Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

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Dear food enthusiasts, today I’m excited to share a recipe that holds a special place in my heart. Every bite of these Cheesy Skillet Potatoes takes me back to a wonderful family picnic last summer. The sun was shining, laughter filled the air, and the aroma of these sizzling potatoes wafted from the skillet. It’s a memory I cherish, and I’m thrilled to pass on this delightful recipe to you.

How to Prepare Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

If you’re ready to embark on a flavorful journey, let’s dive into the simple yet mouthwatering Cheesy Skillet Potatoes recipe.

Ingredients for Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions for Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Once done, remove the bacon slices and set them aside, while keeping the bacon grease in the skillet.
  2. Add the diced potatoes to the skillet with the bacon grease. Season the potatoes with garlic salt, seasoned salt, and black pepper. Cook the potatoes until they become soft and tender.
  3. Once the potatoes are tender, add the crumbled bacon back into the skillet. Pour the beaten eggs over the potatoes and bacon mixture. Allow the eggs to cook until they are firm and fully set.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded Cheddar cheese over the cooked mixture. Cover the skillet with a lid to let the cheese melt and become gooey and irresistible.
  5. Once the cheese has melted, remove the skillet from heat. Serve the Cheesy Skillet Potatoes hot, either as a delectable side dish or a satisfying standalone meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different types of cheese for this recipe?

Absolutely! While Cheddar cheese adds a rich flavor, you can experiment with other cheeses like mozzarella, Swiss, or pepper jack to create your own twist.

Is it possible to make this recipe vegetarian?

Definitely! Just skip the bacon and use a tablespoon of olive oil or butter for cooking. The result will be equally delicious and perfect for vegetarians.

Can I prepare the potatoes ahead of time?

Of course! You can dice the potatoes and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator a day before to save time on the cooking day.

What can I serve with Cheesy Skillet Potatoes?

These potatoes go wonderfully with a side salad, grilled vegetables, or even some sautéed mushrooms. The choice is yours!

Can I add additional vegetables to the dish?

Absolutely! Bell peppers, onions, and spinach are great options. Just sauté them along with the potatoes for added flavor and nutrition.

Can I double the recipe for a larger gathering?

Definitely! Just make sure you have a skillet big enough to accommodate the increased quantity. Adjust cooking times as needed.

There you have it, a recipe that not only fills your stomach but also warms your heart with cherished memories. I hope these Cheesy Skillet Potatoes bring as much joy to your table as they do to mine. Happy cooking!

Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 peeled and diced potatoes
  • teaspoon garlic salt
  • teaspoon seasoning salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon slices, reserving grease. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Add potatoes to bacon grease and season with garlic salt, seasoned salt and black pepper. Cook until potatoes are soft.
  • When potatoes are tender, add crumbled bacon. Pour eggs over potatoes and cook until firm. Spread with cheese and cover with lid until melted.

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