This cheesy and delicious classic gets an upgrade with a meaty addition of ham! Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole is a simple, gluten free dish that will wow everyone.
If you have ever been to Cracker Barrel then you know how incredible their hash brown casserole is. I could just eat that every time I go there and nothing else. The secret ingredient is sour cream and once I found that out I realized that I thought I could make a version at home in my Crock Pot.
I went home after breakfast one morning there and started planning it out and my husband said he thought it would be even better with meat in it. Since I love an all in one casserole I thought it would be great to add some ham to it. Another great casserole that is hearty all on its own is my Beefy Potato Casserole.
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Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole
This dish is so versatile. You can serve it for dinner, breakfast or as a side dish. Hash browns are a magical veggie that transforms itself into whatever you want it to be. Hash browns are traditionally a breakfast item but the more I use them in dinner meals I realize they work anytime! Serve it alongside some eggs for a tasty breakfast or with green beans and chicken for a hearty dinner.
You don’t need very long to prep this dish. The hardest part is chopping the onion. I love to use my Cuisinart Food Processor for chopping onions. You absolutely don’t need to do this step in a food processor. I can’t ever seem to make them small enough when I chop them so I think it’s easier for me to just throw them in there. Everything else just gets poured in and mixed together!
Since my husband has celiac disease, which means you are allergic to gluten, all of my recipes are made completely gluten free. I had to make a few substitutes to make sure this was gluten free. First is to always make sure to use gluten-free Cream of Chicken Soup. The only brand I have found gluten free is the Pacific Foods Cream of Chicken Soup. There is supposedly a gluten free version of the Great Value Cream of Chicken but I haven’t been able to find it at my local Walmart.
The other part that helps make this dish stay together is the flour. There is only 2 tablespoons but make sure to swap this for a gluten-free flour. I use the King Arthur Flour or the Cup for Cup in my recipes. Both of these taste just like real flour unlike a few that use beans as the main ingredient so I prefer these two options.
Ultimate Side Dish
If you are looking for a pot luck dish to bring to any event this dish is a must make. I can promise you that this dish will be the hit of the event and everyone will ask for the recipe. Everything they make at Cracker Barrel is a tried and tested comfort food that people love so you know its good. This popular recipe goes by so many names like funeral potatoes and cheesy potatoes. But no matter what the name is people love to gobble these up because they go with everything.
I love to make this dish for the holidays too. It’s easy to make in the crockpot instead of the oven and is indulgent. I don’t really love the name funeral potatoes especially for the holidays so I started calling them Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole. I mean that is a way better name, I mean who doesn’t love Cracker Barrel!
Meat or No Meat?
This dish is delicious without the meat so if you aren’t a fan of ham you can just skip it! Or if you have leftover bacon or another leftover meat you can throw that in instead.
How to Make Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole?
Step 1. Mix melted butter and flour together. Set aside.
Step 2. Add cream of chicken, onions, cheese, sour cream, hash browns and ham. Stir to combine.
Step 3. Pour butter mixture over ingredients and stir.
Step 4. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low from 4 hours until casserole is bubbling at edges.
Step 5. Optional- Once finished cooking, place under broiler for 5 minutes.
If you love potato dishes try one of these other Crock Pot recipes!
Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole
- 32 oz Frozen Hash Browns
- 10.5 oz Cream of Chicken Soup gluten free
- 1 small Yellow Onion finely chopped
- 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup Butter melted
- 2 tbsp Flour gluten free
- 14 oz Sour Cream
- 1 cup Ham chopped (optional)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Mix melted butter and flour together. Set aside.
- Add cream of chicken, onions, cheese, sour cream, hash browns and ham. Stir to combine.
- Pour butter mixture over ingredients and stir.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low from 4 hours until casserole is bubbling at edges.
- Optional- Once finished cooking place under broiler for 5 minutes.