Loaded Potato Breakfast Cups

Loaded Potato Breakfast Cups are a delightful and savory breakfast treat, perfect for those who love a hearty start to their day. These cups are essentially a creative and compact way to enjoy all the flavors of a loaded breakfast potato in a convenient, hand-held form.

Imagine starting with a base of crispy hash browns, forming a sturdy and flavorful cup. These are typically made by grating potatoes, seasoning them with salt, pepper, and sometimes herbs like rosemary or thyme, and then pressing them into the wells of a muffin tin. The grated potatoes are baked until they form a golden-brown and crispy exterior, creating the perfect vessel for the filling.

Inside these crispy potato cups, a generous filling awaits. This usually consists of scrambled eggs, cooked to be fluffy and soft. The eggs can be mixed with ingredients like diced bell peppers, onions, and perhaps a bit of garlic for added flavor. Cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage is often added to the mix, bringing a smoky, savory depth. For vegetarians, alternatives like sautéed mushrooms or spinach can be used.

Cheese is a key component in these breakfast cups, with sharp cheddar being a popular choice for its bold flavor and excellent melting qualities. The cheese is sprinkled over the top of the egg mixture, creating a gooey and delicious topping that becomes slightly crispy and golden when baked.

As a final touch, each cup can be garnished with classic baked potato toppings. Think dollops of sour cream, a sprinkle of green onions or chives, and even a bit of avocado or salsa for a fresh twist. These toppings not only add a burst of flavor but also make the breakfast cups visually appealing.

Loaded Potato Breakfast Cups are versatile and can be customized according to personal taste preferences. They are perfect for meal prep as they can be made in advance and reheated for a quick and satisfying breakfast. They’re also great for brunch gatherings, allowing guests to grab a cup and enjoy a balanced and delicious meal in a single serving. The combination of crispy potatoes, fluffy eggs, savory meats, melted cheese, and fresh toppings creates a symphony of textures and flavors that are sure to delight any breakfast enthusiast.


1 pack (20 ounces) shredded refrigerated hash browns

6 large eggs

1/4 cup sour cream, plus more for serving

2 tablespoons melted butter

3 chopped green onions

6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, plus more for topping

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 350°F. Gracefully prepare your muffin tin with grease or liners.

In a harmonious blend, beat together eggs, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Follow by gently folding in the shredded hash browns, melted butter, green onions, bacon, 1.5 cups of the cheddar cheese, and Parmesan, ensuring a beautifully combined mixture.

Lovingly spoon the mixture into your prepared muffin tins.

Elegantly sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese atop each muffin, gracing them with a cheesy veil.

Allow to bake for 25-30 minutes until they bloom into a set, golden perfection.

Permit the muffins a brief sojourn to cool slightly before embarking on your culinary journey. Indulge by serving with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of crumbled bacon!

Designed to captivate whether enjoyed fresh from the oven or gracefully at room temperature, our Loaded Bacon and Egg Hash Brown Muffins can also be prepared ahead, offering a convenient, lavish breakfast whenever the moment beckons. Perfectly portable, they present an effortlessly exquisite option for those mornings when every second is precious, ensuring your day commences with a melody of splendid flavors.


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