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Simple Cheesy Hash Brown Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6 servings

“My family has no idea they’re eating a low-fat recipe with this hearty side dish. It’s creamy, cheesy, convenient and simply delicious!” Pair it with all kinds of entrees. Darla Kahler - Bison, South Dakota

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 6 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the milk, cream cheese and salad dressing mix. Cover and process until smooth. Place potatoes in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with milk mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon. Bake, uncovered, 8-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 155 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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