Breakfast Skillet Hash

Breakfast Skillet Hash

Breakfast skillet hash is not only a hearty, soul warming start to the day, but it's super customizable!  Try switching out meats, veggies, seasonings to make it exactly how YOU like it.  

There are also several ways to cook up the potatoes.  Generally, the small you can cut them, the quicker they'll cook up and the smaller cubes really mesh well with other ingredients. 

Potato Tips:

  • Dice into small cubes
  • Peel OR leave the skin on!
  • In a hurry?  Put potatoes in a microwave safe bowl, place a completely wet paper towel over bowl and microwave on 80% power for 3-4 minutes or until they're getting a tad soft (don't overcook! We're just trying to pre-cook these a tad) - add to hot skillet with a small layer of oil to cook the rest of the way and get that nice browned crusty outside
  • Get some vegetable oil nice and hot in a skillet with lid, cook potatoes until browned on all sides, lower the heat and cover until potatoes are cooked on the inside. 
  • Test for potato doneness by stabbing with a fork!  


  • Potatoes! 
    • Russet or goldens work great. One large or two mediums are perfect. 
  • Meat! 
    • Sausage is my top choice as it gets nice and crumbly so you end up with salty sausage bites every time. I use half a sausage roll and freeze the rest for another day. Bacon or ham also works. 
  • Veggies! 
    • Green peppers and yellow onion is our favorite, but try yellow or orange peppers, red onion, sweet mini peppers, or even brussel sprouts or mushrooms! 
  • Eggs! 
    • I shove everything to the side and scramble the eggs up in the same skillet and then gently fold together once eggs are set but you could make this with fried eggs make on the side and layered on top too!  
  • Seasonings!
    • I have a slight obsession with chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder so these always make their way in.  Seasoned salt, pepper, cayenne pepper are great additions too! 
  • Cheese! 
    • Bring it all together in the end with some shredded sharp cheddar, colbyjack, pepperjack, mozzarella?  I love a good classic sharp cheddar since the bold flavor mixes well with the bold seasonings and salty sausage I love to use.  

Make It: 

  • Get your potatoes cooking first with your preferred method (for reference I like the microwave method as I can do this while getting the sausage cooked up)  
  • Heat a deep skillet to medium-high heat and add your sausage and diced onions and peppers - cook until done 
  • Remove meat pepper mixture by scooping into a bowl 
  • Add par-cooked potatoes to skillet with a little extra oil if needed and cook until browned and done.  We're looking for crispy outside and smushy insides! 
  • Bring the heat down to medium-low, add meat/veggie mixture back in, stir to combine and then shove everything over to one half of the skillet
  • Whisk 4-6 eggs in a mixing bowl and add to skillet.  Move around with flat spatula until eggs are set.
    • Or!  Heat another non-stick skillet while the meat/veggies are cooking up and fry a couple whole eggs.
  • Gently fold everything together, top with cheese of choice (and whole fried eggs), and pop into the oven and broil for a couple of minutes until cheese is super melty and almost starting to brown
  • Serve with salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, or guacamole if desired. (It's so delish, I don't add anything, but my husband loves to spruce his up with hot sauce or salsa!)

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