Instant Pot Hash Browns

Homemade hash browns made in the air fryer laying on each other on a blue plate

Holy moly, these Instant Pot Hash Browns are like having a diner right in your own house! That crispy crunch paired with the soft interior is what breakfast dreams are made of! If you're looking for comfort food at its finest - this is it. 

Homemade hash browns made in the air fryer laying on each other on a blue plate

With just 6 simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes, everyone needs to make this simple hashbrowns recipe a new morning tradition. All that's missing is a good cup of coffee!

The best part about making hash browns is that you get to eat them how you want. Ketchup, BBQ sauce, hot sauce, or just tearing it apart and enjoying it. It's totally up to you and your cravings.

Why This Recipe Works

Hash browns are total breakfast comfort food. Not only that, but this recipe is simple and quick and has loads of flavor. Hash browns are stellar on their own, but this recipe proves that you can easily make a killer breakfast by just adding a few simple ingredients together and creating an epic dish.

  • You can add eggs or sausage to it and enjoy!
  • It's an easy recipe to make ahead and save for later
  • You can cook and freeze hash browns for breakfast another time

The great part about making hash browns homemade is that you never get tired of eating them! They're really just that good! (plus, you no longer have to head out the door and try to get seated at a restaurant either! Making them at home is the best!)

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Recipe Ingredients

Hash brown ingredients

Boiled potatoes - Choose potatoes that are medium-sized. You can make them easily using this Instant Pot Boiled Potatoes recipe.

Onion - I like using a sweet onion because it adds so much extra flavor! 

Egg - The egg is a must to use as a binding agent for holding all the ingredients together. 

Black Pepper - I normally don't add a ton of pepper to recipes, but I LOVE how the black pepper pairs with the potato. 

Corn Starch - This helps to thicken up the adding ingredients, which in turn helps it all bind together better when cooking. 

Flour - You need this to help make that crispiness! 

How to make Instant Pot Hash Browns

Make sure you have all the necessary ingredients before getting started! Since there aren't that many, you should be good to go!

Step One: Peel off the skin of the potatoes.

Step Two: Use a grater and shred the potatoes.

Step Three: Once grated, add an egg.

Step Four: Add one tablespoon of black pepper.

Step Five: Add one tablespoon of salt.

Step Six: Add one tablespoon of cornstarch.

Step Seven: Add four tablespoons of flour and stir to combine it with the rest of the other ingredients.

Step Eight: Using a round cookie cutter, cut out the hash browns.

Step Nine: Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot. Pour ¼ cup of vegetable oil inside.

Step Ten: Place hash browns inside the basket and Air Fry at 390 °F for 6 minutes.

Open the lid.

Let them cool a little bit, so you don't burn your mouth - and enjoy!

Variations 

Add different seasonings - The easiest way to change up the flavor is to change up the added seasonings. Chili powder would be a great option for making them spicy!

Helpful Tips

  • If you don't have a round cookie cutter, you can use a glass and press down to cut out the hash browns.
  • Don't stack the hash browns in the Instant Pot, or they won't crisp up! They need to have a bit of space.

How To Serve

You can serve this recipe with some great dishes like chicken breasts and Instant pot pork tenderloin.

You can also add melted cheese and bacon on top or just have a bunch of sauces and dips to use as well.

Don't forget that adding some Instant Pot Scrambled Eggs would be a great breakfast addition, too!

FAQs

Why are my hashbrowns soggy?

If you're not getting the hash browns to crisp up, it might be because there is too much liquid in the potatoes. When you grate them, you can set them on a clean paper towel to help soak up any excess water.

You may also be cooking them too closely in the Instant pot as well.

How do I freeze cooked hash browns?

The biggest thing to remember about freezing hash browns is that you need to make sure that you let them cool down all the way before adding them to the freezer.

Make sure you store them in an airtight container as well. They should be eaten within 2-3 months of freezing.

What is the best way to reheat hash browns?

The best way to reheat hash browns is any method that is quick! A microwave is a great option, but if you want a crunch to the hash browns, you can add a tiny bit of oil to a pan and heat them up on the stove in a skillet.

Instant Pot Potato Recipes

Love the idea of cooking even more potato recipes in the Instant Pot? Check out these other great recipes that I think you're going to love.

Homemade hash browns made in the air fryer laying on each other on a blue plate

Instant Pot Hash browns

Instant Pot Hash browns are a great way to start the day. Simple and easy to make - and full of yummy flavor!!
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: hash browns, Instant Pot Hash Browns
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoon flour
  • ¼ cup olive oil or cooking oil

Instructions

  • Peel and shred the potatoes.
  • Mix the potatoes with egg, salt, pepper, cornstarch and flour in a bowl.
  • Use a round cookie cutter and cut out the hashbrowns from the mixture.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot and then pour in ¼ cup of oil inside.
  • Place the hash browns into the basket.
  • Put on the Air Fryer Lid and AIR FRY at 390 °F for 6 minutes.
  • Open the lid, serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 5g Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 20g Sodium: 1176mg Potassium: 915mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 10IU Vitamin C: 42mg Calcium: 32mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you don't have a round cookie cutter, you can use a glass and press down to cut out the hash browns.
  • Don't stack the hash browns in the Instant Pot, or they won't crisp up! They need to have a bit of space.
  • The easiest way to change up the flavor is to change up the added seasonings. Chili powder would be a great option for making them spicy!
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