Chive & Onion Hash Brown Potatoes Recipe
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Chive & Onion Hash Brown Potatoes Recipe

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A friend once told me about a potato dish her mother used to make. She remembered that Swiss cheese and butter were standouts. Here's my re-creation. She actually liked it better than her mom’s version. —Barb Templin, Norwood, MN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 container (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (20 ounces each) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 285 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Stir in potatoes.
  2. In a greased 13x9-in. or 3-qt. baking dish, layer a third of the hash brown mixture and 2/3 cup Swiss cheese; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chives. Repeat layers. Top with remaining hash brown mixture and cheese; dot with butter.
  3. Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 10-20 minutes longer or until edges begin to brown and potatoes are heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Chive & Onion Hash Brown Potatoes in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"Excellent dish, shared the recipe with many family members. Everyone loved the break from crock-pot cheesy potatoes as the ole stand by"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Very rich! I made in a deep 3qt pan. I think I will use the 9x13 next time as I suspect the potatoes may cook a bit better."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"Have not tried this yet, but looking forward to it. I'm thinking of making this at breakfast time and serve it with ham & eggs! :)"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"Could use light cream cheese for less calories. Good dish"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Onions, potatoes and cheese?! Oh, my, all my favorite things together in one easy dish...I'm trying not to rush out and buy everything right now1 This will definitely be a "keeper" in my recipes for our ICU potlucks."

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