Breakfast Skillet – 6 Ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

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This easy Breakfast Skillet is made with 6 ingredients and in 30 minutes or less! A hearty breakfast or quick weeknight dinner. Includes step by step recipe video down below.

breakfast skillet in large black pan overhead with eggs two ways

It’s Monday! Which means we’ve got another brand new 6 Ingredient Supper for you today!

I couldn’t be more excited to share this easy Breakfast Skillet with you today.

Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day, especially when it’s breakfast for dinner.

We just have more time to cook a great breakfast at dinnertime, and more time to enjoy it without having to rush the kids out the door to school.

Some of our favorites for breakfast for dinner night are this French Toast Casserole, these Whole Wheat Pancakes and this Easy Ham Quiche Recipe.

And what’s not to love?

This Breakfast Skillet is loaded with protein, we’ve swapped the traditional bacon for ham to lighten things up, potatoes add a good amount of fiber and green onions and cheddar cheese add so much flavor (and, I mean, gooey cheese).

breakfast skillet potatoes and eggs with vegetables in large black pan

I can rarely resist ordering a breakfast skillet at restaurants where they serve all day breakfast (really, the best restaurants!), but now you know I’ll be making them at home allllll the time!

P.S. This is also a great camping recipe, cooked in cast iron over the fire!

Variations on this Breakfast Skillet recipe:

  • You can make this breakfast skillet dairy free by omitting the cheese or swapping for non-dairy cheese
  • This breakfast skillet is naturally gluten-free, just be sure to double check all of your ingredients
  • You can make this breakfast skillet vegetarian by swapping the ham for extra veggies — mushrooms, spinach, additional peppers — whatever you like in your omelettes is great in here too!
  • You can keep the meat and bump up the veggies just because! Spinach is one of our favorites to add in because no one really notices it and it adds a ton of nutritional value.
  • Swap the ham for bacon (cooked, or cook first) or breakfast sausage (again cooked, or cook it first in the pan).
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How to prep this Breakfast Skillet ahead:

There are lots of ways you can prep this Breakfast Skillet ahead to make life easier on busy days!

  • Chop the ham, peppers, and onions in advance and store in the refrigerator up to a couple days.
  • Shred the cheese or buy a bag of pre-shredded cheese.
  • You can also cook this breakfast skillet completely and then reheat if you are using only scrambled eggs. If you prefer your eggs sunny side up, cook everything else in the skillet, then when you’re ready to serve, reheat on the stove until hot and add your eggs.

Unfortunately cut potatoes do not store well, so please do not prep those in advance.

breakfast skillet eggs two ways with toast on white plates on white marble background

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Breakfast Skillet: Two Ways

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This easy Breakfast Skillet is made with 6 ingredients and in 30 minutes! A hearty breakfast or weeknight dinner, with scrambled eggs, sunny side up, or both!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 servings
Calories 371cal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3-4 medium red potatoes cut into 1cm cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1 cup chopped, cooked ham
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion sliced


  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  • Add potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add ham and peppers and cook just until peppers are crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes.
  • Push vegetables and ham to one half of the pan. In the other half of the pan, drizzle with oil if necessary, and crack two eggs into the open space.
  • Cook, scrambling, until cooked to your desired doneness.
  • Spoon scrambled eggs on top of the vegetables and ham on one side of the skillet, spreading the vegetables and ham throughout the skillet as you do so.
  • In the vegetables on the other half of the skillet, create two spaces for eggs.
  • Crack the two remaining eggs into the spaces, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, covering if desired, until the whites of the egg are firm.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and green onion and serve.


*You can always cook all 4 eggs scrambled or sunny side up, and save yourself a step, depending on what your family prefers.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 371cal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 934mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2320IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords breakfast potatoes, breakfast skillet, hashbrowns

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Claudia Lamascolo says

    This was so delicious I would eat this any meal not just breakfast we made it for Sunday night and it was awesome!

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