What to serve with hash brown casserole (48 ideas)

What to serve with hash brown casserole (48 ideas)

Are you serving a cheesy hash brown casserole recipe for a family dinner or special occasion? These are the best side dishes for this easy potato casserole.

This easy recipe is perfect all year round and ideal for any time of the day. A cheesy potato casserole is easy to make with just a few minutes of prep and clean up is a snap. 

What are your favorite hash brown casserole recipes?

The basic ingredients of an easy hashbrown casserole consists of sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese and potatoes. Sprinkle buttery cornflake crumbs or Ritz crackers over the top of the casserole for extra crunch. 

Made with fresh potatoes and a creamy cheese sauce, this recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It is the perfect side dish, but can easily be served as a main dish with just a few more simple ingredients.

Make a hashbrown breakfast casserole by adding eggs and your favorite breakfast sausage or bacon. 

Or serve my easy buffalo chicken hash brown casserole recipe for game day.  It’s a great side dish that combines funeral potatoes with your favorite buffalo chicken dip. 

My chicken hash brown casserole has become a family favorite and it’s a hearty meal. It combines creamy potatoes with fresh veggies and roasted chicken breasts. It’s cheesy goodness at first bite. 

Serve my cheesy bacon chicken hash brown casserole at holiday dinners. There’s nothing like creamy potatoes, mixed with salty bacon and plenty of cheese. 

How to make hash brown casserole

First, you need to decide if you plan to serve this casserole dish for breakfast, game day, dinner or holiday gatherings. 

Next, you’ll mix the basic ingredients that make up this great recipe. 

You’ll need these ingredients. 

  • Hash brown potatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Cracker topping 

Add these delicious additions and options. See the recipes linked above for the full recipe cards to each dish.

  • Chicken breast
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Bacon or sausage 
  • Buffalo wing sauce 
  • Hot sauce
  • Ranch dressing

After you’ve decided what ingredients you’ll need for the casserole, making it is easy.

Follow these easy steps:

Combine hash browns with the rest of the recipe ingredients in a large bowl. 

Spread the casserole mixture into a prepared baking dish. 

Sprinkle breadcrumbs, crackers, bacon or more cheese over the top of the casserole. 

Bake in a hot oven for 45 minutes to an hour at 350 degrees F. 

Why a hash brown casserole is a favorite side dish?

Hash brown casseroles make the best side dishes for a number of reasons. 

  • It takes minimal effort. I can make a hash brown casserole in about an hour. 
  • It’s quick to make and easy to clean up.
  • You can make it ahead of time and can even freeze for up to three months. 
  • It serves a crowd.
  • It’s one of my favorite ways to contribute to a potluck, holiday meal or special event.

Once you decide on your hash brown casserole, choose a side dish that goes well with it.

Make one of these delicious casserole sides. There is a delicious side dish for all.

Best side dishes for a hash brown casserole

The options are endless. Try these delicious ideas to complement your recipe choice of hashbrown casserole.

plate of chipped beef on an english muffin

For breakfast

Traditional breakfast items like eggs and pancakes are great served alongside hash brown potato casserole. Try a few of these amazing ideas.

CREAMED CHIPPED BEEF ON TOAST – This easy meal combines creamy white gravy over dried beef and is served on toasted bakery bread or English muffin.

OMELETTES – Add you favorite veggies, cheese and meats to this delicious breakfast dish.

FRIED EGGS – Over easy, medium, well or sunny side up to start the day.

SCRAMBLED EGGS – Plain or add you favorite mix ins, salsa or hot sauce.

POACHED EGGS – Use a deep frying pan and slotted spoon when making your favorite recipe.

APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL BAKE – Enjoy this easy to make apple cinnamon oatmeal casserole breakfast recipe any weekend or holiday morning.

PANCAKES – Add your favorite fruit, granola or toppings on top and drizzle with maple syrup.

EASY SHRIMP BREAKFAST BOWL – Serve up my version of shrimp and “grits” to start the morning with this easy and savory breakfast bowl.

BREADS – Check the bakery section or bread aisle for your favorite selections.

FRESH FRUIT – Serve your favorite selections or mix up a fruit salad with a bit of everything.

MUFFINS – Super moist and soft, these easy banana chocolate chip muffins will need a full glass of milk to go along with them. 

YOGURTS and BREAKFAST PARFAITS – Pair your favorite flavors of yogurt with fruits, nuts and granola or just enjoy it without toppings.

two strip steak sandwiches on a baking tray

For game day

Celebrate the big game at home or tailgating near the stadium. These are easy game day ideas that pair well with hash brown casserole.

NEW YORK STRIP STEAK SANDWICHES – Meaty, cheesy and full of flavor, these New York Strip Steak Sandwiches are a version of classic Philly cheesesteaks.

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP – This buffalo chicken dip without shredded cheese is easy to reheat in the oven or microwave and stays creamy and delicious.

BUFFALO CHICKEN TENDERS – Buffalo chicken fingers fried to perfection and dipped into a spicy buffalo wing sauce is how you start a tailgate or game day celebration. 

DIPS – Hummus and artichoke dips are great side dishes to serve alongside a hash brown potato casserole. 

CHIPS – Pretzels, tortillas and crackers are a must.

SANDWICHES AND SUBS –  Serve a platter of your favorite sandwiches or put your slow cooker to work and take the guesswork out of what to serve. 

SHREDDED BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS – Plan a game day to remember by serving spicy shredded buffalo chicken sliders oozing with melted cheese.

HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS – This is synonymous with football. There’s nothing better than sitting around on a Sunday afternoon gobbling up juicy beef sliders while watching the game.

Slices of turkey meatloaf on wooden board next to red sauce brush

For dinner

I am always wondering what to serve with the main meal. Hash brown potato casserole goes deliciously with all the dinners suggested.

TURKEY MEATLOAF – A meatloaf that is low-fat, moist and delicious and pairs deliciously with hash brown casserole.

GRILLED CHICKEN KEBABS -These grilled chicken kababs cooked on the grill are a great accompaniment with a delicious potato casserole.

BAKED HONEY BARBECUE CHICKEN – Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken is slow roasted and basted with a honey ketchup glaze that results in fall-off-the-bone deliciousness.

BEEF BRISKET IN THE OVEN – Beef brisket is the perfect winter comfort food after a long day. Nothing fills the belly better than tender, melt in your mouth oven baked beef brisket.

BABY BACK RIBS RECIPE – These oven baked barbecue ribs are fall off the bone delicious.

EASY SLOW COOKER APPLE CIDER CHICKEN – Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken.

EASY BONE-IN OVEN BAKED PORK CHOPS – Juicy and tender ancho chile pork chops are rubbed in a spicy chile powder and seared on the stove top before being finished in the oven. All in under 30 minute.

BLACKENED GROUPER RECIPE – Fresh grouper seasoned with your favorite blackened spices and seared in a cast-iron skillet makes for an easy dinner in under 30 minutes. 

BEER CAN CHICKEN RECIPE – Three ingredients is all you need for the juiciest beer can chicken recipe.

EASY MARINATED FLANK STEAK – This tender flank steak is full of flavor and just melts in your mouth.

For holiday gatherings

I always volunteer to contribute a perfect dish to serve on the holiday table. These are great options to serve alongside a hashbrown casserole for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

BROCCOLI CASSEROLE WITH RITZ CRACKERS TOPPING – Tender broccoli is steamed then smothered in a creamy cheddar and Parmesan cheese sauce and topped with buttery Ritz crackers. 

ROASTED TURKEY – Brine and roast your turkey for the juiciest most flavorful showstopper on your holiday table.

HONEY BAKED HAM – Nothing tastes better with the taste of sweet honey coated ham than cheesy potatoes.

ROAST BEEF – Elegant and perfect to serve along a delicious beef roast.

BEEF TENDERLOIN – Cooked slowly and served with hash brown potatoes for the best holiday dinner.

LEG OF LAMB – Always an Easter favorite served with a cheesy hash brown casserole.

CORNBREAD PUDDING CASSEROLE – Sweet corn and cornbread are mixed together for a creamy pudding or casserole that is a must on any holiday table.

STUFFING – Not everyone is a fan of stuffing. My kids always start with potatoes.

SALAD – Top a bed of greens with pecans, fall fruit like apples or pears and a tangy dressing.

ROASTED VEGETABLES – Roasted vegetables are an easy holiday side dish that can be served up in under 40 minutes.

a bowl of chili

For potlucks

Whether you are headed to a neighborhood potluck, a cook-out or family gathering, these dishes are the best things to serve with hash brown potatoes.

CHILI – Beef, pork, or chicken mixed with beans, tomato and onions. Don’t forget the cheese and sour cream. 

PASTA SALAD – Toss your favorite pasta noodles with fresh veggies, pepperoni, black olives, cheese and your favorite Italian dressing.

ASIAN COLESLAW – This crunchy Chinese slaw recipe with ramen noodles is sweet and delicious and ideal for a side dish to take to your next potluck, family reunion or summer barbecue. 

FRUIT SALAD – Mix up a bowl of fresh watermelon, grapes, berries of all kinds, pineapple and anything you think makes a delicious fruit salad.

BAKED BEANS –  Always a hit at the potluck. Keep it warm in a crockpot. 

MACARONI & CHEESE –  Always a favorite served alongside a hashbrown casserole.

VEGGIE PLATTERS – Chop carrots, celery, bell peppers, broccoli and cauliflower and add grape tomatoes and a bowl of ranch dressing in the middle.

MEATBALLS – These are always a hit served out of a crockpot.

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