Take-out Tuesday, Hash Brown Muffins

We keep frozen hash brown potatoes in stock at my house,

they are a wonderful side for breakfast,

but HHjr often uses them to whip up a quick potato casserole

They also make great on the go breakfast muffins

You can make them in a variety of ways

Cheesy potato muffins, a baked egg nest,

a mini quiche style,

or simply a plain potato muffin with green onions


Spray a muffin pan and you’re ready to create mini masterpieces


Put a layer of potatoes in the sprayed tins and top with green onions


Cover the onions with more potatoes


Season with salt & pepper, a drizzle of Olive oil and then bake


They were crispy, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside

with a little green onion flavor to keep things interesting

This can be a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner


For a cheesy muffin, put grated cheese in between the potato layers

instead of, or with, the green onion

Top with another layer of potato and bake

These make a great little breakfast, appetizer bite or a salad side


For a egg cup,

make a potato cup and bake it until crisp,

then top it with a raw egg

and bake until egg is cooked to your liking


Here are 2 egg versions,

one muffin has a pre-baked potato shell

then filled with a raw egg and baked,

or fill it and with ham, cheese and green onion

for a mini quiche muffin


I topped the baked egg with just a few sprinkles of cheddar

when it came out of the oven


I baked this egg for 17 minutes and it was still just a little liquid,

and very yummy

Cook longer or shorter depending on how you like the yoke


The quiche muffin has less than 1/2 cup of potatoes,

1/2 egg, a couple of pieces of diced ham and a sprinkling of grated Swiss

  It has about 150 calories and very little fat,

just enough for some flavor


Here’s another savory side or appetizer, Cheesy Chive Potato Crowns

Endless possibilities for hash brown muffins

You could use sausage, chopped sweet peppers,

tomatoes, green chiles…

anything goes!


These can be made ahead and frozen for a grab and go breakfast
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack


Basic Hashbrown Muffins

  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen shredded hashbrowns thawed
  • chopped green onion

Cheddar Hashbrown Muffins

  • 2 Tbsp grated cheddar per muffin

Baked Egg Muffin

  • 1 egg per muffin

Quiche Hashbrown Muffin

  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • cooked ham, bacon or sausage pieces
  • chopped green onions
  • grated cheese of choice
  • 1/2 egg per muffin
  • cream


Basic Hashbrown Muffins

  • Place half of potatoes in a well sprayed muffin tin. Top with green onion and another layer of potato. Bake at 350 until potato muffins are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, 30-40 minutes. Serve 2 “muffins” per person as a side dish with grilled meat.

Cheddar Hashbrown Muffins

  • Prepare as above, substituting extra sharp Cheddar for the green onion, about 2 Tablespoon of grated cheese per muffin. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve as an appetizer, or a side dish with salad, soup or a meal.

Baked Egg Muffins

  • Make a shell by pressing some potatoes into the bottom and up the sides of a sprayed muffin tin. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Carefully break a raw egg into the baked crust and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes until the egg is done to your liking. Top with some grated cheese if desired.

Quiche Hashbrown Muffins

  • Fill 2 sprayed muffin tins 1/2 way with potato. Top with chopped ham, cooked bacon or sausage. Add chopped green onion and grated cheese. Beat 1 egg with a little cream and pour 1/2 of each mixture carefully into filled tins, gently pressing mixture down into the ingredients. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Run a knife around the inside of tin and gently ease muffins out onto a plate. Makes 2. Can be refrigerated or frozen.


Time will depend on your oven, size of muffins, and the type of pan used. Check after 20 minutes and continue checking every 5 minutes until the muffins are done
If you use a mini muffin pan check after 10-15 minutes

Here’s several of our favorite hash brown casserole recipes

Pantry Potatoes

EZ Ranch Potato Casserole

It’s so handy to have frozen hash browns in your freezer!

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24 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Hash Brown Muffins”
  1. Good morning Jenna. I used to keep frozen hash browns, but not lately. You have included some great ways to use them with little fuss, but lots of flavor. I want to try some of these, my family would like them! Happy ☔️ Tuesday!

  2. Martha says:

    Yummy!! I make some kind of breakfast muffins just about every week for quick and easy breakfasts. I always use a scrambled egg mix to fill them. My hubby would love the ones with the whole eggs. I’ll have to make those for him next Sunday! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I haven’t made potato crowns in quite awhile and now I have more wonderful recipes for hash browns. Love them to the max and you’re the master! Definitely saving these!

  4. bernlag says:

    Love all of these offering. Now, if I could only convince you to come over and make them for me.

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I’ve always got frozen hash browns on hand. My family loves them. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I’m always trying to think of something different to make for breakfast. This recipe looks yummy! Happy Tuesday!

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh, I have to get hash browns for the freezer. These wonderful recipes reminds me how yummy these potatoes can be. Use to be a staple here but phased out somehow. Adding to my shopping list. Thanks Jenna…….

  7. lghiggins says:

    Yum! Some delicious variations using the prepared potatoes as a shortcut.

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    What a great idea for hash browns! Thanks Jenna! 😃

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your Hash Brown Muffins are such a versatile recipe that we will really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,526. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  11. mhhwarmcozy says:

    My sister would make a hash brown casserole for holidays. It was so good!
    And hash browns muffins would make a nice base for those who can’t eat gluten. I need to go buy some hash browns stat!

    Thank you for adding your posts to the Friday with Friends link party!

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a great idea! I love potatoes in any version! Thanks Jenna
    , pinning!

  13. Thanks Cyndi!

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