Fig & Goat Cheese Nests

Recipe by JazzyCooking


  • 20
    ounces Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
  • 1
    large egg, beaten
  • 6 -8
    slices bacon, diced
  • 3
    cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 12
    cup goat cheese, softened
  • 12
    cup fig preserves
  • 1
    tablespoon salt


  • Pre heat oven to 400°.
  • In large bowl, combine hash brown, beaten egg, salt and pepper. Stir until potatoes are well coated with egg.
  • Spray (2) 24 mini muffin pans with non-stick spray. Spoon in approximately 1 teaspoon of hash brown mixture into each muffin cup, gently pressing bottom and up the sides of cup. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until browned and they start to pull away from muffin cups. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
  • In sauté pan, cook diced bacon until lightly crisped. Remove bacon and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  • In same sauté pan, add chopped spinach to bacon fat and sauté over med. high heat until spinach is wilted. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Begin to assemble nests by adding ¼ tsp fig preserves in bottom of hash brown nest. Next top with approximately ¼ tsp of cooked spinach, then ¼ teaspoons goat cheese. Top goat cheese with another ¼ tsp of fig preserves and sprinkle a little bacon on top. Continue layering process to each hash brown nest.
  • Place on baking sheet and return to preheated 400° oven for 2-3 minutes or just until hot. Remove from pan and serve.