Golden brown roasted potatoes mixed with pan cooked onion, peppers and bacon, with eggs cracked in and cooked until the yolks are still just a little bit runny. Breakfast Hash is the perfect dish for a lazy Sunday morning, when you have a little more time and want something really hearty and filling. Great for feeding a crowd too.
We love a dish where you can just throw anything and everything in to a pan and use up leftover vegetables too. This is a protein packed breakfast, that is filling enough for a brunch to keep you going until dinner time too.
Why you will love it
- A hearty and filling breakfast - With the potatoes and eggs, this is really filling and comforting.
- Protein packed - The eggs make this a protein packed breakfast, which will help you to be fuller for longer.
- Lots of ways to adapt it - Use this as the base recipe and then feel free to adapt it with the suggestions below.
- A great fridge raid meal - This is a great way to use up whatever you have left in the fridge.
- Good for feeding a hungry crowd - Great for cooking in a big batch and serving up to guests.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Eggs - We used medium sized golden yolk eggs. Try to use the best welfare eggs you can, as it is important.
- Potato - When it comes to the best potatoes for roasting, we love a King Edward or Maris Piper. They get deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy in the inside.
- Onion - We used a medium brown onion, but shallots would work too and they would add a sweeter flavour.
- Bacon - This add so much flavour. We used smoked bacon, but feel free to use your favourite. You could use turkey bacon to keep it lighter.
- Roasted red pepper - An easy way to add flavour. You can either roast the pepper yourself or use a jar of roasted peppers.
- Herbs/spices - As well as salt and pepper, there is a little bit of paprika for smokiness. You could add some cayenne if you like it spicy.
- Oil - A little olive oil to cook everything in. You could use a flavoured oil like chilli or garlic for extra flavour.
- Garlic - Freshly crushed is always best, but you could save yourself some time and use crushed garlic in a jar/tube.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make breakfast hash - Step by step
One: Put the potatoes on a baking tray with the olive oil and salt and pepper and mix well. Put in a preheated oven at 200°C/390°F/Gas 6 and bake for 35-40 minutes, until crispy.
Two: Put a little oil to a large frying pan (that is suitable for the oven too) and add the onion, red pepper and bacon and cook on low for 5 minutes.
Three: Add the cooked potatoes, garlic and paprika and stir.
Four: Make two spaces in the potato mixture and crack in the eggs.
Five: Put the frying pan in the oven for 10 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked, but the yolks are still runny. Serve with avocado and sourdough bread.
White potatoes have so many nutrients in them, they really shouldn't get a bad reputation. They are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, they have nearly half of your daily vitamin C and they are a great source of potassium - even more than a banana.
They are full of fibre and magnesium, and they are filling too. On top of this, they are also suitable for almost any diet, from vegan to gluten free. I am not sure what more you could want!
Eggs are also delicious and nutritious, not to mention a great budget friendly ingredient for making versatile meals. They are a great source of protein, Omega-3s and "good" cholesterol. They are a good source of vitamin B12, B6, vitamin D, selenium, and other important minerals!
Although white potatoes are nutritious, so are sweet potatoes and you can easily use those in this recipe instead. They won't get as crispy, and you will only need to cook them for 30 minutes, but they are still delicious. Add some cornflour to help the sweet potatoes get crispier.
This Breakfast Hash is such a great fridge raid meal, and a good way to use up any leftover vegetables you have, or veg that is on its way out. We used onion and red pepper, as that's what we had - but there are so many options here.
You could cook some courgette, mushrooms or aubergine at the same time as the onion and pepper. You could also stir some spinach or kale in to the mixture at the same time a the potatoes to give it a bit of a green boost.
Just make sure you finely chop any vegetables and use quicker to cook ones, rather than root veg (unless you roast them at the same time as the potatoes), so they all cook evenly.
Why not try swapping the bacon for chorizo for an extra smoky flavour?
What to serve with Breakfast Hash
This is a really filling dish all on it's own, but if you are serving it up to a few people, then it's nice to have some other bits on the table.
We also added some avocado slices to the pan, as the creaminess goes really well with the potatoes and eggs and cuts through the saltiness of the bacon.
Store: This dish is always best cooked from fresh, even though it isn't the quickest. However you have some leftovers, then it will keep in the fridge in an air tight container for 2 days.
Freeze: You can freeze the potatoes, but we would recommend cooing everything else from fresh.
A hash usually consists of some cooked meat, potatoes and onions and then a couple of eggs on top with runny yolks for a sauce.
You can definitely roast the potatoes up in advance, to save yourself some time, as they are the most time consuming part of this recipe. They might get a little bit soggy when kept in the fridge though.
Simply roast them up up and once they are cooled they can be stored in an airtight container. Bring them to room temperature before adding them to the pan.
This recipe is a good way to use up leftover roast potatoes from a Sunday roast too.
Yes, as long as you make sure there is no cross contamination, then this can be gluten free.
As well as all the health benefits listed above, this is a great recipe to add lots of different vegetables for a nutrient boost.
Yes, as long as you have a frying pan bit enough for everything, then you can double this recipe.
• If you want to make this vegetarian, simply leave out the bacon or use a vegetarian alternative.
• Make sure you use the best quality eggs you can, as you will really notice the difference. We use Clarence Court eggs and you get that amazing golden yolk, which is great if you are serving this up to guests.
• Feel free to change up the seasonings that you use, and use your favourite spice blends like Mexican or Cajun.
• This doesn't just have to be a breakfast recipe, it can be eaten for lunch or dinner too.
• If you wanted to save yourself some time, then you could fry these potatoes in a little oil before frying the onion mixture. Just make sure they are chopped small, and cooked on low.
• You could swap onion for shallots or leek for a sweeter flavour.
• Make this even more indulgent with a sprinkling or Parmesan or mozzarella just before serving.
• Garnish with chopped spring onions and some parsley.
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- 2 Eggs
- 1 Potato - large; cubed
- 1 Onion - diced
- 3 rashers Bacon - (leave out if you want to keep it a vegetarian dish)
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon Fresh parsley - chopped
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 Roasted red peppers - diced
- 1 Garlic clove
- Avocado - (to serve)
- Put the potatoes on a baking tray with the olive oil and salt and pepper and mix well. Put in a preheated oven at 200°C/390°F/Gas 6 and bake for 35-40 minutes, until crispy.1 Potato, 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- Put a little oil to a large frying pan (that is suitable for the oven too) and add the onion, red pepper and bacon and cook on low for 5 minutes.1 Onion, 1 Roasted red peppers, 3 rashers Bacon
- Add the cooked potatoes, garlic and paprika and stir.1 Garlic clove, 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Make two spaces in the potato mixture and crack in the eggs.2 Eggs
- Put the frying pan in the oven for 10 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked, but the yolks are still runny. Serve with parsley, avocado and sourdough bread.1 tablespoon Fresh parsley, Avocado
- If you want to make this vegetarian, simply leave out the bacon or use a vegetarian alternative.
- Make sure you use the best quality eggs you can, as you will really notice the difference. We use Clarence Court eggs and you get that amazing golden yolk, which is great if you are serving this up to guests.
- Feel free to change up the seasonings that you use, and use your favourite spice blends like Mexican or Cajun.
- This doesn't just have to be a breakfast recipe, it can be eaten for lunch or dinner too.
- If you wanted to save yourself some time, then you could fry these potatoes in a little oil before frying the onion mixture. Just make sure they are chopped small, and cooked on low.
- You could swap onion for shallots or leek for a sweeter flavour.
- Make this even more indulgent with a sprinkling or Parmesan or mozzarella just before serving.
- Garnish with chopped spring onions and some parsley.