Colby Hash Browns Recipe
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Colby Hash Browns Recipe

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My family loves potato dishes, and this is one of our favorites. It's easy to assemble because it calls for frozen hash browns, so there's no peeling or slicing potatoes. When I take it to potlucks, I always return with an empty dish.—Kimberly Lund, Park City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, broth, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir in hash browns. heat remaining butter in a large nonstick skillet. Add hash brown mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until potatoes are heated through. Stir in cheese.
  2. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Colby Hash Browns in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p6

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"great side dish!! Made this for our family cook out. I broiled the potatoes a little bit to crisp the tops up. Really good! Will make again. The leftovers will make great potato cakes!"

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"Another recipe that I always return too."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"This is yummy. It is lighter tasting than those with sour cream and chicken or potato soup but just as good!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"Easy, good recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"I've made this plenty of times. It is delicious!"

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