Crispy Breakfast Potatoes With Peppers and Onions

These crispy breakfast potatoes are the perfect breakfast side dish. Cubed red potatoes, peppers, onions, and seasonings are a delicious combination that goes with just about any main dish. 

The ingredients are simple and easy to keep on hand. You’ll want these amazing breakfast potatoes any time you’re cooking breakfast. 

Let’s jump into what you’ll need for this recipe and how to cook this dish. 

easy breakfast potatoes

Crispy Breakfast Potato Ingredients

This recipe uses simple ingredients. See the list below for what you’ll need. There are also substitution notes below for this recipe. 

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 2 pounds (about 9) red potatoes, cubed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika 
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Optional: garnish with fresh parsley and more salt and pepper to taste.

ingredients

Substitutions

  • Any potatoes can be used in place of red potatoes in this recipe. 
  • Any oil with a high smoke point can be used in place of the olive oil. This includes avocado, peanut, and canola oils. 
  • Butter has a smoke point of around 300℉ so it is not a good candidate to replace the oil in this recipe. 
  • Breakfast meats, such as bacon and sausage, are good additions in this recipe. 

Recipe Notes

  • An oven-safe skillet is used in this recipe. However, if an oven-safe skillet is not available, you can use a regular skillet and then transfer the dish to an oven-safe dish to finish. 
  • This is a one-pan meal if using an oven-safe skillet, cast iron skillet, or braiser.  
  • For crispier breakfast potatoes, leave the potatoes in the skillet for longer in step #2 until they are crispy enough for your liking. 

Instructions

There are only four steps to this easy recipe. Note that the ingredients should be chopped and prepared prior to starting this recipe. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  1. Add the olive oil and cubed potatoes to a large, oven-safe skillet. Cook the potatoes over medium-high heat for about 12 minutes. Stir the potatoes 3 times or about every four minutes to ensure even cooking and to prevent the potatoes from sticking. The potatoes should be lightly browned. 
  1. Add the peppers, onions, and seasonings to the hot skillet and stir until combined. Carefully transfer the skillet to the preheated stove. 
  1. Bake for about 25 minutes until the potatoes are soft in the middle and crispy on the outside. The vegetables should be tender. 

How to Serve Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast potatoes should be served while still warm from the oven. This dish can be served alongside just about any breakfast dish. 

This potato dish goes well with:

  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Omelets
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Chicken fried steak
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Toast
  • Breakfast burritos
  • And More
breakfast potatoes served with sausage

How to Store Breakfast Potatoes

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Leftovers can be microwaved or warmed in the oven until warmed thoroughly. 

The cooked vegetables do not hold up well in the freezer. However, if you’d like to freeze the prepped ingredients, you can freeze the cubed potatoes and chopped vegetables. You would just take them out when you’re ready and cook them frozen just like a frozen bag from the grocery store. 

Crispy Breakfast Potatoes With Peppers and Onions

These crispy breakfast potatoes are the perfect breakfast side dish. Cubed red potatoes, peppers, onions, and seasonings are a delicious combination that goes with just about any main dish.
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easy breakfast potatoes
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:37 mins
Total Time:1 hr 7 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (about 9) red potatoes cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper cubed
  • 1 sweet yellow onion cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: garnish with fresh parsley and more salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Add the olive oil and cubed potatoes to a large, oven-safe skillet. Cook the potatoes over medium-high heat for about 12 minutes. Stir the potatoes 3 times or about every four minutes to ensure even cooking and to prevent the potatoes from sticking. The potatoes should be lightly browned.
  • Add the peppers, onions, and seasonings to the hot skillet and stir until combined. Carefully transfer the skillet to the preheated stove.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes until the potatoes are soft in the middle and crispy on the outside. The vegetables should be tender.
Servings: 4

Breakfast Potato FAQ

Why are my breakfast potatoes soggy?

Breakfast potatoes often become soggy if they are covered while cooking. Breakfast potatoes should be cooked over medium-high to high heat and stirred occasionally. They shouldn’t be covered while cooking. 

Do I need to soak potatoes when making breakfast potatoes?

Soaking potatoes in cold water before cooking them does help with some recipes. It removes the starch from the potatoes and even helps them get crispy more easily. However, it is an extra step that isn’t required in this recipe. 

How do I make my breakfast potatoes crispy?

To make your breakfast potatoes crispy, start by cooking them over medium-high heat in a skillet with oil. They won’t crisp much more in the oven, so brown them to your liking on the stove. Once your potatoes have browned, you can transfer them to the oven to finish cooking. 

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