Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Italian Breakfast Skillet: Pork, it's whats for breakfast!

Hearty, comforting, home cooked breakfast.  That is what I want right now.  There is nothing quite like home cooked comfort food for breakfast and this skillet is exactly that.
Loaded with some of my favorite comfort foods; potatoes, sausage and bacon with Italian flair.

There is just something about comfort food that is kind of like a big food hug.  It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  A warm Italian style pork skillet is just what you have been waiting for.  Serve with a sprinkle of Italian style cheese blend to add more depth of flavor with Asiago, Romano, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.  Then top with a dusting of fresh basil and an egg over easy (or scrambled eggs if your tastes prefer).


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Italian Breakfast Skillet
serves 8

12 ounce bacon, chopped
1 pound package regular breakfast sausage, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound of red potatoes, diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
8 eggs over easy (one per person)
Italian cheese blend
Basil for garnish

In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon until almost crisp.  Remove from pan using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add sausage to pan and cook until almost cooked through.  Remove from pan using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add oil to pan and then add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and onion.  Stir to combine and cover, stirring occasionally until potatoes are cooked through.

Return bacon and sausage to pan.  Add tomato paste, basil, additional salt and pepper to taste.  Stir to combine and allow to cook until tomato paste is distributed over the entire skillet.  Add ¼ cup of water if needed to distribute the sauce over the entire skillet.

Serve and enjoy.  Serve skillet with an egg over easy, a sprinkle of Italian cheese blend and a sprinkle of fresh basil.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com


  1. Bacon and sausage? Sounds delicious!

  2. That egg looks so perfectly cooked perched atop that mound of deliciousness.

  3. What is in the Italian cheese blend?

    1. Every one seems to be different. I like Mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and asiago.


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