Easy Cheesy Potatoes – “Shreds”

Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Recipes, Side Dish | 32 comments

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In my book, when you serve ham, you’ve got to have cheesy potatoes to go with it! They just naturally go together! The easiest and best cheesy potatoes are called “Shreds”! They take hardly any time to put together and taste fantastic! I’ll give you a couple of versions of them and you can choose which you think is best! I use the first one more often.

Both kids and adults are crazy for these potatoes! Don’t plan on lots of left-overs!  

Easy Cheesy Potatoes – “Shreds”
Recipe Type: Side Dish for Breakfast, Brunch, or Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: unknown
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Easy and Cheesy!
  • 2 packages of 28-30 oz. frozen hash browns
  • 2-3 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of grated swiss cheese
  • 2 pints of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 small chopped onions – sautéed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Place 1/2 layer of hash browns in a 9×13 pan. (This looks like it won’t fit, but it cooks down.)
  2. Sprinkle onions over the layer and 1/2 of the cheese
  3. Repeat the same with the second layer.
  4. Pour cream over the top covering all areas.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 60 min. until hot and bubbly in the middle


For making a smaller batch, just use 1 package of shredded potatoes, 1 cup of cheese, and 1 pint of cream.

For an even cheesier version…..

32 oz. bag of frozen shredded hash browns – thawed

2 cups of shredded or grated mozzarella cheese

2 cups of grated Cheddar cheese

1 cup of grated Swiss

1 pint of whipping cream or half and half


Salt and Pepper

Combine and place in 9 x 13 pan and bake uncovered for  1  1/2 hrs at 325 degrees.


Both versions are delicious!

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If you serve ham with the Best Cheesy Potatoes – “Shreds”, check out the “Juicy Ham Every Time” post!





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  1. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

    • Thank you! People always love and comment on this recipe!

  2. I bet this is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog HOp!

    • You can bet on it! I make this every time I serve ham!

  3. Yum! My kids would eat these as a meal…lol. They LOVE all things potato.Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinning.

  4. Oh man this looks delicious! I’ve pinned it! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week and please don’t forget to enter to win a $5 Starbucks Giftcard!

    • It is so easy, too! I use this recipe all the time!

  5. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up last week. I hope you join us again this week. 🙂 http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-3.html

  6. This sounds so yummy and so easy! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  7. We have a favorite family recipe that is similar, but we use sour cream in place of the whipping cream. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  8. These look delicious! I have been on a little potato kick lately and I can’t wait to give these a try! Yum!

  9. I shouldn’t be looking at a yummy food Post at Midnight… but, I couldn’t resist! *winks* Thanks for the recipe… I know my Family would Love this and quick and simple is my Mantra with cooking! *LOL*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

  10. Very similar to a recipe that we make around the holidays and let me tell you my sons love it. I think all men just love potatoes, period! 🙂 Yours look wonderful! 🙂

    • Thank you! Yes, they love it!

  11. Thank you for linking up at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-up last week! Your cheesy potato shreds look very yummy, I hope you join me again this week! 🙂 http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-2.html

  12. Yummy! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Stopping by from Busy Monday. Would love if you’d stop by and link up tomorrow on my Tasty Tuesday blog hop!

    Julia@ Mini Van Dreams

  13. I can’t wait to try these!!!

  14. Sounds yummy. We love potatoes and cheese. Will be giving this a try.

  15. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  16. This looks great! Thanks for linking to TTF!

  17. Can you use fresh grated potatoes?

    • I wouldn’t grate them finely! Try it!

  18. Oh thank you for sharing this – I LOVE these and now I have the recipe 🙂 thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  19. Looks good.

  20. This looks delicious! It’d be great if you’d link this up at my blog party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/03/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-8.html

  21. I love cheesy potatoes! And this is a little different than my normal recipe-I’ll have to give it a go! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    • It may take over as your favorite!

  22. These look sooo good! I love potatoes and cheese!

  23. The Shreds look delicious! Yum yum. Best wishes ~ sharon and denise

    • They are delicious! Our family loves them!

  24. Pinning this – I love cheesy potatoes and so do my kidlets! Thank you, my kids will be happy! Julia

  25. They look tasty 😉

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