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Basic Breakfast Skillet

A low effort, high quality kinda breakfast.

Want to look fancy without spending hours in the kitchen? This recipe is for you!

I got this personal sized skillet at World Market, you can find them here!

This recipe starts out with a base of diced sweet potatoes, green chilis, onion, and some spices.

Pair it with mimosas and friends and you have yourself the perfect brunch!

20 minutes into the process, I added Italian sausage, an egg, and shishito peppers.

I used the skilled to cook chicken sausage ahead of time and then I just set it to the side, covered to keep it warm enough.

Shishito peppers have been super popular this year and I'm on board. They're nice and flavorful without being mouth burning spicy. They add a nice fresh kick!

After another 10 minutes in the oven, everything came out perfect! Topped it off with some freshly shredded cheese, avocado, crushed red pepper and diced green onion.

Random tangent - if you're not buying blocks of cheese, I highly recommend doing so. It stays much longer than pre-shredded cheese and tastes so much better. Plus you'll have some free time while the skillet is baking in the oven so really there's no reason not to buy block of cheese!

Ingredients (per person)

  • 1/2 of a medium sweet potato, diced into ~1cm pieces

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup spicy Italian sausage (I use chicken sausage)

  • 1/2 of an avocado

  • 1/3 cup diced yellow onion

  • ~4 shishito peppers

  • 1 tablespoon diced green chilis (I buy canned hatch chilis)

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic

  • A pinch of cayenne

  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Freshly shredded cheese, green onion, crushed red pepper for serving.


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Add butter to your skillet and turn heat to medium. When the butter is melted, add in the sausage and cook through, breaking into scrambles. Remove and set aside, covered.

  3. Add diced sweet potato, spices, vegetable oil, onion, and green chilis to the skillet, mix. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake 25 minutes.

  4. Remove skillet, mix up the contents. Add chickens sausage later on top of the potatoes and make a small nest in the middle, like a slight indentation for the egg to sit in. Crack an egg into a separate bowl (to avoid egg shell pieces getting in your skillet) then slowly pour onto the potato/sausage base. Add shishito pepper around the edge and transfer back to the oven to bake another 10 minutes.

  5. Remove skillet from the oven after 10 minutes. Top it off with cheese, green onion, avocado and crushed red pepper flakes.

Bonus points: serve with mimosas on the side. Cheers!

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