How to make hash browns

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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is a classic holiday and potluck side that is cheesy, creamy, and easy to make!  This casserole is filled with cheese, sour cream, hash brown potatoes and a tasty cornflake topping!

cheesy hashbrown casserole with corn flake topping

Our Cauliflower Hash Brown Recipe

What I love most about these healthy hash browns, besides the low net carb count, is how easy they are to make. With only three ingredients you’ve got yourself a stand alone meal or a delicious side that unites several different foods! You can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Another awesome feature of these is that they are cauliflower hash brown patties. So you can toss them in the fridge and reheat them at your leisure! 

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When I first made these Matt was overwhelmed with many different emotions. He had an excited look in his eye as he went to grab one and when it didn’t fall apart in his hand he giddily laughed and bit into it. “It’s like a real hash brown!” he exclaimed. At the time I was just experimenting, but I could tell form his reaction, as I usually can, that this was a recipe I needed to share.

Hashbrown Casserole:

Hashbrown casserole is a side dish that has become a true favorite for any holiday or potluck gathering.  It is a dish that is super popular in the midwest and something that most of us here grew up eating!

This casserole is great because it makes a huge 9×13 inch pan of cheesy potatoes.  Big enough for anywhere from 10-20 people, depending on serving size.  If your gathering will be more than 20 people, I’d recommend doubling the recipe.

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We typically have this cheesy hashbrown casserole every single year for Easter.  It goes great with ham, or whatever type of protein you decide to serve!

While we usually reserve this dish for special gatherings, it can also be a great main dish as well!  You can simply add in cubed ham, cooked ground beef, chicken, or turkey, to make it a complete meal.

hashbrown casserole with cheese and sour cream

Q’s About Sweet Potatoes  

Are sweet potatoes paleo?

This is up for debate! Since sweet potatoes are packed with healthy carbs, vitamins, and minerals most paleo-diet followers do eat sweet potatoes. However, strict paleo diet followers see the high carb count and decide to steer clear.

Sweet potato protein? 

Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but they are not necessarily high in protein. Pair your sweet potatoes with other foods that are protein-rich!

What are the benefits of eating sweet potatoes? 

Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin B and C. They are also rich in fiber and a great complex carb to add to your diet.

What is the best way to cook a sweet potato?

There are so many great ways to cook sweet potatoes! Check out our How to Make Sweet Potato Puree tutorial and How to Roast Sweet Potatoes in the Oven for details on our two favorite methods (other than this one, of course!).

Are sweet potatoes good or bad carbs?

First off, everything in moderation. Second, sweet potatoes are packed with complex carbs, which is an excellent thing to add to your diet in place of refined carbohydrates.

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Recipes Featuring Sweet Potato Hash Browns

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These sweet potato hash browns are the perfect addition to any healthy meal. You can serve them as a side to any breakfast or substitute them in any of your favorite hash brown recipes. All you need is a sturdy cheese grater and a few large sweet potatoes and you are ready to make a big batch of crispy sweet potato hash browns.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated (~4.5 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Begin by peeling your sweet potatoes.
  2. Then, use a medium-large cheese grater to grate sweet potatoes into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Next, season sweet potatoes with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When olive oil is fragrant, add grated sweet potato to the skillet.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes and then flip sweet potato hash browns over and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Finally, turn the heat up to high and cook for another 2 minutes, stir and flip hash browns and cook for an additional 2 minutes on high. This will help you get your hash browns nice and crispy.

Notes

  • If your hash browns don’t come out super crunchy, that’s because this is a healthy sweet potato hash brown recipe. You can always add more olive oil, which will fry your hash browns and give you that classic hash brown crunchiness.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 19
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 2
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