Breakfast Egg Nest Recipe

breakfast egg nest recipe

This breakfast egg nest recipe will dazzle your friends and family. These are perfect to serve at your next brunch or just treat yourself to a great breakfast.

I've seen so many variations of these so, I just had to make my own. Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and an egg all nested in golden brown hash brown potatoes.

This is another great idea with so many different combinations. You could use sausage crumbles, green peppers, or any veggie that you like as a filling.

Breakfast Egg Nest Recipe: What I used
6 small potatoes (peeled and shredded)
3 tablespoons butter (melted)
6 eggs
Hormel Bacon Bits
Shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

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I started by shredding the potatoes and then mixed them with the melted butter in a medium bowl.

breakfast egg nest

Next, I sprayed a six-count muffin tin with Pam Non-Stick Spray. I added the potatoes in each muffin tin and worked them down and up the sides.

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I baked the nests for 40 minutes at 350 degrees and then on high in the broiler for 3 minutes. The Broiler helped brown the inside of the nests.

I think the next time that I make these I'll bake at 425 degrees for less time. This is the first time that I made these so I was experimenting.

After they were golden brown I added the cheddar cheese and bacon in the bottom of the nests.

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After adding the bacon and cheddar cheese I cracked an egg on top of each one. I placed them back in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the eggs were cooked. If you don't like your eggs runny then cook longer for a firm yolk.

I used a butter knife all around the edges of each nest and removed them with a small spatula. Each one came out of the muffin tin perfectly.

These made a tasty little breakfast for Bobby and Fran. and I will definitely make these again.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


  1. I really have to make some of these egg nests while I have a big bag of potatoes that wants using up! We've been buying those Cavendish hash browns to serve with eggs. But making this recipe would save us a ton of money, plus prep time in the morning...

    1. I hope you you enjoy these Kyla. They are a little time consuming but easy and well worth it. Thanks!

  2. This looks really good. I would swap out the cheddar for bacon pieces. Or Italian sausage crumbles. Or bits of country ham. or even a slice of scrapple. You've got me going...

  3. These look delicious! I like my eggs with 'real' runny yolks, so shorter cooking time would work best for me. I don't eat cheese (yeah - I'm strange...LOL), but perhaps some crumbled up cooked bacon with more bacon on the side would work out great! Thanks for this interesting recipe, Sam.

    1. Wow!! No cheese!! that's what makes these so great. You can add whatever you like Pat. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. It sounds good for a chilly day! I will bake it although I do not like runny yolks so I will keep it longer in the oven :))

    1. Yes, just bake the eggs a little longer for the way you like them. Thanks Claire!

  5. These look great! They would be a fun way to serve Easter breakfast too!

  6. Yes, Perfect for Easter breakfast Carlee. They were really delicious!! Thanks for stopping by :)


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