Cheesy Baked Hash Browns

Cheesy Baked Hash Browns
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Cheesy Hash Browns
Molly Aronica
Cheesy Hash Browns

The best thing about this recipe (apart from how simple it is to make) is that a single batch can feed a crowd of guests easily. Whip up these crispy, cheesy hash browns along with a big platter of scrambled eggs and some fresh fruit, and your loved ones will be in brunch heaven in no time.

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6
Servings
138
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • russet potatoes, peeled
  • white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3/4  cups  sharp Cheddar cheese
  • shishito peppers, seeds and ribs removed from half, all diced
  • 1/2  tablespoon  kosher salt
  • 1  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 3  tablespoons  unsalted butter

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, grate the potatoes onto a kitchen towel, then wrap them up to drain the potatoes, to remove as much water as possible. Grate the onion and cheese into a mixing bowl and combine with the grated potatoes and diced peppers — season the mixture with salt and garlic powder. 

Grease a 7-by-11-inch glass casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of butter, then add the hash brown mixture in one even layer. Cut the remaining butter into pieces and sprinkle them on top of the potatoes. Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 1 hour, then remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the hash browns are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
188mg
19%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
127mg
18%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
229mg
15%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.