This easy breakfast skillet recipe is a tasty and hearty classic breakfast recipe your family is sure to love! Breakfast skillets are tasty and easily adaptable, so you can customize them for your family’s tastes! They’re great served for breakfast or dinner, so don’t be afraid to make it an evening meal!
My family absolutely loves breakfast skillets! These popular breakfast items are popular at restaurants like Denny’s or Perkins.
Even though they are often listed as a breakfast item, skillet recipes can be served anytime! Our favorite family theme park, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri has one food stand specifically dedicated to selling different combinations of skillet meals and we have loved eating them after a long day of walking around the park!
This breakfast skillet recipe is an easy but hearty breakfast or dinner recipe. If you like, you can serve it as a one-dish meal, especially if you include the veggies in the skillet.
This skillet recipe is great to make when you have family or friends over because it can easily be doubled, tripled or more to feed as many people as you have.
It’s also a great recipe for camping because its super easy to make and you can include ingredients that last longer. Since it can be a one-dish meal, it’s easy to put into a disposable bowl and eat next to the campfire!
You can add any additional ingredients that you want, including:
- mushrooms (oh YUM!)
- cilantro, if you like a little hint of Mexican flavor
- any color of bell peppers
- hot peppers, if you prefer a little extra zip
- anything else that sounds good with potatoes, onions and meat
Tips To Make The Breakfast Skillet Recipes Turn Out Great!
Make sure your skillet is large enough. I use a 10-inch skillet for a family for 4-6. If you’re not sure, you can use a larger one so it’s easy to manage.
This breakfast skillet recipe is a great way to use leftovers. You can cut up leftover baked potatoes and use them, use leftover bacon (yeah right! leftover?? LOL), leftover scrambled eggs, leftover onions or leftover peppers. Just heat through.
The potatoes need to soften. If you have leftover baked potatoes, cut them up and toss them in. If you’re using raw potatoes, cut them into bite-size pieces, place them in the skillet, put the lid on the skillet and let the potatoes steam for 5 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients.
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Breakfast Skillet Recipe
4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 russet potatoes, chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
1/4 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced or 2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
4 eggs or Polish sausage, diced*
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Cook bacon until crispy.
- Remove from pan, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
- Add onion to the bacon grease, sautéing until soft.
- Add potatoes and stir well.
- Add water and cover.
- Cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add more water if they brown too quickly.
- When potatoes are tender, mix in garlic, onion, paprika, salt and pepper.
- Make 4 holes in the potato mix to reveal the bottom of the pan.
- Crack an egg into each hole, seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle cheese and bacon bits over everything. Replace the lid and cook until the eggs are cooked to your liking, about 5 minutes for runny eggs.
*You can use either one or both.
Other Breakfast Recipes You Might Like!
If you love breakfast skillet recipes, you might like some of these other easy breakfast recipes! They’re all super easy and quick to make!
One other reason I love making the breakfast skillets is that I have to eat gluten free. It can be hard making gluten free foods, but this easy breakfast skillet recipe is easy to make gluten free. If you have problems eating dairy, you can leave out the dairy items, too.