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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cheesy Denver Breakfast Skillet

We love Brinner (breakfast for dinner, that is) at our house.  It usually happens weekly.  It's also usually my favorite night of the week for 2 reasons.  First, breakfast usually comes together pretty quickly and doesn't involve a lot of planning or prep work. Second,  we can eat breakfast foods that w typically don't have time for on rushed mornings.  I love breakfast foods and I guess I just can't get my fill in the mornings.  This was a perfect dinner for me.  My kids also gobbled it right up after dipping it in ketchup.  I might have told them it was french fries.  Either way, we had full happy tummies at our house.

The potato part of the recipe is really flexible.  When I made them I used frozen hashbrowns.  Lu made them with grated fresh potatoes that she microwaved briefly.  I also think they would be super delicious with these skillet potatoes that I have been loving lately.  I'm a big fan of working with whatever you've got on hand.  Just do what works for you.    
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Cheesy Denver Breakfast Skillet


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped green and/or red bell pepper
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup refrigerated hash browns*
1/4 cup finely chopped cooked ham
½ cup shredded colby jack cheese


Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet until sizzling; add onion and bell peppers. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add eggs. Cook, lifting and stirring slightly with spatula to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath, 2-3 minutes or until eggs are set.

Remove from skillet. Cover; keep warm. Melt remaining butter in same skillet until sizzling; add hash browns. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add ham; continue cooking until ham is heated through.

Spoon scrambled eggs over hash browns in skillet; top with cheese. Cover; cook until cheese is just melted.


*Use whatever kind of hash browns/ potatoes you have or like.  It works great with diced or shredded potatoes or frozen hash browns as well.  

Recipe Source:

Slightly adapted from Land O Lakes

 So yummy even chubby little baby fingers can't resist!

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