Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

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Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups(Main Dish)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (20 oz) bag Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash-
  • -Browns; OR 3-1/2 cups shredded russe-
  • -potatoes, rinsed and squeezed dry in a towel
  • 3 green onions, chopped (approx. 1/3 cup),-
  • -both white and green parts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

 

 

 

 

“I love hash browns with a crispy exterior and moist tender interior. Traditional hash browns cooked on top of the stove are difficult to make in a big batch and serve to a crowd. So I tried baking these in individual portions in muffin pans that could be baked in the oven along with the sticky buns and quiche, and would be easy to serve buffet style.

By cooking these hash browns in muffin pans, a large part of each individual serving forms a crispy, brown crust around the cup shape of each muffin portion. They remained tender and moist on the inside, just the way I like my hash browns. I added some Parmesan cheese and green onions for a flavor boost, and used a small amount of olive oil to help them brown. The result is a relatively healthy take on traditional hash browns that is easy to prepare and serve.”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Chop the green onions–both the white and green parts.
  2. Put the shredded potatoes in a large bowl.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl and toss lightly with a fork.
  4. Spoon into muffin pans that have been coated with cooking spray.
  5. Gently pack them down each cup with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes in the lower third of the oven for better browning. They shrink down some as they cook. The tops don’t get brown, but the sides and bottom do. They get flipped over, so the unbrowned tops won’t show when they’re served.
  7. Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes and flip them over onto a serving platter. Time to eat! (Aren’t they cute?)

Make ahead to cook later: Combine the mixture, spoon it into the muffin pans, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to bake. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking time. They can be made the night before to cook and serve for breakfast/brunch the next day. (Note: If you shred your own potatoes, they may turn brown when prepared the night before. I recommend using the pre-shredded Simply Potatoes if you’ll be making these ahead.)

Make and cook ahead for reheating later: No question these are best when eaten freshly baked. However, you can bake them ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze them, and reheat them before serving. They lose some of their crispiness when they are reheated, but the texture and taste is still good. So, cooking them ahead is a convenient option, especially if you’re taking them somewhere else to serve.

Serving size: Allow for 1-2 hash brown cups per person.

1 hashbrown cup = 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

For breakfast, brunch or dinner. They’re perfect paired with breakfast and brunch food, and are also good as a potato side with dinner.

 

Adapted from: http://www.theyummylife.com/Parmesan_Hash_Brown_Cups
Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. Oh my, they taste good!

Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups. So easy! www.theyummylife.com/Parmesan_Hash_Brown_Cups

Make ahead to cook later: Combine the mixture, spoon it into the muffin pans, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to bake. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking time. They can be made the night before to cook and serve for breakfast/brunch the next day. (Note: If you shred your own potatoes, they may turn brown when prepared the night before. I recommend using the pre-shredded Simply Potatoes if you’ll be making these ahead.)

Make and cook ahead for reheating later: No question these are best when eaten freshly baked. However, you can bake them ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze them, and reheat them before serving. They lose some of their crispiness when they are reheated, but the texture and taste is still good. So, cooking them ahead is a convenient option, especially if you’re taking them somewhere else to serve.

Serving size: Allow for 1-2 hash brown cups per person.

1 hashbrown cup = 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

For breakfast, brunch or dinner. They’re perfect paired with breakfast and brunch food, and are also good as a potato side with dinner.

Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups. So easy! www.theyummylife.com/Parmesan_Hash_Brown_Cups

Dig in and enjoy!