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Egg and Potato Scramble

Egg and Potato Scramble

This Egg and Potato Scramble needs only 6 ingredients, 1 skillet and is ready in 30 minutes! It is a family and company favorite.

We have enjoyed Egg and Potato Scramble for many years.  It is one of my favorite things to make for company. Leftovers warm up easily too.

I got this recipe many years ago from my Taste of Home magazines.  They called it Morning mix-up but we often make it for supper.

I use the O’Brien potato mix with onion and peppers already in it to simplify the preparation. There is no chopping when those are used; just thaw and dump them in the skillet.

I always cook this in my Presto electric skillet.  It is plenty big so I can easily stir without pushing it out of the pan and it cleans up so easily.

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Why I Love This Recipe

Easy to make with simple ingredients.

It’s a family-approved recipe that comes together quickly.

The meat and cheese are easily customizable to your family likes or what you have on hand.

Comes together in 30 minutes.

Ideal for meal-prep meals.

It is super tasty.

Other Breakfast Recipes

Can This Be Frozen?

Eggs and potatoes in a casserole do freeze fine. The consistency will be a little different. Some mind this and some don’t. 

You will have to experiment to see if you are one that minds or not. That will decide if you freeze them.

Any time I am not sure it will work or we will like it, I just freeze a small single portion. Let it be frozen a week or so and then pull it out and try it. That is the only way to tell.

It does seem to help if they are not frozen for too long; like a month or less.

When freezing egg dishes, make sure the eggs are totally set (not runny) and then completely cooled before freezing. Wrap them well.

Casseroles can be frozen whole or in individual portions.

How to Store Egg and Potato Scramble

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This reheats well for meal prep.

Key Ingredients

(Full printable ingredients and instructions are just below.)

ingredients for Egg and Potato Scramble

Potatoes O’Brien—this is the bag of diced potatoes with the diced onion and pepper

Sausage–or ham or any other breakfast meat

Butter—or bacon grease, coconut oil or your choice of fat

eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

shredded cheddar cheese—or any kind of cheese you like

Freeze dried chives—or fresh chives

How to Make Egg and Potato Scramble

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

Add potatoes O’Brien and meat.

sausage and O'Brien potatoes cooking in skillet

Cook until potatoes are tender but not too soft; about 7 minutes. You don’t want them mushy.

In a separate bowl, add eggs and salt and pepper.

Beat eggs with fork until scrambled. (If I am using ham, I don’t add salt.)

scrambling eggs in a bowl

Make a spot in the middle of the skillet.

Add the eggs to the skillet

pouring eggs into skillet with meat and potato mixture
eggs in skillet with meat and potato mixture

Push the potato and meat mixture from the edges into the eggs to gently mix them in.

stirring eggs into potato mixture

Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set.

egg and potato scramble all cooked in skillet

When eggs are set, turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese and chives.

cheese added to top of egg and potato scramble

Cover for just a few more minutes for cheese to melt.

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Yield: 10 servings

Egg and Potato Scramble

Egg and Potato Scramble in serving dish

This Egg and Potato Scramble needs only 6 ingredients, 1 skillet and is ready in 30 minutes! It is a family and company favorite.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 28 ounce bag Potatoes O’Brien
  • 1 pound cooked sausage or ham
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 18 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Freeze dried chives, to taste

Instructions

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
Add potatoes O’Brien and meat.
Cook until potatoes are tender but not too soft; about 7 minutes. You don’t want them mushy.
In a separate bowl, add eggs and salt and pepper.
Beat eggs with fork until scrambled. (If I am using ham, I don’t add salt.)
Make a spot in the middle of the skillet.
Add the eggs to the skillet
Push the potato and meat mixture from the edges into the eggs to gently mix them in.
Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set.
When eggs are set, turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese and chives.
Cover for just a few more minutes for cheese to melt.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 504Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 415mgSodium 1038mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 27g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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