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Make Ahead Breakfast Bakes

These Make Ahead Breakfast Bakes are perfect for back to school! Little cups of shredded hash browns, baked eggs, and whatever add-ins you like!

Make Ahead Breakfast Bakes

***Update October 2017: This is the #2 most popular recipe on Sugar Dish Me for 2 years running! It’s been pinned hundreds of thousands of times and there are loads of great reader suggestions in the comments. 

If you have tried these and have feedback I’d love to hear from you! Flavor combos that turned out great, problems you might have run into, questions you have — it all helps me when I am working on new content for you!***

Shredded Potatoes

So I’m on kind of a breakfast kick lately. Which should actually come as no surprise to you since I do not try to hide the fact that I am basically in love with breakfast. Pizza, burgers, tacos, cake, and bourbon are all acceptable.

Anything goes in the morning! Especially if you #putaneggonit

Shredded Potatoes with Cherry Tomatoes

Earlier this week we made Hawaiian Overnight Oats because sometimes mornings are cah-rayzayyy. And today I have these Make Ahead Breakfast Bakes!

These are easy and totally customizable — you’re gonna love ’em.

Make Ahead Breakfast Bakes ready for the oven

I peeled and then shredded a big baking potato with the help of a few of my favorite KitchenIQ tools (you can click to see my Potato Tool Review  and this V-Etched Container Grater that I use every day of my life), put ’em in a muffin cup, and then added a few of my favorite veggies, a little cheese, and some lightly beaten eggs.

potatoes 4

These things freeze well and microwave easily. Or they are great if you need to like… feed a soccer team at a 7 a.m. game or ward off hungry children at a sleepover.

Make Ahead Breakfast bakes with Homemade Hash Browns

You can get really creative with the flavor profiles here, just like you can with any omelet or egg dish.

Instead of the tomato + pepper + onion + cheddar you could try…

  • diced tomato + onion + spinach + feta
  • broccoli + cheddar
  • bacon + spinach + cheddar jack
  • mushrooms + onions + baby swiss
  • ham + your favorite cheese
  • crumbled sausage and cheddar

What’s in your Make-Ahead Breakfast Bake?!

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is also a Sugar Dish Me reader fave! If you love biscuits, bacon, and cheese this casserole is everything. It can be assembled and refrigerated overnight making it perfect for any early morning gathering. Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Sliders are a big win with teenage boys. And husbands. Also me.



Thursday 24th of February 2022

I made this using thawed shredded hashbrowns(ore-ida). I added onion, bell peppers, sausage, (ground small cooked) and a small can of diced green chilies. They were delicious. Next time I make them I will cook the hashbrowns abit longer so they are more crispy .


Monday 3rd of January 2022

Could I use sweet potatoes ?

Tiffaney Graham

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

This is going to be a staple! Quick and easy and yummy! And I love that you can mix and match flavors!

Heather Tullos

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Aw yes! I am so glad to hear it!


Tuesday 11th of December 2018

This sounds amazing! I really want to make these, but I was wondering... what if I can't find cheddar? I live in the Netherlands, so the only cheddar that is readily available is the squared one that you use in burgers and sandwiches :( I'm guessing this recipe calls for the dry one with the strong flavour. What other cheese can I use instead of cheddar?

Heather Tullos

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Cheese is amazing Karen. You can really just use your favorite one! They'll turn out. ?


Saturday 24th of November 2018

Just made my first batch - so delicious - they puff up just like you said. I added cheese and salsa verde to mine, will try spinach, mushrooms and salsa next time. Thanks for a great recipe. The potatoes on the bottom are a game changer!!

Heather Tullos

Monday 26th of November 2018

Ooohhhh Salsa Verde! Thanks, Jill!