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Start With Hash Brown Potatoes

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Hash Brown Beef Bake

Hash Brown Beef Bake

Linda Larsen
How often have you opened your freezer, refrigerator or pantry at 5 PM and been confronted with a package of potatoes, ground beef, or chicken, with no idea how to transform it into a meal? I'm collecting recipes that start with one ingredient and end with a delicious soup, salad, pie or casserole with a few simple additions. With this series of articles, you'll never be at a loss when your kids ask 'What's for dinner?' For the first entry, start with hash brown potatoes and end up with delicious and quick recipes your family will love.

Be open to innovation and experimentation when you look at these recipes. Don't have canned salmon? Try using canned tuna or chicken, or leave the meat out of the recipe. Try a different vegetable or cheese. Use a different type of canned soup or make your own condensed soup mix out of simple pantry ingredients. The great thing about these recipes is they are totally adjustable. Have fun experimenting!

You can use frozen hash brown potatoes or the refrigerated kind that are found in the dairy aisle. Make sure to read the recipe carefully so you understand if the potatoes have to be thawed or cooked before using, then follow package directions. There are two kinds of frozen hash brown potatoes available in the supermarket: the grated type that looks like shredded potatoes, and the ones cut into tiny cubes, which are usually labeled southern. Either type works in these fabulous recipes.

If you have a request for recipes starting with a certain ingredient, write and tell me about it!

Start with Hash Brown Potatoes

  • Tex-Mex Casserole
    Oh yum. The potatoes are formed into a crisp crust, topped with a spicy and savory ground beef mixture, then broiled to perfection in this delicious recipe.
  • Hash Brown Frittata
    A frittata is an omelet that's easier to make! This recipe feeds a crowd very easily.
  • Chicken Potato Bake
    This simple one dish meal is a real winner. The chicken stays moist and tender with a crisp cheese topping. Yum.
  • In A Hurry Potato Salad
    Using frozen or refrigerated hash brown potatoes as the base for potato salad saves, literally, about an hour of time!
  • Bacon Hash Brown Roll Ups
    Chopped Canadian bacon and hash brown potatoes are cooked with eggs, then rolled into flour tortillas in this great breakfast-on-the-run recipe.
  • Salmon Chowder
    This excellent recipe can be made simpler by omitting the leeks and garlic; then all you're doing is opening packages and heating!
  • Hash Brown Quiche
    A crisp crust made from hash browns is filled with a savory mixture including ham, mustard, and Swiss cheese.
  • Hash Brown Omelet
    Wow - make this fabulous omelet on a major test day and your kids will ace everything!
  • Chicken Chowder
    This simple recipe is sure to be a hit with your kids; it's so hearty, with the best flavors.
  • Meaty Hash Brown Potato Casserole
    This simple five ingredient recipe is rich and delicious. Your kids will love it.
  • Chicken Potato Pie
    No, the potatoes aren't the crust in this recipe; they're part of the creamy filling.
  • Potato Lasagna
    Garlicky and crisp hash brown potatoes are layered with a rich beef mixture in this superb recipe.
  • Egg Fajitas
    There's nothing like the combination of eggs, potatoes, and cheese. Roll the mixture up in tortillas and eat!
  • Hash Brown Potato Meatloaf
    Hash brown potatoes are an excellent addition to meatloaf; they add moistness and great flavor, plus they stretch 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef to serve 6-8 people!
  • Potato Burritos
    I love using potatoes in a burrito filling; this recipe is so hearty and super easy too.
  • Hash Brown Beef Bake
    Frozen cooked meatballs and hash brown potatoes, plus some sour cream and cheese make a delicious and filling casserole.
  • Potato Pizza
    Potatoes once again stand in for the crust in this easy recipe. All of these recipes which use potatoes instead of a flour crust are perfect for those with gluten intolerance!
  • Hash Brown Casserole
    Add some cubed ham to this simple casserole to turn it into a company dish.
  • Pork Chops with Cheesy Hash Browns
    Tender pork chops are perfect paired with creamy potatoes in this fabulous recipe.
  • Chicken Potato Casserole
    This casserole reminds me of tuna noodle casserole, but potatoes are used in place of the pasta.
  • Impossible Breakfast Pie
    This impossible pie, with its filling of pork sausage, cheese, and potatoes, is perfect for a weekend brunch.

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