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Cheesy Hash Brown Appetizer Bites

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These cheesy hash brown appetizer bites will be the hit of your next party! Made with Simply Potatoes® shredded hash browns and cheese, and topped with more cheese, sour cream, bacon, and green onions, these cheesy hash brown bites are like eating a loaded bite sized baked potato but with your fingers! Try this easy recipe for your next dinner party!Extra Cheesy Loaded Hash Brown Appetizer Bites


Cheesy Hash Brown Appetizer Bites

This cheesy hash brown appetizer recipe is a snap to make, in large part because of Simply Potatoes. Located in the refrigerator (NOT freezer) section at your grocery store, Simply Potatoes are made from real, fresh, and NEVER FROZEN potatoes. They’re convenient and easy to use, because you don’t have to wash, peel, or shred the potatoes yourself. They help make this recipe a breeze!

Let’s make these cheesy hash brown appetizer bites!

Cheesy Hash Brown Appetizer Bites ingredients

First, preheat oven to 425°F oven. Then, combine shredded potatoes, cheese, egg, salt and pepper in medium sized bowl and mix well. Coat mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray and then spoon potato mixture into each muffin cup.

Use your fingers or the back of spoon to press mixture firmly on the bottom and sides of muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven about 22 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Sprinkle additional cheese into each potato nest. Bake 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove the potato nests with a fork.

simply potatoes Cheesy Hash Brown Appetizer Bites

Now comes the best part. Top your cheesy hash brown appetizer bites with your favorite toppings. You can go wild here! Use more cheese, sour cream, bacon, and green onions, if desired. Or, use go for a more Mediterranean flavor with feta cheese, peppercini peppers, and oregano! These appetizer bites are best served warm, so eat up shortly after making them.

Here’s your printable recipe for yummy cheesy hash brown appetizer bites!cheesy hash brown bites with melted cheese 670

Loaded Baked Potato Bites Appetizer

cheesy hash brown bites with melted cheese 670
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 20 ounces Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hashbrowns
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz.)  shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hashbrowns, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. Spray mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons potato mixture into each muffin cup and press mixture firmly on bottom and sides of muffin cups.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle cheese into each potato nest and bake 2 minutes until cheese melts.
  7. Top with sour cream, bacon, more cheese, green onions, jalapenos as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 mini muffins

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional data is not always correct.

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Cheesy Hash Brown Appetizer Bites

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These cheesy hash brown appetizer bites will be the hit of your next party! They're the perfect two bite appetizer, featuring potatoes and all the fixins!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankHeidy L. McCallum says

    These look amazing! I love the ingredient combo used. I should make these for our holiday party at work I bet they would be a huge hit.

  2. blankMelissa Storms says

    I think the hash brown cups you shared would be awesome with a little cheesy scrambled egg and bacon for our Christmas breakfast buffet.

  3. blankKelly McGrew says

    I’d like to make a crunchy hash brown party to put on a beef burger! I think it would be a good texture component!

  4. blankTammy Woodall says

    Gosh, all the Simply Potatoes Recipes are excellent. I think the first one I would like to try is the Cheesy Hash Browns.

  5. blankBernice Garcia says

    I would use the shredded product to make Sausage egg and cheese hashbrown muffins. I do weight watchers, low fat ground turkey is z no count food, I would use my own turkey sausage. Eggs are also no count. I would use a low fat cheese. Overall each serving would be a tasty meal and still be a reasonable amount of points to use. Yay!

  6. blankAni W says

    I recently tried a sheet pan hashbrown bake recipe from Pinterest and the simply potatoes would be perfect for that recipe!

  7. blankMaryann D. says

    I would love to make the Cheesy Hashbrown skillet dinner or I would make an egg omelet with the diced and sliced product.

  8. blankLisa Bourlier says

    Would love to try some of the great sides and quick recipes they have on their site! Always looking for new sides to try!

  9. blankCathy B says

    I would use the hash browns and make the extra cheesy appetizer recipe but also add egg and use it for a quick breakfast on the go!

  10. blankStarla says

    Oh my goodness, totally pinning those! They look so good! I would also love to try their Diced Potatoes with Onion!

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