Start With Hash Brown Potatoes

Hash brown pancakes


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How often have you opened your freezer, refrigerator or pantry at 5 PM and been confronted with a package of potatoes, ground beef, or chicken, with no idea how to transform it into a meal? Try making some of these delicious hash brown dishes!

Be open to innovation and experimentation when you look at these recipes. Don't have canned salmon? Try using canned tuna or chicken, or leave the meat out of the recipe. Try a different vegetable or cheese. Use a different type of canned soup or make your own condensed soup mix out of simple pantry ingredients. The great thing about these recipes is they are totally adjustable. Have fun experimenting!

You can use frozen hash brown potatoes or the refrigerated kind that are found in the dairy aisle. Make sure to read the recipe carefully so you understand if the potatoes have to be thawed or cooked before using, then follow package directions. There are two kinds of frozen hash brown potatoes available in the supermarket: the grated type that looks like shredded potatoes, and the ones cut into tiny cubes, which are labeled southern. Either type works in these fabulous recipes.

Start with Hash Brown Potatoes

  • Creamy Hash Brown Potatoes
    This is fabulous as a side dish, or you could add some chopped ham or meatballs to make a wonderful main dish.
  • Hash Brown Frittata
    A frittata is an omelet that's easier to make! This recipe feeds a crowd easily.
  • Chicken Potato Bake
    This simple one-dish meal is a real winner. The chicken stays moist and tender with a crisp cheese topping.
  • Bacon Hash Brown Roll-Ups
    Chopped Canadian bacon and hash brown potatoes are cooked with eggs, then rolled into flour tortillas in this great breakfast-on-the-run recipe.
  • Meaty Hash Brown Potato Casserole
    This simple five-ingredient recipe is rich and delicious. Kids will love it.
  • Hash Brown Casserole
    Add some cubed ham to this simple casserole to turn it into a company dish.
  • Chicken Potato Casserole
    This casserole reminds me of tuna noodle casserole, but potatoes are used in place of the pasta.
  • Impossible Breakfast Pie
    This impossible pie, with its filling of pork sausage, cheese, and potatoes, is perfect for a weekend brunch.