Breakfast Potatoes Recipe


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Breakfast Potatoes just take a breakfast or brunch menu to the next level, in my humble opinion.

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And luckily, these breakfast potatoes couldn’t be simpler to make. Chop everything up, toss it into a skillet, cook it until it is ready, and then gobble them up.

Sounds simple enough, right?

That’s about all there is to it. Promise.

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And if you really want to make things simple as can be, just chop all of the veggies the night before and leave the skins on your potatoes like I do.

I get tickled every time I serve them to company at the comments about how much they love the potatoes with the skins on still on them. For a few minutes I act like it makes them more gourmet or something. Then, I can’t stand it anymore and I admit to my laziness.

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I’m cool like that. Heh.

Here’s my Breakfast Potatoes recipe. Hope you love ’em.

Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Breakfast Potatoes make a delicious addition to any breakfast or brunch menu. Get this scrumptious, yet so very simple breakfast potatoes recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Allow butter to melt and add potatoes, garlic, onions, and bell peppers to the skillet, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Serve warm.


Store: After being cooled to room temperature, the breakfast potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. When ready to serve, reheat until warmed throughout. 
Freeze: Once the potatoes have cooled to room temperature, place them in an airtight, freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.  When ready to serve, reheat until warmed throughout. You can thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating or reheat frozen. 


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 1280mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 907IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Luvvvvvv me some breakfast potatoes!! These look insanely delicious, Robyn!

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Love love love these. No… I LOVE these 🙂

  3. Karly says:

    Is there anything better than a big skillet full of potatoes for breakfast? Nope!

  4. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    5 stars
    Breakfast potatoes rock! Pinned!

  5. Sherri McNary says:

    Can’t wait to try these. The cayenne pepper is a nice addition.

  6. Liz says:

    These are always good. Thanks Robyn.

  7. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says:

    Potatoes for breakfast! I’ll take it. Your combination of flavors sounds delicious!

  8. Cindy says:

    What do you think if a person put a scrambled egg mixture in half way through the cooking time and wa la you have a complete breakfast?? Maybe add some crumbled bacon?? Would like to hear your thoughts on that. Looks great as usual. Keep them coming. 🙂

    1. Barb says:

      I have always fixed this and after potatoes are cooked through scramble several eggs and pour on top with chopped ham — stirring to set the eggs.

  9. Tieghan says:

    My brothers would LOVE it if I made these for breakfast! They look awesome!

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Breakfast potatoes are the best! Love these!