Stupid-Easy Recipe for Baked Hash Brown Cups with Eggs (#1 Top-Rated)


Crispy oven-baked hash brown nests filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese. A great handheld breakfast, or unique addition to a brunch spread.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Baked Hash Brown Cups with Eggs.

1. Info for Baked Hash Brown Cups with Eggs

  • Cook Time: 27 min
  • Total Time: 27 min
  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 415.07 kcal

2. Ingredients for Baked Hash Brown Cups with Eggs

  • Canola oil cooking spray (for muffin pan)
  • 20 oz. hash brown potatoes (refrigerated, 1 bag)
  • 1 tsp. salt (for potatoes)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for potatoes)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 large eggs
  • Salt (to taste, for eggs)
  • Black pepper (to taste, for eggs)
  • 4 strips bacon (cooked and crumbled, optional)
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chives (finely chopped, for serving)

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

3.2 Prep

Spray a 12-cavity muffin pan with canola oil cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the hash brown potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Using a doubled sheet of paper towels, press as much water out of the potatoes as possible. Once the potatoes are thoroughly dry, season with the salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Mix with a rubber spatula to combine.

Divide the potatoes evenly among the 12 cavities of the muffin pan. Use clean hands to press the potatoes firmly into the bottoms and sides of the cavities, creating the “cups.”

Spray the hash brown cups liberally with canola oil cooking spray.

3.3 Oven

Bake the hash brown cups on middle rack of oven until they are golden brown and firm, 27-30 minutes. During the last five minutes of baking, prepare the eggs.

3.4 Prep

Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

Set a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter, swirling it as it melts to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour the eggs into the pan and cook, folding with a rubber spatula, until they are softly scrambled, 2-3 minutes. Take care not to overcook the eggs. Remove skillet from the heat, and season eggs with salt and black pepper.

Remove the hash brown cups from the oven. Divide the scrambled eggs evenly among the 12 cups. Sprinkle the eggs with cooked bacon, if using. Top each potato and egg cup with a generous spoonful of shredded cheese.

3.5 Oven

Return the hash brown cups to middle rack of oven and bake until cheese is fully melted, 3-5 minutes.

3.6 Check

Check to see that hash brown cups are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.7 Serve

Use the tip of a knife to release each potato cup from the pan, and transfer to serving plates. Sprinkle each with a small amount of chives, and serve.


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