Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole is a simple but hearty breakfast that can be conveniently made in one skillet at home or while camping.

Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

This is a hearty and flavorful breakfast that comes together quickly and easily in a cast iron skillet. One of the terrific things about it is that you can make it in your kitchen or out over a campfire while on an adventure. Here’s how to make a Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole.

Equipment Needed

  • cast iron skillet
  • measuring cup
  • cutting board
  • knife

Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole Recipe


  • 1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeños diced and seeds removed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup caramelized garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole Recipe


Spray your cast iron skillet with cooking spray, heating it to medium to high temp.

Add the bacon, garlic, peppers and fry until crisp, remove the mix and place to the side.

While the bacon is cooling, pour off some of the bacon grease leaving enough to fry the hash brown potatoes on medium to high heat.

Once almost cooked, add the bacon pepper mix and fold to combine.

Make four pockets and crack one egg into each one.

Top with the shredded cheese, allowing the eggs to cook completely and the cheese to slightly melt.

Cover to thoroughly cook the egg to desired doneness.

If desired add the diced jalapeno pepper on top for garnish.

Serve with salsa and or sour cream as desired.

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Cast Iron Skillet Southwestern Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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patricia Marsden October 13, 2016 - 9:02 am

Assorted meats with cheese, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes.

Nellwyn October 13, 2016 - 10:17 am

This looks so delicious! I’ve never made a skillet breakfast before but now I want to try.

Liz Mays October 13, 2016 - 3:10 pm

This sounds like the perfect family breakfast. I love making hearty breakfasts that my family can all enjoy.

Neely Moldovan October 13, 2016 - 3:39 pm

WE love meals we can make in our cast iron skillet. This sounds so great! Yum!

Hey Sharonoox October 13, 2016 - 5:58 pm

This looks like an amazing dish for breakfast. I love hearty breakfast. Lovely post!

Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. October 13, 2016 - 8:59 pm

How do you make garlic caramelized?

adriana lopez October 14, 2016 - 1:18 am

What a delectable breakfast, I can certainly have this for dinner too. Looks so good and with great flavors and combinations.

Carrie October 14, 2016 - 2:24 am

This looks fabulous! I love a good cast iron meal! Cast iron is one of my favorite things to cook in.

Michele October 14, 2016 - 7:54 pm

I’m not much of a breakfast eater but this certainly sounds like I would dig in and enjoy every bite. It has been a while since I used an iron skillet–about time I did!!

Elizabeth O October 16, 2016 - 10:16 am

With the temperatures shifting and the the season cooling off, this would be the perfect breakfast… very satisfying! 🙂

Pedro Anglero April 28, 2019 - 6:31 am

Do you chop up the garlic cloves after you have caramelized them?
Thank you.

valmg May 10, 2019 - 4:12 pm

After, this helps the flavor to stay better and not burn the garlic.


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