Polish-American Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast skillet
Polish-American breakfast skillet.

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 skillet (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
326 Calories
21g Fat
16g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 skillet (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 326
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 670mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 18g
Calcium 128mg 10%
*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 bell pepper (red, chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper (green, chopped)
  • 2 cups kluski (leftover, or 2 large cooked potatoes, sliced)
  • 6 large eggs (beaten)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup cheese (grated, or 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.