What Are Good Ingredients to Add to Cheesy Hash Browns?

What Are Good Ingredients to Add to Cheesy Hash Browns?

A cheese hash brown casserole recipe can be made more interesting with the addition of unusual but flavorful ingredients such as jalapeños, onions and chopped bacon. The cheese hash brown casserole recipe shown below was created by food writer and cooking show host, Ree Drummond.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Ree Drummond is a host of the daytime Food Network television show, "The Pioneer Woman," and the recipe shown here was featured in the episode entitled "Cowboy Lunch." Being a native Oklahoman, most of Drummond's recipes have strong Southern cooking influences.

Prep time: 30 min.

Cook time: 45 min.

Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.


  • 4 pounds diced frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced
  • 2 green chiles, diced
  • 1 poblano chile, diced
  • 8 slices bacon, fried and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and ground pepper
  1. Saute onions and chiles
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the butter in a large skillet and then saute the onions, jalapeño, poblano and green chiles until brown or almost blackened.

  3. Fry the hash browns
  4. Stir in the frozen hash browns into the onion and chile mix. Add salt and pepper and toss.

  5. Bake
  6. Butter a baking dish and tip the hash brown mix into it. Top it with cheese and bacon, and then bake for approximately 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.