copycat low-carb cracker barrel hash brown casserole is a perfect side dish!

Low-Carb Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

Gooey, cheesy comfort food, this low-carb copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole is just like your favorite dish at Cracker Barrel only this one doesn’t have the carbs! You can make it in just a few minutes in your microwave or bake it so the top gets those crispy bits!

low carb copycat cracker barrel hashbrown casserole is easy and quick comfort food.


Yes, I know. Here I go again with cauliflower. I can’t help it. Cauliflower is like the low-carber’s bestie. It can be used to make everything from grits to pizza, y’all. It’s gotta be the most versatile veggie on the planet. So, yes. If you are a cauliflower hater then just move along — nothing for you to see here. ??

Unless you want to give it a try.

copycat low-carb cracker barrel hash brown casserole is a perfect side dish!

I am big on comfort food but too much of the time I make something awesome for the family and then grab a poached egg or something mindless for me because I just don’t have time to take care of myself. I am realizing that not having time to take care of myself is a big issue with me. I need to make time. Well, this recipe makes it easy because I made it right in the microwave. Now, if you want to have the whole experience with the crispy edges and all you can bake it — I’ll give you instructions on how to do that, too. The point is, I try to make low-carbing something that we can do without getting thrown off track by a lot of planning or long prep. If you use the microwave you can be eating this low-carb copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole in less than five minutes, y’all. FIVE.

You can change it up by the type of cheese you use. I used Tillamook Garlic Chile Pepper Chedder and it was amazing! Next time I am going to make it with Pepper-Jack. This is not going to freeze real well but it should keep in the fridge a couple of days. ?You can even add cooked chicken or ham to make it a main dish!


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Low-Carb Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

Low-carb comfort food, this copycat Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole is gooey with cheesy goodness.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American - low -carb, American Classic
Keyword Casserole, hash brown
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 main dish or 2 side servings
Calories 476kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ounces sliced cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chicken Bullion Powder
  • 1 tabespoon boiling water.
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar I used Tillamook Garlic and Chile Pepper Cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Smoked paprika for garnish


  • Melt the butter in a heavy frying pan and add the cauliflower and onion.
  • Saute until the cauliflower and onion are tender and begins to turn golden brown in spots.
  • Spoon into a small, 2 cup size microwave safe or ovenproof casserole dish.
  • Mix the chicken bullion powder with the hot water until dissolved.
  • Add to the sour cream, 1 1/2 ounces shredded cheddar, salt, and pepper.
  • Spoon over the cauliflower and onion mixture and mix well.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • Microwave for 3 minutes or until heated through, tender, and melty OR bake for 20 minutes at 375F.
  • Sprinkle with the smoked Paprika.


Nutrition info is for 2 side servings


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 56.1mg | Calcium: 497mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Serve It Right

I have a terrible habit of throwing stuff together if it’s “just for me”. You know what? All food should be pretty! Serve yourself pretty recipes in ?small casserole dishes like this — you’re worth it! And it stores the leftovers, too! (This is an affiliate link. If you click and buy it helps to support the blog with a small commission — your cost doesn’t change. Thanks so much!)
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10 thoughts on “Low-Carb Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    It was exciting to find this recipe! My husband LOVES Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole. I mean, it’s kryptonite for him. We have been low carb for 10 years, unless we’re at Cracker Barrel.

    In that case, all bets are off.

    For years I have hunted for a comparable recipe. It needs to have similar texture, flavor profile and mouth feel as CBHBC. This seems like the closest recipe yet.

    Have you thought of a crunchy topping for this? Doesn’t CB use bread crumbs as a topping? Would pork rinds work?

    Since I don’t eat CBHBC, I don’t remember.

    Regardless – thank you for this! I am a huge fan of your recipes.

    1. 5 stars
      Also – would you happen to know the carb count for this? I didn’t see it in the nutrition info. I would like to know the net carbs, just for my own info. Thank you.

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