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The Pioneer Woman's Waffle Maker Hash Brown Hack is Life Changing

Ree Drummond, or the Pioneer Woman, is the expert on all things comfort food, from her casserole recipes to her sopapillas. She also knows how to make a quick, easy meal taste like a long, elaborate one. This Pioneer Woman waffle maker hash brown hack is typical Ree- quick, easy, and soo delicious looking.

Wafflemaker Hash Browns

Waffle irons are the best for making golden brown, evenly-cooked waffles, with the perfect little divets for melted butter and maple syrup to pool in. Ree Drummond has discovered a new use for these wonderful breakfast machines, and it looks like the best of both worlds.

As the Food Network hash browns recipe says, all you need is cooking spray, shredded hash browns, melted butter, kosher salt, black pepper, grated cheddar cheese and chopped ham. She uses a 30-ounce bag of frozen hash browns, but it's best to adjust to fit the number of people enjoying these yummy hybrid hash browns.

She puts ham and cheese into hers, making for crispy, cheesy waffle iron hash brown potatoes, but you can add in whatever you like to the shredded potato mixture. Russet potatoes are most commonly used, but any kind should work. To follow this wafflemaker hash browns recipe, all you need is a large bowl and a waffle iron.

Here's her instagram video to see how it's done!

At the end, Ree says "one is definitely not enough," and "I'm in love." We couldn't agree more! Her fans are also excited about the idea of making crispy hash browns in an iron maker, saying things like: "you're a genius" and "ooh what a great idea..."

For a tasty brunch side dish with a total time of about 30 minutes, it's hard to imagine anything better. Plus, you can add a fried egg or veggie omelet on the side for a balanced meal. Get the full Pioneer Woman waffle maker hash browns recipe on!

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