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Can a Hashbrown casserole be served for a bbq?

Since there is sour cream in it I am worried. It will be sitting outside for a few hours.

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Asked by yldflwr at 9:31 AM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I would be OK with it.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 9:34 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Yes, that would be fine, and then I'd toss leftovers. I would think that it would be similar to letting butter sit out, or cheese, but this is just a guess. But for a couple hours, sounds fine to me.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:41 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • You could always take the crock pot recipe and keep it plugged in and hot.

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 9:49 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • This is from, I read JawgaMom's answer for this idea:


    * 2 cups sour cream
    * 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
    * 2 cups shredded processed cheese
    * 1/2 cup chopped onion
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    * 1 (32 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed


    1. In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Gradually mix in the hash browns until evenly coated.
    2. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray or butter. Spoon the hashbrown mixture into the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on High for 1 1/2 hours, then reduce heat to Low, and cook for an additional 2 1/2 hours.


    Answer by Bmat at 10:09 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Macaroni Salad and Potato Salad are served at BBQ's all the time. I would think that they would spoil faster then the Hashbrown Casserole.

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:20 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • It can if it won't be out for more than four hours. That's when the bacteria start setting in. So four hours from time you take it out to when you throw it away.
    I worked in restaurants a lot and this was always drilled in my head, also from the food safety class I had to take.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 10:38 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Yes, keep it in a crockpot that is plugged in.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:01 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I agree with JawgaMom1

    Answer by jilligan362 at 12:34 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

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