Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Week continues! Tomorrow I will have be doing a fun breakfast post exchange with my friend Laura so be sure and check back.

You know my potato issues but I do have a family of potato lovers so I have learned to cook potatoes.

Usually one of the elements of a well rounded breakfast plate is some type of potato.  Today’s recipe for breakfast potatoes can be made with just about any type of potato but our family prefers the smaller red potatoes.

Back to School Breakfast

A little planning is required for this recipe but it can easily be done the night before.  The potatoes need to be cooked until fork tender and then refrigerated.  I have found that to be one of the keys to successful breakfast potatoes.  If you try to cook them right after boiling them they are too soft and just fall apart.  If you try to skip the boiling first step they are just too hard.  So for perfect breakfast potatoes – boil first and then refrigerate!

Back to School Breakfast

This is one of those recipes that you can really personalize to your own tastes.  Here is how our family likes them – bacon, peppers and onions.

Back to School Breakfast

Breakfast Potatoes
  • 10-12 small red potatoes, unpeeled
  • 6 slice bacon, diced
  • ½ C chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ground pepper
  1. Cover potatoes with water in a pan over high heat and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until tender - about 20 minutes
  3. Drain and refrigerate until cold over overnight
  4. Cut potatoes into quarters
  5. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon until crisp
  6. Drain on a paper towel but reserve 2 Tbsp of bacon grease in skillet
  7. Reduce heat to medium
  8. Add potatoes, red pepper, green onions, salt, garlic and pepper to taste and cook until vegetables are tender and browned, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  9. Add bacon and cook for 1-2 more minutes
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Kirstie says

    Yum! I’m glad you are featuring breakfast all week. I’m collecting recipes for my Cookie Exchange brunch in December

  2. says

    I am an Idaho girl so I love cooking a potatoe 1001 ways!! Your timing is perfect, Danee and I are doing breakfast’s next week at our annual girl’s trip. Thanks for the always amazing, recipes.

    PS. We did a dinner party two weeks ago for a friend’s 40th (I’ll post pics soon and send you a link) and the “Good Water” was a huge hit!!

  3. Erin says

    My dad is a potato farmer so I grew up eating potatoes every single night, but oddly enough we never had them for breakfast. My husband doesn’t quite love potatoes as much as I do but when he saw this he said I had to make them. I can’t wait to try this recipe out. I’m sure my little boys will be thrilled to have potatoes for breakfast!

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