mini hash brown cups

I know I mentioned in my finicky foreword that I only eat potatoes in the form of french fries, but I forgot I do like them as hash browns, as long as they are crunchy!! In fact, when I make hash browns, I remove my husbands from the pan and cook mine for an extra 5 to 10 minutes to get the consistency I appreciate. One evening while looking through the imgur gallery’s most viral images of the day, my husband came across a post titled 21 Things you can make in a muffin tin (with recipes). After browsing the photos, I was interested in the Parmesan Hash Brown Cups from The Yummy Life. Since my husband and I love the Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns, I made a mini version of the hash brown cups using them. We were so delighted with the mini hash brown cups that I made them for my family this past holiday weekend while barbecuing at my parents house – I used the Simply Potatoes Garlic & Herb Hash Browns for this occasion and they were a huge hit with everyone. :) Enjoy!

mini hash brown cups

mini hash brown cups

Ingredients:

mini hash brown cup ingredients

mini hash brown cup ingredients

 

 

 

1 Bag Simply Potatoes Hash Browns (Southwest Style or Garlic & Herb)

2 TBSP Olive Oil

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine potatoes and olive oil; mixing until well blended.

mini hash brown cups - mixing the potatoes and oil

mini hash brown cups – mixing the potatoes and oil

Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.

mini hash brown cups - lightly sprayed mini muffin tin

mini hash brown cups – lightly sprayed mini muffin tin

Place 1 cookie scoop full of the potato mixture into each mini muffin cup and press down firmly with the back of the scoop to compress  hash browns.

mini hash brown cups - filling the mini muffin tin

mini hash brown cups – filling the mini muffin tin

Bake in the lower third of the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved.

NOTE: Depending upon the oven, the baking time will change; I baked mine for 32 minutes, but when we doubled the recipe at my parents house, they took 50 minutes.

mini hash brown cups - baked

mini hash brown cups – baked

Yields 28 mini hash brown cups

Weight Watchers: 1 mini hash brown cup = 1 points plus; 5 mini hash brown cups = 3 points plus; 8 mini hash brown cups = 5 points plus

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