Breakfast Potato Recipes

Brunch potatoes, home fries, hash browns. Get all the best recipes here.

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Papas con Chorizo (Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.75 stars
The bold, delicious flavors of this traditional Mexican dish are sure to become your new favorite breakfast. Top with a fried or poached egg, or serve inside corn tortillas. I like to top mine with Cotija cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce, with a side of avocado. Home- or store-made chorizo is best, however, feel free to use your favorite brand.

Tex-Mex Air Fryer Hash Browns

Rating: 5 stars
Use an air fryer to make this crispy, tasty potato hash featuring bell peppers and jalapenos with Tex-Mex seasoning.

Country Fried Potatoes with Hatch Chiles

Rating: 4 stars
Spice up your life and kick up your breakfast potatoes a notch by adding Hatch chiles. I used fresh-frozen charred Hatch chiles, but you can use canned if fresh are not in season.

Alexa's Spicy Breakfast Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars
The sweet-smelling mix of potatoes, spicy paprika, peppers, and onion fills the house for a delicious start to the morning. Serve with a sunny-side up egg, hot sauce, and ketchup.

Breakfast Baked Potato

Rating: 4.4 stars
I came up with this idea one morning when my son wanted hash browns, but I didn't want to do all the chopping and such. So, I just baked a potato and stuffed all the other breakfast items inside. He loved it and is now making it on his own! And there are many options with this dish.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Hash

Rating: 4.88 stars
Crispy, smoky, and delicious air fryer sweet potatoes perfect for brunch or a side dish!

Quick & Crispy Home Fries

Rating: 4.72 stars
In order to get a crispy crust like the fries at your local diner you need to precook and cool them. When you pan fry a cold starch, it gets a beautifully crispy surface.

Irish Potato Farls

Rating: 4.04 stars
The word farl originates from the Gaelic word fardel meaning four parts. These potato griddle breads can be made with leftover mashed potatoes too. Serve hot with a little butter and salt, or fry them alongside soda bread as part of an Ulster Fry-up.

Loaded Breakfast Skillet

Rating: 4.71 stars
Potatoes, bacon, onions, eggs, and shredded cheese make a hearty and delicious breakfast or brunch dish.

Potato Waffles

Rating: 4.57 stars
Here's a quick and delicious way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes. You WILL need a waffle iron. These are basically potato pancakes (a.k.a. latkes) but without all the greasy clean-up and calories from pan-frying. I usually serve them with fish or chicken and sauteed apples.

Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes

Rating: 4.06 stars
I always seem to have leftover mashed potatoes in my fridge. This is a great recipe to use them up.

Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
An easy cheesy dish that uses up that Christmas or Easter ham! My family looks forward to this one!

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Diner-Worthy Hash Browns
Here's how to get crispy, crunchy, and golden brown shredded potatoes the way the breakfast gods intended.
11 Ways to Upgrade Breakfast Potatoes
These top-rated recipes are tantalizing alternatives to basic browns.

Crispy (No-Fry) Potato Pancake Poppers

These might only be half as tall as Tater Tots®, but personally I think they're twice as good! With just a handful of ingredients and no messy stovetop frying, get ready to enjoy these crispy, caramelized potato pancake poppers. Pipe sour cream on top and sprinkle with chives to serve, or arrange on a platter and serve alongside an amazing dip, like a garlicky pesto aioli. They also make for truly fantastic breakfast potatoes to serve with bacon and eggs.