|Cracker Barrels Hash Brown Casserole Knockoff|
Cracker Barrels Hash Brown Casserole is a popular choice for copycat recipes. But the versions I've seen always call for a can of cream of chicken soup. Beyond being high in fat, the soup also contains gluten making it impossible for someone following a gluten free diet to use.
This version demonstrates a gluten free alternative to that soup. It also trims the fat and calories from the original copycat version being widely circulated on the web.
It uses less butter, replaces a pint of sour cream with a cup of Greek yogurt, and uses low fat cheddar in place of the higher fat variety so you can feel a little less guilty when you indulge in this hash brown casserole.
And, this savory breakfast dish is just as tasty with lunch or dinner making it a versatile side dish your whole family will love.
Copycat of Cracker Barrels Hash Brown Casserole
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
- 30 oz frozen shredded hash browns, defrosted
- 1 large onion, peeled and finely diced
- 12 oz evaporated skim milk
- 2 tsp gluten free chicken bouillon granules
- cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp of corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp cold water until lump free)
- 7 oz low fat Greek yogurt
- 6 oz reduced fat cheddar, grated
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp butter, diced
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 175 °C) and grease a 9 x 12 inch baking dish.
- In a small saucepan add the evaporated milk and bouillon and stir over a medium heat until bouillon dissolves and the milk just starts to come to a boil.
- Add the cornstarch slurry and stir for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture thickens then remove it from the heat and pour it into a large mixing bowl to cool down.
- Once it’s cooled, add the onions, cheddar, yogurt, salt pepper, and melted butter then stir to combine.
- Pour the sauce mixture over the grated potatoes and mix until everything is well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, dot the top with the diced butter and bake for 55 minutes - 1 hour or until browned.
- If the casserole isn't as browned as you’d like after an hour, you could place it under the broiler for 2-5 minutes or until it has the color you want. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.