Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Healthy Breakfast Hash

5 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 23 Comments

In the mood for a big Sunday breakfast and only having one egg can make you do funny funny things. ;~P

I fished out an old frozen bag of hash brown cut potatoes. Did you know they were just potatoes? I didn’t. I always thought frozen “hash browns” would be chock full of stuff I didn’t want to eat but on inspection of a few brands, some of them are just shredded potatoes with a preservative. But I digress.

Anyway, I took a cup of the frozen potatoes and used them as a base to make a hash style breakfast held together (kinda) by my one lonely egg. It was good, combining all the flavors of a traditional breakfast in a healthy hash style way!Healthy Breakfast Hash

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup frozen shredded potatoes or “hash browns” (you could also grate your own)
  • 1-2 slices of sweet onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp (7g) real bacon bits
  • 1 slice of Canadian bacon cubed
  • about 1/3 of a red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 handful of baby spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 egg beaten

Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and add the frozen potatoes. Leave them alone while you chop all the other ingredients for at least 5 minutes before you flip. This will defrost and start to brown the potatoes.

Once they begin to brown cook for about another 3 minutes before adding the onion and bacon bits. We aren’t using any oil so they will not brown like traditional Hash Browns.

Once the onion and bacon bits are added continue to cook over medium heat until the onion softens. Add the Canadian bacon and bell pepper. Cook for a few minutes allowing the flavors to merge.

Add the chopped spinach and stir in. As soon as it starts to wilt, pour in the beaten egg. Immediately start to combine and mix in the egg. After the egg coats everything in the pan, use your spatula to press the hash down. It will create a nice brown on the bottom and “stick” the hash together a bit. Leave it alone for a minute.

Flip the skillet over on a plate and serve with some ketchup!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
242 8g 5g old: 5 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 3g 16g 20g

See other recipes using: baby spinach, bacon bits, canadian bacon, egg, hash browns, onion, peppers, potatoes

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    October 5, 2008

    Oh, that looks so good! And it seems like a lot especially for only one egg and 5 points!


    October 5, 2008

    I meant it seems like a lot of FOOD for only one egg and ONLY 5 points! Yum!!


    October 5, 2008

    Roni, it looks great: as always:)


    October 6, 2008

    YUM! I love skillet breakfasts. And the points make it totally worth it.


    October 6, 2008

    YUM! That looks like the PERFECT sunday breakfast to me! :)


    October 6, 2008

    Looks so good to me!! I think I am going to try shredded butternut squash in place of the potatoes. MMM......might even be a breakfast for dinner recipe!!!


    October 6, 2008

    Mmmmm...this is my kind of breakfast!


    October 6, 2008

    Okay..this sooo reminds me of the good mix I made last night with my low fat ramen noodles. I took 1/2 of small onion, 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 can of mushrooms and some sugar snap peas... sprayed my pam and stir fried, then added the ramen and water and half the seasoning packet and let boil for 3 min. in the pan I ate the whole thing...estimating about 7 points. But I really think it was 6. Sooooo good. Kind of like hash


    October 7, 2008

    This recipe is fantastic! I was starting this Monday to get back on track with my eating and exercising after gettin way off track (hurricane Ike - stress related eating!) and this was the perfect start. It was easy, filling and delicious. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.


    October 15, 2008

    I love this kind of dish, we also do it at home, and it is done so quickly! A bit of low-fat cheese instead of bacon is also very good!


    October 24, 2008

    i am pure vegetarian Please give me some vegetarian recipe. Thank you


    January 27, 2009

    I have dubbed this Roni's Heavenly Hash and I ate my version of it three mornings in a row. It is positively decadant and so filling! I used refrigerated hashbrowns, green peppers, red onions and turkey bacon as well as adding an egg and 1/4c of egg substitute. DEFINITELY tasty - I think next time I may toss in some feta for a bit of a tasty bonus!


    March 14, 2009

    i ate this for breakfast this am! so yum! I looked for my eggs....and I was out! I was so devastated. But I really wanted to try this so I thought what other protein could I use? and I saw some leftover turkey burger! I did 2 oz of that for 2 points! same as an egg and I still get my protein! I was so yum! and it made enough for 2 servings! and I figured my points just to make sure and it was still 5 for the whole thing and i ate 1/2 this morning and I'll have the other half later....its so filling I only needed half =)


    March 14, 2009

    oh and I put ketchup on it!


    March 14, 2009

    oh I just saw you recommended ketchup so never mind my last comment lol


    April 6, 2009

    Yum! I made several of these up on Sunday for my lunches this week at work. I added fresh grape tomatoes after reheating. That added the necessary moisture and made it absolutely delicious. I have to say my coworkers were very jealous as they could smell my lunch reheating. teeheehee! If they only knew how good it was for me! Thank you Roni! You are such an inspiration.


    November 24, 2009

    This looks delicious! I'm confused about the carb count, it says 1 carb. A cup of potatoes is well over a carb. Do you have the actual carb count? Thanks!


    November 24, 2009

    WOW! over a year for someone to call me out on the typo! lol It's 21g. Sorry about that.

    Betsy Loucado

    March 11, 2010

    New to WW. Just six weeks into it. Tried this recipe. GREAT!!


    April 5, 2012

    Oh, you ruined it for me with the ketchup :) It sounds great, I have a mild egg allergy, so I like that you get a little egg (because I miss them) but not too much like in most breakfast casseroles!


    January 19, 2013

    There's no way this recipe is 5 WW pts. Egg = 2, 1 cup shredded potatoes = 3-4 pts, 1slice Canadian bacon = 1 pts, 1 tbsp bacon bits = 1 pt. Not that 7-8 pts is a lot either though!


    January 20, 2013

    Rachel - That's old weight watcher points and it's based on total Nutritional Information. This is an old one. Haven't had time to go back and add points plus to older posts yet. Sad, I know. :)


    July 11, 2013

    saw your pic roni, you look more 20-ish than are very pretty. *happily jealous* (if there can be something like being happy as well as jealous :P :D )