14 Breakfast Potato Recipes for Weekend Mornings

14 Breakfast Potato Recipes for Weekend Mornings

Christine Gallary
Nov 25, 2018
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I've always seen breakfast as just an excuse to eat more potatoes. I'll skip sweets, like pancakes and waffles, and dive straight into the savory section of a restaurant menu, usually ordering a dish because it's served with potatoes. If you're a breakfast potato fiend like me, these dishes are sure to help start your morning right.

1. Sheet Pan Home Fries

Make a big batch of these home fries on Sunday and enjoy them a handful of ways throughout the week: Topped with a fried egg, wrapped in a tortilla, or even eaten over greens as a breakfast salad.

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2. Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash

If you have a thing for sweet potatoes, this will soon be your new favorite way to turn them into breakfast for everyone at the table.

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3. Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet

You can parboil the potatoes the night before so that the skillet comes together in a flash in the morning. To make it an even heartier morning meal, add a fried egg to your serving.

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4. Basic Breakfast Tacos

Cook up the mix of breakfast potatoes, bell pepper, and onion that forms the base of these morning tacos during meal prep, so all that's left to do in the morning is whip up some scrambled eggs.

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5. Diner-Style Breakfast Potatoes

I love walking past an open kitchen in a diner and seeing a big pile of breakfast potatoes on the griddle, crisping up and turning into a delicious side to be dished up next to whatever eggs I choose. These classic breakfast potatoes are a favorite for good reason!

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6. Potato Breakfast Gratin with Red Peppers & Parmesan

Blanched, sliced potatoes are layered with cheese and peppers, then baked together with eggs into a sort of savory cake that's great anytime of day.

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7. Smoky Baked Hash Browns

Instead of babysitting hash browns on the stove, use a cast iron skillet and toss frozen hash browns flavored with smoked paprika in the oven until crispy instead.

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8. Bacon, Potato & Egg Breakfast Casserole

All of my favorite ingredients fall into this casserole: potatoes, eggs, crispy bacon, and lots of cheese. Since it uses frozen diced potatoes, it's a cinch to throw together.

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9. Fresh Herb, Potato, and Goat Cheese Frittata

Fresh herbs, sautéed potatoes, goat cheese, and eggs get started on the stove, and then finished in the oven in this elegant frittata that can do double duty as breakfast or lunch.

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10. Tortilla Española with Rainbow Chard

This twist on a classic Spanish dish cooks Swiss chard, onion, and eggs together on the stovetop, where it's flipped so both sides get golden brown.

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11. Crispy Prosciutto and Potato Egg Cups

These individual egg cups may look fancy, but using frozen shredded hash browns means they can be whipped up without fuss.

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12. Freezer-Friendly Potato, Chorizo, and Cheesy Egg Burritos

Spend a little time over the weekend assembling these hearty breakfast burritos and feel confident your mornings will be in check all week long.

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13. Salmon Hash with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Herbs

This unique recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover salmon from last night's dinner. While it doesn't need an egg on top to be satisfying, a poached or fried egg never hurt.

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14. Sausage and Greens Breakfast Casserole

This recipe calls for a bag of frozen diced potatoes, which saves you the time required to dice them yourself. When mixed with eggs and milk, they form the rich, hearty base for this cheesy make-ahead casserole.

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