Quick and Easy Breakfast in a Skillet

If you're like me, you love quick, easy meals. Here's a quick, easy, hearty, delicious breakfast skillet recipe that we love.

If you're like me, you love quick, easy meals. Here's a quick and easy breakfast skillet recipe that we love.

My husband likes it because it's hearty, filling, and delicious. I like it because it cooks up quickly and only uses one pan, and because it's so versatile:

  • Don't have sausage? Use bacon or ham, or leave out the meat. 
  • Cooking for a crowd? Add an extra potato or more eggs.
  • In a hurry? Roll it up in a tortilla and eat it on the go. 
  • Camping? This cooks up great over a camp stove or in a dutch oven, over the fire. 

As for me, I usually cook it in my kitchen, in my wok, for breakfast, brunch, or supper.

Quick and Easy Breakfast in a Skillet Recipe

1/2 pound ground sausage or a few slices of bacon, cut into pieces, or diced ham
2 medium leftover baked potatoes (or nuke a couple in the microwave)
about 1/4 onion, diced (or substitute a shake or two of onion powder)
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
grated cheddar or other cheese of your choice (optional)
hot sauce (optional)

Cook up the sausage or bacon in a heavy skillet or wok, stirring to break up the sausage or keep the bacon separated into little pieces. (If using ham or pre-cooked bacon, brown in a bit of butter.) Drain off (if necessary) all but a tablespoon of grease. Add onion; stir and cook until just getting soft (no need to brown). 

While the sausage/bacon/ham and onion are cooking, coarsely chop the potatoes, leaving the skin on. Add potatoes to the skillet and stir to brown for a minute or two. 

Break the eggs into a cup. Move the meat/onion mixture to one side of the skillet or wok; add the eggs, let cook for a minute then scramble them into the rest of the mixture. Add the salt and pepper. 

Serve the mixture on a plate or spoon into tortillas. Add a bit of cheese and/or hot sauce if desired. 

Serve with toast or biscuits (or in the tortillas). 

Enjoy your hearty breakfast! 

Makes 4-6 servings.

Need more? Use a whole pound of sausage, more bacon or ham, another potato or two, and/or more eggs. Measurements are approximate and can be varied as desired.


  1. Now this skillet recipe is my kind of breakfast! Actually, I would have it for dinner, as I rarely eat breakfast, except for dinner.

    1. I'm with you, Ruth. I love eating breakfast for dinner! Glad you stopped by. Thanks for the comment!


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