Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Do you have a craving for the delicious Hash Brown Casserole that is served at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant? 

With this recipe, you can make your own at home that taste much like the one they serve.

The ingredients you need are frozen hash brown potatoes, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup, butter, onions and Colby cheese.

The secret ingredient is believed to be the Colby cheese. You can now have Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole any time you want, breakfast, lunch or dinner!


  • 2 pounds southern style hash brown potatoes (frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cream of chicken soup (10 1/2 ounce can) 
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine; melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups Colby cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place potatoes in greased 9 x 13-inch pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine onions, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup.
  4. Pour soup mixture over potatoes.
  5. Sprinkle with Colby cheese and melted butter.
  6. Bake uncovered in 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 6 servings.

Tips From Margielynn:

  • Some folks make it with cheddar cheese, but it is believed Cracker Barrel uses Colby, that is the secret ingredient.

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Aussie Fries Like Outback Steakhouse Recipe

Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries, try making at home with this copycat recipe.

This recipe is quick and easy to make; you will be eating Aussie fries like they make at Outback Steakhouse in under an hour.


  • 1 -2 lb. bag of Frozen French Fries 
  • 1 Cup Colby Jack cheese, shredded 
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked 
  • 24 fluid ounces Peanut Oil 


  1. Heat oil to 350 degrees. 
  2. Divide the fries in half and use the rest later. 
  3. Fry the potatoes in small batches; they are done when they are golden brown, and float to the top of the skillet or deep fryer. 
  4. Drain French fries on paper towels. 
  5. You can keep them warm in the oven until all the fries are cooked. 
  6. After all, fries are cooked, salt and sprinkle on cheese and cooked bacon. 
  7. Put the fries in a warm oven until the cheese begins to melt. 

Dipping Sauce

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 C. Sour Cream 
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 
  • Dash cayenne pepper 
  • Dash salt 
  • Dash black pepper 

Directions for making Dipping Sauce:
  • Combine sour cream, horseradish, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper; mix well, better if chilled before serving.

Tips from Margielynn
  • After peanut oil cools you may store in the refrigerator to use at another time. 

Applebee's Copycat Bacon Scallion Mashed Potatoes

If Applebee's Bacon Scallion Mashed Potatoes is a favorite, you will love having this copycat recipe to mix at home anytime! Bacon, scallions, and potatoes three of my favorite ingredients. To get started with this recipe you will need potatoes, garlic, bacon, scallions, milk, sour cream, and seasonings. This side dish is great served with just about any meat dish. Try serving with steak, meatloaf, chicken, pork, or any of your favorites.

Ingredients needed:

2 pounds potatoes, peeled cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup milk, 1% low-fat, warmed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
5 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions for making 

Step 1: Put potatoes and garlic n a large pot, cover with lightly salted water.
Step 2: Boil potatoes until they are fork tender.
Step 3: Fry bacon until crisp in skillet; place on paper towels. Leave one teaspoon of bacon grease in the pan.
Step 4: Put scallions in bacon grease, sauté until soft, do not let them get brown.
Step 5: Add bacon to scallions.
Step 6: Drain water from potatoes and return to pot.
Step 7: Mash the potatoes with sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper.
Step 8: Stir in the bacon and scallions.
This recipe makes four servings.

Tips From Margielynn

You may need to reheat before serving.

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Chipotle's Restaurant Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Chipotle's Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice
This delicious, rice is a copycat version of the Cilantro Lime Rice served at the Chipotle's restaurants. It is an easy and low cost to make. I have also made with Jasmine rice and it works well too. Yummy with Mexican Food or a great side to any meat.


2 cups basmati rice
2 teaspoons cilantro, finely chopped
2 ¼ teaspoons salt, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Bring to boil 8 cups water in a large cooking pot.
Add salt; stir.
Add rice; return to boil, boil uncovered 12 minutes.
Drain rice; rinse with hot water.
Pour rice into a serving bowl; while rice is still warm, stir in cilantro and lime juice; fluff with a fork.

Tips From Margielynn

Use 4 cups of water to one cup of rice, do not cover to cook.
Rinse rice in hot water after draining it.

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