Paleo Turkey, Bacon, and Egg Skillet

Turkey bacon and egg skillet

The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves one

This Paleo breakfast skillet is a breakfast of champions. It's not only as delicious, pairing protein-packed ground turkey with bacon, but easy to whip up with a little prep work. Cut up all the vegetables the night before and heat them up in the morning. Seasoned with red chili pepper, garlic, and onion, this skillet is a flavorful way to kickstart any morning.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup turkey meat (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 cup avocado (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet potato (diced)
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup bacon (diced)
  • Garnish: 1 egg (over easy)
  • Garnish: cilantro

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Turkey bacon and egg skillet ingredients
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  2. Heat the oil in skillet on medium heat.

    Heat the oil in a skillet
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  3. Cook the ground turkey, bacon, and garlic together until done, about 10 minutes, and put into a colander for draining.

    Cook ground turkey and bacon
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  4. Add the onions and bell peppers to skillet and sweat the vegetable without turning them brown.

    Add onion and bell peppers
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  5. Add the sweet potato, chili pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.

    Add sweet potato
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  6. Cover and cook until sweet potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.

    Cover and cook
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  7. Add back in the turkey bacon mixture into skillet. Mix ingredients evenly through the pan for consistency.

    Add back in turkey bacon
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  8. In a pan, cook one egg to over easy.

    Cook egg over easy
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  9. When plating skillet, toss in avocado and garnish your plate with the egg.

    Plate skillet
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  10. Serve Immediately and enjoy!

    Serve immediately
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Tip

  • This skillet can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 24 hours.

Recipe Variation

  • Feel free to add in different vegetables or ingredients you have on hand that might go well in this skillet. You can also omit things such as the bacon if you don't have it on hand. 

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