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20 Easy Breakfast Skillet Recipes

Whether you like crispy tater tots with runny eggs or sticky maple syrup and fruit, these breakfast skillet recipes are a fantastic way to start the day.

Oh, and since they’re all made in one pot, there’s minimal cleanup. Woo-hoo!

Homemade Breakfast Skillet with Eggs, Ham and Potatoes
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Load up your favorite cast iron skillet with bacon, potato, and eggs, or go for something sweet and indulgent like a Dutch baby pancake.

Either way, the whole family will be fueled for the day.

Serve these breakfast skillet recipes for Sunday brunch or even as a fun weeknight dinner.

They’re delicious any time of the day!

1. German Apple Pancake

This is not your normal stack of flapjacks. Quite the contrary – this is a breakfast skillet masterpiece!

This oversized puffy pancake has a beautiful array of sliced apples with a dusting of powdered sugar to finish it off. 

It’s enough to feed a family of four and uses ingredients you likely already have on hand.

So you can whip it up without running to the store first. 

2. Cheesy Bacon and Egg Hash

Love bacon and eggs in the morning? Turn it into a savory hash with this simple dish. 

Hash is the perfect breakfast skillet recipe, and this one has all the classics: fork-tender potatoes, crispy bacon bits, gooey cheese, and a fresh burst of scallions.

You can easily swap that out with the bacon if you prefer sausage. Or keep the bacon and double down on the breakfast meat!

3. Southwest Frittata with Black Beans 

You can add virtually anything to a frittata, and it will turn out amazing. But I like to reserve this one for family brunch.

The Southwestern theme is fresh and wholesome with a pinch of spice. 

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Black beans and bell peppers are an obvious must. Meanwhile, a scoop of salsa and a handful of cilantro take it up a notch.

Serve it with smooth guacamole, and you’re good to go.

4. Egg Skillet

If you want your hash with more eggs and fewer spuds, this egg skillet should do the trick. 

Soft scrambled eggs are the star, supported by red potatoes, diced ham, veggies, and cheese. 

The secret to achieving the super fluffy egg texture is adding a splash of heavy cream and beating before frying. 

Oh, and don’t forget the cajun seasoning! 

5. Campfire Skillet Breakfast

The best part about camping is enjoying a hearty breakfast in the great outdoors.

And the smell of this campfire skillet will entice campers to roll right out of their tents!

It’s a hearty meal packed with potatoes, ham, veggies, and eggs – just what you need to fuel up for a big day of hiking.

Do all the prep work at home, then just toss it in the cast iron skillet when it’s breakfast time. How easy is that?

6. British Style Toad in the Hole 

Toad in the Hole is a British classic featuring sausage cooked in the middle of Yorkshire pudding. 

Yorkshire puddings are a lot like popovers; only they have quite the cult following in the UK. They take them very seriously!

To get the perfect texture, you need to heat oil in the baking dish and pour the batter in once it’s bubbling.

This one spruces it up with a dollop of grainy mustard and fresh herbs. Yum!

Try it out this weekend, but be prepared to make it a lot more often.

7. Bacon and Asparagus Frittata

Part healthy, part guilty, this frittata is a leisurely breakfast everyone will love. It’s fresh, meaty, and very cheesy. 

It calls for not only cheddar cheese but feta too. So it’s got a bit of a bite to it. 

You’ll love the bacon bits, asparagus spears, and fresh kick of parsley. It’s a fabulous spring treat that’s also gluten-free and keto-friendly.

8. The Hashinator (Corned Beef Hash Skillet)

Is your name Sarah Connor because the Hashinator is knocking at your door!

Corned beef, potatoes, and eggs come together in this robust skillet that’s more than enough for a family. 

It might not be from the future, but it’s a super gratifying meal that’s excellent for breakfast or dinner. 

Add some Swiss cheese and a dollop of sauerkraut, and it tastes like a deconstructed Reuben. 

9. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza

Another skillet that’s good for breakfast or dinner is this tater tot pizza. One bite, and the kids will be reaching for more.

You’ll line a sturdy cast-iron skillet with scrumptious tater tots, then pile on layers of cheese, eggs, sausage, and bacon. 

Ditch the breakfast meat and replace it with pepperoni if you like. Or maybe BBQ chicken and red onions. Delish!

10. Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash 

Sweet potatoes are the tasty roots you can feel good about eating.

High in vitamin A and potassium, they’re terrific for a hearty hash. 

Toss in some bacon, kale, bell peppers, and eggs, and you’ve got a cozy and nourishing meal that’s perfect for cold winter mornings. 

11. Cowboy Breakfast Skillet

A savory mix of Southern-style potatoes, Italian sausage, Vidalia onions, and sharp cheddar cheese, it doesn’t get any better than this cowboy breakfast skillet. 

Crack some eggs into the middle and let it cook in between all that deliciousness.

Douse it with your favorite hot sauce, and add a handful of scallions on top when it’s done. 

If you want more veggies, toss some bell peppers and spinach in the mix.

12. Dutch Baby

Dutch baby is the O.G. breakfast skillet that will never grow old.

The fluffy texture and custardy center of this German pancake are simply irresistible. 

And here’s how to whip one up in just 25 minutes. 

You’ll make a maple syrup-infused batter, then bake it in a preheated skillet – be sure to grease the pan so this beauty doesn’t stick.

Once it’s ready, pile on the fresh berries and drizzle on more syrup if you like. You can also dust it with powdered sugar for a spectacular presentation.

13. Perfect French Toast

The secret to making the perfect French toast is a hot cast iron skillet. It helps to give it a golden-brown crust while keeping the inside fluffy. 

As for the bread, Texas toast is classic. But I also like using a thick slice of sourdough bread for a touch of tang. 

Whether you’re camping or spending a lazy morning at home, this perfect French toast is an easy breakfast that’s sure to please. 

14. Blueberry Oatmeal Bake

This is not your typical bowl of oats – it’s a blueberry lover’s dream! 

Quick oats with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, plus a heap of fresh blueberries, make a gluten and dairy-free dish that also happens to be vegan-friendly. 

I love the added crunch of the nuts, but if you’re allergic, you can leave them out.

15. Frittata with Potatoes, Red Peppers, and Spinach

Looking for a foolproof frittata recipe? You can stop the search because this is it.

Packed with veggies, this frittata is a flawless breakfast skillet. It’s garden-fresh and glowing with turmeric, so it’s very nutritious and tasty too. 

Since you’ll go from stove to oven, you’ll want a durable, oven-safe skillet – cast iron is my go-to. 

16. Croissant French Toast Bake

Holiday, potlucks, or Sunday brunch, this picture-perfect breakfast skillet will win over a crowd in a single bite. 

Buttery, flaky croissants infused with eggs, cream, and sugar make this a very decadent meal. 

It will take a bit of time to cook, but it’s worth the patience.

17. Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata

Looking for an easy one-skillet recipe to start your day? Say hello to this flavorful asparagus and prosciutto frittata. 

You’ll love the combination of spinach, asparagus, mozzarella, and prosciutto. 

And it’s simple to whip up; you can have it ready in about 30 minutes.

18. Steak and Egg Breakfast Skillet

Steak n egg is one of the best cast iron skillet recipes around, and I love it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

It’s a savory mesal packed with strips of flat iron steak, crispy hash browns, and fried eggs. 

What’s not to love? 

19. Giant Skillet Cinnamon Roll 

I am convinced that Saturday mornings exist for dreamy breakfast skillets like this. 

Spoil the little ones this weekend and whip up this enormous cinnamon roll! 

The intoxicating aroma of sweet cinnamon will wake even the sleepiest teenager.

It’s tender, sugary, and oh-so sinful.

20. Skillet Blueberry Coffee Cake

This blueberry coffee cake skillet is a must for your next brunch spread! 

It’s like a cross between breakfast and dessert, making it the perfect treat to finish off your meal. 

Serve it with a big scoop of blueberry ice cream or fresh homemade whipped cream. Either way, it’s an exquisite treat with very little fuss. 

20 Easy Breakfast Skillets To Start Your Day

Whether you like crispy tater tots with runny eggs or sticky maple syrup and fruit, these breakfast skillet recipes are a fantastic way to start the day.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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