It’s the best breakfast ever! Hash brown waffles with turkey sausage gravy – it’s about to rock your world.

Hash brown waffle with fried egg on a white plate

Hash Brown Waffles with Turkey Sausage Gravy

Just when I thought breakfast couldn’t get any better, Hash Brown Waffles with Turkey Sausage Gravy shows up.  Well, it didn’t just show up, I had to make it, but the idea of it popped into my head and I made it happen.  And boy am I happy about it.

The first part, and a very important part, is crafting the best ever sausage gravy.  I’ve always loved sausage gravy but almost never order it when I’m at a restaurant, and only make it at Christmas time.  Why?  Because it makes me feel like taking a 3 hour nap after eating it, and I just don’t want to feel like that on a daily basis.  

Enter Operation Lightened-Up Sausage Gravy:  It’s simple, you guys.  All I did was brown up some turkey breakfast sausage until it had little crispies on the edges of each lil sausage piece, then added a few tablespoons of flour as a thickener, whisked in 1% milk, let it bubble, then added the perfect amount of salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes (mama likes some heat). Just when you think you added enough black pepper, add more some. I promise.

See!  I promised it would be simple!

Turkey sausage gravy in a skillet
Turkey sausage gravy in a skillet

Two recipes in one!

And even though it’s acceptable in my world, it’s probably not the best idea to just eat the sausage gravy by the spoonful, so enter Operation Hash Brown Waffles.  Yes, it’s a thing – you can put anything in a waffle maker and call it a waffle.  And you know I’m always looking for new vehicles to support fried eggs, and you also know I love waffles and hash browns.  

So here we have it: waffles made with O’Brien shredded potatoes (those lil veggie specks!), eggs, cheese and seasonings.  

There’s nothin’ better than a 5 ingredient recipe to go with a 5 ingredient recipe, amiright?

Hash brown waffle, turkey sausage gravy and a fried egg on a white plate

And just like I hoped, the whole thing is so very perfect with a runny yolk on top, and a pile of greens (not all pictured) to make me feel good about life.

It’s my new favorite, and I bet it’ll be yours.

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Hash Brown Waffles with Turkey Sausage Gravy

Crispy hash brown waffles with turkey sausage gravy and a fried egg on top.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-15 mins
  • Total Time: 20-30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

Turkey Sausage Gravy:

  • 1-pound ground turkey breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 ground black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)

Hash Brown Waffles:

  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

To Assemble:

  • 4 over-easy eggs
  • Handful of greens (sautéed or raw)

Instructions

  1. Heat large skillet to medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for about a minute. Whisk in low fat milk and bring to a simmer until thickened, about 4-6 minutes, stirring regularly. Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.
  2. Heat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Coat generously with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine hash browns, eggs, cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Fill waffle iron with a layer of the hash brown mixture and close the lid. Cook 4-5 minutes, until hash brown is browned and crispy. Remove waffle with forks, then repeat the process with remaining hash brown mixture.
  3. Top waffles with fried eggs, turkey sausage gravy and greens.

Notes

Cooking Tip: To quickly thaw hash browns, microwave for a few minutes, until soft.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 447
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 667mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 312mg

Keywords: frozen, easy, simple, healthy, crispy, kid friendly, homemade, from scratch

Hash brown waffle, turkey sausage gravy and fried egg on a white plate