Ree Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman, has created a fantastic hashbrown breakfast casserole recipe with hashbrowns, cheese, jalapenos, and more. If you and your family are fans of savory breakfasts, this casserole will be perfect for you.
Pioneer Woman Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe
This Pioneer Woman hashbrown breakfast casserole recipe uses only frozen hash brown potatoes, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, onion and jalapeno, and a few simple seasonings like salt and black pepper. It is a delicious and easy breakfast casserole that you can serve for a special holiday or weekend brunch.
To begin, melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the chiles and onions until they are browned. Then, toss them with the frozen hashbrowns, and salt and pepper in the skillet, and continue cooking until the hashbrowns thaw. Put the hashbrown mixture in a buttered baking dish and top it with the cheese and fried bacon. Then, bake it for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
Do I Have To Thaw Frozen Hashbrowns For This Casserole?
There is no need to thaw your frozen hashbrowns before making this casserole. Simply add your frozen hashbrowns to the onions while they are cooking and they will thaw on their own.
Why Are My Frozen Hashbrowns Mushy?
When potatoes are cut into smaller flakes for hashbrowns, the starch begins to oxidize, and as a consequence, the potato can turn gray. When the starch in the potatoes mixes with moisture, it turns into sugar, causing the potatoes to become mushy.
How Long Can You Keep Hashbrown Casserole in the Fridge?
You can store this hashbrown casserole in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. To refrigerate the hashbrowns casserole, you should allow it to cool completely first. Then, cover the casserole with plastic wrap before placing it in the fridge. Alternatively, you can store it in airtight containers.
Can You Freeze This Hashbrown Casserole?
Yes, you can freeze this hashbrowns casserole for up to 3 months. It is best to divide the casserole into small portions and place each in a zip-top freezer bag. To do so, remove as much air as possible from the freezer bags and label the bags with the freezing date before placing them in the freezer.
How to Thaw Frozen Hashbrown Casserole
Thawing hashbrown casserole requires 24 hours in the refrigerator. You can also put the bagged frozen hashbrown casserole portions in warm water and they will completely thaw in less than 3 hours.
How to Reheat Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
The best way to reheat leftover hashbrown casserole is to bake it in the oven at 350 F for approximately 30 minutes, or in the microwave for 2 minutes. You can also reheat it in the air fryer at 350 F for 15 minutes.
- In the Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cover the leftover hashbrown casserole with aluminum foil and reheat it for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it reaches 165 F. Serve and enjoy.
- In the Microwave: Divide the leftover hashbrown casserole into servings. Place each serving on a microwave-safe plate. Reheat for 2 minutes until warm through.
- In the Air Fryer: Set the air fryer to 350 F. Cover the hashbrown casserole portions with foil and place them in the air fryer basket. Reheat the portions for 12 minutes, remove the foil, and reheat again for 3 minutes.
What to Serve With Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
There are several side dishes that are good to eat with this hashbrown casserole including boiled or scrambled eggs or salad with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. You can serve this casserole at breakfast with ricotta topped with olive oil, fresh juices (orange is the best), cooked beans, and some fresh fruit slices as well.
Here is a list of side dishes you can serve with this hashbrown breakfast casserole:
- Pioneer Woman Cheeseburger Pie
- Irish Soda Bread
- Ina Garten Morning Glory Muffins
- Hardee’s Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
- Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
- Trader Joe’s Chocolate Croissants
- Frozen French Toast Sticks
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 large green chiles, diced
- 2 jalapenos, finely diced
- 1 poblano chile, diced
- 2 onions, diced
- 4 Ib diced frozen hashbrown potatoes
- Salt and ground pepper, to taste
- 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 8 slices bacon, fried and chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet set over medium heat.
- Saute the chiles, jalapenos, poblano, and onions until browned.
- Add the frozen hashbrowns, and stir.
- Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste, and stir until combined.
- Once the hashbrowns are almost cooked, add them to a buttered baking dish.
- Top the potatoes with the grated sharp Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and bacon.
- Bake until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
- Allow the casserole to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with boiled eggs or any other sides that you love.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 969Total Fat: 73gSaturated Fat: 40gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 1760mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 53g