Let’s face it. Some cooking tasks are tedious. And while many are necessary, if there is a shortcut that doesn’t compromise quality, it’s worth taking.
Enter Trader Joes Hashbrowns.
These unseasoned shredded potatoes are the ultimate timesaver. They are the basis of many meals, are filled with potassium, and can be on the table in no time. You can even cook them in the oven.
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Trader Joes Hash Browns — Ingredients
This freezer item has just two ingredients, potatoes, and dextrose.
Trader Joe’s Hash Browns Nutrition
There isn’t too much to these hash browns, so there aren’t many minerals and vitamins. One serving (3 oz.) provides 6% of your daily value of Potassium and 2 % of your daily value of Iron.
Are Trader Joe’s Hash Browns Vegan?
There are only two ingredients in Trader Joe’s Hash Browns, potatoes and dextrose. Potatoes are not an issue, but dextrose could be.
Dextrose is a simple sugar derived from corn. According to Vegan First, since normal dextrose is derived from corn, it is technically vegan. Unfortunately, it could very well have traces of animal products.
How To Cook Trader Joes Hashbrowns In The Oven
Yes! You can cook Trader Joes hashbrowns in the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with the shelves positioned in the middle and top.
- In a large bowl, toss hashbrowns with a few tablespoons of oil. I like to use avocado oil but any oil with a high smoke point will work. If you want to change up the oils you use, we have a great guide to cooking oils.
- Add any spices, salt, pepper, etc.
- Lay the potatoes t in an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes.
- Transfer the baking sheet to the top rack and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until they brown —no need to stir. Check on them every 5 minutes or so.
Trader Joe’s Hashbrowns Review
These potatoes are an excellent cooking shortcut. They have no added salt or seasoning, so you can easily customize them. The texture is perfect, and they crisp up nicely. We have had them for breakfast, dinners, and as an appetizer.
It’s worth noting that they shrink when you cook them, so make more than you think you’ll need. One package fed my hungry family of four.
Recipes Using Trader Joe’s Hashbrowns
- Nests with Eggs — A new twist on an egg in a hole. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Generously spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Put a few tablespoons of hashbrowns in each tin, pressing them gently, creating a well in the center. You don’t need to press hard. Bake for 15 minutes and then crack an egg in each well and bake for 15-18 minutes more.
- Top your cooked Trader Joes hashbrowns with leftover brisket, pulled pork, or corned beef hash—just another way to reduce food waste.
- Potato Latkes — A great side dish that works with most proteins. Mix the hashbrowns with one or two eggs, a few tablespoons of flour, and spices until the mixture comes together. Make mounds and fry or bake. Top them with a dollop of a lemony sauce. Take one cup of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream and add one tablespoon of lemon juice, 1tsp. lemon zest and a pinch of salt.
- Hash Brown Casserole — This recipe, also known as Funeral Potatoes, makes a great side dish. I’ve always been a bit put off by cream soups, but this recipe by Well Plated by Erin uses milk to thicken.
- Quiche Crust — Mix the potatoes with egg, flour, onion, and salt to create the crust of a delicious hearty quiche that is perfect for brunch.
- Hash Brown Soup — Love loaded baked potato soup but hate the long prep time? Try this hash brown soup where the slow cooker does all the work.
What Goes Well With Hashbrowns
These Trader Joes Hashbrowns are versatile, so there isn’t much they DON’t pair well with. But here are some ideas.
- Corned Beef
- Pulled Pork
What Do You Think?
Have I convinced you to try Trader Joes hashbrowns? How do you use them? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear.
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