These 3 Ingredient Oven Baked Hash Browns are delicious rounds of crispy shredded potato and although usually deep fried, we have oven baked these healthy hash browns to keep them lighter. They are still just a crispy and with all the flavour, but you are saving a few calories.
I love hash browns! The only problem with hash browns is that they are usually fried when you order them in a restaurant and they are overly greasy and therefore not enjoyable.
They don't have to be fried and they taste just as good baked in the oven. They still get the same crispiness that comes from frying them, but without all the oil. So, you get to have an indulgent weekend breakfast that isn't really that indulgent.
Why you will love them
- All the crispiness without frying
- Just 107 calories per serving
- Low in fat
- A versatile breakfast, lunch or dinner
- Kids love them!
- Salt and pepper
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Grate the potato and onion on the large side of a box grater or in a food processor.
Two: Put the grated potato and onion at the centre of a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.
Three: Put the mixture into a bowl and add the egg and a little salt and pepper and garlic and combine.
Four: Lightly grease a baking tray and get handfuls of the mixture and shape in to circles. Put them on the tray and gently flatten - the mixture should make 8 hash browns.
Five: Bake at 200°C/400°F for 15 minutes. Flip them over, pat them down and then cook for a further 20 minutes until they are crispy.
Are these healthy?
Instead of frying them, or getting them out of the freezer ready made, try making these super simple baked hash browns. Who knew you could have healthy hash browns with all the crispiness, but made in the oven.
Although these hash browns take a bit longer to prepare than say throwing some cereal in to a bowl, that doesn't mean they are complicated. Once you have mixed the shredded potato with all the other ingredients and shaped them, they are in the oven and you don't have to worry about them. You are free to enjoy your morning. Unlike frying where you would have to watch them all the time.
You can also add different flavours to them if you like. Add Mexican or Italian seasoning for a change.
Best potatoes to use
I usually go for waxy potatoes like Maris Pipers and Jersey Royals, as they tend to hold their shape better. However, if you want a super crispy hash brown, then go for a starchy potato like russets - they might fall apart, but what is stuck together will be nice and crispy. It really comes down to personal preference.
What to serve them with
These are a delicious breakfast item, so we like to serve them with a poached egg on top. Struggle to make poached eggs? Check out our tutorial on How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg. Another great addition to these is our Homemade Healthy Ketchup or our Healthier BBQ Sauce.
These are perfect for freezing! Because they take a little longer than the average breakfast to make, batch cook them and then freeze then in individual portions for a quick weekday breakfast. Hash browns don't just have to be for the weekend!
Once the hash browns have cooled down, you can either wrap them individually or you can stack them with baking paper in between each one and then put them in a freezer bag. Simply take one out of the freezer as and when you need one and defrost fully before reheating.
• You can add loads of different flavours to these hash browns. Give them a Mexican twist by adding Mexican seasoning. Give them a Spanish twist by mixing in some smoked paprika. Or simply add a little garlic powder.
• You can eat these hash browns for breakfast with eggs on top or have them as a side dish. They are super versatile.
• Try making them with sweet potatoes - cooking time may vary and they won't get quite as crispy, but it makes a nice change.
• You can make them extra crispy by adding them to a pan with a little oil for a minute each side just before serving.
• We served these with poached eggs and some wilted spinach, but they are great with scrambled eggs and wholemeal toast too.
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Oven Baked Hash Browns
- 450 g (1 lb) Potatoes
- 1 Onion
- 1 Egg - whisked
- 1 teaspoon Garlic granules
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C(fan)/400°F/Gas 6.
- Grate 450 g Potatoes and 1 Onion on the large side of a box grater or a food processor.
- Put the grated potato and onion at the centre of a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.
- Put the mixture into a bowl and add 1 Egg and 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper and 1 teaspoon Garlic granules and combine.
- Lightly grease a baking tray and spoon the hash brown mixture onto the tray into 4 circular rounds.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Flip them over, pat them down and then cook for a further 15 minutes until they are crispy.
- Serve with topping of your choice.
- You can add loads of different flavours to these hash browns. Give them a Mexican twist by adding Mexican seasoning. Give them a Spanish twist by mixing in some smoked paprika.
- You can eat these hash browns for breakfast with eggs on top or have them as a side dish.
- Try making them with sweet potatoes - cooking time may vary and they won't get quite as crispy, but it makes a nice change.
Just made a full English Breakfast for dinner tonight. First one in a few years (since Little Chef ones). Due to health reasons I can no longer fry, so oven baked was a lovely surprise.
Sitting here full up. Thanks from a happy expat Brit.
So glad you enjoyed them. The perfect addition to a full english.
this recipe is so good! i made them in between online classes, they’re quick and easy to make!!
So glad you enjoyed them.
Perfect. I use non stick pan, flip after 15, cook another 15 and serve with poached eggs on top
Yum! So glad you enjoyed it.
Made these with my boys this morning. Really easy and really tasty. Thankyou.
hey can you change the amount of eggs in the recipe up the top aswell as the bottom. i think ive done things wrong
The recipe says 2 eggs but the picture and video seems to show just one? I don’t want it to be too eggy tasting... looks so good though!
Sorry, the recipe should say 1 egg. It has been updated now :)
Does it matter if I use a red onion instead
No, it will still work :)
I def wish this was something i was making for breakfast this morning. they sound incredible. I'll have to make them sometime.
Love hash browns, thanks for sharing.
Shashi at SavorySpin
I love hash browns but don't make them often because of the fry factor so you bet am gonna have to try these!
Loving the idea of oven baked hash browns! I do like the unhealthy ones quite a bit, but the option to make healthy ones is awesome! Totally trying :-)
Hash browns are a really tasty addition to a hearty breakfast. I much prefer them oven cooked, they are deliciously crispy and much less greasy. A great recipe for an easy to make favourite.
Wow, now it's my favorite breakfast! It look so yummy! I want to try it immediately. Wonderful combination of ingredients.