Ham & Gruyère Hash Brown Waffles

This healthy breakfast-for-dinner recipe skips stirring up a traditional batter and uses frozen hash browns to make crunchy waffles instead. Top the waffles with a little cultured butter and chives or a dollop of whole-grain mustard and serve with a big green salad. Keep the waffles warm in a 250°F oven between batches, if desired. You can use a 20-ounce bag of shredded fresh potatoes instead of the frozen ones--no need to squeeze them in Step 2.

Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives or 1 teaspoon dried

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 20 ounces frozen shredded hash browns (about 7 cups), thawed

  • 1 cup diced ham

  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese


  1. Preheat a classic waffle iron to medium-high.

  2. Whisk eggs, oil, garlic, chives and pepper in a large bowl. Place hash browns in the center of a clean kitchen towel. Gather up the edges of the towel and twist and squeeze to wring out excess moisture from the hash browns. Stir the hash browns, ham and cheese into the egg mixture.

  3. Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray. Use a generous 1 cup of the mixture per waffle and cook until browned and crispy, about 5 minutes each.


Equipment: Classic waffle iron (not Belgian-style)

Hash Browns: You may see disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate (also called sodium acid pyrophosphate) in the ingredient list. It's a common, safe food additive, that prevents the potatoes from browning and reduces acrylamide formation (a carcinogen created during frying). Opt for unseasoned ones and save 200-300 mg of sodium per serving. Our Favorites: Cascadian Farms and Ore-Ida

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
22g Fat
26g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 waffle
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Vitamin A 492IU 10%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 727mg 32%
Calcium 315mg 24%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 606mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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