Hash browns are one of the best parts of brunch, but if you've got a crowd to feed (and lack the skills of Waffle House grill cooks) using a sheet pan to make baked hash browns is about the fastest and easiest way to get golden brown, crispy hash browns on the table. These sheet pan hash browns take almost no prep time and you can bake them while you're making the rest of the meal. Hash brown potatoes go great with cheesy scrambled eggs or a veggie omelet, and we think they work as a side dish for any weeknight meal, too.
If you want to use a box grater to shred the potatoes, you can, but frozen hash browns work just fine in this recipe.
Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper while you preheat the oven. Combine the butter, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and cayenne in a measuring cup or small bowl. Put the shredded potatoes in a large bowl and pour the butter and seasoning mixture over the potatoes. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss everything together until the potatoes are coated.
Spread the potatoes over the baking sheet in as thin a layer as possible. Bake for 15 minutes, then quickly toss the potatoes before another 15 minutes or so of cook time, just until crispy and browned. When the baked hash browns are done, take the baking pan to the table and serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives or just dig in as-is!
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 30 oz shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 2 tbs butter, melted
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (Or sub for extra sharp cheddar)
Preheat oven to 375 F and prepare a half sheet pan (about 13 x 18 inches) by lining with parchment paper. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
Combine the butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne in a measuring cup or small bowl, then pour over the potatoes. Add the Parmesan and toss.
Spread the potatoes over the baking sheet in as thin a layer as possible. Then bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven to quickly toss, then return to oven for another 15 minutes or so, just until crispy.
Cut up or scoop off and enjoy!
Sheet Pan Hash Browns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 879mg 37%
Potassium 625mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.