Swiss-Onion Potato Bake Recipe
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Swiss-Onion Potato Bake Recipe

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When I was growing up, my mother told me I would starve my family because I didn’t like to cook. Thankfully, I enjoy it now! This flavorful side dish goes nicely with meat loaf.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 171 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 lean meat 1 fat


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, cheese, salt, pepper and onion mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and milk; pour over potato mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Swiss-Onion Potato Bake in Country April/May 2009, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"We like this just as written for a change of pace potato side dish. A great alternative to the Swiss cheese is a Sharp Cheddar."

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"Tates just like scalloped potatos."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"A bit bland. I will try it again, but may try to zip it up a bit. Certainly easy to make!"

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I had high hopes for this dish, but it was the blandest least flavorful potato dish I have ever tried. It was very disappointing."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Very good, Very easy. I made it for Easter. This is one of those recipes that is good as it is and could be used as breakfast/brunch or dinner. I plan to use this dish as a base for other meals, such as changing the swiss cheese for cheddar and adding green chili's or change the cheese to pepperjack and serve with brats."

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