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Spinach and Goat Cheese Hash Brown Nests

Crispy hash browns, creamy goat cheese, and vibrant, green spinach come together in these little cups to make a melody of flavors. This recipe was the Grand Prize Winner in our Food.com Ready, Set, Cook! Contest.


  • 1 package (20 ounces) Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomato packed in oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • Crystal Farms® eggs


  1. Preheat oven at 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and lemon pepper. Mix well making sure the potatoes are coated with oil.
  3. Spray a non-stick 12 cup-muffin tin with cooking spray.
  4. Carefully arrange hash browns evenly in each muffin cup, pressing the sides and forming a small well in the center. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until they start to brown lightly. Set aside.
  5. Reset the oven to 375°F.
  6. In the meantime, squeeze water out of the spinach and sauté in remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 6-8 minutes. Add sundried tomatoes, a pinch of salt and a pinch of garlic powder. Cook at medium heat for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside.
  7. In a small bowl, combine goat cheese and milk and mix well until smooth and creamy.
  8. In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt. Add goat cheese and spinach-sundried tomato mixture. Mix well.
  9. Fill the potato cups with the egg mixture and bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before unmolding. Unmold carefully using a butter knife around the sides of the nests.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 2 nests
    Calories 147; Total Fat 14g; Saturated Fat 2g; Cholesterol 63mg; Sodium 483mg; Carbohydrate 3g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Protein 4g

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Reviewed by NoNoNannette
on 12/04/2012
Sound great as is, but do you put the hash-brown on the bottom of the muffin pan? Do you serve them cold, at room temperature or warm?I also would like to know if you could some cooked sausage or ground beef?

Simply Potatoes Recipe Help: Yes, the hash browns line the bottom of each muffin tin and these are best served warm. Feel free to add whatever ingredients you would like, but please be aware changes may alter the taste and nutrition.





45 min