We have been enjoying the gorgeous early summer days – the hills are finally completely green, the grass is growing like crazy (ah-choo!) and grilling season is on – full-force!
Bubble blowing is back on the agenda after Joss promised, 23,589 times that she would never ever dump them out again!
Tonight I was waiting for her to put her shoes on in the car while we were still in the driveway after work. The car was getting warm and I said, “Come on! It’s getting hot in here!” She said, “Do you see Yogi and Madeline? They have patience. You do not. Now stop being ridiculous.” Hm.
So, if you are that Mom and have no or little patience, this Quick and Easy Cheesy Hash brown Potatoes recipe is definitely for you.
This recipe is another that can be dressed up or down, is absolutely perfect for parties and is just a go-to recipe for cook-outs, and goes great with BBQ, especially smoked ham! These potatoes have all of the terrific taste of the Easy Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes, with none of the potato slicing or waiting 6 hours for them to cook in the crockpot! Why? You say . . .because I teach, there are 9 days of school left and I am that Mom.
Dress these potatoes up with cooked diced bacon or diced ham, add several different types of cheese (fontina, gouda, parmesan) or not! and cook them with any other dish in the oven. They are easy!
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 40 minutes
- Yield : for a family
Thaw the hash browns for about 20 - 30 minutes. They should not be completely thawed. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl (even mixer bowl will work) mix all the ingredients except the hash browns and reserved cheese for the top.
Add the hash browns and mix-ins and stir until well-mixed, then pour and spread into the pan. Sprinkle the top with the extra cheese and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until the cheese is hot and bubbly and the edges are just beginning to brown.
These potatoes really do not care about their cooking temp - anything in the 350 - 400 degree range has worked! Just adjust the cooking time so they don't burn!