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Simple Cheesy Hash Brown Bake

 Simple Cheesy Hash Brown Bake
“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
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon. Bake, uncovered, 8-10 minutes
  • longer or until cheese is melted and potatoes are tender. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 155 calories, 5 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 552 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.