Cheesy Bacon & Jalapeño Hash Browns are a spicy and rich side dish that pair perfectly with comfort food like a ham dinner, pork chops or classic pot roast!
Cheesy hash browns are a longtime favorite in our family. We will eat them with just about anything you pair them with because they are just that good. Everyone’s favorite is when we get to enjoy them with Prime Rib for Christmas Eve dinner. It really doesn’t get any better than that!
In my typical fashion, I decided to give our family’s classic cheesy potato recipe a spicy twist with these Cheesy Bacon & Jalapeño Hash Browns. The addition of jalapeno and bacon take the flavor of this comfort food to a whole new level! They rival Home Fries for my family’s favorite breakfast side dish.
- 8 ounces bacon
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 jalapeno finely diced
- 2 pounds hashbrowns thawed
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 cup cheddar cheese shredded, divided
- 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a saute pan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon for 6-8 minutes until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan. Once cool enough to handle, chopped bacon into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Using the bacon grease in the pan saute the onions and jalapenos for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.
- Set aside 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and half of the cooked bacon.
- In a large bowl, mix together the hash browns, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, butter, salt, pepper, onions, jalapeno, 1 1/2 cups cheese, and half of the bacon.
- Coat the inside of a 9-inch x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and fill with hash brown mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. Top with remaining cheese and bacon and bake an additional 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
Entrees perfect to serve with these Cheesy Bacon & Jalapeño Hash Browns!
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