Farmers Breakfast Skillet with Bacon and Eggs

Breakfast Egg and Potato Skillet
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Ratings (11)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
333 Calories
20g Fat
18g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 347mg 116%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 21g
Calcium 276mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This farmers' breakfast is a whole breakfast for four in one skillet.

There are lots of different vegetables you can add to this dish. Mushrooms could be sauteed ahead of time and then added with the eggs. Finely chopped bell peppers could be sauteed with the potatoes. They would give the dish extra color and flavor.


  • 5 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 medium cooked potatoes, cubed
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large, heavy skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain. In drippings, cook onion and potatoes until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet.

  2. Cook, stirring gently, until the eggs are set and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper; sprinkle with the bacon and shredded cheese.

  3. Let stand a minute or two, just until cheese melts.

Serves 4.


  • Add chopped green onion tops to the potatoes about 1 minute before you add the eggs.

  • Add a few tablespoons of chopped bell peppers along with the onion.

  • Instead of bacon, brown about 8 ounces of diced ham in the skillet. Sprinkle it over the top of the egg and potatoes along with the shredded cheese.

  • Instead of bacon, brown about 8 ounces of bulk pork sausage in the skillet. Sprinkle over the top of the egg and potato mixture with the cheese.