2 lbs. frozen hashbrowns (I like the square but any work)
6 oz sour cream
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup melted butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 tsp salt
2 cups shredded cheese

mix everything together (hashbrowns last is easiest)

bake at 350′ for 45 mins or do in crock pot.  Either way spray w/cooking spray to make it easier to clean.

This one is from my neighbor and is perfect for a potluck!