½ C chopped onion
1 pint sour cream
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 C shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
opt. 2 c. chopped ham
In a large mixing bowl combine onion, sour cream, soup, cheese, salt and pepper and hash browns. Mix well. Transfer to a 9×12 inch casserole dish. Cover with foil and freeze.
When ready to prepare do not thaw. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). To make this even yummier you can add a topping. Top with 2 C. crushed potato chips or Ritz crackers combined with ½ C melted butter
Sprinkle potato chips on top, then drizzle with butter. Top with foil and freeze.
Thaw completely. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden brown. Or bake from frozen at 400 covered for about 1 1/2 hrs.