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.
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.
Slightly adapted from Land O Lakes
So yummy even chubby little baby fingers can't resist!