Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles — Damn Delicious

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Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles

Crunchy, yet silky smooth hashbrowns made right in the waffle iron. So quick, so easy, and just so darn good!

I recently invested in a waffle iron. And I’ve been bad. Really, really, really bad.

I waffle-ized hashbrowns. Except I added cheese and ham, making these to be pretty much the best kind of waffles of all time.

They crisp up just perfectly in the iron, while completely melting in your mouth with every single bite.

And with the addition of the ham, this can easily be served for dinner with a fried egg on top.

You are welcome.

Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Crunchy, yet silky smooth hashbrowns made right in the waffle iron. So quick, so easy, and just so darn good!


  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated hash brown potatoes
  • 8 ounces black forest ham, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the top and bottom of the waffle iron or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine hash brown potatoes, ham, cheese, eggs, garlic, parsley, thyme and paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Pour a scant 1/2 cup of the potato mixture into the waffle iron, close gently and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

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These look so good! Just a question from someone who lives in an area that doesn’t sell packaged refrigerated hash brown potatoes – can I just use grated / shredded potatoes? Will this affect the cooking time? I’ve never seen packaged refrigerated hash brown potatoes and can only assume that they may have had some pre-cooking prior to being packaged. Thanks!

Yes, you can certainly use grated potatoes instead. Cooking time should remain the same but as always, please use your best judgment.

You need to squeeze some of the water out of the shredded potatoes.

Those look amazing… definitely go in my collection of school appropriate recipes. I’ve been building a collection of delicious but quick to do recipes and I think that the boys will love this one.

These are brilliant! Waffles rule!

A nice and different recipe. Thank you. Have a great week.

I have a Belgian waffle iron, much deeper than the one shown in your picture. What adjustments do I need to make?

You can add more of the potato mixture into the iron as needed. Cooking time may also have to be adjusted.

Are these able to be stored and served later? My kids would love these!

Yes, absolutely! You can freeze in individual portions and reheat as needed. Hope that helps!

My friend told me about making tater tots in a waffle iron, but this sounds even better! Buying ingredients today.

I made this Patoto ham and cheese waffle this morning, WOW! I used pepperjack cheese in place of cheddar. It was SOOOOO good and the part I think will work thou I haven’t done it yet is to freeze or just put leftovers in the toaster for a quick breakfast. Thanks for such a great addition to my morning breakfast. I have enjoyed many of your recipes. Thank you.

Now THAT’S my kind of waffle! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner! 🙂

These look delish ! Imagine cutting into appetizer size and served with a dollop of sour cream and chives….mouth watering!

This looks amazing but I’ve never seen refrigerated hashbrowns. Can you use frozen mini cubed ones or would it end up too watery?

Unfortunately, without having tried the frozen variety, I cannot really answer with certainty. Please use your best judgment.

I’m not sure if this helps, but at my grocery, the refrigerated hashbrowns are sold by the eggs and cartons of egg whites. You might want to check there at your store. It took me awhile to find them.

Ore-Ida makes refrigerated shredded hash browns. Ask at your regular grocery store.

We just used frozen hashbrowns and the results were phenomenal! I just let them thaw a bit before mixing in the other ingredients.

I did too. Except I put the eggs in before I realized they weren’t thawed enough. The yolks froze in chunks to some of the potatoes. So, thaw for a consistent mixture!

This is pure genius! This recipe is a sign for me to finally buy that waffle iron i’ve been thinking about. 🙂

Taste is delicious but it was a disaster, I don’t know why but they didnt come out easily I couldn’t take them out of the waffle maker I did step by step. Any suggestions.

Mayra, did you grease the waffle maker beforehand?

Don’t put too much mixture in the iroj. My first one wasn’t as good as when I barely filled it.

Which refrigerated hashbrowns do you use? This sounds so yummy!

I prefer to use Simply Potatoes.

Wow, Thank you for your recipe. It looks so delicious and healthy.

Is it possible to make these without the eggs? I have two egg haters so am wondering about something else to “bind” this, 1/2 and 1/2 perhaps?

Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot advise an appropriate substitute that will not alter the overall taste/texture of the dish. Using a substitution may also result in a mediocre outcome but if substitutions must be made, please use your best judgment.

These are amazing hash browns! I have already made these twice and love them. I also HATE eggs… Refuse to eat them. They really are needed in this recipe. Once made, you cannot taste or locate any egg flavor at all, it is merely a binder. Trust me, they are awesome!

These were the BEST WAFFLES. EVER. My family loved them and we might have fought over who got the last one. I did have trouble getting out of the waffle iron after the first two, even though I greased it well. Though no one seemed to mind that it didn’t look perfect. Thank you for another great recipe!

I used freezer hash browns and defrosted them. I then put them in paper towels and sneezed all the water out…similar to what you would do with frozen spinach.
It worked fine.
But… I thought these were bland.
Missing something. I am going try cooked bacon in place of game and chives in place of thyme. I may add some spice too.
Overall a great idea and a good base but I think experimenting will improve this one.

Sorry I “squeezed” out not sneezed out the water. Lol

LOL Kathleen – I nearly sneezed out some water reading this comment!

That would have made for some weird and gross cooking… but hey, I’m not going to criticize another chef’s technique…

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love this recipe. I’ve never been great at making hash browns stovetop. They turnout perfectly crisp in the waffle maker. I’ve made this recipe a few times. I like it better without the thyme (not a fan) and a little less ham. I’ve also made it with bacon and chives. Yum yum yum. I can’t thank you enough.

Trying this recipe this morning with my hubby’s new waffle iron he received for Christmas from our son.

This was damned delicious. My waffle iron makes two large waffles so the next time I make this, I’ll be doubling the batch for sure. Thanks for the great idea of potatoes in the waffle iron. This opens up a world of ideas.

Just made for dinner. These are delicious!

These look damn delyscous! Gotta try em .

I made these today, as the picture was making me really hungry and could not wait for a waffle iron. I decided to try them with the toasted sandwich maker. It worked, although slightly thicker in texture. I did use partly nuked potatoes I already had in the fridge that I grated.

As usual, thanks so very much. I love the simplicity of your recipes. The best for me and my lifestyle.

Tried these for brunch today and they didn’t work for me 🙁 I greased my iron, followed all directions and they stuck and never browned. My husband ended up tossing them in the oven on a pan just to crisp, but the flavor wasn’t our favorite either. Your photos made my mouth water though and I have other recipes of yours that I’ll make regularly. Thanks for the work you put into these!

I got a new waffle maker today and had to try these! I didn’t have any refrigerated or frozen hash browns, but I did have some dehydrated ones. I covered them with boiling water for 3 minutes ( I believe I used about 5 ounces), drained them, and followed the instructions exactly. DELICIOUS. I had a bit of trouble with sticking, but I worked it out and everyone enjoyed them. The fried egg is a MUST!! Thanks for a great recipe!

When you say 1/2 cup of potato mixture in the waffle iron, do you mean 1/2 cup total with 1/4 cup on each side (if using an iron like the one in your pictures). Or do you mean 1/2 cup on each grate (again if using an iron like the one pictured)

1/2 cup on each grate.

Could you use a george foreman grill instead of a waffle maker? dying to try these but dont have a waffle maker! thanks!

Unfortunately, without having tried this myself, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment.

This does not work in a waffle iron I ended doing the rest of it in my cast iron skillet. It was tasty but not super crispy.

Oh no – the waffle iron should really help crisp it up! What kind of iron are you using?

Just made these, they get a two thumbs up from our family. Thanks, they were super easy and delicious!

Okay, didn’t work in my waffle maker. But mine makes smallish heart shaped waffles. So I pulled out a pan and friend them up in little round cakes and they were delicious! I used a ham steak and the eggs I had just gotten from my CSA and had some sour cream with chives on the side. Making again soon!

I don’t see where the butter comes in? What am I missing?

There is no butter in this recipe.

So so so so good! I made these for brunch-for-dinner last night and they were a huge hit. I used chopped fresh herbs that I had on hand.. I also mixed the eggs, hashbrowns and seasonings first, then divided the mixture in half. In one bowl I did chopped ham and cheddar and the other I did crumbled blue cheese and chopped cooked bacon.. I served them with a dollop of Greek yogurt (which we use instead of sour cream) and topped with fried eggs. We ate until we exploded, picked up the pieces of our bodies and had seconds. THANK YOU!!

Packaged hashbrowns are in Walmart and most major food store in the refrigerated section where the eggs are. Green bag usually

Could this be made in the oven?

Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

I made half without cheese because of a picky eater in my house. They turned out amazing! I added bacon along with the ham. Only prob was no matter how much non stick spray I used they still stuck. But my family didn’t care. Lol. They were still delicious waffle shape or not!

Didn’t work out for me at all! Greased the waffle iron, followed recipe to the t and had to scare them out of the waffle maker each time Delicious but not waffles the way pictured! After three fails (played with making smaller/bigger to see if helps).. just tosses in a pan: of course not the same. Is it my waffle maker? What’s wrong?

Oh no – I hate it when that happens. It’s hard to say, really. Did you use nonstick spray?

I live on a small island in a strange country, and it is not possible to buy hashbrowns here, nor nonstick spray, lol. My question is; When I make the hashbrowns myself, should they be cooked before they go in the iron?

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