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Make-Ahead loaded potato casserole.
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5 from 5 votes

Easy Make-Ahead Loaded Potato Casserole

Make-Ahead Loaded Potato Casserole is made with frozen hash brown potatoes. This quick & easy recipe is a perfect side dish for any occasion.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Brunch, Easter, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 322kcal


  • 30 ounce package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onion tops (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 2 ½ quart casserole dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • Combine hash brown potatoes, 1 cup of cheese, 6 pieces of crumbled bacon, sour cream, melted butter, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 2 ½ quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  • Sprinkle on remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and remaining 2 pieces of crumbled bacon.
  • Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Yield: 8 servings.



Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 1mg