Waffle Iron Hashbrowns

Lauren Pilkington, MVC Staff Writer

These delicious salty, savory treats are very easy and take little time to make. Making them like little “haystack” treats is what I found to work best for me. They don’t look as pretty as they could and they’re very messy, however, they are a delicious mess in the end. Of course, if you’re looking for a more vegetarian/vegan friendly option you could create these without the cheese and ham, but feel free to get creative and substitute those toppings with anything you desire. I also enjoyed making some that were just plain and ate them with a little bit of ketchup. Feel free to get creative, and I hope you enjoy this fun snack.


*You will need a waffle iron to make this recipe


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • One 30-ounce bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped ham


Preheat a waffle iron on the regular setting and spray both sides with cooking spray.

Put the hash browns in a bowl and pour the melted butter over them, adding the salt to taste. Scoop a 1/2 cup of the hash browns into each waffle section, then top with 2 tablespoons of cheese, followed by the chopped ham. Top the cheese and ham in each section, adding another 1/4 cup hash browns on top. Close the waffle iron and cook for 15 minutes on a regular setting.

Repeat with the remaining hash browns, cheese and ham, filling all four sections of the waffle iron each time.