Egg and hash brown nests recipe


Today I’m serving up egg and hash brown nests. Everyone loves these savory breakfast bites! They are perfect for Easter brunch! I topped mine with a little cheese, but I have also topped these with bacon bits too and it was absolutely delicious!

I’ve partnered with McCormick for this recipe, and I have to say their spices are my favorite. I’ve been using them for years, so I was thrilled to get an e-mail from them about this partnership. Spices can definitely make a break a dish!

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Breakfast bites

Yield: 12


  • 4 large baked potatoes (pre-cooked)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

*Egg filling:*

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp McCormick black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp McCormick cumin
  • dash of McCormick nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper


Pre-heat oven to 400°. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Shred potatoes with a cheese grater. Then fill each cup about 2/3 the way full with the potatoes and press the sides in, so the bottom and sides are covered. Add a little bit of salt and pepper to each cup. Bake for 2-3 minutes.
In a bowl whisk together eggs, salt, pepper, cumin and nutmeg. Stir in cheese, onion and bell peppers.
Fill the center of the potato cups with the egg mixture. If you'd like more cheese, you may add more here. You could even add bacon bits!
Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked all the way through.

Tip: You may use pre-grated potatoes or hashbrowns if you'd like. If they are frozen, make sure to thaw them before placing them in the cups.

You can also use silicone muffin pans to make them pop out easier.

Here’s a little step by step tutorial on how I made them. It always helps me to see pics. :D

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These are super easy to make and taste delicious with McCormick spices! Feel free to mix in different vegetables and spices to adapt them for your family.

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For more information about McCormick, check out their website HERE or find them online here: Facebook and Pinterest

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Kari posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm (#

    These look yummy! So perfect for Easter breakfast, too!

  2. Desiree+@+The36thAvenue posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm (#

    I must try this… Yum!

  3. Amy@theidearoom posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm (#

    Those look amazing! Going to try this recipe out!!!

  4. Antionette+Blake posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:55 am (#

    What a great breakfast treat!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm (#

      It really is so yummy! It’s the perfect side for breakfast! :)

  5. Pat posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm (#

    Looks like the perfect Saturday breakfast.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm (#

      It is so yummy! Hope you give it a try Pat! :)

  6. Kristyn posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:48 am (#

    These look soooo good – I LOVE (and I mean LOVE) breakfast recipes. Thanks!

  7. Jeanne posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:57 am (#

    These look delicious, my granddaughter will love these!! Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm (#

      Thanks Jeanne! They are definitely a fun breakfast food! :)

  8. Cathy Bartel posted on August 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm (#

    Can you freeze theses?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm (#

      Hi Cathy! Yes, these should freeze well. :)

  9. Kathy posted on September 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm (#

    I really didn’t like these, the outside was crispy and was great but then the inside was mushy potatoes, and the spices just seemed not to go very well with this.

  10. Connie posted on October 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm (#

    Looks like this would be perfect. Can’t wait to try ♥