Ham and Apple Skillet Recipe

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"Here are all the breakfast favorites—hash browns, eggs, ham and cheese—baked together in one pan," notes Patty Kile from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Reduced-fat cheese, fat-free milk and lean meat help trim the fat, while chopped apple adds a hint of sweetness to this easy-to-fix skillet breakfasts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cups frozen O'Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked lean ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 242 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  1. Press potatoes between paper towels to remove moisture; set aside. In a nonstick ovenproof skillet, cook the apple, onion and sage in water over medium heat until apple and onion are tender. Stir in potatoes and ham; heat through. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and salt; pour over potato mixture (do not stir). Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until the center is set and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham and Apple Skillet in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p5

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