Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake {Recipe}

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Easy Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Recipe

Chili is one of my favorite dishes to make in the winter. I love adding lots of tasty ingredients and letting it cook all day long in the slow cooker. However, sometimes when I have cravings for chili it is too late in the day to get it started. Instead, I make this chili hash brown dish. It also great for chili leftovers. This easy dish is to perfect for a hectic (or lazy) day. Even better: It is budget friendly with only five ingredients that cost less than $10.


  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes for Chili (already has peppers and onions)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns

How to Make Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

  1. Combined ground beef, chili beans, and diced tomatoes.
  2. In a bowl combined the cheese and hash browns.
  3. Pour the beef mixture in a 9×13″ baking dish. Add the hash brown mixture on top of the chili.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the sides are bubbling and the hash browns are cooked.


  • Add a chopped up green pepper and onion with the ground beef before you brown it. 
  • Add a little chili powder or cayenne pepper the the meat mixture for extra spice.


Recipe for Quick & Easy Chili Hash Brown Bake

*Recipe inspired by RachaelRay.


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5 comments on Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake {Recipe}

  • Brett

    This sounds great! I will have to try it. Do you think it would work in a crock-pot?

    • Samantha (author)

      I would brown the meat first, but I know the hash browns would cook in the crock-pot so don’t see why it wouldn’t work. I may even try it out next week! Good idea :)

  • Brett

    Oh good! I will try it too. I think my family would love it! Thanks for the idea!

  • Misfit Momma aka Missy

    You forgot to list the beans on your ingredients list :)

    This sounds so good but I can’t eat onions anymore so I will have to use plain tomatoes and add my own peppers. Some reason I’ve never been able to cook those hashbrowns properly so hopefully this will be a successful way to use up the ones I’ve got in my freezer!

  • Ashley

    YUM! Definitely has ingredients my son would like… I’ll have to try this recipe some time. Thanks!!

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