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Country Brunch Skillet

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

Using frozen hash browns and packaged shredded cheese shaves minutes off the prep time of this skillet egg dish, making it an appealing meal you can put together quickly. —Elvira Brunnquell, Port Washington, Wisconsin
Country Brunch Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 6 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble and set aside. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Add the potatoes, green pepper, onion, salt and pepper to drippings; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are browned and tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Make six wells in the potato mixture; break one egg into each well. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 304 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 238mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • Lillian
    Sep 28, 2020

    Loved the basic concept of this recipe! I sautéed all my aromatics in extra virgin olive oil first: onion, red pepper, jalapeno, and garlic. I then added bacon bits and a crumbled chorizo and let them caramelize with the veggies for a minute. I added cubed raw potatoes to the mix and sprinkled them with paprika. Cooked for about 15-20 minutes to incorporate flavors and get the potatoes fully cooked and golden. In a side non-stick frying pan, I scrambled the eggs with some half and half to keep them light and fluffy. I plated the country home fries first and then placed the scrambled eggs over the top and sprinkled with chopped fresh chives! It was delicious and everyone was asking for seconds!

  • J
    Mar 19, 2019

    Sounds great! Haven't tried it yet. Why do you add salt to a meal that already has salted ingredients: bacon, cheese and probably the potatoes?

  • littlerob56
    Mar 15, 2018

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  • oreo95
    Jan 7, 2018

    This was good. Cut recipe in half for two of us. Did use Obrien potatoes which made it easier prep. My complaint was 2 tbsp. of drippings was definitely not enough! By the time the potatoes cooked thru and then the eggs, everything was sticking to the pan. Will definitely try again and will use a cooking spray. Very easy recipe to cut in half!

  • gramcayo
    Oct 30, 2017

    This is such an easy dish and satisfying. I mix the eggs (I prefer scrambled) adding some jarred salsa and fresh spinach. The spinach adds a nice touch since it can be heavy. I serve in corn tortillas. Thanks

  • Dellast
    Jun 18, 2016

    Disaster. First, the hash browns cooked faster and browned quickly. So , you work to brown the hash browns and crisp them up and than you defeat this by covering the pan??? Second, the eggs cook to a hard glob in half the time stated so watch your eggs. Also the whites combine with the hash browns making them even more not crispy. My eggs were cooked hard in half the time and my fault for not watching them but I went by the time stated and took my eyes off them for a minute. This is a great idea for one pan breakfast but hard to execute. Plus you can't control individual likeness for the eggs. My hubby likes very runny yolks, I like mine runny but no slime please and this method makes it impossible unless you maybe add the eggs at different times. I finished most of mine but hubby tossed most of it not in being mean but just doesn't like hard dry eggs. The flavor was ok but it all was very dry. Sorry , but I would not make again.

  • DawnSileo
    Jul 17, 2012

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  • KaitlynElizabeth
    Jul 2, 2012

    I like making this on Saturday mornings (occasionally) for my family. It gives my mom a break from making food, and my family loves it. Great recipe!!When I made this, I cut up breakfast sausage and made scrambled eggs in a frying pan and mixed it in with the cheese at the end. Then I at least knew that the eggs were completely cooked.

  • ribbet39
    Mar 22, 2012

    When making this we switch the cheddar for brie cheese, which we add just before the eggs. This is a go to reciepe for us. Just love it

  • Amy2160
    Sep 1, 2011

    I thought this was alright. It was nice to only have one dirty pan though, and you do not have to worry about flipping the eggs. I added some red pepper flakes to spice it up!