Potlucks are not only fantastic because you just have to make one thing and you get to eat tons of other things, but you also get to try new things. That's precisely how I have acquired so many of my recipes. And this Potatoes Romanoff is no exception. Made with frozen hash browns, low-fat sour cream, cheddar cheese and mushroom soup, my version is a little lighter than the usual, but delivers on taste! It can also be made in a slow cooker.
I tried this at a potluck 20+ years ago, got this wonderful recipe and I've made it countless times since. It really is the ultimate potluck dish! Although it may be summer, it's always potluck season! And if you don't want to turn on the oven, no problem, because you can make this in the slow cooker instead. Although this cheesy hashbrown casserole is great anytime, it's also the ideal dish for big holiday gatherings (like Thanksgiving dinner) or for a simple Sunday dinner.
Not only do I LOVE potlucks, I love easy, quick, make-ahead potluck dishes, especially ones that I have the option of making in my slow cooker. The slow cooker does all the work while I sleep and I don't heat up my house!
For these cheesy potatoes, you'll need the following:
- frozen hash browns *I used cubed, but you can use shredded in a pinch
- sour cream *I use light/low-fat
- condensed cream of mushroom soup *I use low-fat
- sharp/old cheddar cheese * I use low-fat
- salted butter * You can use unsalted butter, but just add¼ teaspoon of salt as well
- salt and black pepper to taste
When it's hot out, you definitely don't want to be turning on your oven. Another great thing about this delicious potato recipe is that you don't have to; you can also make it in your slow cooker. It's just as easy - simply cook these romanoff potatoes on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
And if you are interested in converting some of your other recipes to slow cooker recipes, check out this handy guide: Coverting your recipes to a slow cooker.
I recently had a conversation at work about 'that hash brown dish' as it is known in many circles, or 'hashbrown casserole' and even 'funeral potatoes.' Everyone knew what it was, yet they all knew it by a different name and a slightly different variation of ingredients. I have always known it as "Potatoes Romanoff". And when I googled this recipe, there were many names and variations, but none exactly the same as this one. I've heard of it even being made with cottage cheese and cream cheese, but I make mine with frozen hash browns, sour cream, onions, butter, cheddar cheese and mushroom soup. It can also be made in a slow cooker (see instructions below)
I think this Potatoes Romanoff is so popular because it's classic comfort food; creamy, potatoey, melty cheesy deliciousness. And although it's not exactly weight watchers friendly, I do use the low-fat versions of cheddar cheese, sour cream and cream of mushroom soup to lighten it up a little. And in the end, believe me, it's worth EVERY SINGLE WW POINT!
👪 Serving Size
This Potatoes Romanoff recipe makes 20 servings. However, you can half, double or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust. You will just need a larger or smaller casserole dish, depending on how many serving you want.
You'll need the usual mixing bowl, large spoon, box cheese grater and oven safe casserole dish. * I use a 2 ½ quart casserole dish (affiliate link) for this potato romanoff and it's the perfect size (shown in photos)!
Store leftover Potatoes Romanoff in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also make it in advance, cover in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. It can be reheated in the microwave or on warm in the oven.
It can be frozen for up to 3 months in a sealed container.
🥗 What to serve with Potatoes Romanoff
Potatoes Romanoff is the perfect side dish for so many meals! It's a delicious potato casserole that I love to bring it along to potlucks or simply serve it for dinner with Ham, Chicken (Chicken in a Hurry shown below) or pork. It's also a great side dish for steak dinners! I also serve my Healthy Roasted Carrots with Brown Sugar alongside it for the perfect meal!
And because I love this hash brown casserole so much, I felt that it must live on... So, I used the base to create my Maple Sausage Brunch Bites. This breakfast/brunch recipe is one of my most popular recipes! And it won the grand prize in the Johnsonville Sausage Contest in 2014.
Whether you are looking for easy crockpot side dishes for a potluck or are looking for a dish the whole family will love, give this Potatoes Romanoff a try. It's always a hit!
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📋 Potatoes Romanoff Recipe
- sprig of fresh dill or chopped green onions optional
- salt and black pepper to taste
- parmesan cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/ 175 degrees C. Spray casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cook finely chopped onions in ½ cup butter in microwave for 2 minutes.
- Mix all remaining ingredients together in a large bowl, then add onion with butter and combine.
- Pour into prepared baking dish and cook (uncovered) in preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Slow Cooker: Follow same directions and cook in slow cooker/crock pot (covered) for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
🥗More Side Dishes!
- Gluten-free Sausage & Apple Rice
- 5 Ingredient Shredded Zucchini & Feta Sauté
- Lazy Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls
- Carrot Casserole
- Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- Green beans and Mushrooms
- Mashed Turnip & Apple Casserole (Light)