These breakfast hash brown cups are so easy to make.
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Easy Breakfast Muffins with a Hash Brown Crust

Delicious egg and bacon breakfast muffins with a hash brown crust. Perfect make ahead breakfast or for a brunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 128kcal
Author: BritniV


For the hash brown crust:

  • 1 20 oz shredded hash browns (or frozen, thawed and strained)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tsp olive oil

For the egg mixture:

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend (or your other favorite) cheese
  • 12 slices crispy bacon cut up into bite-size pieces
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray two 12 cup muffin tins with non-stick baking spray.

For the hash brown crust:

  • Mix entire bag of hash browns with egg, oil, cheese, salt, pepper, minced garlic, paprika, and parsley in large bowl until seasonings are well combined.
  • Split hash brown mixture evenly among the 24 baking cups then pat it down with the back of a cup or other round container that fits into the muffin tins.
  • Bake hash brown crust in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until it gets slightly browned and crispy.

For Egg Mixture:

  • While crust is cooking, mix eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper, parsley, and bacon in a large bowl.
  • Once hash brown crust is slightly browned, split the egg mixture evenly on top of the hash browns in the muffin tins, filling to about 3/4 full.
  • Bake in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until eggs are fully cooked.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin tins by sliding a silicone spatula around the outside of the cups.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 137mg | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.7mg