Ham & Cheese Hash brown Waffles
You guys! These Ham & Cheese Hash brown Waffles just might be my favorite recipe I’ve posted in awhile. They’re savory breakfast perfection.
I know this isn’t an original recipe and that you’ll find variations of hash brown waffles all over the internet. But, you guys, I’m confident that you won’t need another recipe after making these. They are, quite literally, perfection. Savory, crispy, cheesy, and the fried egg on top. A million times yes.
We’re headed out of town for Fathers Day and I’ve asked a friend of ours to bring her waffle iron with her (we’re flying, they’re driving) so I can make these Hash brown Waffles for the crew! I thought I’d make some blueberry muffins and a fruit salad to go with. My husband has been asking me for months to make these again- he was my taste tester when I was making these for the blog.
I can’t tell you how easy these hash brown waffles are to make. Refrigerated shredded potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, diced deli ham, green onions, bit of melted butter and pantry spices. That’s it! They cook in the waffle iron for a good 10 minutes or so. They need cook this long to get super crispy. Every waffle iron is different so you’ll need to keep any eye on them.
You could easily swap out the ham for bacon or crumbled sausage ands whatever shredded cheese you have on hand. I think crumbled bacon and some sort of nutty swiss would be an amazing combo. A fried egg, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy….any of it would be delicious!
Depending on your waffle iron, you’ll get 1-4 waffles. I like to preheat the oven to 250F and keep the hash brown waffles warm until all of the hash browns are cooked. I will say that these are delicious at room temperature and reheat pretty well if you have any leftovers. Keep these in mind for Father’s Day- you won’t regret it!
photos by Kelli Hatcher/ recipe by Mountain Mama CooksPrint
Hash browns cooked in the waffle iron. These are crispy, cheesy perfection!
- 20 oz refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup diced deli ham
- cooking spray
- 6–8 eggs
- Preheat waffle iron to medium-high.
- To a large bowl, add the shredded potatoes, melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese, and diced ham; combine all ingredients.
- Evenly spray the grates of the waffle iron with non stick cooking spray.
- Add enough potato mixture to iron, evenly mounded in the center. I used about 1/4-1/3 cup in each waffle cavity.
- Close iron completely and cook for about 1o minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Cooking time will vary based on how hot your waffle iron gets.
- Keep cooked waffles in a 250F oven to keep warm while other waffles cook.
- While waffles cook, preheat a skillet oven medium heat. Coat with butter or cooking spray and fry eggs to desired doneness. Top each waffle with a fried egg and a sprinkle of chives if desired.