Healthy Best Potato Casserole Recipe – Crispyfoodidea

The Creamy baked cheesy hash brown potato casserole recipe is perfect for any meal and loaded with mashed potato and cheese and topped with corn flakes. Perfect for any meal prep dinner, lunch, and for any occasion with any holidays! It’s make-ahead friendly, vegan, keto, and easily made vegetarian by with dried bacon or omitting the bacon.  


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Want some easy casserole that your family needs for a meal or every holiday and a dish that no matter the occasion?

Do you have one of those go-to side dishes that you want for a busy life? That everyone loves… family, kids and adults both?

Here I have a healthy baked potato recipe that you can make easily at home, that loves everybody when you served. If you’re looking for the ultimate weeknight casserole, this is your recipe.

This recipe is good for school Tiffin. I remember, in my childhood, this recipe Potato Casserole Recipe is the best tiffin I had. I request to my mom, that please cooked that recipe and packed this for my lunch break tiffin.

Now Suddenly, I go flashback in my childhood days and decided to prepare that healthy easy potato casserole with real potatoes. These are the classics keto potato casserole that my sister loves more than anything.

Creamy Keto Loaded Potato Casserole – so delicious, crispy with corn flakes, and topped with dried bacon. It’s easy to throw together, but so incredibly delicious, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be loved by all. Do you agree with me?

Potato casserole

How to make Baked Easy Potato Casserole at home?

1. Preheat your oven and then prepare a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Next step you have to wash the potatoes, then peel, dice and put them in a large pot. Cover with water and boil until potatoes are soft and tender.

3. Strain all those potatoes and gently place them back into the pot. Now fold on butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and milk.

4. Last gently add in garlic powder, salt, and pepper along with 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Pour this into your prepared casserole dish.

5. Spread on top your potatoes with the remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

6. Remove your casserole from the oven and garnish this healthy keto casserole with green onions and dried bacon, serve!

Potato Casserole Recipe


The Best Funeral Potato Recipe is a delicious way to make a creamy cheesy potato casserole that your whole family will love so much!


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 large 30-oz package of traditional frozen hash browns (take out of the freezer 20 mins prior to cooking) / hash brown casserole – optional
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 2 cups sour cream (or use Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons chives (we used freeze dried but you can use fresh too)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup 
  • 1/2 large yellow onion chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cups Fried Onions crushed
  • 2 cups nacho cheese Doritos crushed

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This Keto loaded potato casserole recipe you can make in 2 ways… Take a look!  

1st method

⇒Take a medium frying pan heat, add 1 tablespoon butter and add chopped onion in it, mix well and cook your onion until soft (about 5 mins).

⇒In a mixing large bowl, combine your hash browns, salt, black pepper, shaves, sour cream, sliced cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup and you are cooked slightly fried soft onions. Mix it well.

⇒Preheat your oven at 375°F.  Put the mixture of the potato in a 9×13 casserole dish and cook that in the oven for 30 minutes. Get all the whole casserole and stir very well.
Put it back in the oven and continue cooking for about 20-30 more minutes depending on your oven and till it’s turn to bubble on the side and middle too. Once it starts bubbles in the middle it’s done now.

⇒Remove the casserole from the oven and spread over some crushed onion and if you want, you can add Dorito mixture on the top. Again put back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes but watch it carefully so the topping doesn’t burn.

⇒Remove from the oven and serve this potato hash brown casserole recipe immediately.

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2nd Method

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bring potatoes to a boil in cold water in a large container. Cook until the water is salty and the potatoes are tender about 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Drain the potatoes, return the potatoes to the pot and mash them in low heat, add 6 tablespoons butter, 3 cups cheddar cheese, yogurt, cream, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the potato mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish. Spread over as a topping with the remaining 4 1/2 cups cheddar cheese.

3. In a medium bowl, add the cracker crumbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and 4 tablespoons butter and mix these all together.

4. Cover the potato casserole recipe with aluminum foil. Transfer it to the oven and wait to bake for 30-35 minutes. After 35 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for another 15 minutes until the crackers are golden. Serve this healthy keto best sweet potato casserole recipe hot on top with fresh thyme and flaked sea salt.

Let’s experiment with some interesting delicious Ingredients!

Now you think what is the experiment?


Everyone thinks their favorite version is frostbite and then hash brown, diced hash brown or whatever are the top choices. You can boil (with skins so they are not too watery), peeled and cubed russet potatoes.

So for this purpose I made an experiment, that is –

Add more ingredients – 

You can add some Mushrooms, green or red peppers, freshly minced garlic, green chilies, corn with this potato casserole.

For Creamy – Full Fat, Low Fat or No-Fat? What’s your choice? Picked! Sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cream of potato soup, cream of celery soup, cheese soup, plain Greek yogurt, plain almond milk add in the casserole of potato recipe to make the recipe creamy.

For Cheesy – Cheddar, Parmesan, chili jack, cream cheese etc put in the sweet potato healthy casserole for making the recipe so creamy and cheesy. 

For Toppings – Doritos, fried onion, cucumber, potato chips (rippled chips crunchiest), corn flakes, slices of cooked bread, panko etc whatever you like spread over the dish.

Add some more – Bacon bits, ham, sirloin, chicken chunks, turkey, smoky, Choose your best!

Here You see the preparation of healthy keto potato casserole recipe.

Can use the instant pot for this easy healthy sweet potato casserole?

A. I prefer to use the instant pot. It’s the easiest, quickest way to make potatoes.

You can use Yukon gold potatoes for an extra creamy mashed potato, but Russet potatoes will work well too.

  • Combine the potatoes and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and cook on high pressure/manual for 12 minutes. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function and release the steam. Drain the potatoes well.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, you’ll mash them up in a large bowl with melted butter, plenty of cheddar cheese, yogurt for creaminess (sour cream also works well), and then thyme, seasonings, and a good amount of black pepper.

Not so difficult to make this cheesy potato casserole and nothing very fancy but so delicious!

Tips Potatoes are one of those things that should never be messed with too much.

Healthy Best Potato Casserole Recipe in Slow Cooker Preparation

This slow cooker sausage and potato casserole recipe is a comfort food that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Also good for any meal prep, that your day full and healthy too!

  • Gather hash brown casserole, onion, and 2 cups of the cheese in a greased slow cooker.
  • Take another separate bowl, add cream of chicken, milk, salt, and pepper, mix well.
  • Pour over hash brown mix in it.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese over top for so more cheesy flavor.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Serve it hot Enjoy!

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Want to store leftover this recipe? It is best for Leftovers should be stored in the freeze. It is best eaten within three days. But keep in mind that place the cheese on top but before baking allows your potatoes to cool and then cover and place in the freezer.
If you want to store that recipe for more days, keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to bake remove from the freezer and allow to thaw overnight. Then cook according to directions.

Wanted to Reheat the recipe? 

Confused? Reheat or not to do? Wait! I’ve two solution for this…

Oven Reheating: Place frozen potatoes in a foil or in an oven-safe covered dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or so. The exact amount of time depends on the size of the part.

Microwave Reheating: Place the frozen potatoes in a microwave-safe plate or bowl and heat them for about 5 minutes for half the power, stirring occasionally. The exact amount of time depends on the size of the part.

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Common FAQ

Q. What is in a Casserole?
A. Casserole – a dish in any food may be baked and served in a large or deep pan, pot in the oven, or microwave. It is a dish made of meat and vegetables, fish and almost anything else you can think of, that have been cooked slowly in an oven or cooker.

Q. What do you eat with cheesy potatoes?
A. This potato casserole recipe is a dish that you can eat as a main dish or as a side dish, so if you want to take it as a side dish, these recipes are the best with this recipe – 

Q. Why are funeral potatoes called funeral potatoes?
A. Some companies started selling pre-packaged Funeral Potatoes that you can buy in the frozen section of the store. But this name Funeral comes from United State, the meaning is, funeral potatoes are a potato-based dish in casserole form and served as a side dish during traditional after-funeral dinners.

Q. What are the three main parts of a casserole?
A. The first we need Protein like vegetables or meat.
The second component helps to thicken and dish that is a starch like rice, pasta, potatoes, beans, etc.
Third and finally a casserole needs a binder or liquid that holds it together like milk, broth, soup, cheese, egg, etc.  

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