Brunch, Recipes / August 7, 2017

Southwest Breakfast Skillet

Drum roll, please… Today I am sharing the recipe for the long awaited, insta-famous, flavor packed Southwest Breakfast Skillet! Okay, maybe 156 likes isn’t insta-famous but who gives a &*%$? It’s delicious.

Blue Cheese Bungalow's Southwest Breakfast Skillet

Deep Food Thoughts

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? My fiancé, Austin, and I have this discussion all the time and I usually falter between Italian and Mexican food. We eat tacos once a week and honestly, I think I could do it every day. I mean, who doesn’t love Mexican food? That’s why, when I saw these Simply Potatoes Southwest Hash Browns at the grocery store, I just had to get them.

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

The Perfect Breakfast Hack

These hash browns are a great time saver because they come with classic Southwest seasonings built right in. I use Simply Potatoes because that’s the only brand that carries this flavor and they’re delicious TBH. I’m definitely not getting paid to write about this. I am all about breakfast hacks, especially on Sunday mornings. This breakfast skillet is everything you need for a hearty, flavorful breakfast packaged up in a little slice of golden potato and egg yolk heaven. Besides, runny yolks are a totally in right now so this breakfast is super trendy and insta-worthy AF.

Southwest BreakFast Skillet

What I love the most about this breakfast skillet is that it is so colorful! You can really top this with any veggies or toppings you choose. I personally love sliced avocado [who doesn’t], tomato and red onion. I also serve this with salsa and Greek yogurt. We use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream at our house. It took a little while to get used to but now I don’t even miss it! We have to cut calories where we can 😉

Share your Breakfast Skillet Pics

Maybe you’re looking to spice up brunch this weekend or maybe you’re like me and enjoy the occasional breakfast-for-dinner. Either way, you’re going to LOVE this recipe. If you give it a try, post a picture to Instagram and tag me @bluecheesebungalow. I can’t wait to hear from you guys!

Southwest Breakfast Skillet

Yield: 2-4 servings


3 tablespoons vegetable oil
10-ounce package of Southwest Hash Browns
½ cup chopped yellow onion
¼ teaspoon of salt
¼ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 vine ripened tomato (cut into wedges)
1 avocado (sliced)
2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
¼ teaspoon paprika


1. On medium heat, heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet.
2. Add yellow onion and sauté until translucent.
3. Add remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil, hash browns and salt to skillet. Stir to combine.
4. Spread hash browns evenly in the skillet and press down lightly with a spatula. Cook 6-7 minutes or until the bottom starts turning golden brown. Flip potatoes. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
5. Turn heat to low. Create four “wells” in the hash browns and carefully crack one egg into each well.
6. Cover skillet. Cook on low for 5-7 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
7. Remove skillet from heat. Sprinkle cheese on the hash browns around the eggs. Sprinkle paprika for color.
8. Top with sliced avocado, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro.
9. Use spatula to slice the hash browns and serve like a pizza. Enjoy with your favorite taco accompaniments like sour cream, salsa or hot sauce.

Southwest Breakfast Skillet is perfect southwest twist on a yummy hash brown dish! This is perfect for breakfast or brunch all year round.


Kelsey Renee

1 Comment

  1. Austin

    Great breakfast option if you’re trying to avoid sweets

    24 . Aug . 2017

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