These are made with leftover Steam Roasted Baked Potatoes.  Using potatoes that have already been cooked and cooled will save you tons of time.  I’m always finding ways to use leftover potatoes - check out these Leftover Makeovers:

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Here we go:

  1. - 2 Steam Roasted Baked Potatoes, cooled completely and shredded with skin - to equal about 2 1/2 cups or slightly more of shredded potatoes

  2. - 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  3. - 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  4. - 1 teaspoon onion powder

  5. - 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  6. - 2 ounces cooked ham, diced  (I used a deli variety)

  7. - shredded cheese of choice, to taste, I used a handful of Colby Jack

  8. - 1 egg, beaten

  9. - Optional - 2 Tablespoons butter, melted (for topping)

  10. - Optional - 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (for topping)


Preheat your oven to 375 - 400 degrees.  My oven runs a little low, so I used 400.

Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.  Mix melted butter and Panko breadcrumbs together in a small bowl, set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded potatoes, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, ham, cheese and egg.  Combine thoroughly.

Spoon potato mixture into mini muffin tins.  I used my small ice cream scoop.  If using breadcrumb topping, spoon a little bit of breadcrumb mixture on to the top of each hash brown cup.  Place into the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until crisp on the edges and top and golden throughout.  Your oven may run differently than mine - but since the potatoes and ham are already cooked - these don’t take but a few minutes - so just keep an eye on them if you’re unsure.

Allow hash browns to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing them to a plate.  I used a small off-set spatula to pop them out of the tins.

And leftovers will reheat well and crisp back up in the oven, or of course you can microwave them.  You can also freeze leftovers for a future meal or snack!