Breakfast Skillet Recipes for Time-Crunched and Slowly-Savored Mornings

Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata
Photo: Andy Lyons

Pull out your trusty wide-rimmed pan to create a breakfast skillet recipe that will cure any craving. Our ultimate breakfast skillet recipes are hearty and satisfying, and they definitely don't hold back on flavor. Whether you're using a cast iron pan or a stainless-steel skillet, you'll love the ease of cooking one meal in one pan. Our fluffy frittatas and one-pan pancakes can feed a crowd, and our skillet egg scrambles are some of the easiest and most impressive breakfast skillet recipes out there. With ideas including a hash brown breakfast skillet and breakfast skillet burritos, start every morning sunny side up with these fabulous recipes.

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Apple-Kielbasa Hash

Apple-Kielbasa Hash in skillet topped with 3 fried eggs and toast
Jason Donnelly

Apples add a sweet spin on this breakfast hash skillet recipe. Add thickly sliced kielbasa sausage, potatoes, and garlic to season the skillet before adding chunks of apples, onions, and Brussels sprouts. Top the mixture with 4 to 6 fried eggs for an easy scoop-and-serve breakfast.

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Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata

Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata
Andy Lyons

Asparagus, thyme, and prosciutto add class to a basic breakfast frittata. This egg skillet breakfast recipe starts on the stove top and ends in the broiler, but all of it takes place directly in the skillet. Better yet, this easy breakfast only takes about 25 minutes to whip up.

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Potatoes with Chorizo

Potatoes with Chorizo
Andy Lyons

A fried egg is the perfect finish to this chorizo breakfast skillet. The drippings from cooked chorizo act as the oil for crisping up the potatoes and tenderizing the onions before the entire mixture comes together right in your skillet.

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Sweet Skillet Popover

Sweet Skillet Popover
Andy Lyons

A slightly sweet batter poured over buttered apples puffs up to golden perfection, creating an elegant breakfast recipe. The popover bakes in the oven, so be sure you're using an oven-going skillet.

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Bacon and Egg Burritos

Bacon Egg Burritos
Andy Lyons

Few things make a morning happier than a hearty breakfast burrito. With eggs, hash browns, bacon, and green chiles, this recipe is one of our favorite breakfast skillet ideas. While the egg mixture cooks in the skillet, heat the tortillas in the microwave and set out bowls of shredded cheese, green chilies, and salsa for a skillet-friendly make-your-own-burrito bar.

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Brie Passano

Cake for breakfast? Yes please! The hardest part of this skillet coffee cake recipe is waiting the 30 minutes for it to cool before digging in. Drizzle with a homemade powdered sugar icing for an even sweeter finish.

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Giant Cast Iron Cinnamon Roll

Giant Cast Iron Cinnamon Roll
Matthew Clark

Not all cast iron skillet breakfast recipes are created equal. And we're equally as taken by this slice-and-serve cinnamon roll as we are about the cream-cheese frosting that's spread on top of it. Although it may look like just one portion, this cast-iron sweet roll actually serves 16.

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Egg White Scramble with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

Egg White Scramble with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
Jason Donnelly

Looking for a protein-packed breakfast under 150 calories? Here you go. Garlic and Parmesan boost the flavor, so you'd never suspect this skillet recipe is lower in calories. Save those egg yolks for these recipes instead.

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Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes
Andy Lyons

Ricotta and egg whites whipped to stiff-peak stage add unmatched moistness and fluffiness to these bluberry pancakes. Cook each cake to golden deliciousness in the skillet, and keep already-cooked cakes warm in the oven.

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Apple Dutch Baby

Apple Dutch Baby
Brie Passano

A slightly sweet batter topped with buttered apples puffs up to create this elegant breakfast skillet recipe. This German-style pancake has a custard-like center with edges that puff out and curl in with a crispy crunch. The Dutch baby bakes in the oven, so be sure you're using an oven-going skillet.

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Frittata with Tomatoes

Frittata with Tomatoes
Andy Lyons

We gave this one-skillet breakfast a Mediterranean slant by adding basil, artichoke hearts, prosciutto, and lots of tomatoes. Customize our recipe with whatever herbs you have on hand, whether it's basil, chives, cilantro and/or parsley. You can't really go wrong with this hearty and satisfying breakfast.

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Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

Mushroom Scrambled Eggs
Andy Lyons

Parsley and mushrooms combined with ingredients likely already in your pantry take basic scrambled eggs to flavorful new heights. This scrambled egg skillet takes only about 20 minutes start to finish. Top it with freshly chopped green onions for a bit of color.

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Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Green Pepper Hash

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Green Pepper Hash
Andy Lyons

This savory sweet potato breakfast skillet gets a surprising flavor boost from fresh orange juice. Don't knock it until you try it! OJ adds a bright sweetness to naturally bitter greens and is deliciously balanced by salty sausage and eggs.

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Zucchini and Tomato Frittata

Zucchini and Tomato Frittata
Blaine Moats

Baked eggs never tasted so good. Thin slices of zucchini, fresh mozzarella, and yellow cherry tomatoes make for one impressive skillet breakfast casserole. A sprinkling of walnuts adds an unexpectedly delightful crunch.

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Puffed Oven Pancake in a Skillet

Puffed Oven Pancake with Brown Sugar-Banana Sauce
Scott Little

You can call it a Dutch baby or a breakfast popover, but we call it delicious! Bust out the oven-going skillet to create this decadent one-skillet breakfast. Whipped cream optional.

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Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble

Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble
Andy Lyons

Sweet potatoes bring this breakfast skillet recipe fall-inspired flavor, but you'll want to enjoy it year-round thanks to its quick start-to-finish time and one-pan ease. Although this recipe starts off with skillet breakfast potatoes, 8 freshly cracked eggs quickly transform it into a fluffy egg dish. Top it with a few dashes of hot sauce to transform this into a southwestern breakfast skillet.

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Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata
Andy Lyons

With this fancy frittata, your brunch buffet gets a lot more impressive. Thin slices of carrots and potatoes make the skillet frittata extra hearty. Although this recipe takes an hour to come together, the 25 minutes of prep work is worth it for the satisfied looks of your breakfast guests.

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka
Andy Lyons

This classic North African and Middle Eastern dish just may be the best breakfast skillet recipe out there. Onions, bell peppers, jalapeño, and spices simmer together in the skillet for 20 minutes to develop a saucy and flavorful stew before adding the eggs. Once the eggs are cooked (i.e., whites are set and yolks are slightly runny), simply sprinkle the skillet with feta and cilantro and serve.

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