Cheesy Pancetta Hash Brown Bites



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Cheesy Pancetta Hash Brown Bites
Recipe type: appetizer

  • 1 package Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta
  • ½ pound gouda cheese, shredded
  • 2½ cups half-n-half
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, pancetta and cheese.
  3. Fill the cups of two muffin tins with this mixture. Place a pinch of both salt and pepper into each cup. Then pour 1½ tablespoons of half-n-half into each cup.
  4. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  6. Allow to cool for five minutes before removing from pan. Serve hot.


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