Make-Ahead Breakfast Bars


I like to make a batch of these and then cut them and wrap single servings in foil to have handy in the freezer for the week. Much cheaper than the freezer breakfasts from the store and you can basically add/substitute whatever ingredients you want or have handy.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 8x11-inch dish


  • cooking spray

  • 3 cups frozen Southern-style hash browns

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x11-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Mix hash browns, eggs, ham, Cheddar-Jack cheese, onion powder, salt, and pepper together. Pour mixture into the prepared dish. Shake dish gently from side to side to level out ingredients.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until top starts to brown, about 40 minutes. Cool before cutting into bars.

Cook's Note:

Bake time is for frozen potatoes. If you are using defrosted hash browns or choose to substitute fresh potatoes, your cook time will be shorter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
18g Fat
15g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 471mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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