Hash Brown Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
"My mother-in-law served these buttery potatoes at brunch a while ago, and I wouldn't leave until I had the recipe," notes Holly VeDepo of West Liberty, Iowa. Chopped red pepper provides this stovetop side dish with a bit of color.


  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch strips, optional
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Pierce the potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 9-11 minutes or until tender, turning once. Cool slightly; peel and cube.
  2. Place potatoes in a bowl; add onion and red pepper if desired. In another bowl, combine the flour, milk, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour over potato mixture and toss.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add potato mixture. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown, stirring occasionally.