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Homemade Frozen Hash Browns

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The last few months I’ve been working on preparing meals ahead and making meals for the freezer. These Homemade Frozen Hash Browns are super simple to make, taste better than store bought, and can save you money too!

Plus, be sure to download my free printable list of Foods You Can Freeze at the bottom of the post!

Hash browns are delicious with any meal. I love the buttery, crispy brown edges and the soft, tender centers. Yum!

Making Homemade Frozen Hash Browns is a lot easier than you might think! They are quick to prep ahead of time and when you freeze them in individual portion sizes they can make a quick side dish for breakfast or supper.

You begin by buying a large bag of russet potatoes. You don’t need to have really large potatoes. Any size will do. The day {or night} before you want to make your Homemade Frozen Hash Browns, you’ll want to wash and pierce the number of potatoes you want to turn into hash browns.

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Note: This is also a great way to use up potatoes who have been sitting around longer that they should or if you get a great deal on potatoes and buy a whole bunch!

Place the clean potatoes on a baking sheet in the oven and bake 350 degrees until you can stick a fork in them.

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When they are done cooking, allow to cool and let them sit overnight. You’ll make your frozen hash browns tomorrow!

How to Make Homemade Frozen Hash Browns

Slice cooled baked potatoes in half lengthwise. You do not need to peel them {although you can if you prefer}. I personally like less work so I don’t peel them.

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Place the cut side of a potato against your hand grater and beginning grating the potato. When you get close to the peel, continue to grate carefully so that you don’t grate the peel! Discard peel when done grating.

Continue grating all of your potato halves. When you are done grating, cover a baking sheet in parchment paper and freeze a thin layer of the shredded potatoes on the baking sheet. Break the frozen potatoes into pieces and place into gallon size freezer bags.

Label and date your bags and place in the freezer.

How to Cook Homemade  Hash Browns

To Make from Frozen: Take frozen hash browns out of freezer and place in a hot buttered skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Allow to the shredded  potatoes to brown before flipping your hash browns and don’t stir or you’ll have potato mush.

To Make Right Away: If you want to eat some of these homemade hash browns right away instead of freezing them, place shredded potatoes in a hot buttered skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Allow to the shredded  potatoes to brown before flipping your hash browns and don’t stir or you’ll have potato mush.

Once a Month Meals

One of my favorite resources for finding recipes perfect for making and freezing ahead is Once a Month Meals. I’ve been a member there for over two years and love their service!

Meal planning services, apps and more are a dime a dozen, and you don’t need another monthly paid, over-glorified recipe organizer that barely scratches the surface of your needs, much less that of your entire family’s needs.

You need a lifestyle change.

One that combats dealing with cranky children, frustrated spouses, last minute schedule changes, and spur-of-the-moment plans that all seem to happen at 6 PM every day.

This is why I’ve been loving Once a Month Meals! They make is so easy to get started with freezer cooking.

And you know what?

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They will show you how to use freezer cooking to make meals when you actually have time, rather than trying to squeeze them into moments when you don’t.

They will make providing daily meals to your family the easiest it’s ever been, and make enjoying those meals the best it’s ever been.

And, you’ll spend less time cooking every day, and more time doing what matters most to you.

I love being able to pull out a meal like these Twice Baked Broccoli Cheese Potatoes when I need a quick meal that’s already been lovingly prepared. Plus, I know what we’re eating – no unwanted chemicals or additives.

It’s Easier Than You Think

I never spend a full day cooking 30 meals. I mean, that’s totally awesome. But I’m usually tired on Sunday afternoon and I just want to have a few things in the freezer and prepped in my fridge so that meals take less time when I’m the busiest.

Click here to learn more about Once a Month Meals

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Free Printable List of Foods You Can Freeze

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