Polish-American Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast skillet

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
446 Calories
28g Fat
29g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 446
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 237mg 79%
Sodium 788mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 71mg 355%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1127mg 24%
*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 Polish breakfast skillet recipe is a takeoff on a dish my Busia and mother would make when they had leftover kluski (egg noodles). They'd fry them in lots of butter, scramble in some eggs and add a healthy sprinkling of black pepper. We'd have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or anytime eating meat was a no-no. We've updated it a bit with peppers, onions, sausage, and cheese. And sometimes we substitute leftover potatoes for the kluski.


  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 pound fresh Polish white sausage, or smoked sausage

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 cups leftover cooked egg noodles, or 2 large cooked potatoes, sliced

  • 6 large eggs, beaten

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, such as provolone

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. If using fresh Polish sausage, remove the meat from the casings and place in a large cast-iron or ovenproof skillet. Add the onion and peppers and cook until the sausage is cooked thoroughly and the vegetables are tender.

  2. Note: If using smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, place in skillet with onion, peppers, and 1/4 cup water and steam, covered, until vegetables are cooked. Remove cover and let any accumulated water evaporate. Add 2 tablespoons butter and proceed with recipe.

  3. Add kluski or potatoes and heat through. Add eggs and scramble on low, stirring constantly, until eggs are done to your taste. Adjust seasonings. Sprinkle cheese on top, completely covering the surface, and place skillet in oven until cheese is melted.