Chicken and Bacon Hash Brown Casserole
 
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (1-ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (30-ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped and cooked
  • Garnish: sliced green onion
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 1½-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup Cheddar and next 4 ingredients until well combined; stir in hash browns, chicken, and two-thirds of bacon. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and remaining bacon; bake 20 minutes more or until golden brown and bubbly. Garnish with green onion, if desired.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/chicken-and-bacon-hash-brown-casserole-recipe/