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cheesy bacon hashbrowns.

a flavor journal : sara rose.
Cheesy bacon hash browns are an awesome side to have for brunch ... or dinner. Cheese sauce and bacon surround shredded hash browns to make the ultimate comfort dish.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2


for hashbrowns

  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 2 cups shredded hashbrowns frozen

for cheese sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup habanero cheese or any cheese of your preference
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 strips of thick cut bacon cooked until crispy and chopped


  • First, heat oven to 350 degrees.

for hashbrowns

  • Melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook until fragrant and translucent (2-3 minutes).
  • Add shredded hash browns, and mix with butter / garlic / onion until dispersed evenly.
  • Add salt, pepper, and seasoned salt. Cook hash browns as instructed on bag.

for cheese sauce

  • Heat butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour until fully absorbed.
  • Slowly add milk by whisking it into the flour / butter mixture. Bring to a quick boil, then immediately turn to low heat. Continue whisking while doing this.
  • Whisk as it starts to thicken over the low heat, then let it set for 2-3 minutes. Whisk occasionally, checking that it thickens slowly.
  • Add dry mustard, Mix thoroughly.
  • Slowly add cheese, whisking slowly to combine.

for end product

  • Empty cooked hash browns into a small casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce and chopped, crispy bacon on top.
  • Using a fork, mix everything together until evenly combined.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
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