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Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes

One of my favorite meal prep recipes is breakfast potatoes! These Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes are the ultimate filling breakfast and perfect to serve with eggs or other favorite breakfast foods!

Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes in cast iron skillet on wooden tableWhether you have some leftover potatoes or you steam or bake some specifically for this recipe, Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes are about the easiest hearty filling breakfast you can have! I love eating these with poached eggs for a warm delicious breakfast that will stick with me all day.  This breakfast potato recipe essentially involves taking those already cooked potatoes, cubing, seasoning and sautéing them until they are nice and crispy!! Perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast, or a breakfast that will sustain you for those busy workdays.

Easy Weekday Breakfast potatoes will be made from whole potatoes being steamed in Instant Pot

Making the potatoes:

You can start off with making potatoes in any of the following ways!

  • baked
  • microwaved
  • grilled
  • steamed in the pressure cooker

I made them in my Instant Pot because it was such a quick and easy way to make up a big batch and I really like how they turn out, but you could just as easily make extra when you are baking or grilling dinner.

Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes on a black plate topped with a poached egg

Best potatoes to use for Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes:

Not all potatoes are the same.  The typical baking potatoes or the ones you would use for traditional mashed potatoes are russets, which won’t work as well for this recipe.  Instead I’d suggest:

  • Yukon gold
  • red potatoes
  • white creamer potatoes
  • dutch baby potatoes

Or essentially something from that variety, basically a firmer potatoes with a creamier texture.

A cast iron skillet is great for this recipe! I pretty much suggest that everyone have one because they work well for so many things, are very versatile and inexpensive.

Also, keep on hand some of your favorite seasoning blends, and change up this recipe with a wide choice of flavors.  For just the basics, stick with a single dried herb.  I usually go for dill, but rosemary and thyme are also delicious.

Breakfast Potatoes in cast iron skillet on wooden table
5 from 5 votes

Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes

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One of my favorite meal prep recipes is breakfast potatoes! These Easy Weekday Breakfast Potatoes are the ultimate filling breakfast and perfect to serve with eggs or other favorite breakfast foods!
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Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds gold potatoes see notes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or other favorite seasoning

Instructions

  • See notes for cooking potatoes
  • Cool or chill cooked potatoes
  • Cut into bite sized cubes
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat
  • Add potatoes and seasoning and cook until crispy and heated through

Notes

To make potatoes in Instant Pot: scrub potatoes and leave whole and place on steamer basket or trivet in pot.  Add 1 cup of water to bottom and place on steam setting for 10-15 minutes (depending on size of potatoes) per pot manufacturer instructions.
Smart Points per Serving: 3

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.8mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 86kcal

As a side note, it’s not required you serve these for breakfast.  They are also super tasty as a side along with my favorite turkey meatloaf recipe!

turkey meatloaf

One of my favorite meal prep recipes is breakfast potatoes! Breakfast potatoes are the ultimate filling breakfast and perfect to serve with eggs or other favorite breakfast foods! #easy #breakfast #potatoes
One of my favorite meal prep recipes is breakfast potatoes! Breakfast potatoes are the ultimate filling breakfast and perfect to serve with eggs or other favorite breakfast foods! #easy #breakfast #potatoes

19 Comments

  1. I had no idea you could take already cooked potatoes and turn them into breakfast potatoes. I usually just bake potatoes in bulk and then get sick of eating them the same way towards the end. This is totally perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    I love potatoes made anyway but these ones look so roasty and comforting. I love the addition of dill as well! I will be happy to have this breakfast, lunch and dinner! haha

  3. I love using leftover potatoes for home fries! Like you said, they really keep you full all day! I love dill I haven’t added dill to them! I’ll have to try that!

  4. These look so DELISH! I love a potato for any meal, but breakfast potatoes are the best. I need to try these out for brunch!

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