This casserole is not only super easy, it's pretty darn tasty! Like so tasty we raved about it for days after. It makes a big pan, so it's great for parties or company!
26-ounce bag frozen shredded hashbrowns
3/4 C half and half
2 C sour cream
1/2 C butter, melted
1 T garlic powder
1 packet Ranch dip mix
1 packet onion soup mix
2 C shredded Cheddar cheese
6 ounces French-fried onions, like Durkee's (I used cheese flavored)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the half and half, sour cream, melted butter, garlic powder, Ranch mix and soup mix together with a whisk. Stir in the hashbrowns. Spread this into a greased 9 x 13 casserole pan. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Spread the French-fried onions all over the top. Cover and bake about 45 minutes to one hour or until potatoes are done. During last five minutes of baking, remove the foil to brown the top slightly.