Baked Hash Brown Egg Nests

Baked Hash Brown Egg Nests are loaded with hash browns, carrots, and cheese, and baked with an egg in the center. Shredded carrots and hash browns are combined with a blend of cheeses to create little bird’s nests, and baked with an egg in the center. Delicious tasting and ideally for an easy breakfast.

An Easy Breakfast or Brunch Idea…

A few years ago, I saw this idea on one of the cooking shows, and always wanted to create these baked hash brown egg nests for breakfast, and for my family. Well, the first time I made them, they did not have enough vegetables and seasonings. So I made another batch, tossing in some seasonings with a blend of cheeses, and even increased the veggies. Delish!

  • These tasty vegetable-filled egg nests are not fancy, but a delish recipe!
  • Perfect to make and serve any weekend breakfast, or brunch.
  • Ready in under 30 minutes, and make for easy cleanup too!
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The result? FABULOUS!

So flavorful and super easy to make.

The best part? These are BAKED – not fried! 😉

They’re festive enough to serve at a brunch and perfect for a holiday breakfast. I bet the entire family will enjoy them too.

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How to Make these Baked Hash Brown Egg Nests?

With our easy step-by-step directions, you too can make these pretty egg nests for your next brunch!

Ingredients Needed Overview:

For our recipe, you will need the following ingredients and a muffin baking pan:

  • COOKING SPRAY: extra virgin olive oil cooking spray for the muffin pan.
  • VEGETABLES: frozen shredded hash browns, and a package of shredded carrots.
  • CHEESE & EGGS: grated parmesan cheese, grated pecorino cheese, and eggs.
  • OLIVE OIL: some extra virgin olive oil.
  • MUFFIN PAN: use a 6 cup muffin pan or a 12 cup muffin baking pan. Either one is fine.
Ingredients, eggs, carrots and cheese placed on the table.

Directions to Make these Egg Nests:

1. PREPARE THE OVEN: First, you will need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190C). It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to preheat to the correct temperature.

2. A MUFFIN PAN: Meanwhile, you can spray the inside of 6 cups of a muffin pan. This recipe is for 6 hash brown egg nests. But you can easily double the ingredients to make 12 egg nests if needed.

3. MAKE THE VEGGIE MIXTURE: Next, you will need to combine frozen shredded hash browns with shredded carrots, seasonings, grated cheeses, and olive oil. This should take about 2 minutes, and toss with two spoons, until well combined.

4. BAKE THE VEGGIES: Then use your fingers to sprinkle and divide the vegetable mixture into the prepared 6 muffin openings evenly. Bake for about 10 minutes to soften the mixture enough to shape them into little nests before the egg is added.

5. READY FOR THE EGGS: Once the vegetables have been baked for a few minutes, then you can easily shape them into little nests. Use a spoon to help press the veggies up the sides. Lastly, crack an egg into each one and bake again for a few minutes more.

4 steps to filling the muffin pan.

Notes and Tips for Success…

  • Keep in mind, that the vegetables will “shrink” as they bake to soften. So you can fill each muffin cup to the top.
  • Plus, I prefer frozen shredded hash brown with NO salt and no seasonings, so I can control how much sodium is in the food.
  • If you already have “seasoned” hash browns, then I recommend reducing the salt in my recipe card below.
  • Also, if you prefer your egg yolks to be a little runny, then bake them for a few minutes less than the time stated in the recipe card.
  • You may increase the portions of the shredded carrots or hash browns to your preference.
  • Finally, use a clean knife to slide around the outer edge of each egg nest to loosen and pop them out.

Make ahead…

  • You can make these hash brown egg nests in advance and then reheat them in a preheat oven (350 degrees) for a few minutes. Or reheat leftover individual ones in the microwave the day after.
Close up photo of the baked eggs in a muffin pan.

Options to create your own…

You can create your own egg nests and add in your favorite ingredients, such as:

  • shredded cheddar cheese, or your favorite cheese
  • chopped bacon
  • fresh chopped chives
  • minced green onions

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Yield: 3 to 6 servings

Baked Hash Brown Egg Nests

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Baked Hash Brown Egg Nests are loaded with hashbrowns, carrots, cheese, and eggs. Shredded hash browns along with shredded carrots are combined with a blend of cheeses to create little bird's nests, and baked with an egg in the center. Simple, delicious and easy!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 + 3/4 cups frozen shredded hash browns (without seasonings)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. grated pecorino romano cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. First, preheat your oven to bake at 375 degrees F (190C). Then spray 6 cup openings of your muffin pan. Set is nearby.
  2. Next, in a small mixing bowl, toss together using 2 spoons: hash browns, shredded carrots, grated cheeses, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Use your fingers to sprinkle the vegetable mixture evenly, and fill only 6 muffin cups.
  4. When the oven reaches 375, place the pan on the center rack, and BAKE for at least 10 minutes. This will start to cook the veggies and also soften them.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and use a spoon to slightly push upward the veggies to create a little basket effect. Then crack one egg at a time and place it into each "nest", return the pan back to the oven and continue to bake the eggs for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until the eggs turn white, and are firm or slightly firm ( see my notes on the bottom).
  6. Remove from the oven, and (optional) top with freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Next, take a clean knife to run around each egg nest to loosen the sides. Then pop each one out and transfer them to a serving platter and serve.
  7. yields: 6 baked egg nests


Eggs are baked between 10 to 15 minutes.

If you prefer fully baked eggs, bake until the edges are golden and crispy, and do not wiggle when you shake the pan.

If you prefer your yolks to be runny, then bake between 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:


3 to 6 servings (1 or 2 per person)

Serving Size:

1 egg nest

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 13.8gCarbohydrates: 18.3gFiber: 1.9gSugar: 2gProtein: 7.6g

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