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Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas: Savory Bacon and Leek Hash Brown Skillet #SimplyPotatoes


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes. All opinions are 100% mine.


Savory Bacon and Leek Skillet Hash Browns recipe


You know what I love? Hash browns. You wanna know what else I love? Not having to shred any potatoes! It takes forever: peel, wash, shred, drain, repeat for each potato. I am all for saving time, making quick and healthy home cooked meals on school nights is huge for us. There’s nothing like a good, piping hot and savory meal, and I think i’ve found a winner with this bacon and leek hash brown skillet. When your kids say, “Mom, can we have this for dinner tomorrow?”, you know you’ve done something right!


Easy meals cooking with Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns


Using Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns, I don’t have to worry about taking the time to shred them myself, thank goodness! It literally cuts the time to make this recipe in half, leaving us with enough time to get home work and chores done, enjoy a little family time, and get to bed at a decent hour – full bellies and all.


Savory Bacon and Leek Hash Brown Skillet



  • 1 – 20 oz. package of Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns
  • 6 pieces thick sliced bacon
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup leeks, chopped
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • salt and pepper


Bacon frying in a cast iron skillet


Fry the bacon in a large skillet, make sure you use a non-stick pan. Remove the bacon from the pan, set aside to cool, then chop it into pieces. DO NOT DRAIN THE PAN.  Leave it right there. Don’t even turn off the heat. Bacony goodness and all.


Saute veggies in a cast iron skillet


Add the olive oil to the bacon grease in the skillet, turn the heat to medium. Saute baby kale and leeks for a couple minutes, stirring until the kale is slightly wilted.


Savory Bacon and Leek Skillet Hash Browns, using Simply Potatoes hash browns


Add the potatoes, salt and pepper and stir to combine. I am not going to tell you how much salt and pepper to use, up to your discretion. Allow the hash browns to cook for about 8 minutes or until golden brown, pressing them into the pan a bit. Flip in sections to cook the other side, same thing, 8-ish minutes.


Savory bacon and leek hash brown skillet dinner


When it’s all finished, top with Parmesan cheese and green onions and devour!

Simply Potatoes varieties are the perfect quick meal time options,  they use real ingredients and are never frozen. You can find them in the refrigerated section of the store, near the eggs or dairy, and use them in casseroles, breakfast plates, and tasty skillets, like this one here! They taste great and work well with my family’s needs.  I’m totally making a breakfast casserole next time! For more information and tasty recipes, check out the Simply Potatoes Breakfast Lovers page and Simply Potatoes on Pinterest.


Savory Bacon and Leek Skillet Hash Browns recipe

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