Recipe for Cheesy Hash Browns in a Waffle Iron – Gluten Free, Sugar Free

I’m obsessed with making things other than waffles in my waffle iron, which is something you’ll learn over the next few months if you continue following my food blog. That’s what triggered this waffle iron hash brown recipe. Oh, and the fact that my favorite skillet was dirty.

Waffle iron hash browns are easy to make and require minimal effort. I recommend this recipe to college students without full kitchens. You can also fry bacon in a waffle iron (more on that another day in the near future), so you can make this entire recipe with a waffle iron if you don’t have an oven or microwave.

Start by preparing your bacon. I do this in the oven using this technique. Also, I make way more than 4 pieces because I like to eat half of my bacon while the waffles cook.

Crispy bacon in the oven

Resist the urge to shove all of the hot, crispy bacon in your mouth as you crumble some for your hash browns. Let it cool before crumbling unless you want to burn your fingers.

Combine hash browns, green onions, crumbled bacon, garlic powder, eggs, shredded cheddar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well. I use my fingers for this, but use a fork or something if you’re more of a domestic diva than I am.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Slop some of your hash brown mix on the waffle iron after you’ve doused it with cooking spray or olive oil. I forgot to do this once and ended up scraping hash browns off my waffle iron for like 15 minutes.

You can put more hash browns in than I did because they’ll shrink as they cook. I took the pic too soon.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Heat for 5 to 10 minutes on medium heat. When your hash browns are done they’ll look like this, possibly a little prettier.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Top your hash brown waffles with shredded cheddar, cilantro, sour cream, and salsa, if desired. They’re delicious plain, too.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

One triangle of a waffle iron hash brown is surprisingly filling, so you might not want to eat the entire thing. I’ve found that my waffle iron hash browns freeze well for several weeks and can also go in the fridge for a few days. I’m not sure what happens after that since I always eat them pretty quickly.

Here’s one more picture of my waffle iron hash brown recipe because YOLO.  Or something.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Here’s my printer-friendly, Pinterest-enabled recipe for hash brown waffles:

Waffle Iron Hash Browns
Print Recipe
Gooey cheddar, crispy bacon, and savory green onions infuse these crispy waffle iron hash browns with delicious flavor.
Servings
2 to 4 people
Servings
2 to 4 people
Waffle Iron Hash Browns
Print Recipe
Gooey cheddar, crispy bacon, and savory green onions infuse these crispy waffle iron hash browns with delicious flavor.
Servings
2 to 4 people
Servings
2 to 4 people
Instructions
  1. Spray a waffle iron with cooking spray or brush it with a generous amount of olive oil. Set it to medium.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Place mixture in your heated waffle iron and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until golden and crispy. Make sure to flip your waffle iron over halfway through unless you have an automatic model.
  4. Top with salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, and cilantro, if desired.
Recipe Notes

You might not need olive oil, but it depends on a lot of factors - the type of cheese you use, how much cooking spray you use, etc.

I use olive oil when I make this, but some of my friends who have tried the recipe say the hash brown waffles turn out better without the oil.

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