Hash-Brown Breakfast Toast with Egg & Salsa

A hash brown makes a great substitute for toast in this easy, five-minute breakfast recipe. Using the microwave to cook the hash brown keeps prep time down, but if you have a few extra minutes, pop it in the toaster to finish it for a crispy base.

recipe photo of Hash-Brown Breakfast Toast with Egg & Salsa
Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ¼ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeño pepper (optional)

  • 1 scallion, green part only, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 (5 inch) frozen hash brown patty, toasted

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon cracked black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Crack egg into the pan; cook until the edges are crispy and the white is set, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toss tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño (if using), scallion and lime juice in a small bowl until combined.

  3. Place hash brown on a small plate. Top with the egg and the salsa. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

To make ahead

Prepare salsa (Step 2) and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Vitamin A 1112IU 22%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Vitamin D 41IU 10%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Vitamin K 41mcg 34%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 302mg 6%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

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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