Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

These baked breakfast potatoes are so easy and will become your go-to breakfast potato recipe for company and weekends! Roasting is the best cooking method for potatoes – that golden exterior protects the creamy centers and each bite is delicious.

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We love easy breakfast recipes that take just moments to whip up, but are still so satisfying and tasty, like our Perfect Omelette, Crispy Air Fryer Bacon, and Buttermilk Pancakes. This breakfast potatoes recipe is the perfect side for your breakfast spread!

Easy Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

We stayed with my husband’s cousin’s family while in Seattle, and she made these hashed potatoes for breakfast alongside Scrambled Eggs and French Toast. It seemed so obvious to me once she made them, so I’ve made them this way ever since!

The secret was her chopping technique—which I shared below. It will change the way you dice. Thank you, Angelina!

Why You’ll Love These Breakfast Potatoes

  • Easy – Just chop, toss, and bake. You’ll have your hands free to make the rest of the meal while the potatoes cook perfectly.
  • Pantry Staples – you’ll need potatoes, oil, and simple seasoning—that’s it! And the recipe is so versatile to fit the seasonings you have on hand
  • Crowd-pleasing – it’s easy to double the recipe for a crowd on a large baking sheet.
  • Goes with Everything! – serve a scoop of the best breakfast potatoes as a morning side dish, as the base of an Eggs Benedict, inside a Frittata, or even as a side dish with Chicken Breast for dinner. They make everything better!

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe


Breakfast potatoes are the perfect side when you’re making eggs, sausage, and bacon. Similar to Hashbrowns, they only require a few ingredients you probably have on hand.

  • Potatoes – I prefer Yukon Gold Potatoes, but any potato will work (red potatoes, russet potatoes, and even sweet potatoes, though they won’t be as crispy). We like them best peeled, but you can scrub the potatoes clean and leave the skin on
  • Salt and pepper – be sure to add salt just before baking
  • Paprika – add to taste
  • Olive oil – I prefer extra light olive oil, but any high-heat cooking oil works here.
  • Parsley – finely chop the fresh parsley as an optional garnish

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe


These potatoes are perfectly crispy and seasoned, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try these substitutions:

  • Veggies – Dice garlic, onions, and red bell peppers and add to the sheet pan, but don’t crowd the sheet pan
  • Spices  – Try smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, or even swap fresh herbs like cilantro instead of parsley for garnish
  • Meat – Add crumbled baked bacon or cooked sausage crumbles for a hearty side dish
  • Cheese – sprinkle with parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese while still warm

How to Make Breakfast Potatoes

These easy breakfast potatoes are the perfect side for your breakfast menu. See how easy they cook up in three easy steps.

  • Preheat to 400˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet (13×18) with parchment or a Silpat (see my tip below), and then prep the potatoes by rinsing, peeling, and dicing them into 1/2” cubes. I use the large blades on this food chopper (which is a huge time saver for these breakfast potatoes and many of our chopped salads)
  • Add diced potatoes into a large bowl and toss with 3 Tbsp oil. Sprinkle with 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper and toss to combine and evenly coat potatoes.
  • Transfer potatoes to a lined baking sheet immediately after seasoning and spread in a single layer. Bake at 400˚F for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Stir potatoes quickly then set the oven to broil and broil for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Serve sprinkled with parsley if desired.

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Pro Tip:

Add salt just before putting the potatoes in the oven. DO NOT let them sit after this or they will start releasing juice which will adversely affect how your potatoes roast and get crispy.

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Pro Tip:

A silpat (silicone liner) is recommended because it can withstand broiling at the end. You can use parchment if you don’t broil. If you are not lining your baking sheet, use a non-stick pan, otherwise your potatoes may stick and be difficult to turn.

How to Serve Breakfast Potatoes

These crispy breakfast potatoes are great as a breakfast side dish. Try adding a few to our Breakfast Tacos and Breakfast Burritos just before serving, or spoon a serving onto a plate and pour sausage gravy over the top.


Breakfast potatoes are best eaten warm out of the oven, but leftovers can be stored and reheated quickly.

  • To Refrigerate: when cooled, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-5 days
  • To Reheat: Bake on a sheet pan or in the air fryer at 400 degrees until heated through. You can also reheat on a lightly oiled skillet, tossing until heated through and slightly crisp.

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

No breakfast is complete without crispy, savory breakfast potatoes. This easy recipe is simple to make and cooks hands-off in the oven. Imagine this on a cozy morning with Poached Eggs… mmm. It will become your go-to breakfast recipe in no time!

More Easy Breakfast Recipes

If you love this simple breakfast potato recipe, then you won’t want to miss these other easy breakfast recipes:


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