What To Eat With Hash Browns? (15 Favorite Side Dishes)

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What To Eat With Hash Browns

Hash Browns are a delicious breakfast staple that can be enjoyed in countless ways. Whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet, there’s sure to be a side dish that will pair perfectly with your hash browns.

From classic bacon and eggs to more creative dishes like croquet madame and grilled vegetable skewers, the possibilities are endless. Here are 15 of my favorite recipes for side dishes to serve alongside your scrumptious hash browns. Get ready to take your brunch game up a notch!

What To Eat With Hash Browns?

Hashbrowns can be paired with a variety of foods for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Common accompaniments to hashbrowns include bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, onions, peppers and cheese. A variety of sauces may also be served alongside such as ketchup, mustard or BBQ sauce. Hashbrowns may also be combined with other dishes to make casseroles or topped with chili and melted cheese for a comforting meal.

1. Egg

There’s no more classic way to complement a plate of hash browns than with a couple of eggs cooked to perfection. Whether it’s sunny-side up, scrambled, poached, or omelette galore—egg goes great with hash browns.

Since many people like their potatoes crispy but not charred, you might want to time the egg and potato cooking process so they’re ready at the same time. To do so, start frying the hash browns first until they’re almost done, then add your egg into the mix and cook it until it is just barely set.

Although any egg style will work here, you may want to avoid adding too much liquid to your eggs; if they get too soupy while scrambling or poaching that could make your potatoes soggy.

2. Bacon

When it comes to pairing up hashbrowns and bacon, it’s a match made in breakfast food heaven. There’s nothing quite like the combination of salty and crunchy with savory and smoky, leaving you feeling satisfied yet light on your feet.

Whether you’re having an early morning feast or brunching with friends on Sunday, hashbrowns and bacon are always a good idea. For the real bacon enthusiasts out there, try crisping up some hickory smoked slices for that extra kick of flavor.

As for the spuds themselves, many choose to serve them either deep-fried or boiled then pan-fried. Whichever way you choose to go – fried or boiled – be sure to give them a generous seasoning of salt and pepper before diving in.

3. Baked Ham

If your hash browns are more of a dinner-time affair, then baked ham is the perfect side dish to pair with them. The salty-sweet flavor of a full-glazed ham provides the perfect balance to hash browns’ savory crunchiness, while still being light enough that you don’t feel overly full after the meal.

To make it even better, you can whip up a savory glaze and drizzle it over your ham and it will melt into every nook and cranny. As a tip, letting the ham come up to room temperature before baking helps produce juicy results – just preheat your oven so that when the ham is ready you can slide it right in.

Once done, slicing thick slices to perfectly top off a stack of golden hash browns is the best way to finish this tasty dish. Now all you need is some ketchup and a side of veggies.

4. Breakfast Sandwich

If you’re looking for a more filling meal, why not combine two beloved breakfast staples into one delicious creation? A breakfast sandwich with hashbrowns serves as a perfect start to your day.

Whether you go with bacon, sausage, or even just vegetables, all you need to do is layer your ingredients between two hashbrown patties and you have yourself a delicious breakfast sandwich. It’s like having a hamburger but with a breakfast twist.

To make it even better, try adding a fried egg and some melted cheese to the mix. Then all you have to do is dig in and enjoy.

5. Breakfast Sausage Links or Patties

Breakfast sausage and hashbrowns are a classic combination that has held strong for generations. Whether served in link or patty form, breakfast sausage adds a delicious mix of savory spices that perfectly pairs with the potatoes.

For the sausages, you can either cook them in the same pan as your potatoes or in a separate one. If you choose to cook them together, just be sure to keep an eye on them as the sausages cook more quickly than the potatoes.

Once done, you can serve them side-by-side or wrap up your sausage patty or link in the warm, fluffy hashbrowns for a truly delicious start to your day.

6. Breakfast Burrito With Eggs, Beans, and Cheese

Hashbrowns are the perfect base for a warm and filling breakfast burrito. Piled high with scrambled eggs, beans, cheese, and your favorite toppings, this burrito will be sure to keep you satisfied all morning long.

For the potatoes, you can either cook them up in advance or cook them directly inside your burrito. Whichever way you choose to go, make sure the potatoes get a generous seasoning of salt and pepper.

Once everything else is added, just wrap it up and enjoy your breakfast burrito with hashbrowns any time of the day.

7. Croquet Madame

For a slightly more refined breakfast dish, try making up some croquette madames. A timeless classic, this French delicacy is essentially a thick sandwich filled with a mix of fried eggs, ham, and cheese. The secret to making it even better is adding a layer of hashbrowns to the equation.

Start by cooking up your hashbrowns as normal then layer them at the base of your sandwich. Add a thin slice of ham and cheese, followed by a fried egg. To finish it off, top it with another layer of potatoes and you have yourself a delicious breakfast meal worthy of any French cafe.

8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

For a more savory-style breakfast side, roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect accompaniment. Paired with hashbrowns, these two together create a flavorful, vegetable-focused meal.

Start by preheating your oven to 400°F and then spread your hashbrowns out on a baking sheet. Add some olive oil, salt, and pepper and then pop them in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes.

Once done, add your Brussels sprouts to the same baking sheet and toss everything together. Bake for another 10-15 minutes and you have yourself a delicious vegetable-focused breakfast.

9. Chili Sauce

For a more creative way to enjoy hashbrowns for breakfast, why not top them with chili sauce? This delicious condiment adds a nice kick of spice to your breakfast potatoes and can be used in a variety of ways.

Try combining some hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and butter to create a simple chili-infused topping. Then pour it over your hashbrowns for an easy yet flavorful way to start the day.

Alternatively, you can also mix some diced jalapenos, tomatoes, and onion together to create a more complex chili sauce. Just be sure to adjust the amount of spice according to your preference.

10. Grilled Vegetable Skewers

If you’re looking for a healthier way to enjoy your hashbrowns, why not try making some grilled vegetable skewers? This easy-to-make dish packs a lot of flavor and only requires a few simple ingredients.

Start by preheating your grill and while it’s getting hot, cut up some potatoes, peppers, and onions into bite-sized pieces. Then, thread them onto skewers and brush them with some olive oil.

Once the grill is hot, add your skewers and cook for a few minutes on each side until they’re golden brown and crisp. Serve them alongside your hashbrowns for a unique and delicious breakfast.

11. Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

For a more brunch-style breakfast, why not try making spinach and mushroom quiche? This delicious dish is perfect for feeding a large crowd and pairs perfectly with hashbrowns.

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F and then cook up some diced mushrooms and spinach in a skillet. Once they’re done, add them to a pre-made piecrust with some shredded cheese and pour an egg mixture over the top.

Bake for 30-35 minutes and you have yourself a delicious quiche to serve alongside your hashbrowns.

12. Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown casserole is a comfort food classic! Loaded with creamy, cheesy goodness and perfectly seasoned potatoes – it’s a no-brainer as to what to eat with them. Best of all, it goes great with just about everything.

If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast treat, try making some bacon or sausage and either pairing it with yummy fried eggs or if you’re feeling adventurous, serve an omelette on the side.

For lunch or dinner, whip up some grilled steak, chicken, or fish along with your favorite crisp salad greens and veggies on top of the hash browns for an unforgettable meal.

And don’t forget to give your hash brown casserole an extra flavor boost by adding freshly chopped onions or garlic – they’ll add so much flavor.

13. Grilled or Sauteed Peppers and Onions

If you’re looking for a light and healthy side dish to serve with your hashbrowns, try grilling or sautéing some peppers and onions. This easy-to-make side dish packs a lot of flavor and will add a nice crunch to your breakfast plate.

Start by preheating your grill or stovetop and then slice up some peppers and onions. Once they’re ready, add them to your grill or pan and cook until tender.

Once they’re done, season them with some salt and pepper and serve them alongside your hashbrowns for a nutritious breakfast.

14. Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon is one of the tastiest ways to top a plate of hash browns! The salty and slightly sweet flavor of smoked salmon pairs perfectly with the crispy potatoes and goes great with quality ingredients such as chives, crème fraîche, and salmon caviar.

For a deliciously complementary twist, top your hash browns with fresh diced tomatoes, feta cheese, or slices of a hard-boiled egg before placing a piece or two of smoked salmon on top for a gourmet meal.

And for those feeling daring, why not grill the salmon first? Grilling or searing the fish prior to serving it with hashbrowns will not only impart an extra depth of flavor but also add an exciting presentation value as well.

15. Corned Beef Hash

For those wanting to go all out with their breakfast, why not try making some classic corned beef hash? This dish is the perfect combination of flavor and texture, and pairs wonderfully with hashbrowns.

Start by cooking some diced onion and bell pepper in a pan until tender, then add the cooked corned beef. Once it’s cooked through, add some diced potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.

When it’s all cooked, serve it alongside your hashbrowns for an incredibly flavorful breakfast.


Hash browns are so versatile and flavorful, they can pair with virtually any side dish. Whether you’re looking for a classic breakfast combination or something more creative, there are plenty of options to choose from. So take your brunch game up a notch and explore some of my favorite recipes for side dishes to serve alongside your scrumptious hash browns. Happy cooking! 🙂

By Rosie Elliott

I’m Rosie. I’m a professional chef with experience in Western, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. I’ve been cooking for over 15 years, and I have two daughters that keep me busy!