Simple Hashbrown and Egg Nests (on a Simple Budget)

I first made these Simple Hashbrown and Egg Nests on a Saturday morning in which we had no plans. No plans. None. I didn’t actually know what to do with myself.

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So I did something unwise and I drove myself to Wal-Mart. I know better. Going to Wal-Mart on a Saturday is a very bad idea. This is because everyone from the entire town and every surrounding town is there, making it one big party in which navigating through grocery aisles becomes an Olympic sport.

There are tight squeezes and dozens of “excuse me’s” and by the time I finally make it over to the frozen hashbrowns, the brand I’m hoping for is out of stock. Because, of course.

During this shopping endeavor while breaking into a sweat and attempting not to crash into fellow shoppers at Aisle 9, my biggest goal is to keep a smile on my face. “Shine for Jesus, Laura!” I tell myself. “What would Jesus do?” I ask myself.

Well, Jesus probably wouldn’t have gone to Wal-Mart on a Saturday, because of His ultimate wisdom.

When I finally got home from the store that day, I could think of nothing I would love more than to make a huge feast for my family because after all, my morning had been so laid back and relaxed so far. Thank goodness for the ease of recipes like this one for Simple Hashbrown and Egg Nests. They made their way into the oven very quickly and I think it goes without saying that after my taxing morning, I was ready to sit down with my family and eat a second breakfast.

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These Simple Hashbrown and Egg Nests are incredibly tasty and would make a wonderful dish to serve at dinnertime. That’s why I’m qualifying it for a Simple Meals on a Simple Budget recipe. Making these quickly in the evening and serving them with salad, veggies, and fruit will make a great dinner!

Oh. But don’t go to the store at 5:00 pm on a weeknight to get these ingredients for your dinner because in my experience, that time is worse than a Saturday morning at the store and I think we all know how I feel about that.

Simple Hashbrown and Egg Nests

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Simple Hashbrown and Egg Nests (on a Simple Budget)
Serves: 12
  • 15-ounces frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (we like Colby jack or pepper jack best, but any variety will work!)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins (I find that it works best to melt a bit of oil in each tin so that the baked nests pop right out!)
  3. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. KK says

    Love this recipe! And for the record “What would Jesus do?” {in Walmart on Saturday morning} —–He would not have been shopping in Walmart on Saturday morning. Saturday is the Sabbath, which is a day of rest, and no buying or selling.


  2. Karen says

    Hi Laura. Have you frozen these? If so, do they reheat well? I’m guessing it makes 24 hash brown/egg “muffins”? Thanks!


    Laura Reply:

    I haven’t frozen these but I don’t know why it wouldn’t work well to do this! This recipe actually only makes 12 muffins. :)


  3. Jill says

    Ah, Wal-mart. A necessary evil, if ever there was one. Pro tip: The day before Thanksgiving, Superbowl Sunday, and 4th of July are also smart days to stay far, far away.

    “Shine for Jesus, Laura.” I don’t know if you meant that to be funny but you really made me giggle with that one. I think I will adapt that as my Wal-mart mantra.


    Laura Reply:

    Yes, never, never go to Walmart on any of the days you mentioned. Because what would Jesus do? (Avoid Walmart, obviously.)


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