Church Potatoes Recipe

My family loves this potato recipe. It is really easy to make and one great thing about it is you can make it the night before and put it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. This recipe is good with anything but it is especially good as a side dish to a baked ham.

There are several variations of this recipe out there but I have experimented until I found what works and tastes best to me and my family.


  • 1 large bag of thawed shredded hash browns
  • 1 pint of sour cream
  • 1 can of cream of celery soup
  • 1/4 cup of margarine
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (save 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1/2 cups of finely chopped onion
  • salt and pepper to taste


Basically you just take all the ingredients listed above (be sure and save some cheese for the top) and mix them together. I have found the easiest way to mix it is with my hands. An added tip for you – the more thawed your hash browns are the easier it is too mix. If your family doesn’t like onions leave them out. If you like a little more cheese add more.

After you have it all mixed up place it in a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Then top it with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and place it back in the oven until the cheese has all melted.

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