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Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups

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Cheesy Egg and Hashbrown Cups

Hosting a brunch? This simple recipe for cheesy egg and hashbrown cups is just the thing to serve. It incorporates all the best breakfast ingredients – eggs, hash brown potatoes, cheese, and prosciutto (which I think is better than bacon). This recipe gets made in a muffin tin, and it is easy to make a dozen or more at a time. This is the perfect recipe for times when you need to serve brunch to a crowd, or for mornings when you just want something easy to prepare.

Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups

I love this recipe because you can make it for one person or twenty, and making a big batch doesn’t take much more time. I love prosciutto and it folds into the hash brown cups so easily, but you could add some crumbled cooked bacon instead. You can add any cheese you like, my go-to is Cabot Cheddar, so I added that.

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The potatoes take a little while to get really crispy – I made this recipe a few times to master it, and that process takes about 30 minutes. The other important thing is to cook the egg whites but leave the yolks runny, this takes about 12 minutes, bringing the total preparation time up to about 45 minutes.

How to Make Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups

On my second attempt at this recipe the potatoes turned out wonderfully crispy. It’s worth the extra time. I also used bacon instead of prosciutto.

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I am not going to get into specific amounts in the recipe, because you can adjust it based on your preferences. For each individual serving you need about 1/4 cup hash browns, 1 tablespoon shredded cheese, 1 egg, and a slice of bacon or prosciutto.

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For a kick of spice serve with sriracha or your favorite hot sauce drizzled over the top.

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Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups

45 minPrep Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • Shredded Hash Browns
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Prosciutto or Bacon


  1. Generously butter the muffin tin. Then add about 1/4 cup of the shredded hash browns into each compartment, pressing the potatoes down and up the sides.
  2. Then place in the oven at 350 degrees to bake for 25-30 minutes, until the potatoes have browned slightly.
  3. If you are making bacon, cook it in the oven alongside the potatoes until crisp.
  4. Once the potatoes are slightly brown, remove them from the oven. Either place a slice of prosciutto or some crumbled bacon on top of the hash browns. Then add a bit of cheese. Add an egg, and top with a bit more cheese.
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes - until the white has fulled cooked, but while the yolk is still runny.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Rachel Teodoro

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Just wanted you to know I featured this on my round up for the Create Link Inspire party! I'll be pinning it to the group board today. Thanks so much!

Kit Graham

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Yay! This is so exciting! Thanks Rachel!

Donna Wirthlin

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Yum, so tasty. I am so hungry! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

Kit Graham

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Thanks for stopping by Donna!

Miz Helen

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

I just love your presentation for your awesome Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups. Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Come Back Soon Miz Helen


Thursday 26th of January 2017

This looks great. I might try it for my MOPS group breakfast sometime. Pinned! #thisishowweroll

Kit Graham

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Thank you! It's just so easy to make!

Samantha @

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

This looks like an amazing breakfast! I'll have to save for later. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party.

Kit Graham

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Thanks Samantha!

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