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breakfast in a skillet

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

This can be made with any type of cooked meats, the mushrooms and onions may be left out and a light sprinkling of cheese could be added over the potatoes before the eggs are added. This is a delicious, hearty one pan meal that can be tweaked to fit into anyone's morning. Leave all meat out and make it vegetarian.

(3 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For breakfast in a skillet

  • 3 md
  • 12
  • 2 c
    three alarm pepper jack cheese (or your favorite)
  • 8 oz
    cooked sausage, ham or any meat
  • **salt and pepper to taste
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • onions, sliced or diced
  • peppers, sliced diced or rings

How To Make breakfast in a skillet

  • 1
    Wash potatoes, you can leave skin on, or peel. Slice potatoes into THIN rounds. Put in bowl and drizzle olive oil over and toss well to coat all potatoes.
  • 2
    Put just enough olive oil to lightly cover bottom of an OVEN proof skillet. Layer potatoes in skillet (I use a 12" skillet). Salt & pepper potatoes.
  • 3
    If adding onions, peppers or mushrooms, or any other veggies, place them over the potatoes, or egg the to the eggs or the topping. Cover with lid and cook over low-med low heat for 25-30 min. till a fork easily goes into potatoes. DO NOT STIR during cooking time.
  • 4
    In separate skillet, cook meat if raw, breaking it up as it cooks. For precooked meat, slice, dice or shred.
  • 5
    Check potatoes for doneness after 20 min. by sticking a fork in them, if the fork goes in easily, that are ready. If the potatoes are still tough, cook a little longer and check again. Break eggs into a bowl, whisk well. Add cilantro or veggies at this point.
  • 6
    When potatoes are done, top with meat, add 1 1/2 c. of cheese on top of potatoes, then pour eggs on top of that. Add a little more cheese on top if desired and/or veggies. Place in a 350 degree oven for about 25-35 min. You want to cook just long enough for the eggs to firm up. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of skillet you use.
  • 7
    When eggs are done, remove pan and allow to cool at least 15-20 min. before cutting, this will make it much easier to remove from skillet after slicing and it won't fall apart. This dish is also delish cold.