The Hash Brown Hall of Fame

We have many "official" items and people associated with the WIKY Morning Show - Rick Kersting is the offical Retail Grocer/Thespian of the WIKY Morning Show, grits are the offical Ground Hominy Product of the WIKY Morning Show, and my '96 Ford Thunderbird is the luxury sports sedan by which all others are judged.  Now, thanks to the many years of extorting breakfast from various charities and organizations, we present the WIKY Morning Show Breakfast Food Hall of Fame and our first inductee -

Mary's Hash Brown Casserole 

1 - 2 lb. package hash brown potatoes - thawed
2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (I used a 4 cheese blend), divided
1 cup or less chopped onions
1 can cream of chicken or cream of onion soup (I used cream of chicken)
1 - 8 oz. container of sour cream
1 stick of butter or margarine melted and divided 
4 or 5 slices of good hickory smoked bacon, fried and crumbled (I used more.  You can fry extra and add it to the cassarole mix)
green onions - chopped
salt and pepper to taste
 
Mix potatoes, onions and 3/4 of the cheese, salt, and pepper.  (Option, add extra bacon crumbles)
Mix soup, sour cream and 3/4 of the melted butter, .
Combine the two and pour into greased casserole dish.
Drizzle remaining butter on top. 
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 
Add the remaining cheese and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
When done, top with bacon and green onions.
 
Enjoy!

Congratulations to Mary Jenkins!  This casserole is killer!