Hashbrown Casserole Cups

Looking for a creative twist on the classic hashbrown casserole? Look no further than these Hashbrown Casserole Cups! Easy to make, perfectly portioned, and packed with flavor, these savory cups are a crowd-pleaser at any meal or gathering. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, serving as a side dish, or looking for a tasty appetizer, these crispy hashbrown cups are sure to impress.


  • 26 oz bag frozen shredded hash browns, partially thawed and pat dry
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Seasonings to taste (garlic powder, onion powder, ranch seasoning, salt, and pepper)


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). While the oven heats up, prepare a muffin pan by generously greasing it with oil to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the partially thawed and pat-dried hash browns with mayonnaise, sour cream, shredded cheese, and your desired seasonings. Mix everything together until well combined, ensuring the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Spoon the hash brown mixture into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup to the top. Use the back of the spoon to press down gently, compacting the mixture.
  4. Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the tops of the hashbrown cups are golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them towards the end to avoid over-browning.
  5. Once baked, remove the muffin pan from the oven and allow the hashbrown cups to cool for a few minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the hashbrown cups from the pan using a spoon or knife, ensuring they come out intact.
  7. To serve, top the hashbrown cups with additional dollops of sour cream, crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, or any other favorite toppings you desire.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy the crispy, flavorful goodness of these Hashbrown Casserole Cups!


  • Ensure the hash browns are partially thawed and pat-dried before mixing with the other ingredients to prevent excess moisture.
  • Experiment with different seasonings and cheese blends to customize the flavor of your hashbrown cups.
  • For added texture and flavor, sprinkle some extra cheese on top of the hashbrown cups before baking.

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Warm: These Hashbrown Casserole Cups are best enjoyed warm, straight out of the oven. The crispy exterior and creamy interior are at their peak when served fresh.
  2. Garnish Before Serving: For an extra touch of flavor and presentation, consider garnishing the hashbrown cups with additional toppings such as crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, or a sprinkle of freshly grated cheese just before serving.
  3. Make-Ahead Option: While these hashbrown cups are best served fresh, you can prepare them ahead of time and reheat them when needed. Simply store the cooled hashbrown cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through.
  4. Freezing Instructions: If you have leftovers or want to prepare a batch in advance, you can freeze the baked hashbrown cups for future use. Place the cooled hashbrown cups in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, bake the frozen hashbrown cups in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15-20 minutes until heated through and crispy.
  5. Portion Control: These individual hashbrown cups are perfect for portion control and serving at gatherings. Guests can easily grab one or two cups without the need for cutting or serving utensils.
  6. Pairing Suggestions: Serve these Hashbrown Casserole Cups alongside your favorite breakfast or brunch dishes such as scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, fresh fruit, or a colorful salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
  7. Refrigerate Leftovers: If you have any leftover hashbrown cups after serving, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through before serving.
  8. Creative Presentation: Get creative with how you serve these hashbrown cups by arranging them on a platter with dipping sauces or condiments on the side for dipping or drizzling.
  9. Customization Options: Feel free to customize these hashbrown cups with additional mix-ins such as diced ham, sautéed vegetables, or different types of cheese to suit your taste preferences.
  10. Enjoy Anytime: These versatile Hashbrown Casserole Cups aren’t just limited to breakfast or brunch—they make a delicious snack or side dish any time of the day. Enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or as a satisfying midday treat!


  1. Bacon and Cheddar: Add crispy crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to the hashbrown mixture for a savory twist on classic flavors.
  2. Vegetarian Option: For a meatless version, omit the bacon and add diced bell peppers, onions, and spinach to the hashbrown mixture for a flavorful veggie-packed alternative.
  3. Southwestern Style: Incorporate diced green chilies, black beans, corn kernels, and a sprinkle of taco seasoning into the hashbrown mixture for a zesty Southwestern flair.
  4. Loaded Potato: Mimic the flavors of a loaded baked potato by mixing in sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, and crispy diced potatoes into the hashbrown mixture.
  5. Italian Inspired: Infuse Italian flavors by adding sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, minced garlic, and shredded mozzarella cheese to the hashbrown mixture.
  6. Buffalo Chicken: Mix shredded cooked chicken with buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and blue cheese crumbles, then layer it between the hashbrown cups for a spicy and tangy twist.
  7. Mushroom and Swiss: Sauté sliced mushrooms with onions and garlic until tender, then mix them with shredded Swiss cheese and incorporate into the hashbrown mixture for a sophisticated flavor profile.
  8. Greek Style: Combine diced tomatoes, Kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped fresh oregano into the hashbrown mixture for a Mediterranean-inspired option.
  9. Tex-Mex Flair: Spice things up with chopped jalapeños, diced tomatoes, black beans, and a blend of Mexican cheeses mixed into the hashbrown cups for a Tex-Mex sensation.
  10. Breakfast Sausage: Brown and crumble breakfast sausage, then mix it with scrambled eggs, diced bell peppers, and shredded cheddar cheese to create a hearty and satisfying breakfast hashbrown cup.


  1. Can I use fresh potatoes instead of frozen hash browns? Yes, you can grate fresh potatoes and squeeze out excess moisture before mixing them with the other ingredients.
  2. Can I make these hashbrown cups ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the hashbrown cups in advance and reheat them when ready to serve.
  3. Can I freeze leftover hashbrown cups? Absolutely! Freeze them in a single layer, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container for longer storage.
  4. Can I use different types of cheese? Certainly! Experiment with your favorite cheeses or a blend of cheeses for added flavor.
  5. Can I make mini hashbrown cups for appetizers? Yes, simply use a mini muffin pan and adjust the baking time accordingly.
  6. How do I prevent the hashbrown cups from sticking to the pan? Ensure the muffin pan is generously greased with oil or cooking spray before adding the hashbrown mixture.
  7. Can I customize the seasonings in the recipe? Absolutely! Adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences or try different herb and spice blends.
  8. Are these hashbrown cups suitable for a gluten-free diet? Yes, you can use gluten-free ingredients such as gluten-free flour and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.
  9. Can I serve these hashbrown cups with dipping sauces? Yes, they pair well with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, or ranch dressing.
  10. Can I reheat leftover hashbrown cups in the microwave? Yes, reheating in the microwave is a quick and convenient option, but reheating in the oven will help maintain crispiness.

These Hashbrown Casserole Cups are not only delicious but also versatile and easy to customize according to your preferences. Whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, or as a tasty side dish, they’re sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Enjoy the crispy exterior and creamy interior of these delightful hashbrown cups with every bite!