December 22, 2019 1 Comment

If you haven’t used your waffle iron to make hash browns yet then the time is now!

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

From the recipe collection of Al Dente Diva

It’s true. You can make hash browns in your waffle maker. Not only is it easy, but it’s also better then a lot of other methods I’ve tried.

Thats because the waffle maker crisps up the hash browns so well using virtually no oil. Therefore giving you all the hash brown feels without consuming a bunch of unnecessary calories along with it. Win!

In addition to that, the presentation is just beautiful. Look how pretty this waffle hash brown looks with the egg on top of it. C”mon, that’s a undeniable thing of beauty.

First things first, you need to own a waffle iron to make this. CLICK HERE to check out the one that Im using on Amazon.

Ingredients List:

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Egg
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

Potato Prepping:

First, you’ll need to wash and clean your potatoes. Then, using the large grate section of your cheese grater, grate the potatoes.

The next step is probably the most critical of all. Dry the potatoes really well. It’s best to use a dish cloth to wring out as much water as you can. The potatoes need to be dry in order to get that nice golden crisp.

Now that the potatoes are as dry as the can get it’s time to add the egg.

Next is to season the potatoes. Don’t be shy here on the seasoning. Potatoes can taste really bland if they’re under seasoned. I use salt, pepper and garlic powder but feel free to use whatever you like.

Now add the cheese into the bowl and give everything a mix. Make sure that it’s all mixed together well.

Making the Hash Brown Waffles:

Preheat your waffle maker. Spray both sides with cooking spray when it’s hot.

Now add the potato mixture. Be sure to spread it evenly throughout the waffle maker.

Next, press the waffle iron down firmly. Let the hash brown waffle cook for about 5 minutes.

After that, it’s ok to take a peek. It will probably need a few more minutes depending on what setting you have your waffle maker at. Close it and continue cooking if needed.

When the waffle hash brown is finished, gently lift it up out of the waffle iron and onto a plate.

Finally, you did it! Your waffle iron hash brown is done and looking good.

Of course you can eat these waffle iron hash browns however you like. I added a sunny side up egg to mine. The possibilities are endless.

If you are planning to serve bacon along side this, I have a great method for oven baked bacon, too.

I got this waffle maker as a gift for my birthday last year. Its been so fun using it Lots of things can be done in here like cinnamon roll waffles!

Click the image above to see my waffle maker on Amazon

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

An easy way to make hash browns using a waffle maker
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hash browns, waffle maker, waffle maker hash browns
Author: Al Dente Diva


  • Waffle Maker
  • Cheese Grater
  • Dish Towel


  • 1 Large Russet Potato
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder
  • Cooking Spray


  • Grate the potato using the largest option on the cheese grater
  • In a dish towel wring out as much liquid from the potatoes as you can.
  • Place the dry potatoes in a large bowl
  • Add the egg, cheese & seasonings.
  • Mix it all together until it’s well combined
  • Heat up the waffle iron and spray the inside with cooking spray.
  • Add the hash brown mixture to the waffle iron. Spreading it out evenly.
  • Close the lid firmly and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the hash browns are done to your liking.
  • Carefully remove the hash browns from the waffle maker and place on a plate.
  • Cool slightly before eating.


Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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