My granddaughter is lactose intolerant and we are always searching for food that are lactose free. (Especially ice cream) This Hashbrown Casserole is lactose free using lactose free milk and a rice flour or a gluten free flour blend.
All cheddar cheese has relatively low levels of lactose, and 1 ounce of sharp cheddar cheese contains about 0.4 to 0.6 grams of lactose. In contrast to one cup of milk, cheddar cheese is clearly better suited for someone with lactose intolerance.
As far as the butter, you can by lactose free butter made with vegetable oil or use butter made from fermented milk products and clarified milk products, such as ghee which contains even less lactose than regular butter.
Serves 4 Total Time: 1hr 20 minutes.