This dish is good for a potluck - a little goes a long way because they are filled with things that are terrible for you. I love them but I only eat them about three times a year. I'm giving you the recipe as my mom gave it to me, but notice that I did buy low fat/ fat free as much as possible and it didn't really affect the taste.
(And yes, my inner food snob kind of cringes over this recipe but sometimes cheese is all you need.)
1 bag frozen hashbrowns
1 stick butter, melted
16 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
Cheddar cheese (shredded) - I used about half a package but could have used a little more
Real Bacon Bits
Mix a handful of bacon bits and all other ingredients except bread crumbs together (reserve some cheese, though). Pour into a greased 13x9 casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon bits, remaining cheese, and bread crumbs on top. Bake uncovered 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
I only used about half the container of sour cream. I should have used more. And I forgot to add bacon bits. Oops.
Next time you need to bring a dish to a homestyle event, I recommend this one. It is so quick and easy that I did it with minimal screwups. Are there any dishes you love that you know are awful for you? Any dishes from childhood that you only crave every so often?