Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Refrigerated hash brown potatoes will help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own. —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah
Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 large eggs, divided use
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-3/4 cups refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Salsa, guacamole, sour cream and minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, whisk 1 egg, salt, cumin, pepper and chili powder. Stir in potatoes, onion, green chiles and salsa. Bake in a preheated waffle iron coated with cooking spray until golden brown and potatoes are tender, 8-12 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Break remaining eggs, 1 at a time, into pan. Reduce heat to low. Cook to desired doneness, turning after whites are set if desired. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand 3 minutes or until melted.
  3. Serve eggs with waffles and toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

1 waffle with 1 fried egg (calculated without optional toppings): 273 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.