Cheesy Breakfast Skillet Recipe

This Cheesy Breakfast Skillet is a delicious and hearty dish that’s perfect for starting your day off right. It’s loaded with cheese, potatoes, eggs, and your choice of breakfast meats. Here’s a step-by-step guide to make this comforting breakfast.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup cooked breakfast sausage or bacon, crumbled
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  • Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Dice the onion and bell pepper.
    • Mince the garlic.
    • Peel and dice the potatoes.
    • Cook and crumble the sausage or bacon if not already done.
    • Shred the cheddar cheese.
    • Slice the green onions and chop the parsley if using.
  • Cook the Vegetables:
    • In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the diced onion and bell pepper, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add the Potatoes:
    • Add the diced potatoes to the skillet.
    • Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
    • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender, about 15-20 minutes. You may need to cover the skillet to help the potatoes cook through.
  • Incorporate the Meat:
    • Stir in the crumbled breakfast sausage or bacon.
    • Mix well to combine with the potatoes and vegetables.
  • Cook the Eggs:
    • Create small wells in the mixture and crack the eggs into the wells.
    • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and cook until the eggs are set to your liking, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the Cheese:
    • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
    • Cover again for a minute or two until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  • Garnish and Serve:
    • Once the cheese is melted, remove the skillet from the heat.
    • Garnish with sliced green onions and chopped fresh parsley if desired.
    • Serve immediately, straight from the skillet.


  • Variations: You can customize this skillet by adding other vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or tomatoes. Different cheeses like Monterey Jack or mozzarella can also be used.
  • Spices: Feel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste. Adding a pinch of red pepper flakes can give the dish a nice kick.

This Cheesy Breakfast Skillet is a versatile recipe that can be adapted to suit your preferences and is sure to become a favorite in your breakfast rotation.