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Hash Brown Waffles

This easy recipe for Hash Brown Waffles shows you how to create a waffle using shredded breakfast potatoes! Serve them alongside breakfast or dinner with a dollop of sour cream or dunk in ketchup for a fun alternative to traditional hash browns.

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to perk up your breakfast, try making hash browns in your waffle maker!

Hash Brown Waffles are shredded potatoes that have been seasoned with herbs and spices and have green onion and bacon added to the mix. They are cooked in a waffle maker to create a condensed waffle shape that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

You can serve these crispy potato cakes alongside savory breakfast foods with a serving of ketchup for dipping. They can also be used as a side dish for lunch or dinner when you’re craving the comforting flavor of cooked potatoes. Add a dollop of sour cream on top for a savory treat.

These hash brown waffles are versatile and can be seasoned in many different ways. They’re fun to make and use simple ingredients!

Several hash brown waffles on a serving platter.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Hash Brown Waffles

  • Eggs – Eggs are used as a binder in this recipe helping everything stay together and cook in the waffle maker properly.
  • Shredded Potatoes – You can use a bag of frozen shredded potatoes for this recipe, or you can shred your own potatoes. Cooking times will vary.
  • Cheddar Cheese – We used sharp cheddar to add the perfect contrast to the hash brown waffles, but any variety of shredded cheese will work.
  • Green Onion – Green onion is used to give flavor and color to the hash brown waffles.
  • Italian Seasoning – Used to season the hash brown waffles and give it a savory flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper – Season to taste to enhance the flavors of all of the ingredients.
  • Bacon – Cooked and crumbled bacon is added to the mix for extra salty and smoky flavor and texture.
  • Smoked Paprika – Used to give the hash brown waffles a smoky flavor.
Ingredients needed for hash brown waffles.

How To Make Hash Brown Waffles

  1. Prepare the waffle maker: Make sure the plates on your waffle maker are clear from any food debris. Preheat to medium-high heat according to your waffle maker’s instructions.
  2. Combine the eggs and seasonings: While the waffle maker is preheating. Add the eggs to a large bowl and whisk until smooth and combined. Add in the dry seasonings and whisk until combined.
  3. Assemble the hash brown mixture: To the eggs, add the cheese, onions, and bacon. Give it a stir to combine, then add in the frozen hash browns making sure to stir and evenly combine.
  4. Cook the hash brown waffles: Spray the waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray, then add one cup to the bottom. Close the top side and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the waffle is a light golden color.
  5. Garnish and serve: Carefully remove the cooked waffle from the waffle maker and add to a plate or serving dish. Serve with more freshly chopped green onions, ketchup, or sour cream.
Collage showing how to make hash brown waffles.

Recipe Tips

  1. If your hash brown waffles don’t crisp up, consider thawing the frozen potatoes or use freshly shredded potatoes.
  2. If your hash brown waffles are too dry, you can add some more shredded cheese to the mix.
  3. Always spray the waffle maker before cooking each waffle to ensure it does not stick to the cooking plate.
  4. The waffle will be very hot once it’s finished cooking. Use tongs or a fork to carefully lift the waffle from the maker.

Variations

  • You can change up the herbs and spices in this recipe to create different flavors. Try using Greek seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or spicy cayenne pepper.
  • Try using Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, or onion powder for a more intense flavor profile.
  • Add in a shredded carrot or zucchini for some extra color and nutrients.
  • You can also add other shredded meats to the hash brown mixture such as cooked ham, turkey, or chicken to add protein and flavor.
  • Add in some chopped green bell peppers or broccoli for a bit of crunch and additional nutrients.
  • If you’re looking for a sweeter version, try adding in some brown sugar or maple syrup. Omit the onion and savory herbs.
Top down view of hash brown waffles on a platter.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: If you have any leftover hash brown waffles, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Freezing: If you want to freeze your hash brown waffles, place them on a baking sheet and flash freeze for about two hours. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag or container. They will last in the freezer for up to two months. To reheat, place them in the microwave for a couple of minutes or until heated through.

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Yield: 4 Waffles

Hash Brown Waffles

Two quarters of hash brown waffles on a plate.

This easy recipe for Hash Brown Waffles shows you how to create a waffle using shredded breakfast potatoes! Serve them alongside breakfast or dinner with a dollop of sour cream or dunk in ketchup for a fun alternative to traditional hash browns.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (off the block)
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (26 ounce) bag frozen shredded hash browns

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle maker to medium high heat according to the manufacturer directions.
  2. In the meantime, whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Then add the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and paprika.
  3. Stir in the cheese, onions and bacon, and finally stir in the hash browns.
  4. Generously spray the waffle maker with non-stick spray, add 1 cup of the hash brown mixture to the waffle maker. Close down the top side.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the top turns a light golden color.
  6. Serve with freshly chopped green onions, sour cream or ketchup if desired.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 hash brown waffle. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*Photos courtesy of Karla Rae Photography.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 waffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 1673mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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Christine Brenneman

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

How much cheese. There's no amount mentioned.

Kimberly

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Hi Christine!

I'm so sorry about that! It's a half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

I'm going to update the recipe now. Thanks so much for letting us know. :) Have a wonderful evening!

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