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Meatball Hash Brown Bake

posted by Julie Evink on October 12, 2011

Meatball Hash Brown Bake ~ Cheesy Hash Browns layered with Homemade Meatballs!

Meat Brown Hash Brown Bake ~ Cheesy Hash Browns layered with Homemade Meatballs!

I love dishes that combine and make it easy to have  complete supper like this one. All you have to do is add a simple veggie and you’ll have a nice meal. For all you that a busy bringing meals to the field while harvest is in full swing this would be a perfect meal for the field. It transports nicely and it’s in one dish. Gotta love that right?

This would also make a great dish to bring to a potluck or a friend that had a baby or is sick.


The hubby definetely liked this dish and kept going back for more so if you have a hungry man or a few around they will devour this in no time flat!

Meatball Hash Brown Bake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Meatball Hash Brown Bake


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. crushed saltine crackers (about 20 crackers)
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 package (30 oz) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, divided


  1. In a bowl, lightly beat eggs. Stir in cracker crumbs, garlic, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  2. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into 1 in meatballs. In a covered skillet over low heat, cook the meatballs in a small amount of water until brown; drain.
  3. In a bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, cheese, onion and remaining salt and pepper. With paper towels, pat hash browns dry. Stir into the soup mixture. Transfer to a greased 13 x 9 in baking dish. Arrange meatballs over top pressing lightly into mixture. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and potatoes are tender.
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  • Suzanne

    Thanks for the great idea for meat and potatoes. This was so delicious!

  • Carole Martin

    This was so simple but so tasty and the whole family just loved it! Weill certainly be doing this one again.

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Carole!

  • Joann

    Hi Julie, Just saw the recipe for this Meatball Hash Brown Bake and it looks delicious. But I do have a question. I was wandering if you could use the frozen meatballs (thawed) in this? I was just wandering for like really busy and hectic day’s. Thanks so much

    • Julie Evink

      Yes the frozen meatballs (thawed) will work just fine. In fact I do it all the time when I’m in a hurry 🙂

  • Nathan

    I just found this recipe today, it looks delicious. I’ve seen you used frozen meatballs a few times. I was wondering if that would change the cooking time also?

    • Julie Evink

      I usually defrost them and cook them the same length of time.

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