Breakfast Mess

Donna Graffagnino


This is one of the easiest and tastiest breakfasts to make. It's hearty, full of protein and very filling. Actually, I like this for supper, too. Your kids will even love it!

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15 Min


20 Min


Stove Top


1 lb
jimmy dean breakfast sausage, hot or mild
1 Tbsp
bacon grease, butter or margarine
1 large
onion, diced
1 large
bell pepper, seeded and diced
5 large
potatoes, cooked
8 large
eggs, beaten
1 bunch
green onions, sliced (optional)
tomatoes, seeded & diced (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
2+ c
grated sharp cheddar (or any cheese you like)

Directions Step-By-Step

Poke potato skins several times with a fork and put them in the microwave on high for 5-10 minutes. The potatoes need to be soft and cooked through but not mushy.
Remove from microwave and allow to cool enough to handle.
Peel the skin from the potatoes and discard. Chop the potatoes in 1 inch chunks and lightly salt and pepper them, then set aside.
In a large skillet, on medium heat, cook sausage until brown. Remove sausage to paper towel lined bowl to drain. Pour off the grease from the skillet.
Melt the bacon grease, butter or margarine over medium heat and add the diced onions & peppers. Stir to coat and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the diced potatoes and cook until heated through and onions are transparent.
Add the sausage to the potato mixture and stir well.
Add the beaten eggs green onions and tomatoes then stir well. Continue to stir occasionally until the eggs nearly cooked. Don't over stir or you'll break up the potatoes.
Add salt & pepper to taste and sprinkle cheese over the top. Turn heat off and cover until cheese melts.
Give it one more quick stir and serve. Enjoy!
Options: If you prefer not to scramble the eggs into the casserole, then once everything is cooked, crack the eggs, one at a time on top of the casserole. Cover and cook over low until whites are cooked and yellow is still runny.

Instead of bulk breakfast sausage, use 1 pound of bacon cooked crisp and coarsely chopped, use fried ham steak cut into chunks, or use all three!

The more cheese, the better - I like sharp cheddar and colby jack mixed together.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free