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Two Cheese Potato Hash

No recipe image available.This scrumptious 'nested egg' and potato casserole makes a great entrée for a weekend breakfast get-together or brunch.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 (28-ounce) packages frozen hash brown potatoes with onions and peppers, thawed
1 (1-ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix
1 cup (4-ounces) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese - divided use
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese - divided use
8 large eggs
4 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
Paprika (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the hash browns and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they begin to brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the ranch dressing mix, 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese; mix well then spoon into the baking dish. Make 8 evenly-spaced indentations in the potatoes and break an egg into each.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  6. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the cheeses melt.
  7. Sprinkle with the scallions and serve.

Makes 8 servings.

From the kitchen of Mr. Food.

Recipe provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.