13 Breakfast Potato Recipes to Start Your Morning Right

13 Breakfast Potato Recipes to Start Your Morning Right

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I've always seen breakfast as just an excuse to eat potatoes. I'll skip sweet offerings, like pancakes and waffles, and dive straight into the savory section of a restaurant menu, usually ordering a dish because it's served with potatoes. If you're a breakfast potato fiend like me, these 13 dishes are sure to help start your morning right.

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1. Diner-Style Breakfast Potatoes

I love walking past an open kitchen in a diner and seeing a big pile of breakfast potatoes on the griddle, crisping up and turning into a delicious side to be dished up next to whatever eggs I choose. These classic breakfast potatoes are a favorite for good reason!

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2. Sweet Potato & Spinach Breakfast Strata

Roasted sweet potatoes are baked with sourdough bread cubes, spinach, eggs, cheese, and herbs into a sweet-savory breakfast casserole.

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3. Potato Breakfast Gratin with Red Peppers & Parmesan

Blanched, sliced potatoes are layered with cheese and peppers, then baked together with eggs into a sort of savory cake that's great anytime of day.

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4. Smoky Baked Hash Browns

Instead of babysitting hash browns on the stove, use a cast iron skillet and place frozen hash browns flavored with smoked paprika in the oven until crispy instead.

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5. Breakfast Baked Potato

Bake a sweet potato and top with shredded cheese, scallions, and a poached egg for a comforting, filling breakfast that will keep you fueled for hours.

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6. Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole with Cheddar & Tomatoes

This vegetarian breakfast bake has cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, and some spicy mustard, and will feed a hungry crowd.

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7. Eggs Florentine in Hash Brown Nests

Ditch English muffins and replace them with cute little hash brown nests that are baked in muffin tins. Top with spinach and poached eggs for a fun twist on classic eggs florentine.

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8. Bacon, Potato & Egg Breakfast Casserole

All of my favorite ingredients fall into this casserole: potatoes, eggs, crispy bacon, and lots of cheese. Since it uses frozen diced potatoes, it's a cinch to throw together.

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9. Fresh Herb, Potato, and Goat Cheese Frittata

Fresh herbs, sautéed potatoes, goat cheese, and eggs get started on the stove, and then finished in the oven in this elegant frittata that can do double duty as breakfast or lunch.

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10. Tortilla Española with Rainbow Chard

This twist on a classic Spanish dish cooks Swiss chard, onion, and eggs together on the stovetop, where it's flipped so both sides get golden-brown.

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11. Crispy Prosciutto and Potato Egg Cups

These individual egg cups may look fancy, but using frozen shredded hash browns means they can be whipped up without fuss.

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12. Freezer-Friendly Potato, Chorizo, and Cheesy Egg Burritos

Spend a little time over the weekend assembling these hearty breakfast burritos and feel confident your mornings will be in check all week long.

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13. Salmon Hash with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Herbs

This unique recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover salmon from last night's dinner. While it doesn't need an egg on top to be satisfying, a poached or fried egg never hurt.

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