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Eating out with a large family is expensive, so we love finding shortcuts to enjoy our favorite restaurant foods at home. Waffle House is one of our favorite places to go, and their hashbrown bowls are a family favorite. They’re basically all the best foods of Waffle House in one thing—hashbrowns, cheese, eggs, and sausage.
These are easy to make for a crowd and taste delicious. My kids tell me they are ALMOST as good as the real thing, which I’ll take as a compliment.
Copycat Waffle House Hashbrown Bowls
To make hashbrown bowls, you need the following: a bag of hashbrowns (usually 30 oz), 6-8 eggs, American cheese, pork sausage, oil, salt, and pepper. That’s it! And if anyone doesn’t like theirs mixed together or prefers not to eat one of the ingredients, then they can customize it to their liking.
I have the eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns going at the same time, but I’m laying out the recipe with you cooking one thing at a time.
First, preheat oven to 200 degrees.
In one skillet, heat butter while you whisk together the eggs (1-2 per person) and add salt and pepper.
Once the butter is melted, scramble the eggs over medium-low heat.
When finished, place the eggs in the oven (either in the pan, if it’s oven-safe, or in another oven-save container) to stay warm.
In another skillet, brown the sausage, drain the grease, and place the sausage in the oven to keep it warm.
In the largest skillet you have, heat enough canola oil over high heat to make a thin layer across the whole bottom of the pan. To make sure it’s hot enough, flick a drop of water in the pan and make sure it sizzles.
Spread a layer of hashbrowns in the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes without stirring. Season with lots of salt and pepper.
Use a large spatula to flip them all over and press down with the back of the spatula. Then cook for a few more minutes.
When the hashbrowns are done, scoop them out and place them in the bottom of a 13×9 pan and place slices of American cheese on top.
Then put the pan in the oven and let the cheese melt while you continue cooking the rest of the hashbrowns (it usually takes me 3 batches).
Note: In the above photo, the middle section has cheddar cheese, which is what some people in my family prefer.
Once you’re done with all the hashbrowns, assemble the bowls: First the hashbrowns with cheese, then the eggs, then the sausage. Add hot sauce or other condiments like ketchup if so inclined!
You can also mix these up by using a different kind of meat like bacon or chorizo. Or you could use a different kind of cheese, or even add in some other toppings like onions or mushrooms.