Hash browns never tasted so good! These baked hash browns are great served at a brunch or as a side dish for an evening meal. Your family and guests will love this dish and you will love its simplicity!
1 small to medium onion, sliced thin, optional
9 frozen hash brown patties, I prefer Ore-Ida
1 teaspoon salt
Dash freshly cracked pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream, more if you like a creamier hash brown
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or Asiago cheese
Note: I have used other brands of hash browns and this recipe turns out greasy. That is why I prefer Ore-Ida Hash Browns. I rarely recommend brands except when I find one that works exceptionally well. When I have used other brands, the dish has turned out greasy.
Note: You can saute' diced red, green, yellow or orange bell peppers, minced garlic, or even sliced mushrooms with the onion. It's great with or without these additions.