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Top 5 Breakfast Hacks

Toasty, Tasty Wafflewich Move over maple syrup. We’ve got a new use for frozen waffles. Try this hack for a delicious breakfast sandwich that’s easy to ...

Toasty Tasty Waffle Sandwich

1. Toasty, Tasty Wafflewich

Move over maple syrup. We’ve got a new use for frozen waffles. Try this hack for a delicious breakfast sandwich that’s easy to make and great for brunches too.


  • Sliced Smithfield Ham
  • Frozen waffles
  • Shredded Swiss cheese
  • Spicy brown mustard (optional)


  1. Take two frozen waffles and place them open faced on aluminum foil.
  2. Spread mustard on one waffle.
  3. Sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese on one waffle and place sliced Smithfield Ham on the other.
  4. Place in toaster oven on medium heat.
  5. Cook for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted and waffles are toasty.

Easy Cheesy Waffle Iron Hash Browns

2. Easy, Cheesy Waffle-Iron Hash Browns

No one can pass up breakfast when there are hash browns on the table. Try this time-saving hack for easy and delicious cheesy hash browns that everyone will love.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • One bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Cheddar


  1. Preheat waffle iron on medium setting and spray both sides with cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze out any excess moisture from the hash browns and place in bowl.
  3. Pour melted butter over the hash browns.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and cheese into bowl and combine.
  5. Spread mixture evenly on waffle iron.
  6. Close the waffle iron and cook for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Bacon Brunch Cups in Muffin Tin

3. Easy, Elegant Bacon Brunch Cups

These simple but elegant egg cups can be cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge. They’re great hot or cold, for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Eggs
  • Smithfield Bacon, precooked
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Asparagus,pre-cooked and cut


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place one strip of bacon in each muffin cup, pushing down. It will hang out over the side.
  4. Crack one egg into each cup.
  5. Place one piece of asparagus in each cup as well.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake on middle rack for 12-15 minutes.

Microwave scrambled eggs and diced ham

4. No-Scramble Scrambled Eggs and Ham

Love scrambled eggs but no time to scramble for a pan? Try this breakfast hack that will have you sitting down to a protein packed Smithfield breakfast in just over a minute.


  • Diced Smithfield® Anytime Favorites™ Ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons
  • milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk eggs, salt, pepper and milk in microwave-safe bowl until blended.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of diced Smithfield Anytime Favorites Ham and stir into mixture.
  3. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir.
  4. Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds longer.
  5. Serve immediately.

Hard Boiled Eggs. No boiling baked in oven

5. No-Boil Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are delicious but tricky to make. Try this no-boil hack for a better way to go. Serve them next to some delicious Smithfield Bacon and you can wakey wakey to eggs and bakey any day of the week.


  • Eggs Muffin tin
  • Large bowl of ice water


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place eggs in muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from oven and place directly into bowl of ice water.
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
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