Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro Photo by: Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

Ham and Cheese Hash Browns

This recipe resembles a hearty potato hash and is a great use for leftover ham. Cooked entirely in the microwave, it's ready to eat in less than 15 minutes, so pair it with fresh fruit or a salad for a truly effortless dinner.

Cooking Light APRIL 2004

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)


  • 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes with onions and peppers (such as Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup drained canned quartered artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 ounces smoked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


Combine potatoes and chicken broth in a 1-quart microwave-safe casserole. Cover with lid, and microwave at HIGH 12 minutes, stirring after 6 minutes.

Uncover dish. Stir in 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, green onions, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and ham. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 1 minute.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 378
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 12.5g
  • Saturated fat: 6.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.8g
  • Fiber: 6.1g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 817mg
  • Calcium: 204mg

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Ham and Cheese Hash Browns Recipe