Easy Breakfast Hash

The whole family is going to love this satisfying homestyle Easy Breakfast Hash. It is loaded with crispy fried potatoes, bacon and eggs, and you can become a breakfast hero when you serve up this classic restaurant favorite in the comfort of your own home.


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Breakfast Hash with potatoes

Making this breakfast hash with potatoes is so easy and simple to prepare. It is also easier on your wallet then enjoying it at a restaurant, making it a great option for busy mornings when you still want to enjoy a delicious and quick homemade meal.

This is one of those amazing breakfast recipes that you get to enjoy the aroma of the fried potatoes, onions with savory bacon cooking in the kitchen that brings a smile to many and just feels like home.

Bacon, egg and pottao hash on a white plate.

Stuck for an easy dinner idea? We often enjoy this versatile breakfast hash for a family pleasing dinner!!

Enjoy this served with pancakes or my French toast casserole and maple syrup for an easy fun holiday breakfast to feed a crowd.

Why you’ll love this breakfast recipe

  • Easy and simple breakfast hash recipe
  • Convenient way to enjoy fried potatoes with bacon and eggs
  • Easy to customize your way with meat or lighter options
  • Able to precook the potatoes the day before to speed things up
  • Family favourite breakfast for the holidays and all year long

Breakfast Hash Ingredients

Labelled ingredients for breakfast hash.
  • Bacon – 1/2 pound of chopped bacon adds a perfect crispy savory flavor
  • Potatoes – 4 to 5 Yukon Gold Potatoes for the ultimate hearty fried potato texture and and flavor
  • Onion – 1 small diced onion that adds so much flavor to the fried potatoes
  • Eggs – 6 large eggs
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon fine ground salt for seasoning
  • Pepper – 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper freshly ground it best
  • Parsley – optional garnish on top that adds fresh herb flavor and color

Substitutions

You can substitute the Yukon Gold potatoes with Russet potatoes, frozen cubed hash browns or shredded hash browns.

Use your favorite onions like red onions, yellow onions or sweet Vidalia onions in this recipe.

Change it up or add in breakfast sausage, chicken or cubed ham.

Step by Step Instructions

You can find a full, printable recipe card by scrolling to the bottom of this page. Below, you’ll find step by step images and instructions.

How to make breakfast hash images for steps one to four from the recipe.

STEP ONE – In a 10 inch, oven safe skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Then, remove the bacon and place aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.

STEP TWO – Add the small diced onion, and sauté until soft, about 2-3 minutes. 

STEP THREE – Add in the diced potatoes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until fork tender and until they have a nice golden brown crust. 10-15 minutes.

STEP FOUR – Add in the cooked, and drained bacon. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

How to make hash breakfast images for step five.

STEP FIVE – Make wells in the top of the hash, and break the eggs into the wells (you can season your eggs here. I add a little salt and pepper) Cook over medium heat until the egg whites start to set, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven, and broil on high heat until the yolks are set to your liking. I do about 2 minutes, because we like ours a little runny.

Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve!

Close up image of breakfast hash in skillet.

Variations

Mix up the protein: to make a breakfast hash with sausage, turkey sausage, ham or ground beef.

Make a vegetarian breakfast hash: by not using the bacon and adding in some chopped bell peppers, mushrooms or zucchini.

Make a breakfast hash without potatoes: by using sweet potatoes in the breakfast hash.

Spice things up: by adding in cayenne pepper or hot sauce.

If you prefer scrambled eggs you can make them up in a separate pan on the stove and add them in at the end!!

Forkful of breakfast hash above a white plate.

Sandra’s top tips for making the best breakfast hash with bacon

  • Cut your potatoes into evenly sized pieces so they cook evenly at the same time
  • To help speed things up you can precook the potatoes the day before cut and stored in the fridge so they cook up faster
  • Our teen sons love a loaded meat lovers breakfast hash with bacon, sausage and ham
  • We enjoy our breakfast hash served with toast on the side and sometimes with some shredded cheese on top
  • Once it is cooked through garnish with parsley, chives or green onions and serve immediately as it is best to enjoy when warm

What are the best potatoes for frying?

We like to use Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes for the best frying flavor and texture they provide.

Egg, bacon and potato hash on a white plate, garnished with fresh parsley.

How to reheat leftover hash?

Reheat in a skillet or pan on the stove for 5 to 7 minutes or until warmed all the way through. You can add in another egg if desired.

How to store leftover breakfast hash?

In our house we never seem to have any breakfast hash leftover as it is so good!! Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

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Breakfast hash on a white plate.

Easy Breakfast Hash


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

There is nothing as hearty and satisfying as enjoying this homestyle Breakfast Hash with crispy fried potatoes, savory bacon and eggs in the comfort of your home. Once you make this breakfast hash that is a staple in many restaurants, it will be one of your go to breakfast recipes and surefire family favourite.


Ingredients

1/2 pound bacon, chopped
4-5 medium potatoes (I used Yukon gold) -6 large eggs
1 small onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon fine ground sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Parsley for garnish


Instructions

  1. In a 10 inch, oven safe skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Then, remove the bacon and place aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
  2. Add the small diced onion, and sauté until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the diced potatoes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until fork tender and until they have a nice golden brown crust. 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add in the cooked, and drained bacon. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Make wells in the top of the hash, and break the eggs into the wells (you can season your eggs here. I add a little salt and pepper) Cook over medium heat until the egg whites start to set, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven, and broil on high heat until the yolks are set to your liking. I do about 2 minutes, because we like ours a little runny.
  6. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve!

Notes

How to store leftover breakfast hast? In our house we never seem to have any breakfast hash leftover as it is so good!! Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: breakfast hash, breakfast hash recipe, breakfast hash with potatoes, breakfast hash with bacon

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