Simple Cheesy Hash Brown Bake Recipe
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Simple Cheesy Hash Brown Bake Recipe

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“My family has no idea they’re eating a low-fat recipe with this hearty side dish. It’s creamy, cheesy, convenient and simply delicious!” Pair it with all kinds of entrees. Darla Kahler - Bison, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 6 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 155 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a blender, combine the milk, cream cheese and salad dressing mix. Cover and process until smooth. Place potatoes in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with milk mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon. Bake, uncovered, 8-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hash Brown Bake in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p55

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dlyn9smith User ID: 1866642 243508
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"Since there are only 2 of us, I divided the recipe. I had a tub of whipped cream cheese, so I substituted with it, and I used heavy cream instead of milk. My husband loved it."

LAFrederick User ID: 4375499 186908
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"I thought the recipe was pretty good and had plenty of flavor, although I did make a couple of changes. I only used one (30oz) bag of hash browns, added a little salt, some green peppers and some ham. My husband did not like it all!"

Geneviev00 User ID: 1610174 108346
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"If I were to make this recipe again, I would definitely add some veggies. As is, it's pretty dry and not very flavorful."

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