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Skillet Potatoes Perfect for Breakfast

These easy skillet potatoes are perfect for breakfast or a side dish for dinner

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Skillet Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 166 kcal
Author DinnerPlanner


  • 3 large baking potatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon  water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper,diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grateed


  1. Add potato and water to a large microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, or just until potatoes are crisp tender, but not mushy. Do not over cook.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add red pepper and onion and sprinkle with garlic powder, parsley, rosemary, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper and onion soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  4. Drain excess moisture from the potatoes and pat dry. Transfer to the skillet and season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are golden brown and slightly crispy, approximately 6-7 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of the warm potatoes. Cover just until the cheese melts and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Potatoes Perfect for Breakfast
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 762mg22%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1225IU25%
Vitamin C 57.3mg69%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.