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Baked hash brown potatoes with cheese and asparagus in a cast iron skillet.

Crack Potatoes with Asparagus

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 (16 ounce) containers sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dip mix
  • 2 (2.8 ounce) packages recipe bacon pieces or bits
  • 1 (30 ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh asparagus pieces (about 1 inch pieces)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except frozen shredded hash browns using a large spoon.
  3. Add hash browns last and stir well to combine.
  4. Place in a greased 9 inch cast iron skillet or greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until potatoes are cooked and asparagus is tender.


Recipe slightly adapted from

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: crack potatoes with asparagus