Breakfast bake for dinner

One supposes the oncoming Nor’Easter, the steady drumbeat of depressing news, and the slow winter encroach are affecting my mood. But, instead, I find myself seeking comfort food from my youth and digging into my mother’s and grandmother’s cookbooks.

As both lived through the Great Depression, they had the knack of preparing good meals for little cost. Given the somewhat unsettled state of affairs our supply chain finds itself in, it may be a worthwhile task to review some of their recipes.

One can forgo the sausage and create a vegetarian meal from this. I’d serve with a dash of hot sauce or perhaps some pickled hot peppers for a tasty kick.

For a speed up, one might microwave the vegetable mix until tender, thence bake for caramelization.

Breakfast for Dinner

An easy tasty filling meal, perfect for any meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 359 kcal


  • 2 cups Potatoes Washed, diced
  • 1 ea Red Bell Pepper Washed, seeded, diced
  • 1 ea Green Bell Pepper Washed, seeded, diced
  • 1 ea Onion Peeled, diced
  • 1/2 ea Smoked Sausage Cooked, sliced to 1/4 " coins, ~8oz
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika Sweet
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 – 2 ea Jalapeno Pepper Washed, seeded, diced. (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese Grated, optional
  • 2 Ea Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Netural Oil Canola
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper


  • Heat up the oven to 400 F
  • While the oven is heating soak the potatoes in water, ~ 15 minutes
  • Drain the potatoes, and dry on paper towels
  • Toss the potatoes, peppers, onions, and spices in a large bowl
  • Coat a cast iron skillet with the oil
  • Add the vegetable mix and place in the oven to bake until the potatoes are tender. ~30-40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and reduce heat to 350.
  • Make a well for each egg in the vegetables, and crack an egg into it.
  • Give each egg a sprinkle of salt and pepper. And sprinkle on the cheese.
  • Return the skillet to the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes, adjust the time to match your desired yolk texture, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.


A simple meal, perfect for dinner, lunch, or even breakfast.
One can substitute hot dogs for the smoked sausage or drop the meat entirely for a vegetarian meal.  (One might need additional oil, but not much)
One can stretch out the initial bake for more caramelization on the veggies. Just stir on occasion.


Sodium: 948mgCalcium: 411mgVitamin C: 6mgVitamin A: 793IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 82mgCholesterol: 67mgCalories: 359kcalTrans Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 33gProtein: 15gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg
Keyword Egg, Potato
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