Cheesy hash browns are a breakfast staple that everyone loves, but getting that perfect crunch can be a real challenge. Traditionally, we fry them in a skillet, but that often results in oily and unevenly cooked potatoes. Luckily, I’ve discovered a game-changing method that will give you amazing hash browns without the hassle. We’re going to make them in the oven, all smothered in cheese and seasoned to perfection. Get ready for a breakfast revolution!
Cheese! Cheese! Cheese!
These hash browns are all about the cheese! I personally love them this way, but feel free to experiment with additional ingredients like minced garlic, cut-up tomatoes, or cooked breakfast sausage. If you’re looking for another delicious recipe, check out our highly-rated Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole.
Easy Hash Browns in the Oven
Hash browns are a breakfast favorite, but standing over a hot skillet, trying not to get burned by oil splatter, is far from enjoyable. With this oven-baked method, making hash browns becomes effortless. You’ll have enough to feed a hungry crowd, and the crispy, delicious, crunchy edges will remind you of the hash browns you get at Waffle House!
Once you try making hash browns in the oven, you may never go back to the old ways. To get started, you’ll need a few simple things. Line your baking pan with foil and spray it generously with nonstick cooking spray. We don’t want any sticky situations here! Also, keep in mind that oven times may vary, so adjust accordingly to achieve your desired level of crispiness.
- 11 x 17 Sheet Pan
- Olive Oil
- Diced Onion
- Frozen Hash Browns
- Shredded Cheese
- Nonstick Cooking Spray, like Pam
- Melted Butter
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Note: Some people have mentioned that hash browns can stick to foil, so make sure to use a generous amount of nonstick spray or consider using parchment paper instead.
Sheet Pan Hash Browns
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Cover a sheet pan with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray, like Pam.
- In a bowl, combine the frozen hash browns, shredded cheese, onions, and seasoning.
- Toss everything together using tongs, ensuring the olive oil is well distributed throughout the mixture.
- Lastly, add melted butter and mix again.
- Dump the cheesy hash browns onto the foiled baking sheet and spread them out to form an even layer.
- Note: If you prefer crispier edges, be careful not to make them too thin, as they may burn slightly. Some people actually enjoy the extra crunch!
Bake in the oven for 28 minutes, or until the edges are beautifully crispy and the hash browns are cooked through. Serve alongside some crispy bacon and eggs, both of which can also be made in the oven!
Serving Sheet Pan Hash Browns
Once the hash browns are out of the oven, simply cut them into squares using a spatula. This recipe, made with a 22 oz bag of cheesy hash browns, serves approximately 8 people. If you’re a big fan of hash brown potatoes, be sure to check out our other recipes that feature this delicious ingredient, such as Ham Hashbrown Casserole, Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole, and Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole.
If you have any questions or want to share your own twists on this recipe, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear how you’ve made it work for your family!
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