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Savory Bacon and Parmesan Hash Brown Potato Cakes

Our savory bacon and parmesan hash brown potato cakes recipe is such a wonderful way to jazz up your breakfast. Add these flavorful parmesan hash brown patties to your brunch menu!

Savory Bacon and parmesan potato hash cakes recipe

Bacon and parmesan potato cakes

What do you get when you combine breakfast favorites with the savory flavors of parmesan, garlic, and thyme? These amazing breakfast bacon and parmesan potato hash cakes!

We love the warmth of hash browns in the morning, they’re crispy, flavorful and my kids love them. I decided to spruce them up a bit, adding bacon, KRAFT parmesan cheese, garlic, green onions, and spices to the recipe. I love the way it turned out!

Savory Bacon Parmesan Potato Cakes recipe

If your family loves breakfast potatoes and hash browns, try these at home. I stopped by my local Vons, which is a Safeway store, to pick up all of the ingredients. KRAFT Natural Cheeses are always fresh, so the stand-up pouch of parmesan worked perfectly!

Savory Bacon Parmesan Hash Brown Potato Cakes

This hash brown potato cakes recipe is easy to make and these shredded potato patties are very flavorful. Here is what you will need to get started:

Ingredients needed to make potato hash brown cakes:

  • Shredded potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Egg
  • Green onions
  • Garlic, minced
  • Thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream (optional, but yummy)

KRAFT Parmesan Cheese with ingredients in a bowl

Step 1: Mix all hash brown ingredients in a large bowl

Combine the potatoes, KRAFT parmesan, garlic, green onions, and spices in a mixing bowl. When thoroughly mixed, gently stir in the bacon, then the egg, making sure to coat the entire mixture.

Hashbrown potato patties cooking on the stove

Step 2: Cook and smash the potato hash cakes

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. When it’s ready, scoop the potato hash cakes mixture into the skillet, making little haystacks. Cook each for 5 – 6 minutes on each side then flip them, smashing them down flat.

Step 3: Plate and garnish potato cakes

When finished, remove them from the skillet, top with sour cream, and garnish with extra green onions.

Bacon Parmesan Potato Hash Brown Cakes Recipe

Bacon and Parmesan Hash Brown Potato Cakes

These savory potato cakes with bacon and cheese are an easy breakfast recipe to make that tastes wonderful!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 large skillet


  • 4 cups shredded potatoes fresh or frozen
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup green onions set a little aside for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. thyme ground or fresh
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sour cream optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, parmesan cheese, garlic, green onions, and spices. Mix thoroughly, then gently stir in the bacon, then the egg, coating the entire mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. When it’s warm, scoop the potato mixture into the skillet, making little haystacks. Cook each for 5 – 6 minutes, then flip them and smash them down flat.
  • When finished, remove potato cakes from the skillet, plate them, and garnish with sour cream and the extra green onions.
Make these bacon and cheese potato cakes and ENJOY!

I am so happy I chose KRAFT Natural Cheese in this bacon parmesan hash browns recipe, they come in a new stand-up pouch that uses less packaging, yet still has 2 cups of delicious cheese. Stop by your local Safeway to get your KRAFT Stand Up Cheese pouches, and check out Safeway Just For You online to save more on the products you love.

Bacon Parmesan Potato Hash Brown Cakes Recipe

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  • Now these sound and look good! I am all for healthy, but for a Sunday breakfast or lunch these would be terrific. I would have to whip up an egg though for hubby!

  • These look like a great easy dish to make, love the simple ingredients and how easy this is to whip up, great for those busy nights. And the dollop of sour cream on top looks awesome!

  • These look delicious. My husbband loves hasj browns and these he would really like. I often add things when cooking them, but this is a new and good combo.

  • I love this, any kind of potato is my kind of dish! This would be perfect for our upcoming weekend get together, I’m sure everyone will be lining up for seconds. What do you use as a shredder? Is it okay to use a peeler?

  • these look absolutely delicious. I have never shredded my own potatoes but I bet they make for a better hashbrown. I like the sour cream added on top. yum!

  • Oh my goodness this looks wonderful! I know it would be a huge hit with my family. They love hashbrowns and parm cheese, so it’s perfect for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

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