Quick Ways to Make Savory Breakfasts Using Potatoes

Breakfast menus are often packed with an abundance of sweet offerings, like pancakes, French toast, and muffins. But if you’re looking for something that will appeal to your savory cravings, syrup-covered flapjacks just won’t do. Instead, we suggest turning to potatoes for a mouth-watering morning meal. Whether you’re in the mood for a crisp, perfectly seasoned potato hash or want to make an oh-so-satisfying casserole, there’s a recipe here that will appease every appetite. Which of these six potato breakfasts will you prepare first?

1. Baked Cheddar Eggs and Potatoes

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The perfect combination of potatoes, eggs, and cheese, Taste of Home’s recipe is one that’s worth waking up for. Start by heating butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add the potatoes, cook and stir until golden brown, and then add in the called-for seasonings. Make four wells in the potato mixture, and break two eggs into each. Bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks begin to thicken, sprinkle with cheese, and serve. It makes 4 servings.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ pounds red potatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add potatoes; cook and stir until golden brown and tender. Stir in parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. With back of a spoon, make four wells in the potato mixture; break two eggs into each well.

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

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