Hash brown casserole is an easy make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish for a crowd. This recipe can easily be doubled and made in a larger 9 x 13 casserole dish. Just allow a bit more time for baking the larger amount.
Use New Mexico green chile in Hash Brown Casserole
The best results come when you use New Mexico green chile! We prefer Hatch chiles, which are only grown in Hatch, New Mexico. It’s like Vidalia sweet onions, which can only be called “Vidalia” if they’re grown there. The variety of green chile we use is called Joe Baca. It may not be grown in Hatch, but it has great chile flavor with just enough heat. We can buy it in 5-pound bags, which we then divide up into smaller bags to keep in the freezer. It should be thawed and drained. If using canned chilies, drain the liquid so the casserole doesn’t have too much liquid.