KRNC recipe of the month – Hash Brown Egg Cups

These hash brown egg cups are an easy, balanced breakfast option that can be customized with different veggies.

A white plate of hashbrown egg cups sits on a brown, wooden table.

Serving Size: 2 hash brown egg cups

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 ½ cup refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Grease muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide shredded hash brown potatoes among 8 greased muffin cups. Press onto bottoms and up sides to form cups.
  3. Place in oven and bake until light golden brown, ~30 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and salt.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion, and cook until soft, ~10-12 minutes.
  6. Pour egg mixture into skillet and cook until thickened and no egg liquid remains.
  7. Divide egg and vegetable mixture among hash brown cups. Top off with cheese and bake additional 3 – 5 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
    Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days or freezer for 2-3 months.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving

Calories – 285

Total fat – 20 g

Saturated fat – 5.5 g

Cholesterol – 199 mg

Sugars – 2 g

Protein – 11 g

Total Carbohydrates – 15 g

Dietary Fiber – 1 g

Sodium – 283 mg

Added Sugars – 0 g

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