How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns

Learn How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns and turn breakfast into a deliciously satisfying meal! This guide will show you how to cook frozen hash browns in several different ways so you can enjoy your favorite crispy potato side dish anytime.

Suitable fort vegetarian and gluten free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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Friends, frozen hash brown patties like you’d get at your favorite fast food restaurant are so easy to make at home. From skillet hash browns to hash browns in the oven or air fryer, this guide will help you learn how to cook frozen hash browns so you get crunchy and crispy hash browns every time. 

Frozen hash browns taste delicious and resemble everyone’s favorite tater tots.  It’s easy to cook frozen hash browns in several different ways. They require little prep time and also cook quickly, so it’s the perfect breakfast side. 

Want to learn how to cook other frozen foods? Then be sure to check out my guides on How To Cook Frozen Carrots, How To Cook Frozen Broccoli, How To Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob, and How To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts.

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Why Make This Recipe

  • Simple – Crisp and golden potatoes with no oil and no thawing necessary. 
  • Easy To Dress Up – Season and add shredded cheese, grilled onions, bacon, or your favorite toppings to these frozen hash browns.  
  • Best Breakfast Side Dish – Everybody loves breakfast, and crispy potatoes are perfect for enjoying with breakfast.  

Ingredient Notes

  • Frozen Hash Brown Patties – Look for hash brown patties in the freezer aisle of your grocery store. 
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Ready to learn how to cook frozen hash browns? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns In a Skillet

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  1. Place hash brown patties in a large cast iron skillet. 
  2. Cook over medium heat, flipping the hash browns every 2 minutes until they are an even golden brown and crispy all over. 
three frozen hash browns in a skillet

How To Make Frozen Hash Browns in the Microwave

  1. Place frozen hash browns on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  3. Flip the patty and microwave again or until the hashbrown and sizzling and cooked through.
  4. This will take 3-5 minutes, depending on how golden brown you would like your potatoes.
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How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C.
  2. Place frozen potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.  
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Make Frozen Hash Browns In Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C. 
  2. Place the frozen hash browns in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. Turn halfway through, and cook until crispy and golden brown.
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Pro Tips

  • There is no need to thaw frozen hash browns. 
  • No oil is needed for skillet hash browns, but you can spray with a little oil, such as olive oil, to help the potatoes crisp evenly and thoroughly. 
  • Grease the baking sheet or line it with parchment paper when baking in the oven. 
  • For extra crispy frozen hash browns, increase the cooking time a bit longer. 
  • Spray sheet pan hash browns with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray to help with browning and make the potatoes crispy and crunchy. 
  • Place the potato patties in one layer on the baking tray or the air fryer tray. 
  • Flip the hash browns halfway through the cooking time. 
  • Season with salt or your favorite seasoning blend before serving. 
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Delicious Variations

  • Season Them – Sprinkle the patties with salt and pepper, garlic powder, or onion powder for perfect hash browns.
  • Top With Shredded Cheese – Shredded cheddar cheese makes hash browns taste incredible. 

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – Cook directly from the freezer. No prep work is needed. 
  • Store – Leftover hash browns can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze – Refreezing these potatoes is not recommended. 
three cooked frozen hash browns on a plate

FAQs

How To Cook Frozen Shredded Hash Browns?

This post is dedicated to hash brown patties rather than how to cook frozen shredded hash browns. Shredded hash browns are best cooked in a skillet with olive oil. Cook the shredded potatoes until golden and crispy in a large cast iron skillet. Flipping halfway, cook on the other side, season with salt and pepper, and serve. 

Can I Get Crispy Hash Browns Without Oil?

No oil is needed for this recipe. You can get crispy hash browns by cooking them in a hot, dry skillet and flipping them halfway through cooking. 

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Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns In A Skillet

It’s easy to cook crispy hash browns from frozen!

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time10 mins

Course: Breakfast, Brunch

Cuisine: American, Western

Servings: 3

Calories: 100kcal

Instructions

  • Place hash brown patties in a large cast iron skillet.

  • Cook over medium heat, flipping the hash browns every 2 minutes until they are an even golden brown and crispy all over.

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Notes

  • There is no need to thaw frozen hash browns. 
  • No oil is needed for skillet hash browns, but you can spray with a little oil such as olive oil to help the potatoes crisp evenly and thoroughly. 
  • Grease the baking sheet or line it with parchment paper when baking in the oven. 
  • For extra crispy frozen hash browns, increase the cooking time a bit longer. 
  • Spray sheet pan hash browns with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray to help with browning and make the potatoes crispy and crunchy. 
  • Place the potato patties in one layer on the baking tray or the air fryer tray. 
  • Flip the hash browns halfway through the cooking time. 
  • Season with salt or your favorite seasoning blend before serving. 
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • There are 3 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 0.4mg

Rebecca R. Ammons

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