Country Breakfast Egg Skillet

This hearty breakfast has it all - crispy potatoes, soft onions, peppers, eggs, and ham - all made together in one skillet! These easy egg skillet is packed with good ingredients, filling, and simple to make.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword egg skillet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 163 kcal
Author Chelsea


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 of 1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper, optional
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed red potatoes, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk or half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste, optional
  • 1 cup diced ham (or cooked, crumbled bacon)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook onion and peppers in butter till tender. Add potatoes and season to taste with the salt and pepper; stir, cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, beat together the eggs, milk, Cajun seasoning, ham and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Reduce heat to low and pour egg mixture over potatoes. Cook over low heat, without stirring, until set on the bottom, about 1 minute.
  3. Lightly stir and turn eggs to shift uncooked eggs to the bottom and cook gently until eggs are cooked through, but still a little shiny and wet. Don't overcook. Taste, adjust seasonings as needed.
  4. Transfer to plates or serving platter, and top with remaining cheese.
  5. Serve immediately with a side of fresh, seasonal fruit. Or serve stuffed in tortillas to make breakfast burritos.