Cheesy Ranch Chicken Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy Ranch Hash Brown Casserole! SUPER Easy and a family favorite!

This Cheesy Ranch Hash Brown Casserole is comfort food at its best!

Dinnertime is a busy event in my house…most of the time it happens, other times 6:00 rolls around and we look at each other and basically shrug our shoulders. When I find a chicken recipe that’s a little different, that the kids enjoy AND I can make it ahead of time everyone’s a winner. Plus casseroles are my favorite. So obviously, Hash Brown Casserole is a favorite in my house.

This Hash Brown Casserole Recipe is a Quick and Easy Dinner Idea!

Comfort Food at it's best! Cheesy Ranch Hash Brown Casserole!!

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Hash Brown Casserole combines two of my favorite easy recipes, Crack Chicken and Hash Browns! I love this easy and fun spin on a classic casserole dish.

Making Hash Brown Casserole is easy!

How to Make Hash Brown Casserole

  • Making this Cheesy Ranch Chicken Hash Brown Casserole is way simple, basically just mixing everything in one bowl, which is perfect for busy weeknights!
  • You can certainly cook your own chicken, or use a Rotisserie Chicken. Or if you have chicken leftover, this is a great way to use it up!
  • Spread the mixture in a 9×13 baking dish and top it with crushed butter crackers, or crushed croutons! Croutons are a little crunchier, so it’s up to you!
  • And Just bake it until it’s nice and bubbly and the top is lightly browned…about 30 minutes and dig in!

Cheesy Ranch Hash Brown Casserole!

This Hash Brown Casserole is guaranteed to be a hit in your house!

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Cheesy Ranch Chicken Hash Brown Casserole

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Description

An Easy Chicken Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 (1 oz) pkg Ranch seasoning
  • 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups grated cheddar, divided
  • 3 cups (cooked) shredded or cubed chicken
  • 1 (28-32oz) pkg diced potatoes (like hash browns), thawed
  • 11/2 cup crushed seasoned croutons or butter crackers (I used Garlic Croutons), depending on how much crunch you want!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl combine soup, sour cream, milk, cream cheese, thyme, pepper and Ranch seasoning. Stir until smooth. Mix in corn and 1 cup grated cheese.
  3. Next mix in diced potatoes and chicken.
  4. Spread entire mixture into an ungreased 9×13 pan.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese on top and finally the crushed croutons or crackers.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until mixture is hot and bubbly.

Keywords: chicken recipe, hash brown casserole, ranch, cheese

 

46 Responses

  1. LaRae Volcko

    in the description you said cream of chicken soup but the recipe says cream of mushroom. id like to try this for dinner tonite does it matter what one gets used?

  2. Krista

    Any suggestions for alternatives to corn? The dish sounds awesome, but I’m not a huge corn fan, and am also trying to seek a lower calorie option. I know that seems ridiculous given the other ingredients.

    Thanks

  3. Anita Rothgarber

    I made with the last of my turkey leftovers – I used the shredded hash browns, but the whole thing needs to bake at least 1 hour – need to get the cheese all melted and the whole pan bubbly. It was very good. Oh, I added chopped salsa pepper and my husband recommended a little more, any hot pepper you have on hand to add a little flavor.

  4. Ian "Mr Coffee" George

    Another Great recipe that was fantastic to say the least, I didn’t have any ranch seasoning, but used some ranch dressing and a google search for seasoning alternatives here in Australia. Another meal i highly recommend to try.

  5. J.

    Made this today we loved it but I added one thing baked some really lean bacon and crumbled just a little on top instead of the crackers once I had baked it & the cheese had melted.

    Then I started thinking next time going to try with taco seasoning instead of ranch for my husband & could be made with chicken or lean ground beef. Saute an onion and green pepper to add to the hash browns then once baked top with pico de gallo, sour cream or greek yogurt & scallions. And maybe use pepper jack cheese which he loves.

    Thanks for the inspiration and SORRY I have bled all over your blog today!

    I love that your recipes are easy to add and change ingredients to completely go from one taste ranch to mexican and yet the base stays the same. Like adding turkey sausage leave out the ranch & corn but add sage & cayenne pepper, cheese topped with crumbled bacon for breakfast flavors and suddenly I have a breakfast hash brown casserole recipe out of your dinner recipe. hmm country ham diced…asparagus tips…lol

    Also a lot of your recipes are really easy to convert to whole food recipes without any processed ingredients which I love. On this recipe the hash browns could be homemade, cream of chicken homemade & even the ranch mix can be made from scratch without chemicals and additives. Love that.

  6. Charlotte

    Made it and I would probably suggest for hashbrowns to be cooked with butter first. They thawed out but casserole just lacked my best guess is I should have cooked the potatoes first.

  7. TaraLee

    This has become a favorite in our house. I’ve made it with cream of mushroom and ground beef, rotisserie chicken tossed in homemade BBQ sauce, tuna, and with ground beef, black beans and taco seasoning. Each version has been a big hit with my family. This recipe is so versatile, the options are endless. Thank you for posting!

  8. Mari

    This looks delicious! I would like to try it (specially since I loooove not having to wash a ton of dishes), but I’m not really familiar with what “Cream of chicken soup” is. Is it another way to call consommé? Or is this something you buy?
    Than you!

  9. Found your blog as I was Googling chicken and hashbrowns!
    Wow– this is a great recipe, and very versatile as others have noted. I made it tonight for hubby and me. I only had a little sour cream so combined it with fat free Greek yogurt to make the 1 cup. Sauteed some chopped broccoli, bell pepper, onion, and minced garlic and added to the mix. I also cooked the hash browns in a skillet beforehand to brown them up a bit. I forgot to add a little hot sauce or cayenne as I think that would really add to the dish. Next time!
    Lastly, I baked for 30 mins at 350F then added some crushed Ritz crackers mixed with panko breadcrumbs for another 20 mins. plus another 5 mins. under the broiler to brown it up a bit. For more crunch I crumbled a few tortilla chips over the top before serving.
    Truly a wonderful, easy recipe that I will keep in the rotation and modify depending on our mood and ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for this recipe, Shelly!

  10. DadHome4Summer

    Thanks. This was good. The sauce was a bit too thick and I let it cook for over an hour and the potatoes still seemed raw. I would suggest halving the sauce and then pre-cooking the potatoes. The flavor is awesome. Not trying to ruin the post, as we would have it again with these modifications. Thanks for the idea.

  11. KathLuvs2Cook

    Great base recipe. I see why the great reviews. I sautéed chopped onions, green onions, banana and ancho peppers, garlic sprouts and added to hash browns in a skillet cooking with butter till browned. No sour cream. Added the cheese andspread evenly into casserole dish, topped with remaining cheese and panko crumbs. Sprinkled grated Parmesan, paprika and parsley over the top. Sprinkled fresh chives over the top before serving. My guy is having his 4th serving. Thank you for the awesome idea.

  12. Sam

    I love both hash browns & casseroles. The problem is raw hash browns don’t lend much flavor, so I cooked them in a skillet first & folded in both cups of cheese at the end. Throw in some bacon crumbles & you have a winner!

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