Easy Baked Potato Hash Browns

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Lunaraven_psi

I love this recipe, it is quick and easy. I got bored one night and rummaged around in my cabinets for a quick dinner. I created this and my husband ate it all! lol It is now a house favorite!

Top Review by Darkhunter

Well, this was a very, very tasty dish. I wanted to post a picture, but it didn't come out photo worthy. Didn't have a non-stick pan, so stuck to the pan, so I had to scrape it out. But, again the taste was out there. Will fix this again! Adopted for Spring 2008 PAC.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (5 1/4 ounce) boxbetty crocker hash browns (in a box, only comes in one size)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package Mccormick potato toppers (found by the potatoes in vegetable section of the grocery store, there is only one size)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 12 tablespoon salt or 12 tablespoon season salt
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits or 2 tablespoons Bacos bacon bits
  • 4 -8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or a blend)


  1. Add hot water, butter, potato toppers, salt, hashbrowns, bacon bits, and sour cream in a 10 inch nonstick skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir for 2-4 minute.
  3. Stop stirring when most of the liquid is gone and allow to cook, unstirred for approx 4 min until all liquid is gone and bottom is golden brown.
  4. cut into 4 pieces and flip with a spatula.
  5. Allow to cook for another 2 min until bottom is browned.
  6. Remove from heat and top with cheese.
  7. When cheese is melted, serve and enjoy!

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