Sweet and Spicy Hash Browns

Sweet and Spicy Hash Browns
Tim McGeever


  • 4 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • pint mushrooms, sliced into thirds
  • 2 Teaspoons  cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 2 Teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  black pepper
  • Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
  •   Cooking spray

This sweet and spicy twist on classic cubed hash browns offers all the excitement and flavor one could ask for before noon. I've always appreciated that extra kick, that slap of seasoning, that pinch of a bang... you get the idea. Likewise, I adore a caramelized mushroom and/or onion. So, as with most of my recipes, I thought I would combine all that I love in one boisterous dish. Go ahead...try not taking seconds.

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Coat the bottom of a sauté pan with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and add the onion. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Coat another pan with the remaining olive oil, and simultaneously cook the mushrooms over medium heat for 25 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the cayenne, red pepper flakes, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Add the potatoes to the mixture and stir well.  On a cookie sheet, lay out the potatoes in a single layer (use cooking spray, if needed). Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the hash browns with the onions and mushrooms. Serve and devour!


Note: Don't limit yourself to breakfast. The dish's natural heartiness and balance of both savory and sweet flavors make it a perfect addition to lunch or dinner — a versatile side dish, if you will. 


Calories per serving:

312 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Sugar Conscious, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 57g 88%
  • Carbs 172g 57%
  • Saturated 8g 41%
  • Fiber 26g 104%
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 24g 49%
  • Sodium 2,546mg 106%
  • Calcium 168mg 17%
  • Magnesium 239mg 60%
  • Potassium 4,445mg 127%
  • Iron 9mg 52%
  • Zinc 4mg 25%
  • Phosphorus 676mg 97%
  • Vitamin A 193µg 21%
  • Vitamin C 184mg 307%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 59%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 57%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 76%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 153%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 191µg 48%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 58%
  • Vitamin K 61µg 76%
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