Panini Maker Skinny Hash Browns


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 and 6 grams of fat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 149kcal


  • 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


  • Heat the panini maker or George Forman grill.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using 2 spatulas, remove from panini maker to a plate. Cut in half and add half to another plate.
  • 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!
Egg on Hashbrowns
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

Skinny Facts

Serving: 0.5recipeCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 641mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 3

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!

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