Easy Hash Browns Breakfast

Skip the pancakes and waffles and try this Easy Hash Browns Breakfast and make your weekend mornings a little more scrumptious!  

Buttery, crispy hash browns topped with golden caramelized onions and served with a fried egg next to it, is amazingly delicious! 

A tasty yet simple recipe, you’ll want to make this easy hash browns dish a weekend tradition for the entire family.

With only 2 steps, you can sit down and enjoy a delicious breakfast in about 15 minutes.  Enjoy your coffee or tea with breakfast and feel good about it.


Easy Hash Browns Breakfast by 2sistersrecipes.com

My husband loves to order his favorite breakfast while on our road trips to NY, which is always fried eggs with hash browns smothered with onions, and it’s at the Waffle House. 

So I decided to make it for my family.  And to my surprise, my girls loved it so much, that they recommended I share this recipe. 

Caramelized onions make so many dishes flavorful including these hash browns.  It lends itself well to so many recipes.

So why not make your breakfast a little more flavorful and add a fun spin to it with these hash browns smothered with onions?  

A fried egg and hash browns on a blue plate. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Ingredients for Easy Hash Browns Breakfast

For our recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • frozen hash browns – about 6 cups
  • ex-large onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • some butter
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • a few eggs, for frying

How to Make Hash Browns Perfectly?

  1. First, do not thaw frozen hash browns.
  2. Heat the skillet before you toss the hash browns into it.
  3. Toss hash browns into the hot skillet, and drizzle olive oil over them.
  4. Allow the hash browns to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then use a spatula to flip them over.
  5. Continue to cook for an additional 2 to 4 minutes, and flip them over again.

How to Caramelize Onions?

  1. In a skillet, toss onions in a skillet with some butter (or olive oil).
  2. Saute them for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are softened and golden brown.
2 skillets with hash browns and chopped onions, by 2sistersrecipes.com

Cook’s Notes and Tips for Success!

  • Frozen packages of hash browns usually contain salt and other seasonings. So you may not need to add additional seasonings to them.
  • No need to thaw the hash browns for this recipe.  However, before you open the bag,  if you notice they are not loose and possibly frozen in large chunks, simply bounce the bag on your counter a few times to loosen them before opening the bag.  This will make it easier to pull out the amount desired.  
  • Keep in mind, that this hash brown recipe will make about 3 to 4 servings.   Therefore, you can adjust the recipe and make more or less as needed. 
  • If you prefer, go ahead and add a side of bacon or breakfast sausage, I won’t mind. πŸ™‚
  • QUICK TIP for the Perfect Fried Egg:  make sure your skillet is very hot and has been greased with a little butter or oil. This will ensure the egg yolk will stay in place and will cook up perfectly.  
Easy Hash Browns Breakfast by 2sistersrecipes.com

Frozen hash browns are sauteed on the stovetop with some olive oil, butter, and black pepper until golden brown and crispy. 

Then serve it with some caramelized onions on top and a fried egg and make this breakfast easy and delicious!

You’ll wonder why you haven’t made this before.   


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Easy Hash Browns Breakfast by 2sistersrecipes.com


Yield: 4 servings

Easy Hash Browns Breakfast

Easy Hash Browns Breakfast by 2sistersrecipes.com

Easy Hash Browns Breakfast are hash browns smothered with golden caramelized onions and served with a fried egg, making weekend mornings more delicious than ever before.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 cups frozen hash browns
  • 1 ex-large onion - chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil - divided
  • 4 Tbsp. butter - divided
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • a few eggs, for frying


  1. In a large 12-inch deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Place the frozen hash browns into the large skillet. And with a wooden spoon, spread them into a thick, but single layer. Season with some fresh cracked black pepper. Cook on high heat for about 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. In a second medium-size skillet. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Toss in the chopped onion and saute onions, until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season with some salt and a dash of cayenne pepper. When onions are done. Turn off the heat.
  4. In the meantime, use a spatula to help flip over the hash browns, and in small batches. No need to flip the entire thing. Then toss in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter on top and drizzle with an additional 1 tablespoon of olive oil over them. Continue to cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  5. Serve hash brown on plates and top each one with caramelized onions.
  6. Fry up some eggs using the same large skillet. When eggs are done, transfer one egg or more to each plate and serve.
  7. Yields: 3 to 4 servings


Quick NOTE: If you toss the hash browns too often, they will get mushy and turn into mashed hash browns (almost mashed potatoes).

Nutrition Information:


4 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 27gCarbohydrates: 14.9gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 2.6gProtein: 7.3g

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  1. My husband would absolutely love this! I’ll have to surprise him one morning soon. I wouldn’t mind sharing it with him either πŸ™‚

    1. Haha … I made it for my family that morning and everyone loved it! I know you both will enjoy this one as well. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  2. My favorite breakfast! And really good hash browns are not necessarily easy unless you know what you’re doing, so thanks for showing us the proper path!