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Breakfast Bowls

Skip the breakfast bowls in the freezer section and make them homemade!

Breakfast Bowls Recipe

Homemade Breakfast Bowls

Whenever I see breakfast bowls on fast food menus, or in the freezer section of my grocery store, I think of how easy they are to make at home.

Breakfast bowls are very simple. They are basically just potatoes, eggs, sausage, and maybe a few vegetables all mixed together. 

They are so easy to make at home!

I started making them at home for my family over ten years ago. It was back when they first became popular in the freezer section at stores. I knew that I could make them so much cheaper at home. 

I started making my own homemade version and I have been making them ever since. 

I first shared how I make them back in 2010. Last time I made them for restocking my freezer meals, I took new pictures so that I could update the images. They were in desperate need of an update. 

In our family, these really are not breakfast bowls because we eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Breakfast Bowls Homemade

Make-Ahead and Freezer Friendly

My favorite thing about breakfast bowls is that I can make up a large batch at once and we can enjoy it for several meals. This mixture also freezes really well and makes for an easy breakfast on busy days.

I freeze them in small containers perfect for one serving. They work great for an easy breakfast or lunch. 

I also love to freeze this in larger sizes as well for an easy breakfast for dinner. 

Breakfast Bowls Freezer

This recipe makes a lot, so if you are just making it for one breakfast you will probably need to cut the recipe in half.

We serve them as is, with cheese, or on a tortilla for a breakfast burrito. 

Breakfast Bowls

This really is more of a how-to or how I make them, not a recipe. I shared what I do, but you can easily change these up to make them just how you like them. 

Yield: 10 servings

Breakfast Bowls

Breakfast Bowls Recipe

Breakfast bowls are an easy make-ahead freezer-friendly breakfast.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 bag of frozen hashbrowns (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 dozen scrambled eggs, cooked
  • 1 pound lean ground breakfast sausage, browned and drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or other cheese


  1. Mix all the cooked ingredients together and stir in cheese.
  2. Serve immediately or reheat and serve.
  3. For freezer meals let cool completely and freeze in freezer containers. Take out and reheat as needed.

Originally posted August 2010. Updated November 2020.

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  1. This is always my lunch the day after we have boiled potatoes! Love it, love it!

  2. We love breakfast in our house, so these bowls would be a hit! I never thought of making them in advance…thanks for the tip.

  3. I love to make this!! I even go a step further and make breakfast burritos, wrap them in waxed paper and freeze for those super busy mornings!

  4. Yum! I just did sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits and froze those individually. I’ll have to try this next. We’re big on breakfast night too so I could use it for that as well. Thanks!

  5. Awesome idea, Lynn!

  6. Do eggs freeze well? How are they after you reheat them? I’ve never frozen them. This looks great!! I’m making your refried beans today to freeze! I’m so excited to have food in the freezer ready for use.

    • @Jen, I don’t like eggs frozen on their own, but when frozen and reheated in a dish like this with other ingredients we enjoy them. The texture may change a little, but we don’t really notice it.

  7. we have made this before it is delicious I do add a bit of seasoning since hubby is from the south he requires it in most everything.

  8. I really like the idea of freezing individual bowls for the kids to grab. Also, you could save money by making your own hash browns.

  9. What a GREAT idea!! My hubby would LOVE this. I’m adding the ingredients to my grocery list now!

  10. Easy and fast and tasty – what a fabulous idea! I was just thinking we needed to change things up at breakfast sometimes.

  11. FoodontheTable says

    This looks delicious! In Texas, we would take this concoction and put it into a tortilla for a breakfast taco.

  12. Wow, what a great idea! I LOVE yummy breakfast foods–all mixed together. I am going to do this for my family! Do you freeze individual bowls, or freeze in bulk?

    Thanks for a simple, but great idea!

  13. Great idea! We do this often for dinner as well! YUMMO!

  14. marybeth @ says

    I never think about this because breakfast bowls aren’t my favorite thing, but they’re definitely one of my husband’s favorite meals! I love hearing that they freeze well. Since I won’t eat them and DH won’t eat a whole batch (since I won’t let him!) I’ll definitely be making these ahead of time!

  15. This is how I start my breakfast tacos. I also add onions, bell pepper, garlic & celery to the hash browns (when my children allow it, read that daughter). Put a large tablespoon in the middle of a flour tortilla and roll up, place in small baggie or snack ziploc bag, close; place in a two gallon ziploc bag and freeze. Just take out what you want in the morning (or afternoon or evening) and warm in the microwave for about 45 seconds depending on the number your are warming up. We make these when we go RVing to the river every summer.

  16. What is the number of servings and the amount in a serving? Thank you.

  17. Hi Lynn,
    I’d also like to know the number of servings and the amounts as well. Plus, what type of container do you use to freeze this in individual portions?

    • The serving size is about 10 depending on how big your servings are. It would be less than that I would guess if you are feeding a lot of men or teenagers. I freeze them in small glass or plastic containers that are freezer safe. You could also freeze them in ziploc type bags though and place them in something else to reheat them. I hope that helps.

  18. I have done both. Sometimes I take this out the night before and let it defrost in the fridge and then it only takes a minute or two depending on the serving size to reheat. If it is frozen, I usually heat for 2 minutes stir, heat again and stir until it is hot all the way through. I hope that helps and that you enjoy them!

  19. Made this tonight for our breakfast for dinner. I changed it a bit by making homemade hasbrowns and used cooked bacon instead of sausage. It was delicious! Everyone loved it!

  20. Have you ever made these with bacon? My mom is not a sausage eater.

  21. I make this for breakfast all the time and for making burritos, which my son loves. I add some sausage gravy to mine to give it a little wetness and everyone loves it around here.

  22. Do you know what makes these even better? Putting some sausage gravy over the top. We also use bacon sometimes. We’ll just set everything out and everyone can pick what they want in their bowl!

  23. These are perfect for me! Im 22 weeks pregnant and have 2 other kids. One in school. I dont get to eat breakfast sometimes because of how busy i get. Just got done making a batch of these and look forward to eating a quick breakfast 🙂

  24. This looks like something I could make for my elderly mother to heat up by herself. She always has one of the store bought breakfast bowls every morning. I could make her these instead! I didn’t see any mention of how many bowls this recipe makes, or how long to cook them from frozen. Any tips?

    • I don’t have a serving amount on this because it varies so much by how large you make them. I would say it is around 10 servings though. If I am freezing enough for my whole family I usually just freeze it in a large container or ziploc bag. But I also like to freeze them in individual small containers for single serving size. I have some in both plastic and glass that I got at Walmart and they work great for single serving sizes. That might work well for your mom and then you could just get the containers back from her, refill them, and restock her freezer with them. They are also great to change up the meat if you want to give her some variety. You could do some with sausage, some with ham, and some with bacon, or even some without the meat. They are really easy to change up. I hope she enjoys them and how nice of you to make them for her!


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