Favorite Eggs and Potatoes

Delicious Eggs & Potatoes – made in the skillet and finished in the oven, this flavorful breakfast recipe is also cheesy and perfect any morning or special day.

Eggs and Potatoes in Skillet

Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast is my favorite meal, but we hardly have it for breakfast due to time restraints. Yes, we are usually the oatmeal and cold cereal type of people, but if we had our way we’d have plenty of time in the morning to make a nice, hearty breakfast (filled with pancakes and breakfast casseroles).

Having said that, we typically have breakfast for dinner at least one night each week. We recently tried a new breakfast skillet recipe that will definitely be added to the favorites rotation (so good!) This recipe is made in a cast-iron skillet and starts in there and ends up in the oven baking the eggs.

This dish was seriously so good and simple, anyone can make them. You may not have time to bust this out every morning, but maybe for a weekend breakfast or definitely a special day like Mother’s Day (trying to give the hubby the hint). 😉

Breakfast Skillet potatoes

How to Make Eggs and Potatoes

Because this recipe ends in the oven, be sure to preheat that before cooking up your potatoes (to 400 degrees).

To begin, you will need to use an ovenproof cast-iron skillet. Butter this and add your cubed red potatoes. Cook these until tender. Stir in the parsley, garlic, garlic salt and pepper.

With the back of a spoon, make 4 well in the potato mixture. Break two eggs and pout into each well in the potatoes.

Take this and bake it in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional minute or two.

You can modify this baking time based on how you like your eggs. If you like them more runny, cook for a lower amount of time. If you like them more cooked, extend the cooking time by a few minutes.

Breakfast Skillet Recipe with eggs and potatoesScoot potatoes apart in 4 spots and add eggs.

Can you add meat to eggs and potatoes?

Adding meat to this breakfast skillet is a great way to add some protein and make it more hearty. We recommend add the cooked meat towards the end of cooking up the potatoes. Steak, Pork and even Chorizo all work great in this recipe.

How to Store Eggs and Potatoes

Once cooked, eggs don’t last as long in the fridge. Having said that, storing this dish in an air-tight container in the fridge will last for up to 4 days. To reheat, either use the microwave or throw back on the skillet for a few minutes.

Eggs and Potatoes Recipe in Skillet

The result was seriously one of the best breakfast dishes I’ve ever tried. I’m a big fan of eggs and potatoes so to have all the extra flavor, cheese and delicious-ness was amazing. If you’re trying to impress guests in town or your loved one, I highly recommend giving this breakfast recipe a try. 😉

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Eggs and Potatoes Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Baked Cheddar Eggs and Potatoes - the best way to make breakfast! It's full of flavor, cheese and all your favorite breakfast foods.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 427 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 lb red potatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley fresh
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add potatoes and cook until tender.
  • Stir in parsley, garlic, garlic salt and pepper.
  • With the back of a spoon, make four wells in the potato mixture. Break two eggs and pour into each well within the potatoes.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes and sprinkle with cheese. Bake and additional 1-2 minutes to melt cheese. Serve right away and ENJOY!

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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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