Best 5 Hash Browns to Bring to the Breakfast Table

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When it comes to lazy weekends, few things are more welcomed than long, leisurely breakfasts, and with that indulgence surely comes a host of sweet and savory morning classics, like French toast, waffles, eggs, bacon and hash browns. The beauty of hash browns is that the dish can be a version of anything from the rustic simplicity of shredded spuds to a dressed-up potato casserole with fresh veggies.

No matter if you like your spuds tender, crispy, sweet or fried, check out Food Network’s top-five hash-brown recipes below to find a mix of classic and creative twists on this morning mainstay, and learn new ways to put the everyday potato to work at your breakfast table.

Hash Brown Casserole

Save time in the kitchen by starting with frozen shredded spuds to make this crowd-pleasing potato bake (pictured above). This surprisingly healthy casserole is baked with cremini mushrooms and cheddar for heft and richness, plus a duo of Greek yogurt and reduced-fat sour cream, which offers a creamy texture without added calories.

Hash Browns Makeover

Food Network Kitchen relies on a mixture of shredded parsnips and potatoes to achieve lighter results in its scallion-studded hash browns.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Green Onion Vinaigrette

Bobby Flay’s big-batch hash browns feature diced sweet potatoes instead of shredded russets, and they’re tossed with caramelized onions and a tangy green onion-Dijon dressing.

Chorizo Hash Browns

Fried until golden brown and crispy, Marcela Valladolid’s sausage-laced hash browns come together with only a handful of ingredients.

The Neelys’ Homemade Hash Browns

Thanks to a combination of Vidalia onions and Canadian bacon, this quick-fix potato cake boasts a mix of sweet and salty flavors.

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