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Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Skillet

This breakfast skillet is quick and easy to make with bacon and eggs, hash browns and cheese. It’s a hearty recipe made in one pan that can be served for breakfast or dinner!

This breakfast recipe is so easy to whip up! Other favorites include skillet breakfast potatoes, breakfast burritos and this frittata recipe.

Breakfast skillet in a skillet with a wooden spoon lifting it from the pan.
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Easy Breakfast Skillet

We’re a breakfast family at our house and while we love this hashbrown breakfast casserole this easy breakfast skillet is a favorite that’s made in one pan. On the weekends, we also love to make pancakes, French toast and Belgian waffles!

This breakfast skillet recipe is so flavorful with bacon, scrambled eggs, easy hash browns. Serve with a side of brioche bread French toast for Christmas morning and special occasions or just serve it for an easy dinner!


It only takes 6 ingredients to make this easy breakfast skillet! Feel free to add in extra veggies if preferred. I like to top mine with sliced green onions, diced tomatoes and hot sauce. Yum!

  • Bacon
  • Hash browns
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheese

How to Make a Breakfast Skillet

How to make a breakfast skillet in a two step photo collage.

Scroll down for the printable recipe.

  • Cook bacon. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-heat until crisp. Set aside and crumble once cooled. Leave 1-2 Tablespoons bacon grease in skillet and cook onions and peppers until translucent. Then add hash browns and cook according to package.
  • Whisk eggs, then add to skillet. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Then once hash browns are lightly browned, pour eggs over top. S&P to taste.
  • Cut into pieces and flip. After a few minutes, cut the dish into 4 pieces and flip each piece over to brown the other side.
  • Top and serve! Top with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon and serve once the cheese has melted.
Breakfast skillet recipe on a white plate.

Love breakfast recipes with hash browns? This crock pot breakfast casserole and cheesy hash brown egg cups are two more favorites!

Other Types of Egg Dishes for Breakfast

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Breakfast Skillet

5 from 6 votes
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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This cheesy bacon breakfast skillet has delicious layers of eggs, hash browns, cheese and bacon. Easy to whip up, but tastes indulgent and oh-so-delicious!
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6 pieces bacon
  • ½ cup onion , chopped
  • 1 bell pepper , chopped
  • 20 ounce bag hash browns , cubed or shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

    Optional: sliced green onions, hot sauce, tomatoes


      • Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp over medium-heat. Set aside and crumble once cooled. Leave 1-2 Tablespoons bacon grease in the pan.
      • Cook onions and peppers in the pan with the bacon grease until translucent. Then add hash browns and cook according to package. 
      • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Once the hash browns are lightly browned, pour the eggs on top of the hash browns. Salt and pepper to taste.
      • After a couple of minutes, cut the dish into 4 pieces. Then flip each piece over to brown the other side. 
      • Top with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Serve once cheese is melted. Add optional toppings if desired. 


      Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 34.1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.9mg

      Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

      Course: Breakfast
      Cuisine: American

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      Easy breakfast skillet on a white plate.

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