Hash Brown Waffles are a new breakfast favorite in my house! With some shredded potatoes and easy prep, this will be a great start to your day, and a nice hot breakfast to keep you and your kids satisfied until lunchtime.

BONUS IDEA! Make these hash browns into Loaded Breakfast Nachos! We were blown away by how great these tasted!

If you love breakfast as much as I do, be sure to try my Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole for another hot, fulfilling breakfast. Ok, on to these crispy hash brown waffles!

Hash Brown Waffles
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Hash Brown Waffles

Get out your waffle iron and get ready to surprise the breakfast eaters in your house with this new version of waffles, or hashbrowns, whatever way you look at it!

Plate of Hash Brown Waffles

Hash Brown Waffles

You can give your waffle maker a break from the traditional batter and load it with these scrumptious hash browns! At first sight, these may look like ordinary waffles, but they are far from it! They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just how I like them.

Ingredients for Hash Brown Waffles

What Type of Potatoes should I Use?

Russet potatoes are the best choice for the crispiest Hash Brown Waffles. Because of the starch in the Russets, you will get more of the crispy on the outside, soft on the inside hash brown. If you choose a more waxy potato, like a Yukon Gold, your Hash Brown Waffles may stick together a little better, but you will not get them as crispy. Save the waxier potatoes for your potato salads.

Can I Use Frozen Shredded Potatoes?

Yes, you may buy shredded potatoes to use, frozen or fresh. I suggest the fresh shredded potatoes if you are not grating your own since there will not be as much moisture in these. If you buy the frozen shredded potatoes, be sure to let them thaw and remove as much of the excess water as possible with a paper towel or clean cloth.

Hash Brown Waffles on the Waffle Iron

Variations to Hash Brown Waffles

Try adding some diced onions, peppers, or other vegetables to your hash browns. You could even add some ham to make them a bit more filling. Another delicious option would be to add the Hash Brown Waffles to an egg and cheese sandwich. If you are having a breakfast-inspired dinner, make these Hash Brown Waffles as a side to go with your bacon and scrambled eggs. If sweeter is more your style, add some syrup or fruit.

Close-up of Hash Brown Waffles

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Hash Brown Waffles
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Hash Brown Waffles

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Hash Brown Waffles are a new breakfast favorite in my house! With some shredded potatoes and easy prep, this will be a great start to your day, and a nice hot breakfast to keep you and your kids satisfied until lunchtime.


  • 1 lb (454 g) shredded potatoes, rinsed and drained of excess water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, room temperature


  • In a medium bowl mix together potatoes, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and eggs.
  • Heat waffle iron and spread half of the potatoes on the iron, evenly mounded. Close iron, pressing to close completely. Cook 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.

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Reader Comments

  1. My husband is a firefighter, he does most of the cooking for his shift. Always looking for easy quick recipes. He’s definitely going to try this. Thanks

  2. Did not stay molded into the waffle form because that’s not enough eggs for 1lb of shredded hashbrown. Had to add more eggs.

  3. Wow!! Thank you!! These were amazing and perfect!! My waffle-maker thanks you for getting it out of the cabinet!! Simple and easy and I will be making these again!! I didn’t have garlic, but I used garlic powder, and we like onion so I sprinkled a little bit of onion powder on too!! Amazing hashbrowns!!

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