Panini Maker Skinny Hash Browns

So decadent tasting and so low in calories. These hash browns are dreamy delicious. Using a  Panini maker or George Forman grill 
allows you to cook them quickly and hands free! Great as a side dish for breakfast or for dinner. Each generous serving has 149 calories, 6 grams of fat and 5 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 5 Green.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, see shopping tips

2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light, melted

½ cup grated onion

½ teaspoon seasoning salt, I like Lawry’s

¼ teaspoon salt

Black pepper, to taste


1. Heat the panini maker or George Forman grill.

2. Place frozen potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute to mostly defrost but not cook. Drain any liquid. In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, melted butter, onions, seasoning salt, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

3. Coat panini maker with cooking spray both on top and bottom grill plate. Spoon potato mixture onto center of maker. Slightly pat down to create a mounded circle. Close lid and cook 7-10 minutes until desired crispness.

4. Using 2 spatulas, remove from panini maker to a plate. Cut in half and add half to another plate.

5. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 2 servings. Each serving ½ of hash browns.

Shopping Tips
Frozen hash brown potatoes are sold in most supermarkets. They contain no fat, just shredded potatoes. I used Ore Ida’s frozen plain shredded hash browns. One serving (1¼ cups)  has 70 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbs, 1g protein, 0.6g fiber, 0g sugar, 12mg sodium

Looking for a panini maker? Here are two I like:

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver, Black Dials

George Foreman 5-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press, Platinum, GRP472P

Serving Tips
For a delicious and very filling breakfast, top each serving of hash browns with a fry or poached egg. So yummy!

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 5-Blue
WW SmartPoints 5-Green

WW Points Plus 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
149 calories, 5g fat, 3.5g sat fat, 15mg chol, 2g prot, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 641mg sod, 2g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
134 calories, 4g sat. fat 1g protein, 0g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!