This recipe is extraordinarily easy, as the main ingredient is frozen shredded hash browns!
4 cups of frozen shredded hash browns
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 cup sliced green onion
Salt and pepper, to taste
Thaw hash browns for about 15 minutes in advance.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix hash browns, heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese, melted butter and spices in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Next, butter 8 ramekin dishes (1/2 cup size) and fill with hash brown mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Bake 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Sprinkle with additional paprika and top with green onions, if desired.
Tips: You could also make this in larger ramekins or a full size baking dish, for larger portions. Try different cheeses for variety. Enjoy!