(from Cooks.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 3/4 cup  (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted and divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (Jane Ann substituted dried minced onion)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pint (2 cups) sour cream (regular or light)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine thawed hash browns with 1/2 cup melted butter and all the remaining ingredients except the corn flakes. Spread into a 9×13″ baking dish. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter and the crushed corn flakes together and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 1 hour. Serve hot.