How To Make Bacon and Egg Hash Brown Nests

by Tonya Staab
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These oven-baked hash brown nests made in muffin tins are filled with bacon and egg. They are the perfect addition to breakfast, brunch, or a potluck.

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Every year I put together a big Easter brunch for after the kids have collected Easter eggs in the backyard. There are normally a few staples, such as baked goods and fruit, but I like to make a different hot dish.

These shredded hash brown nests filled with egg and bacon are perfect for a potluck or brunch with family and friends.

hash brown nests made in muffin tins with bacon and egg

Hash Brown Nests

Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
  2. Spray a muffin pan with a non-stick spray.
  3. Grill your bacon and set it aside to cool a little. Once cooled dice it into small pieces.
  4. Defrost the Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes a little.  Press them into the base of the muffin pan, making sure they go up the sides, hanging over the top a little, with a well in the center. Pop them into the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the tips of the potatoes have browned a little.
  5. Place a little of the bacon into the well.
  6. Crack an egg over the top, and then top with a little more bacon, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  7. Pop the muffin pan back into the oven for about 10 minutes(or until the egg whites are cooked and the yolk is just a little runny). Note: If it's too runny, you'll have trouble getting your nests out of the pan.
  8. Use a metal spoon to ease the sides of the hash brown nest away from the sides of the muffin pan and then very carefully ease the nest out.
hash browns pressed into muffin tins
bacon and hash browns in muffin tins
hash browns, egg, bacon, and herbs in muffin tins
hash browns, egg, and bacon baked in muffin tins in the oven

You can find Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes in the Frozen Foods aisle at Walmart.

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DirtyFloorDiary April 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm

OH my stars, Tonya! These look absolutely delicious and fun! I love that the Ore-Ida Hash Brown Potatoes provide a nice, gluten-free crust for the eggs and bacon. By the way: Bacon. Need I say more? #client

Alicia April 16, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Tonya, these look amazing! I love how the ingredients are simple but the final product looks really fancy. I’ll have to try these 🙂 #client


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