This dish is as delicious as it is simple. The crispy potato, the creamy yolks, and the sharpness of the cheddar all come together wonderfully. And the veggies take on a lovely, nutty flavor after being roasted. This meal is perfectly hearty without being heavy, and since the amounts can be easily adjusted to serve any number, it’s a great dish to serve at a brunch.
Feel free to switch up the vegetables for your favorites (I think zucchini would be delicious), or you could add some kind of breakfast meat.
Baked Egg Skillet with Vegetable Hash
(Yield: 1 serving)
1 TB olive oil
1 small potato, cleaned and diced
½ small white onion, diced
1 small bell pepper (or ½ medium bell pepper), any color
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large eggs
Salt and pepper
½ oz sharp white Cheddar, shredded
Chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 400F. Heat a small-medium pan (an 8- or 10-inch pan works well here) on medium-high heat. Add the oil and potato and cook over medium to medium-high for 5-10 minutes (stirring occasionally), until the potatoes are browned and cooked through. Add the onion, pepper, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper, turn the heat down to medium or medium-low and cook another 3-5 minutes, until the veggies start to soften.
Make two wells in the veggies so that the eggs have a place to go, then gently crack each egg into a well. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper on top of each egg. Bake until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired consistency (about 10 minutes will give you runny yolks with set whites). Sprinkle the cheese on top then bake for 45-60 seconds longer, just to melt the cheese. Serve with parsley sprinkled on top.
What a good idea!
Just came across your site today- you are very talented!
My children would love this as they love fried eggs but I’d have to pass.
This is my kind of food. What a wonderful gathering of delicious choices and those eggs are equal to the cherry on top but much better.
I think I’ll make this for breakfast but with red bell peppers. I bought a few of them since they were such a nice price.
I could eat this any time of day.
Peanut Butter Bliss says
this sounds & looks waaaay better than any hotel breakfast :)
[email protected] says
This looks delicious! I’m comin’ over for lunch.
Blond Duck says
Have a wonderful weekend, my fabulous foodie friend!
Great brunch idea! Think I like the idea of adding some ham to it and agree zucchini would be delicious. Frankly, anything that has fried or roasted potatoes in it will bring me running.
What a fantastic healthy delicious breakfast.
sarah (ghost world) says
oh, now i know what i want to eat after my long run this weekend! YUM!
this looks like a really good breakfast dish!
What a hearty and delicious breakfast! Love the eggs on top!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Delicious! This is a perfect meal. I have always been a fan of breakfast for dinner….yum!!!
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says
Oh, that looks really yummy! Perfect idea for my late supper!
I have been thinking of this kind of dish for a while. We are sure having the same vibe, Faith!
Wow this is my type of breakfast! I love the combination of potato and eggs. I make this often minus onion and peppers. I must add them, too next time. Thanks for the idea!
My hubby would be all over that dish!!!
Blond Duck says
I would definately eat veggies for breakfast if I could have this!
you probably made this with me in mind (aren’t I narcisstic) because this is exactly the kind of dish I would envision and crave for! How fortunate! I just bought a bag of gold potatoes! YAY!
[email protected] says
vat a great combo faith!! lurve veg and egg :)
Thanks for the recipe…looks yummy!!
Wish I could have some of this right now. I’m sure that it works wonders for hangovers!
Heavenly Housewife says
This looks fabulous. I love egg dishes and I eat them a lot.
Hey!! i loved this dish so much.
Nice combo of egg and veggies!!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
That looks so delicious Faith! Oh no, it’s almost 2am and I need to go to bed but I’m now hungry… :P