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Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A hearty and delicious bread loaded with potatoes, bacon and cheese.

This Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread recipe was sponsored by Simply Potatoes®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Also, be sure to enter our giveaway for a Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Oval Gratin 9.5” in White (retail value $50.). See below for details!

My husband Jack and I both come from large families, and our house has become THE gathering place for our family get-togethers. (I think that’s to be expected when you write a food blog… 🙂 ) In addition to hosting holiday dinner for anywhere from twelve to twenty-six (or more) people, we also have overnight guests who need to be fed too!

So planning (and prepping) ahead is key – and this Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread is a delicious, make-ahead bread that can be served at breakfast to your holiday guests, or even alongside salad or soup for lunch.

Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A Family Feast

This hearty Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread is loaded with Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, al fresco all natural chicken bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, plus diced scallions, red and green bell peppers and a little bit of minced jalapeno for some spicy heat!  This recipe makes two delicious loaves – so you’ll have enough Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread on hand to feed a hungry crowd all weekend long!

Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A hearty and delicious bread loaded with potatoes, bacon and cheese.

Simply Potatoes is a major time saver for us around the holidays. It comes in several versatile varieties of cuts including diced, slices and wedges, mashed potatoes, plus the hash browns we used in today’s recipe. All Simply Potatoes are fresh, never frozen potatoes made with real ingredients. No peeling, shredding, or cutting is required – just open the package and cook in your favorite holiday side dish recipe.

They taste just as delicious as potatoes you peel and cut yourself, but without all of the work – and it is so great to save some time when you’re cooking a big holiday meal!

Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A Family Feast

al fresco all natural offers more than 30 flavorful and healthy chicken products ranging from dinner and breakfast sausage to meatballs, chicken burgers and the chicken bacon we used in our recipe. All of al fresco products have at least 50% less fat than traditional pork and beef products, are 100% all natural and delicious with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no nitrates or nitrites, no MSG and gluten free.

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Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A Family Feast

Our friends at Simply Potatoes are giving one lucky A Family Feast reader the chance to win a Le Creuset 9.5″ Heritage Stoneware Oval Gratin 9.5” in White. (Retail value $50.00)

To enter, leave a comment below by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2016 and tell me, “What is your favorite holiday breakfast?

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Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A hearty and delicious bread loaded with potatoes, bacon and cheese.

P.S. Our Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread recipe is below…it is especially delicious served fried in a pan with some eggs on the side.

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Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread - A Family Feast

Bacon and Hash Browns Breakfast Bread

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves


Note: The flour must be measured as sifted. Sift the flour into a measuring cup over a plate or bowl and measure out six cups as you pour each one into a large mixing bowl. Do not scoop out 6 cups of flour from your canister and then sift. This recipe only works with sifted flour. If you don’t, you will end up with very dense bread.


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup sliced scallions
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 3 ounces al fresco uncured pre-cooked chicken bacon, chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 cups Simply Potatoes Hash Browns
  • 6 cups all-purpose sifted flour, see note
  • 2 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Butter for loaf pans
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 12-ounce bottles of any beer (we used a light wheat beer)
  • 6 tablespoons butter cut into 12 pieces


  1. In a large skillet or sauté pan, melt two tablespoons of butter in two tablespoons of the oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add scallions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and jalapeno and sauté for four minutes.
  3. Add garlic and bacon and sauté for two minutes.
  4. Add remaining butter and olive oil and once melted, add shredded potatoes. Take a wide flat spatula and flip over so the newly added potato faces down down. Fry for ten minutes flipping the mixture about every two minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and cool completely to room temperature by spreading out onto a sheet pan in a single layer to cool quickly.
  6. As stated in my note, this next step is crucial to the finished bread. The flour MUST be sifted and measured as sifted.
  7. Scoop out flour into a sifter with a one cup measuring cup over a plate. Sift flour into the cup letting the excess spill onto the plate. As you fill each cup, even out the top then pour into a large mixing bowl. On the last cup, gather the excess from the plate and measure out the last cup.
  8. Sift in the baking powder, salt, garlic powder, cumin and sugar. Then take another large bowl and sift the whole mixture back into another large mixing bowl. I know this seems like a lot of extra work but it is necessary to achieve a bread that is not hard and dense.
  9. Butter two 9X5 loaf pans and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. Take the now cooled hash browns and spoon in a few spoonfuls into the flour and gently toss them with your hands to coat. Keep doing this with all of the hash browns.
  11. Then do the same thing with the shredded cheese, being gentle as you mix and fluff.
  12. Pour in the two bottles of beer and with a large wooden spoon, gently reach down the bottom and fold the mixture onto itself. Keep turning the bowl and folding the mixture over the top until combined. Do not over mix and in fact, a little under mixed is better.
  13. Gently scoop the mixture into both pans equally but do not press down and do not smooth the top. Gently coax the dough to the corners.
  14. Take the 12 pieces of butter and dot the top of each loaf.
  15. Immediately place in the oven and bake for exactly one hour, no longer.
  16. If they are not brown enough, place under the broiler for a minute or so to brown.
  17. As soon as you can, invert the dough out into your oven mitted hand and gently flip back upright onto a cooling rack where you will cool completely before slicing.
  18. Once cool, cut with a serrated knife and grill in a little butter or toast then butter. Great served with eggs.
  19. Wrap up and refrigerate any unused bread.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Jen wrote:

    Eggs Benedict with left over Christmas ham and homemade (extra lemony) hollandaise.

    That said, this lovely bread caught my attention. It is 5pm and I am already hungry for breakfast.

  • Frances Wayne wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is sausage creamed gravy on toast or biscuits. It was my mother’s speciality and its the ultimate in breakfast comfort food for me 🙂

  • Susan D wrote:

    As long as it is made from scratch together as a family, the Christmas breakfast choice is a usually a good one. However, I would not mind if it was French toast….

  • Brenda Haines wrote:

    I love having hash brown hash for Christmas morning breakfast. I take the leftover Christmas Eve roast and make it super yummy!

  • Susan A Russell wrote:

    have you tried cake flour instead of regular flour?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Susan – No, we haven’t tried making this with cake flour. If you try it, please let us know how it comes out!

  • Pamela Garcia wrote:

    Eggs Benedict!!!

  • Carla S wrote:

    I like crockpot french toast or an omelet with extra cheese.

  • Mildred wrote:

    My favorite holiday breakfast is a tasty dish that I like, but it is prepared by someone else so that I get a cooking holiday AND a holiday.

  • Tina W wrote:

    We love making french toast with pannetone as the bread. So yummy.

  • Starla wrote:

    Goodness, that looks and sounds so delicious. My favorite breakfast is homemade cinnamon waffles with syrup and whipped cream!

  • Colleen wrote:

    my favorite holiday breakfast is fried stuffing. after the turkey was stuffed, my Mom would make patties out of the leftover stuffing and fry it in butter and we’d eat them while watching the Macy’s parade or opening our presents. She passed away last year but I still had my fried stuffing on Thanksgiving.

  • Keri justice wrote:

    We usually do biscuits and Tracey for holiday breakfast! But I think we’re going to have maybe pancakes this year. I think this bread looks amazing. I’m adding it to my try list.

  • Margot C wrote:

    Ours is more of a breakfast at night kind of thing. On Christmas Eve my brother and his sons come over and we give them presents. I make waffles, all kinds! I make a classic, a Kodiak high protein style with egg whites only and one another. People can have them with pecans if they want; in the style of the great New Orleans diner – The Camelia Grill – place of many a great after church breakfast when we were kids growing up there. This year I’m going to make Bobby Flay’s Carrot Cake ones as the third option. My brother makes a production out of finding different maple syrups (only the real deal of course!), and I make a blueberry syrup. The thing is, I only have a humble one waffle at a time maker (Oster, $20 from Target) so everyone has to hang around the kitchen and talk while they wait.

  • Stephanie wrote:

    My favorite holiday breakfast is a new one: a brown butter dutch baby but with some savory crispy bacon on the side! And fresh fruit, of course, for health. 😉

  • Amy R. wrote:

    I love breakfast casserole on Christmas morning! Made with sausage or bacon, it doesn’t matter but it has to have mushrooms! Oh, and we usually have a cheeseball too!

  • Cathy Guinn Sorenson wrote:

    We love homemade cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs and bacon. We recently discovered French Toast bread pudding with maple syrup, making this a close second!

  • Janet Soukup wrote:

    My family’s favorite breakfast is homemade walffes. My husband makes the best walffes ever.

  • Audrey Martin wrote:

    We have two different breakfast on Christmas. I spoil my friend and friends, for sure. One thing is Dutch baby pancake with Blueberry syrup, sausage (home make by a friend), ham omelets, and/or western style. Biscuits, jams, jellies, preserves (home made) and cinnamon rolls. Hot chocolate, coffee or orange juice. My Grandmother, Mom and now I do all this. Few times, we have had venison steak for our meat.

  • Carly Williams wrote:

    My favorite holiday breakfast is a sausage egg casserole. My family has been making it for years!

  • Marsha wrote:

    A BIG BREAKFAST CASSEROLE! Plus, a fresh fruit salad on the side. You have to have that sweet and savory mix!

  • Annette wrote:

    Your breakfast looks fantastic. My favorite holiday breakfast is French Toast with anything on the side – just as long as the French Toast is there!

  • Gail Grant wrote:

    Our traditional family Christmas breakfast is actually called that — Christmas Breakfast. It’s simply a casserole of cubed bread and cheese topped with a custard mixture. You make it the night before and bake it in the morning. We love it.

  • Nicky Thorson wrote:

    I make two breakfast overnight casseroles, one with an apple cinnamon base, the other with sausage and cheese base. Both have a french bread base and are delicious.

  • Nicky Thorson wrote:

    I make two breakfast overnight casseroles, one with an apple cinnamon base, the other with sausage and cheese base. Both delicious.

  • Colleen Pilat wrote:

    I love fritattas. I experiment with them every time I make one, but a favorite seems to be mushroom, onions, bacon, cheese, potatoes and a green leafy veg.

  • Catey angel wrote:

    I do several breakfast bakes. All prepped the night before. My fave has sausage and green pepper in it.

  • Kathy L. McGuire wrote:

    Love Eggs Benedict, but a good omelet is hard to beat. Oh wait, I forgot biscuits and gravy. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

  • Michelle Masters wrote:

    Coffee Cake……

  • Melissa wrote:

    I like baked French toast with cinnamon apples for a holiday breakfast!

  • Janel B wrote:

    Best holiday breakfast…. Definitely holiday dinner leftovers!! YUM!

  • LuAnn wrote:

    My favorite Christmas breakfast is “Farmer’s Strata”. It requires some preparation the night before but well worth it!

  • Cindy Kinney wrote:

    After all gifts were unwrapped, we all would go into my parents’ kitchen and prepare together a very average breakfast together of bacon, eggs, homemade hash browns, and toast. Everyone had a job to pull the meal together.

  • Ann S. wrote:

    Our favorite holiday breakfast is homemade cinnamon rolls and bacon.

  • Ilene wrote:

    We make cheesy hash brown potatoes and crime brûlée french toast every year. Now sure which I like best.

  • Linda Ramirez wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is an egg, bacon, hash brown, bake with mushrooms, green peppers, jalapenos and cheese. YUM! This hash brown bacon bread looks really yummy. Will definitely be making this one. I love your blog, such great recipes. Thank you!

  • sharon wrote:

    I like a baked egg and ham and cheese quiche.

  • Rebecca Dewey wrote:

    I love quiche, but my family would say cinnamon rolls.

  • Susan H. wrote:

    Ah, that question summons up memories of my mother and our Eastern NC traditional Christmas morning breakfast! It was cold sliced corned ham, fired eggs, and fried hot water cornbread patties. So good! I wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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