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)

How to Make Breakfast Mess


  • 1Poke 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.
  • 2Peel the skin from the potatoes and discard. Chop the potatoes in 1 inch chunks and lightly salt and pepper them, then set aside.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Melt 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.
  • 5Add the sausage to the potato mixture and stir well.
  • 6Add 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.
  • 7Add salt & pepper to taste and sprinkle cheese over the top. Turn heat off and cover until cheese melts.
  • 8Give it one more quick stir and serve. Enjoy!
  • 9Options: 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.

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About Breakfast Mess

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