Loaded Breakfast Skillet


This breakfast skillet is loaded with potatoes, bacon, onions, eggs, and shredded cheese for a hearty and delicious breakfast or brunch dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 russet potatoes, scrubbed, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; reserve most of the bacon fat in the skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir onion in reserved bacon fat until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes; toss to coat evenly in bacon fat. Pour in water and cover the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Mix in green onions, garlic, and paprika. Season with kosher salt and pepper.

  3. Make 4 wells in potato mixture using a wooden spoon, revealing the bottom of the skillet. Crack an egg into each well; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and bacon over the entire skillet. Cover and cook until egg whites are set and yolks are still runny, about 5 minutes.

    close up view of a Loaded Breakfast Skillet in a cast iron skillet on a stove


If potatoes start to brown too quickly, add more water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
18g Fat
43g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 567mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 274mg 21%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1105mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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