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Clay's Hashbrown Casserole

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Category: Breakfast
Recipe Created By: BusyMama


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11 Tbsp margarine, divided use
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup safe chicken broth
1/2 cup milk alternative (I use rice milk)
2 lb pkg safe frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed
1/3 cup milk alternative
1 tsp peper
1/2 cup crushed corn flake type cereal or butter-style cracker (we use Ritz)


Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Grease a 9x13 pan with safe margarine.

Melt 3 Tbsp of safe margarine in a sauce pan (reserve other 8 Tbsp for later in the recipe). Saute the mushrooms. Add 3 Tbsp of flour. Cook and stir until bubbly. Blend in 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/2 cup alternative milk using a wire whisk. Cook just until smooth and thick.

Pour this mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add shredded hashbrowns, 8 Tbsp of margarine, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 1/3 cup of alternative milk. Combine. Spoon into 9x13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with crushed cereal or crackers and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.


I always put everything together the day before baking, except for adding the crushed cereal or crackers. I have made the sauce in advance and frozen it before.


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