Happy Wednesday!! Are you ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Or did it just sneak up on you like it did to me?! Today I’m going to share probably my favorite recipe that is perfect for the holidays (or any time really): cheesy cornflake potatoes. I’m making them at Jeff’s parents house tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
Cheesy cornflake potatoes are relatively simple, they require about 5-10 minutes of prep work and mixing. Then you pop your dish in the oven to bake for 45 minutes! Cheesy cornflake potatoes are so delicious, they are sure to be a favorite. This recipe is perfect for side dishes at BBQ’s, parties and other family get togethers, or even a funeral (but hopefully neither of us are going to any of those soon!). I usually just make cheesy cornflake potatoes for dinner during the week, and with the fall weather finally arriving in California it sounds more and more appealing.
Cheesy Cornflake Potatoes Recipe
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Bake time: 45 minutes
Ingredients for Cheesy Cornflake Potatoes:
1 bag diced Oreida hash brown potatoes
1 can cream of chicken soup
16oz sour cream
1/2 cup white onion – diced
2 cups cheese – grated
1 stick butter
3-4 cups Cornflakes
Preparing Cheesy Cornflake Potatoes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix hash brown potatoes, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup into a large mixing bowl.
Mix in shredded cheese and diced onions.
Melt about half a stick of butter and pour over ingredients in bowl. Mix again.
Add salt and pepper to taste (I always forget this step and just add salt and pepper when I’m eating it – tastes great without salt&pepper too).
Grease bottom and sides of baking dish with butter.
Spread ingredients of mixing bowl evenly into baking dish.
Pour cornflakes into a bowl and break them up – don’t crush into a fine powder, but into smaller pieces (a variety of sizes). Spread a thin, even layer over the pan but thick enough that you can’t see any of the ingredients below. Use as many cornflakes as necessary.
Then you’re ready to bake! Put into oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Now it’s time to sit back and relax, watch some tv, and drink a glass of wine… or two. Or you can clean up. I usually have to clean because I get a little aggressive with my mixing and make a mess. But there’s no reason you can’t drink wine while you clean!
When your cheesy cornflake potatoes are done they will be hot! Let them cool before eating! They reheat really well too so they make great leftovers. I really hope you enjoy these as much as I do! When I made this when I lived at home, my dad and brother would come steal them so I never had much for leftovers. But I loved that everyone enjoyed my cooking!
What are some of your favorite holiday recipes or dishes?