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Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe

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Hash browns are one of my favorite go-to breakfast items in the fall. I never think to make them when the weather is warm, yet the moment it starts to cool down, even a few degrees, I start stocking up on shredded freezer potatoes.

In September through March, you will never find my freezer without at least one family-sized bag of shredded potatoes for those spontaneous golden crispy hash brown moments.

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For years I made hash browns in a large cast iron skillet, standing over the range with my flat wooden spoon in hand. However, after I discovered I preferred making bacon in the oven, I decided to give oven hash browns a try.

From the very first time I tried this method, my hash browns came out of the oven perfectly crispy, just how I like them. I was sold!

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Nowadays, my Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe is the only way I make hash browns. No more sweating over the stove. No more babysitting my potatoes. Plus, I can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, and bake my bacon at the same time!

Simply combine thawed shredded freezer potatoes with some shredded cheese, a couple beaten eggs, and some herbs and spices for zip. Then pour one melted stick of rich, creamy Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter over the top and toss.

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The silky, melted butter coats the shredded potatoes, giving them amazing flavor. Plus, the butter is what provides the lovely, golden tone and crispy finish. Hash browns just wouldn’t be the same without it!

Pour the potato mixture out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and bake to golden perfection.

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I use a large “half sheet” pan (around 13 X 17 inches) for thin, crispy hash browns you can cut and pick up with your fingers. However, if you’d like them to be just a little more thick and tender, you can pour the same recipe out onto a 10 X 15 inch jelly roll pan and bake.

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This ultra thin and crispy hash brown recipe makes a perfect breakfast item and dinnertime side dish. However, consider cutting the hash browns into squares as a platform for toppings like chorizo, diced tomatoes, pesto or sour cream.

Think of the endless fall appetizers you could make!

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My family loves this Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe with a little fresh chive sprinkled over the top alongside scrambled eggs and bacon.

I love them with smoked salmon and creme fraiche on top.

However you take your hash browns, you are going to love just how easy this oven recipe is!!

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Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe - Oven baked hash browns that are crispy and flavorful! With only 8 simple ingredients, this hash brown potato recipe makes a marvelous side dish.
Servings: 12 pieces



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large rimmed half sheet baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour the thawed shredded hash brown potatoes in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl then pour over the potatoes. Add the shredded cheese, salt, cumin, thyme and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Then pour the melted butter over the top and toss to coat again.
  • Spread the potato mixture evenly over the baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes. Cut in squares and serve warm.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 224mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 370IU, Vitamin C: 5.8mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  1. Everyone just loves this hash brown recipe. Everytime I make them people request the recipe. It is easy and delish. I make it as printed. The hash brows are crispy and are just like hash browns should be.  I wouldn’t make them any other way.

  2. Holy amazing!! I made these today and we can’t stop nibbling on them. I had 3 eggs left so I used them all and then added an extra 10 minutes at 450° to crisp them up a little more at the end. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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  6. Do you shred your own potatoes or you can buy one that is shredded already?

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  9. I just love butter! If I had to pick a buttered up dish, probably Chocolate Sheet Cake…lots o’butter in cake & frosting!

  10. Poundcakes….

  11. Favorite butter dish is to add it to bow tie pasta with fresh veggies and feta cheese  

  12. I love my hasbrowns like this too! Oh and my favorite butter dish is brown butter pasta!

  13. My favorite buttery dish is no crust coconut pie.

  14. Love to load butter on my coconut dream bars :)

  15. Garlic Buttered pasta

  16. I like to put soft butter on warm rye bread slices.

  17. My favorite buttered up dish is mashed potatoes.

  18. Love your blog. The baked hash browns look amazing. Going to try them soon.

  19. My favorite buttery side dish? Mashed potatoes :)

  20. baked macaroni and cheese 

  21. Mashed potatoes. And haluski, with LOTS of butter. These hash browns look awesome.

  22. Can’t wait to try recipe!

  23. Buttery Rolls

  24. My favorite is creamy, buttery mash potatoes!

  25. I love butter on fresh baked bread!

  26. Awesome looking recipe, added to my got to make list!

  27. My favorite buttery dish is New Orleans BBQ Shrimp!

  28. I have a apple cobbler recipe that the kids love

  29. Macaroni and Cheese

  30. My favorite buttered up dish is Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Buttermilk Syrup. SOOOO delish!

  31. This looks so delicious and easy to bake. Thank you for another great recipe :)

  32. My family loves baked corn all buttered-up.

  33. I love cornbread all buttered up!!

  34. My favorite is cheesy baked potatoes. 

  35. Cookies and cakes are my favorite buttered up foods!

  36. baked French toast

  37. They are called Napoleon Cremes.

  38. Oh Yeah, I’d make a batch of those in a heartbeat!

  39. Yummy buttery shortbread cookies!

  40. Butter?? I’m a southerner, so butter is essential! Hash brown casserole, corn casserole, slathered on hot cornbread, etc., etc.! And definitely this new hash brown recipe you shared today!

  41. These hash browns look so yummy! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!

  42. Butter makes everything better!

  43. Mac and cheese

  44. What a great recipe! I will be trying this since my hash browns never turn out right from the skillet. My favorite butter up dish, wow, to many to choose since butter makes just about anything taste better. I’d have to say though, a good homemade Mac-N-Cheese,  Shrimp Scampi, and all sorts of cookies.

    Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway too. Best of luck to all! 

  45. Anything with butter is good by me! I definitely appreciate all of the delicious buttery posts in the blogosphere lately… definitely pinning this one for later!

  46. Mac N CHEESE! =0

  47. Tuna casserole – my grandma taught me how to make it and there are lots of pats of butter on top.

  48. butterflake dinner rolls!

  49. I love to make a spinach and cheese dish with layers of buttered filo

  50. Waffles with lots of butter & syrup!

  51. Rosemary jacket potatoes

  52. i love cinnamon rolls. aw who am i kidding i love anything that has butter on it in it. i have been drooling all over ree’s cookware and will be getting some when walmart gets all the different selections in

  53. This  sounds so good.   I am one of those people who prefers some form of fried potatoes with my eggs.   This would be such a great way to make them with out the mess.

  54. I like a baked potato with a big pat of butter.

  55. I love my cheesy tater tot casserole. Chedder cheese with bacon bits and shredded chicken…it’s so delicious!

  56. Homemade Butter cookies with chocolate sprinkles! 

  57. Gee, I like anything with butter.  But I love a buttered waffle in the mornings.

  58. I like buttered hot rolls and a baked potato with tons of butter.

  59. I love buttery cornbread! So delicious as a side. 

  60. My favorite buttered up dish is dump cake! 

  61. sounds wonderful

  62. Oh MY GOD, the options with the recipe. I love this for so many things – thank you! SO Easy and Ive pinned it on a few boards. For my favorite buttered up dish, I would have to say cinnamon sugared toast!

    • You could totally make breakfast sandwiches using the squares as bread. Probably messy but it wont stop me! You could make them and freeze them!

  63. Hot butter slathered corn on the cob. Nothing goes better with Land of Lakes butter than good home grown corn.

  64. What a wonderful idea for any meal. Hash browns are a staple and this recipe hits the mark. Thanks so much for posting this. This will become a regular week night offering in my house.

  65. Everything is better with butter!  But the one I’m thinking about right now is PW’s chocolate sheet cake, sooooo good!

  66. My favorite would have to be all the yummy baked goods I make…cookies, cakes, scones, etc.

  67. Buttered up? Do you have an hour? Start with toast, warm berad, waffles and pancakes. Another category: all sautees, especially caramelized onions. Other: meats, and fish, pan fried in butter with a drizzle of olive oil. In the dessert category: tea cakes with butter, nothing bnetter (like apple cake.)

  68. I love to butter up my pancakes.  I like them smothered and covered with real butter.

  69. Buttered up – homemade ciabatta bread!

  70. Buttery garlic bread!

  71. I love plain, buttered rice.  The more butter, the better.  Yum!

  72. I love a nice buttery piece of Garlic Bread. Mmmmmm

  73. I am always a sucker for a toasted, buttered bagel. With A LOT of butter.

  74. It’s hard to pick my favorite buttered up dish! I love homemade mac and cheese made with butter, and cookies and other baked goods made with butter are always the best!

  75. Your recipe sounds delish.
    Now for the giveaway…my word..don’t you Just love Ree’s awesome collection..I tried to pre order on launch day and everything I was crushing on was gone..
    Monday my store was hit hard too..I did pick up a few things..waiting on the reorder..hehe.
    Sorry I am a southerner..talker!
    Give me my carbs all day faves are funeral potatoes, oh my.
    Ree’s Mac and cheese recipe…scalloped potatoes…southern cornbread dressing..southern corn casserole..southern tomatoe pie and chicken and rice.

  76. Ahh this is such a great idea!!! I love anything that is hands-off!

  77. My favorite dish is creamy buttery macaroni and cheese <3

  78. My favorite buttered up recipe is my mother’s chicken and biscuit recipe over creamy mashed potatoes!

  79. I love Cinnamon Rolls with lots of butter.

  80. My fav buttered up dish has no name but involves loads of garlic, butter, onions, chopped fresh tomatoes and shrimp all happy together over pasta!

  81. Shrimp Scampi with brown butter!

  82. French toast casserole!

  83. What a great idea! Pinned these beautiful hashbrowns to try later.  My favorite buttered up dish is Twice Baked Potatoes. I pour butter over them before I bake. Thank you!!

  84. Buttery mashed potatoes!

  85. I love buttered up mashed potatoes. Everybody loves that!

  86. My 3-ingredient dump cobbler. Pie filling, Jiffy cake mix & butter.

  87. Love adding butter to my scrambled eggs every morning and using it in a my baked goods.

  88. Buttery shortbread – yum!

  89. Fresh crab with garlic butter

  90. My favorite food in the world is a nice baguette or crusty french bread with butter.  

    Thanks for the hashbrown tip!  Totally trying this.

  91. Cinnamon Rolls with lots of butter!

  92. Baklava….a pastry I make with only the best butter available (LOL). The hash browns look delish!

  93. Shortbread cookies are my favorite buttered up dish!

  94. These hash browns look amazing. Butter makes everything better!

  95. Homemade Macaroni and Cheese for sure!!!!

  96. This looks amazing!  I would say roasted delicata squash with butter, maple syrup and cinnamon!

  97. Last night I had a peanut butter toast sandwich for dinner.  Followed up by 2 slices of the same delicious bread toasted and slathered in butter.  Sooo good.

  98. My favorite use of butter is on sweet potatoes with a sprinkle of cinnamon!

  99. breakfast dished like waffles or pancakes made with amazing butter are my fave

  100. I love homemade macaroni and cheese!

  101. My favorite buttered up dish is homefries that have peppers and onions added cooked in lots of butter

  102. Butter makes everything better.  Love seafood in butter.

  103. I cannot wait to try this Sunday! It looks fabulous! 

  104. Definitely going to try the hash browns….my son and hubby love them!

  105. Buttered up?  Gees I can’t think of anything I eat that is buttered up…

  106. My favorite buttered up dish….   sauteed vegetables from the garden with garlic and soba noodles. This giveaway is incredible. Thank you for the chance to win. 

  107. MAC and CHEESE…THE END!

  108. My favorite is Peach Crumb Pie with the buttery brown sugar crumble on the top! Yum!!

  109. When I think of buttery dishes, I think of yummy peach cobbler with lots of butter and sugar.

  110. love the idea of baking hash browns! thank you! and, of course, the dishes are adorable!

  111. Looks amazing! I’m going to give it a try.

  112. seriously feel like I could eat a whole pan of these by myself! the golden crispy-ness looks perfect!!

  113. I love this recipe, and I think if there was no cheese in the ingredients I will add it, Thanks 

  114. I like home fries. It tastes so much better with butter instead of vegetable oil.

  115. I love buttery saltines

  116. egg and sausage breakfast casserole

  117. OMG! These hash-browns are SO creative and look delicious, Sommer! A must try for me!

  118. I love Ree’s cooking show and my love for recipes. Your hashbrown potatoes looks wonderful. 
    I love the looks of Ree’s glasses and the rampkins  or any of the prizes.

  119. Dutch Apple Pancakes are a favorite. They are in my fall rotation of quick, family-friendly dinners.

  120. Butter chicken – Indian style. Yummy in everyone’s tummy

  121. I need these in my life. Going to make them with The Pioneer Woman Quiche for brunch this Sunday!

  122. Rice Krispy treats!

  123. Favorite buttered up dish is vegetable sphagetti..

  124. Can’t wait to try these, love crispy hash browns!

  125. My favorite buttered dish is pasta!  

  126. Homemade chocolate chip cookies made with butter instead of margarine. Yum!

  127. Yummy sounding recipe! My family will love it. Buttered beets or winter squash are my favorite ‘”buttered up ” foods. Everything tastes better with butter! Thanks for the giveaway!

  128. Nothing beats a buttery biscuit in my book!

  129. The hashbrown recipe looks awesome!

  130. I love chicken pot pie with buttery crust

  131. My favorite buttery dish is biscuits and butter

  132. Oooh making these tonight! Great giveaway – thanks! My favorite buttered-up recipe is zucchini noodles “zoodles” with browned butter & garlic salt.

  133. Butter is delicious in so many things!  Such as cake, on corn on the cob, simple scrambled or fried eggs.  Yum.

  134. I love buttered biscuits!

  135. Buttery hash browns!!! Almost as dreamy as buttery pancakes, will be making this tonight

  136. I love love love anything with buttery noodles. I am a kid at heart!!

  137. Definitely scallops

  138. Pancakes! I love adding heaps of butter and syrup.

  139. I like angel hair nests with extra butter and parmesan.

  140. Handheld hash browns sound so perfect!

  141. I love just good ole’ bread and butter! Crunchy, warm bread & creamy, soft butter. Delicious!

  142. Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

  143. I like putting butter on my sandwiches instead of mayo or other traditional sandwich spreads.

  144. A dish that my whole family loves is Buttery Ritz Cracker Fish. That combination of crumbled crackers and melted butter on the fish is delicious!

  145. This looks fantastic!  My favorite buttery dish is definitely a good macaroni and cheese!

  146. Hot French bread with lots of butter and cheese.

  147. My favourite buttered up recipe is cheesy macaroni! Love it sooo much even if it’s so simple and not that healthy haha

  148. I love lots of butter on any and all hot vegetables….especially baked potatoes!

  149. I love a fried bologna sandwhich, fried in butter, then the drippings poured on the bread.  I eat it very seldom but I dream of it alot!

  150. My favorite buttered up dish is….1 stick melted butter with 2 cloves of garlic and 3 TBS of parmesan cheese in a 13 X 9 casserole and then place halved red potatoes cut side down into the butter/cheese/garlic mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until tender. YUM! Will definitely be trying those baked hashbrowns!

  151. Those hash browns look divine!! Yum – I’m making it this weekend.

  152. Nothing beats warm bread just out of the oven slathered in butter, well maybe garlic bread.

  153. French Custard Butter Cake

  154. Bread & Butter Pudding with a brown butter caramel sauce

  155. Mac and cheese!

  156. I love a creamy, buttery, mac and cheese with buttered breadcrumb topping!

  157. I love a sweet potato casserole with a yummy brown sugar butter crumble topping! I LOVE Land O Lakes butter and Ree!!  Your hash browns look amazing!

    • I’m a dork! I follow you on instagram, but instead of putting my instagram name I put my email in the slot instead! Please forgive me, clearly I haven’t had enough coffee! @TwoLegoBoys on instagram!

  158. These hash browns sound perfect for breakfast or brunch! PINNED!

  159. Now I will try to make hash browns! I’ve always put off trying to make them because I’ve heard more (funny) failure stories than successes! My favorite buttered-up dish is what my family calls “funeral potatoes”: a hash brown casserole made with sour cream and cream of mushroom soup, plus a topping of cornflakes and melted butter – the topping makes it to die for!

  160. This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to make it!

  161. My favorite buttered up dish is potatoes!! In all it’s various forms ;) 

  162. This looks delicious.  My favorite buttered dish would have to be spaghetti with butter and cheese. 

  163. Corn on the cob

  164. Oh, thank you.   We love hash browns.   I hate babysitting any food that takes more than 2 minutes.

  165. plain ol’ bread and butter! Sourdough!

  166. This looks like a GREAT recipe!  Hmm, right now our favorite side dish is frosted cauliflower. SO GOOD! 

  167. Our fave quick side dish is cooking noodles with frozen veggies, then tossing them with lots of butter, pepper and maybe cheese.

  168. I need to try this soon. My kids have developed a love for hashbrowns. These will go great next to my favorite buttery biscuits.

  169. I love brushing melted butter on my pie crusts to make them extra golden when baked. I also love eating plain butter with a nice chewy bread loaf. So simple and pure.

  170. What a great giveaway!  I can’t wait to try this hash brown recipe!  Looks very tasty!  

  171. I would have to say my mother’s homemade heath bars!

  172. This is such a great way to do hash browns!

  173. I make Martha Stewart’s Macaroni & Cheese recipe with lots of butter. My family loves it!

  174. oh my goodness! these look awesome Sommer- I am going to give this a try!

  175. My favorite dish with butter is baked macaroni and cheese with a buttery cracker topping – yum!