, baked in clay pots.

A spoon with cheesy hashbrown casserole

How to make your own hash browns

If you don’t have hash brown in your freezer, you can make your own! Choose waxy potatoes such as Yukon Gold, wash and peel them. Coarsely grate the potatoes. Blanche them in a boiling water for 5 minutes to stop them from browning. Drain well, cool and freeze in a plastic bag or freezer-safe containers.

You can use them immediately for this cheesy hash brown potato recipe or freeze.

Store homemade hash browns for up to 3 weeks in a freezer. After that they will loose the texture and flavor.

Before using frozen hash browns, thaw them in the fridge or cook them on a hot pan for 5-8 minutes, stirring.

Then prepare all the ingredients for this cheesy hash brown casserole recipe!

Recipes with hash browns

When you have homemade hash browns you can make casseroles or fry them for breakfast with eggs, make an egg bake hash browns or just delicious cheesy hash browns.

Put hash browns in oven with your favorite topping and you will have and easy and delicious dish. Get creative and make different casseroles with potatoes.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole in an orange pot

Storing and freezing hash brown casseroles for breakfast or dinner

Don’t forget to defrost hashbrown before using in this recipe and remove excess liquid, otherwise it can be too soggy. If you don’t have frozen hashbrowns, you can peel and shred 3 potatoes for this recipe.

Cooked hashbrown casserole lasts up to 5 days in the fridge, uncooked – up to 2 days. You can reheat it in the oven.

Moreover, it is possible to freeze this hashbrown casserole up to 3 months. You can make ahead breakfast casseroles and freeze them after they are cooled. As there are no eggs, you can also freeze it before you bake it.

I recommend to put in the fridge first frozen breakfast casseroles for about 20 minutes (if they’re small), then place in a cool oven and cook in 356 F / 180 C temperature for an hour or less (watch until potatoes are brown and cheese melts.

And you can double/triple the recipe to fill a bigger breakfast casserole dish.

Hope you enjoy this easy hash brown casserole and the tips I shared!

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole in orange pots with a wooden spoon

If you’re searching for a side dish, you might like these easy potato recipes as well:

Don’t want a breakfast with hash browns? Our vegetarian cauliflower casserole is a spicy dish that you should try!

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Cheesy hashbrown casserole recipe. Served in an orange pot with parsley

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Recipe AuthorCooking Journey
5 from 5 votes
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is a perfect dinner side dish, filling lunch or breakfast idea. It is a simple dish for two that is possible to make ahead and freeze.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 322 kcal
  • 2 oven-proof baking pots or 1 larger baking pan
  • Oven
  • knife with chopping board
  • cheese grater

  • cups shredded potatoes* or hash browns
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 ⅛ cup mozzarella ball
  • 2 tbsp hard cheese shredded
  • 1 rosemary stalk
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup stock**
  • 1 tsp butter for greasing
  • 1 parsley stalk for serving optional
  • ½ tbsp salt

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  • Preheat the oven to 356 F / 180 C.
  • Salt the hash brown potatoes, mix with chopped scallions and rosemary (remove the stalk). Grease casserole pots with butter and fill them with ½ of potato mixture.
    1½ cups shredded potatoes*, 2 scallions, 1 rosemary stalk, ½ tbsp salt, 1 tsp butter
  • Chop the mushrooms and place on top of potatoes.
    3 mushrooms
  • Add stock to both pots.
    1/3 cup stock**
  • Shred the mozzarella ball and mix it with hard cheese.
    1 ⅛ cup mozzarella ball, 2 tbsp hard cheese
  • Add ½ of cheese on top of the pots.
  • Place all the rest of hash brown to the pots and shredded cheese on top.
  • Put in the oven, covered with the lid or foil. Bake 30 minutes until potatoes are cooked and cheese melted.
  • Let the casserole cool a little before serving. Serve with chopped parsley on top.
    1 parsley stalk
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* To make your own hash browns for this casserole recipe, wash and peel 3 small potatoes. Coarsely grate them and leave in a freshly boiled bowl of water for 5 minutes. Drain well. Then follow the instructions. Bake for 8-10 minutes more.
** Choose stock to your taste. You can use vegetable or chicken stock.
You can use 2 pots for easy servings or double the recipe for one bigger casserole dish.
See freezing instructions in the post above the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword easy, frugal, gluten free, healthy, potatoes, vegetarian


  1. 5 stars
    This is perfect for a confort meal, especially as Autumn is nearly upon us now! Its never occured to me to make a potato casserole before, must remedy that.

    1. Oh, you should definitely make a cheesy hash brown casserole this autumn. We are sure your family will love this simple cheesy dish!

  2. Paula Montenegro

    5 stars
    I never thought of making my own hashbrowns, but this recipe sounds wonderful! And adding mushrooms sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I am such a fan of hashbrowns to this recipe is a winner in my book!! Yum!! I love how cheesy it is as well. Perfect comfort food. Thanks

    1. You’re welcome! This is such an easy and lovely comfort dish to make. And most important – cheesy, ha!

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