Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary
I hesitate to call this a recipe since I’m not offering you specific measurements. I know that makes some people a little nervous (Hi, Mom!). My hope is that the lack of measurements fills you with more freedom than it does fear.
I promise you that you can’t mess these up. Use as much or as little pizza sauce as you like, layer with any combination of your favorite pizza toppings, and then sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of it all. It’s easy-peasy.
While there are no measurements, I will offer you a guiding glimpse into how I personally concocted our Hash Brown Pizza Cups.
My 20-ounce bag of hash browns made 12 Pizza Cups. I used maybe/about 1 cup of shredded mozzarella and I’d guess about a 1/2 cup of pizza sauce.
I made the cups using a silicone muffin mat, but any muffin tin will work. Just be sure to grease the muffin tin well to make it easier to remove the pizza cups once they’re baked.
I topped our pizza cups with pepperoni, onion, and black olives, but I bet the addition of finely diced bell pepper and mushrooms would have been fabulous. Next time!