Oven Baked Hash Browns

by Dannii on April 23, 2014

Oven Baked Hash Browns
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Hash browns are a bit of a recent addition to Britain and we still haven’t really moved past the frozen kind that come out of a bag. Every time I have been to the U.S, I have looked forward to a traditional American breakfast, and that is one that comes with hash browns. These delicious pieces of crispy shredded potato are not an everyday breakfast item, but one we like to enjoy at the weekends or when I have a big day ahead.

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The only problem with hash browns is that they are usually fried when you order them in a restaurant or people usually fry them when they make them themselves. They don’t have to be fried and they taste just as good baked in the oven. They still get the same crispiness that comes from frying them, but without all the oil. So, you get to have an indulgent weekend breakfast that isn’t really that indulgent.

Making sure you have a good breakfast each day is so important. This week’s little change as part of my AXA PPP healthcare 52 Little Things challenge is to make time for breakfast every morning. This is something that I am actually really good at, although sometimes I don’t eat enough at breakfast and I find myself getting really hungry at around 11am and snacking on not the healthiest of things. So, this week I am making an effort to eat a heartier breakfast. Not only does a nutritious breakfast set you up for the day, but skipping breakfast can actually increase your risk of heart disease.




I love breakfast for dinner. You do too? Let’s be friends! These hash browns make the perfect cross over from breakfast item to dinner side dish. Top them with whatever you want and eat away.

I put eggs (baked in a ramekin) and spinach on mine this morning and I really wanted to eat it 4 times over.

These do take a while to cook, to ensure they get nice and crispy, but when you have some extra time, make a big batch of these and then freeze them. Then you can have hash browns in minutes.


Ingredients – serves 2:

- 1 large potato

- 1 medium onion

- 1 egg, whisked

- Salt and pepper


1) Grate the potato and onion on the large side of a box grater.

2) Put the grated potato and onion at the centre of a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.

3) Put the mixture into a bowl and add the egg and a little salt and pepper and combine.

4) Lightly grease a baking tray and spoon the hash brown mixture onto the tray into 4 circular rounds.

5) Bake at 200C/400F for 15 minutes. Flip them over, pat them down and then cook for a further 45 minutes until they are crispy.

6) Serve with topping of your choice.


Nutritional Information – per person for just hash browns:

Calories: 196

Fat: 2.5

Carbs: 37

Protein: 7.5

Fibre: 4.5


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Just started to eat healthy and ur recipes r just class. Thank you


2 Dannii

Thank you – thank means a lot :) Thanks for leaving a comment.


3 Chloe

Yum, you’ve inspired me to go and make some of these right now, perfect Saturday brunch!


4 Jacqueline Meldrum

I always think hash browns are so disappointing when they are included in a hotel’ breakfast, but homemade are a different story.


5 Shelly

Just tweet and trying these hush brown….. (30 mints later) these are so delicious i think these can be tried in both breakfast and dinner!


6 Mary

I’ve always wondered how to make hash browns. When I was at uni, a friend made me breakfast in bed and cooked every item from scratch for a Full English brekkie – including hash browns! I was very impressed. I’d only ever gotten them from a packet before.


7 Choclette

Your breakfast looks so stylish Dannii. It sounds delicious too and I reckon many foods that are traditionally fried taste just as good baked.


8 London Unattached Lifestyle and Travel

I’m not a breakfast person, though I’d be happy to eat these some other time


9 lucie

“I love breakfast for dinner”….oh my goodness, you almost have to restrain me in order for me NOT to have either oats, cereal, yogurt or some other breakfast item for lunch and dinner – so good! Loving how crispy those hash browns are looking….melt in my mouth good!


10 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Yum! I haven’t had hash browns in so long, these look great and so easy to make.


11 Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

I keep meaning to make hash browns like these but I get to the grating potato stage and I give up. I need to stop being so lazy.


12 Parafarmacia Peña Las Aguilas

wow what amazing food! They look delicious! great photos, keep it up!!!


13 Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D)

My daughters love this for sunday brunch. Yours look so crispy and tasty.


14 Nicola

Sorry if someone has already asked this, but if you freeze them, how long do you re-cook to ensure crispy and not dry? Thanks.
Ps. Love your blog…..cook at least one, if not more, of your recipes every week. I cook from scratch every day and always try to be healthy, your blog is a great go to for inspiration, so thank you!


15 lauraagarwilson (keepinghealthygettingstylish)

mmm I definitely need to make these sometime, hash browns from McDonalds used to be a fave, obviously not any more, but these would satisfy any cravings in no time!


16 Kathy

I can’t wait to try these.


17 Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

I love hash browns – excellent idea to bake them!


18 Lauren

I would love more healthy breakfast recipes if you have them?


19 Anna @AnnaTheApple

I was never a fan of ‘traditional’ hash browns. I just hated the texture and taste. And they were always so greasy. I imagine a sweet potato hash brown like this would also be awesome.


20 Janie

They look deliciously crispy, great job Dannii :)
Janie x


21 Gemma

MMMM these look so good and very budget friendly


22 Joanna

wow what amazing food ! I would really like to try this it seems really simple . Im a new follower of your blog xxx


23 Pete Gore

Loving your work, these look awesome, I love hash browns, guess what the family with be having tonight.


24 Paula

I am doing the little changes each week along with you, each time you post one. I must say that I am noticing such a difference. I didn’t think that making such small changes would make a difference, but like you always say, it all adds up.


25 Olivia

I can’t wait to make these. We always go out for breakfast at the weekend and we always order a side of hash browns. This year we need to cut back on eating out at the weekend as we are focusing on our health, so making these will make that a little easier. Thanks!


26 Dannii

These will definitely make eating more breakfasts at home easier. Especially if you make them in bulk and freeze them.


27 Lyndsey Dixon

Love your blog, and your facebook page! Found you through weight watchers uk facebook page, and tbh i look at yours more than that now! :p you focus on good HEALTHY food, not just what has the lowest points! And your chocolate dessert recipe, is becoming a favourite, ive made it twice for me and my husband now :) thats a lot for me, usually i look at summat, think yea id like that but never actually make it! But your recipes are so wonderful they make me want to get in the kitchen!

Anyway, Just wondering, how do you make the egg in a ramekin like that? Keep up the great work Dannii :) your gonna be famous one day! :)


28 Dannii

Thanks Lyndsey, that is so nice of you. The chocolate dessert is one of my favourites too. I haven’t made it in a while, so thanks for the reminder.
As for the egg, I rub some oil round the inside of a ramekin and then crack and egg into it and bake for 20 minutes. Simple as that )


29 www.producepantry.com

I am excited to make these! I love the idea of baking them instead of frying.


30 Dannii

Enjoy :)


31 Chantelle

I just saw this posted on your Facebook page. Mmmmmmmmm – it looks lovely.

Not sure I could spend an hour making it during the week though. One for the weekend.


32 Dannii

I make them in bulk when I have extra time, usually on food prep Sunday.


33 Vicki

How are you not famous? When you compare your recipes and photos to some of the crap in the recipe books I have at home, yours are better by a clear mile. Thank you so much Dannii for another great recipe.


34 Dannii

Thank you :) My photos have certainly come a long way from the ones I was taking 3 years ago haha


35 Samantha

I love how you made the egg. It certainly beats frying it.
The hash browns look great too. I have a whole folder in my bookmarks of just your recipes that I want to try!


36 Dannii

Make sure you try the recipes and don’t just bookmark them and forget about them ;) I know that is what I often do. I have thousands of bookmarked recipes.


37 Katie

I found your blog through Fitness Magazine and I am so glad. I have only been reading your blog for around a week but it is my favourite one. So many people just post about eating nothing but salad and only drinking water, but you actually make nice food.


38 Dannii

That is such a nice compliment – thanks :) I hope you enjoyed the Fitness Magazine feature!


39 Shannon

Your photos are beautiful. They make me want to reach through the screen and eat everything you post haha. I’m loving the recipes. Keep them coming!


40 Dannii

Imagine if we could reach through the screen and eat what is on the page. Someone needs to invent that!


41 Christine

You have the best recipes. I always try to make the time to make things myself, rather than buy them ready made, but I must admit that hash browns is not one of them. After seeing this recipe, I will be making them myself.


42 Dannii

Give it a try – they are really simple.


43 Meg

Yum Yum! I shall be making these tomorrow. I didn’t know you lived in the UK. How cool!


44 Dannii

It is a pretty nice place to live :)


45 Mark

I am trying to make more of my own food rather than just buying it frozen. I will try to make these.

Thank you. Mark.


46 Dannii

Making more of my own food from scratch was a really important first step for me to becoming healthier.


47 Louise

Omg, healthy hash browns? You’re the best!


48 Dannii

Why thank you :)


49 Nancy

All your photos and recipes look/sound so tempting. I have bookmarked this to try at the weekend.
Oh, and I love breakfast for dinner too. Brinner!!!!


50 Dannii

Haha, yes, Brinner is the best!


51 Rosie

I was just saying to my husband last night how I miss hash browns. Now I don’t have to! Thanks for the healthy recipe :)


52 Dannii

That is what HHH is all about – healthy alternatives to the foods you love.


53 Justine

Dannii, your blog really is so wonderful. Your recipes, your honesty and your commitment to a healthy life and living a fun life at the same time. I have been loving all of the breakfasts you have been uploading, as it really is the meal that I find the most difficult. I couldn’t make these hash browns every day, as they take a while to cook, but when I have some extra time at the weekends I will definitely be making these. Thank you so much. I appreciate all the time you take to provide healthy food ideas for us all x


54 Dannii

You are very welcome! Comments like this make it even more worth it :)


55 Caroline

I LOVE hash browns. I didn’t think they would stay together if I cooked them in the oven, so I have always fried them. Thank you so much for this recipe, I am going to make it right away. My husband is going to be stoked when he comes home to hash browns tonight. I will tell him to thank you!


56 Dannii

I hope both you and your husband enjoy them.
That is why they do take a while to cook, so they get crispy and stay together.


57 Sandra

If the background in your photos wasn’t so consistent, I would think that you were stealing them from a food magazine. You are a beautiful photographer. When are you going to write a recipe book so we can drool over all your photos and recipes?


58 Dannii

Haha thanks. The photos are all taken by me though!


59 Dannii

Oh, and hopefully there will be a book very soon :)


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