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

Yield: 12-24

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:40 minutes

5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
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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.


  • 30-ounce bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 stick Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, melted (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large rimmed half sheet baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12-24, Serving Size: 24

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 87 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Protein: 2.5g
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Disclosure: A Spicy Perspective has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.


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181 comments on “Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe

  1. Sarahposted December 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
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  5. Joyposted September 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm Reply

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

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  8. Carolineposted September 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Mac and Cheese

  9. Nolaposted September 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm Reply

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

  10. Sandraposted September 22, 2015 at 11:37 am Reply


  11. Briposted September 22, 2015 at 11:13 am Reply

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

  12. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted September 22, 2015 at 10:41 am Reply

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

  13. Bethposted September 22, 2015 at 10:28 am Reply

    My favorite buttery dish is no crust coconut pie.

  14. amy pugmireposted September 22, 2015 at 10:17 am Reply

    Love to load butter on my coconut dream bars :)

  15. Ali Celestinoposted September 22, 2015 at 9:11 am Reply

    Garlic Buttered pasta

  16. Pamela Bakerposted September 22, 2015 at 2:16 am Reply

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

  17. Sheriposted September 22, 2015 at 12:48 am Reply

    sugar cookies. 

  18. Sonya Morrisposted September 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm Reply

    My favorite buttered up dish is mashed potatoes.

  19. Karenposted September 21, 2015 at 10:23 pm Reply

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

  20. Jessicaposted September 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm Reply

    My favorite buttery side dish? Mashed potatoes :)

  21. samantha pposted September 21, 2015 at 6:42 pm Reply

    baked macaroni and cheese 

  22. Alicia Boartsposted September 21, 2015 at 5:14 pm Reply

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

  23. Celiaposted September 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to try recipe!

  24. Amanda Rposted September 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Buttery Rolls

  25. irmaposted September 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm Reply

    My favorite is creamy, buttery mash potatoes!

  26. Dorothy Gardnerposted September 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm Reply

    I love butter on fresh baked bread!

  27. Rowena Gposted September 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm Reply

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

  28. Lauren Wposted September 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm Reply

    My favorite buttery dish is New Orleans BBQ Shrimp!

  29. Ruth Cposted September 21, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I have a apple cobbler recipe that the kids love