Mexican Hash Brown Muffins

Move aside traditional sweet muffins, because these savory Mexican hash brown muffins are ready to steal the show at your next brunch! Our hash brown muffins are packed with Mexican seasoning and just the slightest spicy kick that the whole family will love. While we love these flavor-packed bites for a Saturday morning brunch, they also fit right in as an appetizer to pass around while cheering on your favorite sports team. Keep these simple and just top with a dollop of sour cream or double the heat by adding Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 1 bag (20 oz) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, drained and patted dry
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Generously spray each of 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix potatoes, oil and taco seasoning mix. Divide evenly among cups; press lightly. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until deep brown.
  2. Top each muffin cup with green chiles, then sprinkle with cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  3. Run knife around edges, and remove from muffin cups. Top with sour cream. Sprinkle with green onion and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Like it hot? Serve with Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce.
  • For a pretty presentation, spoon sour cream into 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag, clip 1/4-inch from corner of bag, and pipe a zigzag of sour cream on each muffin.


  • 1 Serving Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 60);  Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 10mg;  Sodium 150mg;  Potassium 280mg;  Total Carbohydrate 18g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 3g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 8%;  Calcium 8%;  Iron 2%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Vegetable;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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