Best-Ever Skillet Breakfast

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If it’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, there’s no reason it can’t also be the most delicious, too.

There is just so much to love about this dish. Most of it can be made in advance which makes bringing a scrumptious dish to the breakfast table a breeze. It’s a one-pot wonder, so very few dishes to clean. But, first and foremost, it is incredibly delicious. Fresh buttermilk biscuits make all the difference!

Watch us show you how easy it is to make this Best-Ever Skillet Breakfast!

An overhead view of a skillet breakfast of cooked sausage mixed with crumbled biscuits, cherry tomatoes, and cheese all topped with five cooked eggs.

How to Make the Best-Ever Skillet Breakfast


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The Ingredients You Will Need

The line-up of ingredients for this dish is straight-forward, and much you’ll probably have in your fridge or pantry. We strongly recommend seeking out homemade biscuits, or make your own!

Here’s What You’ll Need to Have on Hand

Breakfast Sausage – We love Jimmy Deans regular. If desired, try the spicy variety. We don’t recommend the sage variety since you’ll be adding fresh sage to the mixture.
Onion – Chopped, fresh is best.
Garlic – Minced, fresh is best.
Buttermilk biscuits – Pick some up from a local breakfast restaurant, or make your own! In a pinch, packaged biscuits will work.
Cheddar cheese – Shredded. Monterrey Jack, or Mexican blend all work well, too.
Tomatoes – Cherry or grape tomatoes are great. Halve them.
Sage – Fresh is best, but if using dried, then cut the amount in half.
Maple syrup – Go with 100% pure (not pancake syrup).
Seasonings – Salt and pepper is all you need.
Eggs – Go with quality, it really does make a difference.

EXPERT TIP: After the sausage, onion, and garlic are fully cooked, you can transfer them to a large bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients (except the eggs), or, to save on cleaning, simply add the ingredients right into the skillet with the sausage. Carefully mix with a large spoon.

A person using two hands to crumble buttermilk biscuits into a large cast-iron skillet filled with cooked sausage, shredded cheese, chopped sage, and cherry tomatoes.

Tips for Best-Ever Breakfast Skillet

Homemade Biscuits – We understand that making the biscuits from scratch may be more than you want to take on, but, if you seek out a local breakfast or brunch restaurant, they will sell you as many as you need. Don’t worry if they are more than a day old, they will soak up all the flavors during the baking process.

Fresh Sage – You can use dried, and be just fine. But fresh adds a depth of flavor that is just amazing. Fresh sage can be found in the product section of most supermarkets.

Don’t Overcook – We recommend baking the skillet breakfast until the egg yolks are soft, but not rubbery. For yolky eggs, cook for 18 minutes, for soft egg yolks, bake for 20, and for fully cooked egg yolks, bake for 23 minutes.

EXPERT TIP: If you’re not comfortable transferring the eggs from the shell, simply crack the egg over a small bowl, and then transfer the egg from the bowl into the divot you create in the sausage mixture. The handle of a wooden spoon makes creating the divots easy.

A person transferring a whole egg from a cracked shell into a skillet filled with a mixture of cooked sausage, tomatoes, and cheese.

How To Serve

This dish is definitely served straight from the skillet.

All you need is a large spoon and let family or guests serve themselves.

If serving more than 4 to 6 folks, then double the recipe and cook in a large baking dish (9×13″ or larger).

Because the dish has all you need in a meal (protein, bread, vegetables, and cheese), not much else is needed for serving. Fresh fruit is a great side, but that’s really about all!

A straight-on view of a skillet breakfast in a large cast-iron skillet filled with a breakfast sausage hash topped with cooked eggs.

Other Amazing Breakfast Recipes to Try

Breakfast truly can be the best meal of the day, especially if you go with one or all of these amazing recipes:

Caramel Banana Baked French Toast
Eggs Blackstone
Classic Biscuits and Gravy
Croque Madame
Huevos Rancheros
Best-Ever Eggs Benedict
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Vanilla
Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
Breakfast Potatoes

These are all breakfast at its best, without a doubt, but isn’t this calling your name right about now?

A straight-on view of a cast-iron skillet filled with a sausage hash with cooked eggs on top, and a wooden spoon inserted where some of the breakfast mixture is missing.

This dish is so satisfying and so spectacularly delicious, that we love to serve it for breakfast or dinner!

And leftovers, if there are any, are absolutely wonderful. Simply reheat in the microwave or in a low-temperature oven (300°F) until warmed.

And talk about the quintessential breakfast to serve to loved ones during the holiday season! It just doesn’t get much better than this!

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with a helping of skillet breakfast with a mug of black coffee nearby.

Ready to make the best one-pot breakfast in town? Go for it!

And when you do, be sure to take a photo of it, post if on Instagram, and tag @HowToFeedaLoon and hashtag #HowToFeedaLoon!

A straight-on view of a skillet breakfast in a large cast-iron skillet filled with a breakfast sausage hash topped with cooked eggs.

Best-Ever Skillet Breakfast

This Best-Ever Skillet Breakfast packs a ton of morning deliciousness in one easy skillet! It is so simple to put together and will really wow your family and/or guests as they wake up. Actually, it's so good, it's great any time of the day, or night! So good!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy one-pot breakfast recipe, how to make skillet breakfast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 495kcal


  • 1 lb breakfast pork sausage ground
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups buttermilk biscuits crumbled, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried sage)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a sturdy skillet (preferably cast iron), cook the sausage, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned and the onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add crumbled biscuits, cheese, tomatoes, sage, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended.
  • Make 6 indentions (using the handle of a long spoon works well) in the sausage mixture, and break an egg into each indention.
  • Bake until eggs have just set, approx. 20 minutes (22 to 24 minutes for fully-cooked egg yolks).


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The entire dish can be assembled (except for the addition of the eggs) for hours (or up to the night before). Cover with foil and then add the eggs into the indentions before baking. 
Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1188mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 3mg
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POST UPDATE: This recipe was originally published in February 2018, but was updated with improved tweaks to the recipe with new tips and photography, and a fabulous new video in September 2023!


  • This looks delicious! It’s my first time running across your site and I’m so happy I did. I’m going to make this recipe this weekend. And if it’s a good as it looks…. I’m going to make it for Christmas morning for when we have a house full of family. I love that I can make it the night before and then just add the eggs on top right before I pop it into the oven. Thanks again… now I have to go look at all your other recipes!!!!

    • Hi Doreen! We are so so thrilled you found us and we found you!!! We hope you love the skillet breakfast! We think it’s pretty yummy, and really is perfect for Christmas morning! Please let us know if you make it and what you (and your family) think of it! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Brunch is my favorite meal! For eating and for entertaining. This recipe sounds easy & delicious. Being able to prepare the night before is a bonus. We are having put of town company in a couple of weeks and this will definitely be on our table. Thank you for all your delicious recipes

    • Hi AJ! We couldn’t agree more about brunch! Yummy and fun all at once! We hope you and your company enjoy this skillet breakfast! Let us know how it all turns out! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    OH MY GOSH! This is so incredibly delicious! I stumbled on your site a couple days ago and have been drooling over your recipes, and loving your videos! This is the first recipe I have tried and it is AMAZING! I will be making this for my family for Christmas Breakfast! I will be making your Queso, Artichoke Dip and Chicken salad for my son’s birthday party this weekend and I know they will all be a hit! Thanks for a easy and BEYOND delicious recipe and for making me smile with your videos:)

    • Oh wow, Joy!! We are so glad you found us and we’re even more glad that we found YOU!! And we’re thrilled you loved this skillet breakfast, too! It’s one of our all-time favorites!! Hoping the dips and chicken salad are huge hits for you! Please let us know and do stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley 🙂

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