This Blackstone griddle breakfast is brought to you by the same food blogger friend that brought you this amazing smoked brisket recipe! This recipe for Blackstone Cheesy Bacon & Egg Hash Browns is so easy to make—everything cooks at the same time in 10 minutes, and you've got all your breakfast favorites all in one dish!
It's not the prettiest breakfast, but it is sooo good!
This is an awesome grilled breakfast recipe that cooks up quickly on an outdoor griddle grill, such as a Blackstone or a griddle that goes over your regular grill. This breakfast cooks fast, but one of my favorite things about it is that you only need a few simple ingredients, making it easy to bring all the ingredients outside to cook. No need to haul everything outside to make this breakfast! Everything fits into one grocery bag or picnic basket. Pack it up, bring it out to your Blackstone, and start cooking!
And of course, this recipe works just fine if you want to use an electric griddle in your kitchen or plugged in somewhere in the backyard.
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Cheesy bacon & egg hash browns
This recipe is almost like a breakfast pizza where the hash browns act as the crust to hold all the delicious bacon, egg, and cheese goodness inside. The Blackstone griddle is the PERFECT kitchen/grilling tool to cook this breakfast because you can cook everything at the same time on a large cooking surface.
Start by frying up your hash browns until crisp and golden on one side. Cook the bacon in the meantime. Add the egg, and cheese, cook to your liking, and enjoy!
This is a super hearty breakfast! Definitely a once-in-a-while treat because if I ate like this every weekend, I am pretty sure my doctor would have some stern warnings for me.
And if this sounds really good to you but you prefer a lighter breakfast, then this is a great breakfast-for-dinner idea that the whole family will love!
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- 1-2 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted is fine. If using salted butter, use less salt to season the hash browns.
- 1 lb hash browns, thawed and patted dry if frozen. Or you can use freshly grated potatoes, about 2 medium potatoes. Just peel them, grate them, and put them in a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and wring out as much water as you can.
- 4 slices uncooked bacon
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
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- Blackstone griddle, or a griddle for a gas grill, or an electric griddle. It's definitely much easier to make this recipe on a large griddle where you can cook several things at once and slide the food over as needed, instead of cooking in several skillets.
- Grill spatula or turner
- Grill press - this is optional, but it presses the bacon down so it cooks flat and even (aka no chewy fatty bits in between the crispy goodness!)
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The first step is to put down some butter over a medium low heat. Don't make the griddle too hot, or it will turn the food black before it cooks through.
Once the butter is melted, throw down your hash browns. Season the hash browns with salt and pepper. Allow the hash browns to crisp on one side and then flip. You want to get a nice crust on these hash browns.
While the hash browns are cooking, if you have room on your Blackstone, lay down your bacon and cook on both sides until crispy. A grill press really helps with this!
Once the hash browns are cooked and crispy on both sides, make a hole in the center of the hash browns where you will cook your eggs. Or cook your eggs on the side, your choice!
You’ll want to either lower your heat or turn the heat off completely to cook the eggs. The griddle will remain hot enough to cook the eggs even if it's turned off. Cook them to your liking—sunny side up or scramble them right on the Blackstone. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, start layering your ingredients! Place the bacon on top of the hash browns and eggs.
Add the shredded cheese, let it melt, and you’re ready to plate. Enjoy!
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Why does the Blackstone turn my food brown?
Butter, oil and grease all have a burning point. All your ingredients that cook on the Blackstone also burn at some point. Once an ingredient reaches that burning point, it begins to burn, which makes the food turn brown (instead of a lovely golden brown). If there is a lot of buildup on your Blackstone, it will transfer onto your food, so it's important to clean the griddle properly in between cooking.
Follow the instructions of the manufacturer, or check out this Video on YouTube.
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Can I use fresh potatoes to make hash browns?
YASSSS! Peel your potatoes first. Then shred the potatoes using your favorite grater. Once the potatoes are shredded, wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or a cheesecloth and wring out the all the extra liquid. The moisture in the potatoes needs to come out so that you have crispy hash browns!
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Can I make this breakfast healthier?
You sure can! Try any of these swaps:
- Use freshly grated sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.
- Use turkey bacon.
- Use less cheese and less salt.
- Use less butter.
If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!
Blackstone Griddle Cheesy Bacon Hash Browns
- 1-2 tablespoons butter - (salted or unsalted is fine)
- 1 lb hash browns - thawed and patted dry if frozen
- 4 slices bacon
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper - to taste
- Melt butter over medium low heat.
- Add your hash browns in a thin layer. Season the hash browns with salt and pepper. Allow the hash browns to crisp on one side and then flip. You want to get a nice crust on these hash browns.
- While the hash browns are cooking, if you have room on your Blackstone, lay down your bacon and cook on both sides until crispy.
- Once the hash browns are cooked and crispy on both sides, make some room in the center where you'll cook the eggs. Lower the heat or turn the heat off completely.
- Add the eggs and cook them to your liking, either sunny side up, easy over, or scramble them right there on the griddle. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place the bacon on top of the hash browns and eggs.
- Add the shredded cheese and let it melt. Divide into 4 portions, transfer to a plate, and enjoy!
- If you liked this recipe, don't forget to give it a star rating and pin it on Pinterest!
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.