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Hash Browns Breakfast Stack - A delicious, easy breakfast with layer upon layer of delicious flavor!

This Hash Browns Breakfast Stacks recipe is sponsored by Simply Potatoes®. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I’m someone who believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I love all kinds of breakfast foods – and sometimes my biggest challenge of the morning is deciding which delicious breakfast foods to make! 😉 Do I have scrambled eggs and hash browns? Or maybe sausage and gravy with biscuits? (And don’t forget the cheese!)

Hash Browns Breakfast Stack - A delicious, easy breakfast with layer upon layer of delicious flavor!

Today’s Hash Browns Breakfast Stack is my idea of the ultimate breakfast or brunch! It’s layer upon layer of all of my favorite breakfast foods: crispy fried hash browns, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese (times two) and – oh yeah – a generous spoonful of some fantastic sausage gravy on top!

Hash Browns Breakfast Stack - A delicious, easy breakfast with layer upon layer of delicious flavor!

Here’s another close-up look at all of those delicious layers:

Hash Browns Breakfast Stack - A delicious, easy breakfast with layer upon layer of delicious flavor!

We used our panini press and Simply Potatoes® Hash Browns to make the crispy potato rounds in our Hash Browns Breakfast Stacks. No peeling, shredded or cutting is required – just open the package of Simply Potatoes®, use a biscuit cutter to form a round of hash browns and transfer to your panini press to cook. (See the recipe below for how-to photos.) And an added bonus for a busy morning: Using the panini press to make the crispy potato rounds takes half the time to cook – no flipping required!

Hash Browns Breakfast Stack - A delicious, easy breakfast with layer upon layer of delicious flavor!

Simply Potatoes 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 – so you can feel good about using them in all of your favorite recipes.

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Hash Browns Breakfast Stack - A delicious, easy breakfast with layer upon layer of delicious flavor!

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Hash Browns Breakfast Stacks - A Family Feast

Hash Browns Breakfast Stacks

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 servings


Sausage gravy

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 sweet Italian sausage links, about 1/3 of a pound
  • 4 even tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Few grinds fresh nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk

Remaining ingredients

  • 1 20-ounce bag Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • Kitchen pan spray
  • 6 whole eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Chopped chives for garnish, optional


  1. Make the sausage gravy by melting the one tablespoon of butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
  2. Remove the sausage meat from the casings and place in the pan with the butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until browned and crumbled, about three minutes.
  3. Add the flour, mustard, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir and cook for two minutes.
  4. Add cold milk one third at a time and whip with a whisk between each third.
  5. Adjust by adding more milk if you like the gravy thinner. Set aside on a low flame.
  6. Divide the shredded potatoes into nine portions about ½ cup each.
  7. Using a four inch cookie cutter, place each portion into the cutter and press with the back of a spoon to form nine round discs.
  8. Heat a Panini press to the hottest possible setting. We set ours to sear.
  9. Once the press is hot, butter the bottom plate and place two or three potato discs onto the butter then brush the tops with butter and pull down the top press. Tip: As you pick up each disc from your cutting board, place the cookie cutter over it and slip a spatula under it to lift and slide onto the press.
  10. Cook each batch five minutes or until crispy and browned. Set each aside while you continue to cook.
  11. You could keep each batch warm in a low oven but we did not find that to be necessary.
  12. Mix eggs with milk and in a large skillet, cook scrambled eggs by first spraying pan with spray.
  13. To assemble, place one disc on each of three plates and top each with one sixth of the eggs and one once of cheese. Place a second disc over the cheese and repeat with the remaining eggs and cheese. Top with the last three discs and pour the sausage gravy over the top.
  14. Finally top with the optional chopped chives and serve.

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

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  • Stewart McMahand wrote:

    This is one of my favorite dishes. I use either a milk gravy or sausage gravy. I have also make this using Hollandaise Sauce. All variations were good.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Stewart! We’ll have to try it with Hollandaise – sounds delicious!

  • Sue wrote:

    These look amazing-I have to make them this weekend! Is there another way to do the potatoes if I don’t have a panini press?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Sue! Sure – you can fry the shredded potatoes on a ribbed or flat pan and then use something to press down on them while they cook – a cast iron pan, a heavy can of veggies, or just a sturdy spatula. Hope you love the recipe as much as we did!

  • Revena Dawson wrote:

    Looks delicious can’t wait to try it Christmas morning

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you love the recipe Revena!

  • Susan Christy wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food – gee, that’s a hard one. I LOVE BREAKFAST!! Pancakes are always good.

  • Pat McNally wrote:

    Baked corned beef hash and eggs, yum!

  • ella ruth wrote:

    Homemade biscuits with bacon gravy, eggs, and a homegrown tomato cut up on top. Yummy. : )

  • Annette Glass wrote:

    Biscuit and gravy

  • Daniel Maloney wrote:

    These look delicious. Our favorite breakfast food is a hasbrown frittata withe spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and mushrooms. So good!

  • harold wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is a big omelet with ham and cheese.

  • Gail C Richards wrote:

    I’m caught between cultures; I either go biscuits and sausage gravy or Eggs Benedict. If a restaurant has both on the menu, I’m in a quandary.
    At home I love Bacon Belgium Waffles with REAL maple syrup and of course, we love omelets for any meal of the day!

  • CJ wrote:

    Our favorite breakfast is sausage gravy and biscuits.

  • Cheri wrote:

    I am in LOVE wth Simply Potatoes! I make them at least two times per week, and just had them this morning cooked in my cast iron pan. I use bacon grease for frying. I make a couple of egg s and homemade English Muffins. Nothing better!

  • Sue wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food is sasage gravy and biscuits or sausage gravy and hash browns!

  • Faith Srader wrote:

    French toast

  • Cheryl Sullivan wrote:

    I love what’s called a “mess”! It’s hashbrowns, then scrambled eggs mixed with peppers, onions, ham, sausage chunks, bacon all cooked together.. Place on top of the hashbrowns then cover with sausage gravy! And a big glass of iced milk to wash it down!

    • Gail C Richards wrote:

      OH YUM!!

  • Tim Heiser wrote:

    Eggs over easy with roast beef hash made from left over Christmas rib roast!!!!

  • Sharon wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food is a fluffy omelet with ham, onions, mushrooms, and lots of cheese throughout and on top, and a side of has browns.

  • Faith Srader wrote:

    Eggs and hash browns

  • Emily wrote:

    Favorite breakfast food: eggs Benedict with prosciutto (instead of canadian bacon), pesto and a slice of tomato! Yum!

    Holandaise is tricky though – we’ve wasted a lot of eggs trying our get it right

    • Gail C Richards wrote:

      Hollandaise is never my problem, the poached eggs are. I like mine runny, my husband likes no run and I need to figure out whose to make first and how to make them all be ready at the same time.

  • Cathy wrote:

    two eggs over hard, bacon, rye toast with honey

  • Rashad wrote:

    Smothered patatoes and candied bacon

  • Leila White wrote:

    My husband makes sausage gravy and puts it over sourdough toast for breakfast for his side of family on Christmas Morning.

    • Gail C Richards wrote:

      This sounds delish! I never thought of just serving it over toast. Thanks.

  • Marlene Goldberg wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food is an egg, in any shape or form.

  • Leigh wrote:

    Eggs Benedict!

  • Virginia Graves wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is fried bacon with pinto beans fried in bacon drippings, a fresh roasted long green chili and a fried egg.My Dad was from New Mexico and that is how he liked beans

  • Deborah Fisher wrote:

    I love Sausage gravy on home made biscuits or toast.

  • Joan Scott wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is crispy hash browns topped with spicy green chili gravy…YUM!!

  • Emily L wrote:

    My all-time favorite breakfast is biscuits and gravy, but it’s a once-in-a-blue-moon treat. This recipe looks delicious!

  • Marilyn wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is a recipe that is now a 5th generation favorite…chocolate gravy, buttered hot biscuits, and fried bacon. Its not what most folks think it is. The gravy is made with cocoa powder, sugar, flour, and milk. Super Delicious!!! Not a breakfast we have very often but loved by all who have enjoyed our family’s recipe!!

  • Kenna Swiggum wrote:

    Anything my husband makes! Usually his pancakes are the best though!

  • Jeanne Lawson wrote:

    Cream of Wheat with milk, butter, and sugar!

  • Terri Heyne wrote:

    My favorite breakfast meal is a 2-egg Denver omelet with a big pile of hashbrowns covered in cheese! No wonder my cholesterol is high!

  • Briana Humble wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is a Green Supreme. Hash browns, scrambled eggs, green chili, country gravy and topped with cheddar cheese

  • Susan Broughton wrote:

    My favorite is Biscuits and Gravy with hashbrowns and eggs.

  • Lisa Ritscher wrote:

    Western Omelettes.

  • Krystal wrote:

    Love Eggs Benedict with a side of crispy Hasbrowns! I love finding new breakfast ideas for when we have company. I just recently starting making an Eggs Benedict Casserole!! Same great flavors of the original but simpler to make and feeds many!!
    Thanks for all of your great recipes!

  • Joe in KY wrote:

    Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits (and Milk Gravy) are my favorite Breakfast food.

    Your recipe above looks mighty-nice — will have to try this!

  • Donna M Rietveld wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is bacon & eggs, baked in the oven, with a side of American Fries or Cubed Potatoes with Onions. Yummmm! Raisin toast too!!

  • Katherine A Crawford wrote:

    My Favorite Breakfast Food is Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Fried Hash Browns.

  • David Fisher wrote:

    I think my new favorite breakfast is your recipe for hash brown breakfast stack!

  • Ann Griseto wrote:

    Eggs Benedict!

  • Lauren wrote:

    I like breakfast burritos.

  • Beverly Cottingham wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food is pancakes. They bring back memories of when I was a child and they’re so yummy!

  • Betty P wrote:

    Hash browns are my favorite breakfast food. Yum!!

  • Anita Dornbusch wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is 2 eggs over easy with a side of hash browns, spicy hot breakfast sausage and gravy. I don’t like peeling and shredding potatoes and use frozen hash browns as a substitute and find Simply Potatoes Hash Browns to be best for quality of product and taste. I don’t have a Panini press but use a skillet on med- high heat with oil and keep the potatoes weighted down with a smaller utensil and flip when the first side is crisp. This is not as convenient as I am sure a Panini press would be or a cast iron skillet, but ….there you are! I would love to have one of the 13″ cast iron skillets by Lodge as I have been hearing wonderful reports of their superior quality. I am new to A Family Feast but really do enjoy the recipes.

  • Lora Cotton wrote:

    Only change I would make is to fry the eggs over medium!!! Yum, yum!!!

  • Marcia S. wrote:

    I love very large skinny pancakes, almost like crepes. Like 49er flapjacks!

  • Liz wrote:

    Love bacon, eggs over easy, home frie potatoes, whole wheat toast,

  • Kelly Stopper wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food is Quiche Lorraine and some fresh seasonal fruit, delicious 🙂

  • Kathy P. wrote:

    Eggs Benedict is my favorite splurge for breakfast, however, this recipe will come in a very close second choice.

  • Karen L wrote:

    My favorite breakfast item IS hash browns!! Of course I like to have them along side some eggs & some sausage or bacon 🙂 I love using cast iron skillets……I have a couple that are seasoned really well & I like to use them whenever I can.

  • Ann S. wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is anything with buttermilk biscuits.

  • Faith Srader wrote:

    My favorite breakfast is a couple of fried eggs and hash browns. I like that I can grab a package of Simply Potatoes from the fridge and take out what I need.

  • Jacquie M. wrote:

    Oh my!!! This looks so good and I bet it would freeze really well. Can’t wait to try it and thanks for all you send me via email!

  • Laura in Yakima wrote:

    I love Hash Browns and Onions.

  • Judi wrote:

    Oh, my gosh, for once, I have all the ingredients in the fridge…especially those hash browns….Thanks, tonight it’s breakfast for dinner at my house!!!! Love your recipes

  • Kathy B wrote:

    Chicken-Fried Steak and Gravy!

  • Angie Pickering wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food is french toast

  • Janey Cook wrote:

    Actually a cold piece of pizza or a warm cinnamon roll with a huge glass of cold milk are my favorite but not often realized favorite breakfasts. However, crispy hash browns and eggs are a close third–with sausage gravy it might rise higher in the ranks. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Lisa K wrote:

    Looks delicious! My favorite breakfast food is hashbrowns. Love them!

  • John Schmidt wrote:

    This idea looks like so much fun, especially for the grand kids to build. They love biscuits/potatoes with country gravy so this will be a neat treat for them this Sunday at our monthly brunch. Thanks for this fun treat.

  • Bob Stafford wrote:

    Favorite breakfast is fried eggs and chili on toast!!

  • Bridget wrote:

    Mmmm this could be a new favorite!! But I loooove me some biscuits and sausage gravy!

  • David wrote:

    We make a cheesy hashbrown casserole that has diced ham in it. Coincidentally, we cook it in our cast iron skillet to give it a very crisp layer on the bottom.

  • livivua chandler wrote:

    I love ham and cheese omelets with wheat toast.

  • Cindi wrote:

    I love a good omelet with sausage links and home fries, extra crispy.


  • Linda Mohr wrote:

    I love sausage gravy and biscuits!

  • Amy wrote:

    My all time favorite is a farmers omelet topped with sausage gravy…so good!!

  • Rebecca Dewey wrote:

    My favorite breakfast food has to be hash browns with gravy. I could eat it every day of the week!

  • Kathy Ryskiewicz wrote:

    My favorite breakfast meal would be my omelets, (any kind)! Served with a side of ham and hashbrowns! Sometimes with sausage country gravy! (Ok, now I’m drooling)! My kids love my omelets any time of the day, and I’m always happy to make it for them!

  • Allyson Chapman wrote:

    YUM! Looks delicious

  • Alicia Ditzler wrote:

    Vanilla & Cinnamon Buttermilk Pancakes!

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