With the holidays upon us, nothing sounds better than an easy dinner recipe that takes the stress out of mealtime! Loaded with hash brown potatoes, cheese, and sausage, this Dump-and-Bake Country Comfort Casserole is a hearty one dish meal that doesn’t require any prep work!
There’s a time and a place for complicated meals, fancy food prep, and hours spent in the kitchen. Thanksgiving dinner, for instance, is a perfect opportunity to pull out all of your family’s old favorites and get to work! But the day before Thanksgiving? The day after Thanksgiving? Or just about any other weeknight? No, thank you. I’d rather spend time on other tasks — like reading a book, cuddling with the kiddos, or taking a walk outside. Hours of time devoted to one regular supper just doesn’t do it for me! After all, my family’s done eating in about 10 minutes…
It’s an easy dump-and-bake casserole that tastes like a big warm HUG! You don’t have to pre-cook the meat, you don’t have to pre-cook the potatoes, and you don’t have to stand over a hot stove mindlessly stirring. Instead, just combine everything together and dump it in a pan! It takes about 10 minutes (at the most), and the oven does the rest of the work for you.
While I absolutely love this Country Comfort Casserole, I can’t take credit for the recipe. I originally saw it on Diana’s Instagram account and immediately asked her for the details. She was kind enough to share it with all of us, and after one look at the list of ingredients I knew that it would be a huge hit! In fact, it reminds me a lot of our family-favorite side dish, Aunt Bee’s 3-Ingredient Cheesy Potato Casserole, but this has added sausage to make it a complete main course. Genius!
I first connected with Diana when she commented on one of my blog posts and we realized that we’re practically neighbors. She lives here in Central Virginia as well, and when you’re from a very rural community, it’s not often that you cross paths on the internet with someone in your own backyard. I’ve been following Diana’s business ever since, and it’s been fun to watch her launch a brand with her husband. You should totally check out Koss Sauce!
And then you should scamper off to your kitchen and throw together the ingredients for this easy one dish dinner! It’s a great way to give yourself a break from the holiday craziness, put your feet up, and enjoy some delicious comfort food with your family!
Dump-and-Bake Country Comfort Casserole
Dump-and-Bake Country Comfort Casserole
Yield 8 servings
1 (30 ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 (13 ounce) package fully-cooked polish sausage (such as Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa)
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 medium onion, diced
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1 (10. 5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup (NOT diluted)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Cut sausage into slices, and then into quarters (so that you have small bite-sized pieces).
In a large mixing bowl (or in the prepared dish), stir together all of the ingredients until completely combined.
Bake, uncovered, for about 40 minutes (or until hot, bubbly, and lightly browned on top).
Cooking for a Smaller Family? You can cut all of the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square baking pan.
Serving Size 1/8 of the recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20.7 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 67.6 mg
Sodium 963.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 31.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 17.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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