hearty skillet taters & veggies

Hearty Skillet Taters & Veggies

Hearty Skillet Taters & Veggies is a delicious way to start your day!  This dish is typically served for breakfast or brunch.  But hey!, I’m not opposed to having breakfast foods for dinner from time to time!  This simple, yet delicious and filling recipe is a ‘go-to’ dish at our house, be it for breakfast or dinner!

When we were raising our five kids, breakfast during the week was usually simple ‘grab and go’ fare, including breakfast cereal, the occasional toaster pastry or instant oatmeal.  But on Sunday mornings, I tried to make a special breakfast where we would all gather around our dining room table, enjoy the meal and talk about the day and week ahead.  There was lots of biscuits and gravy, eggs either scrambled, over easy or Woo eggs (another story for another day, lol) 🙂 sausage links and pancakes or French toast with bacon.  And believe me, I’ve fried a LOT of bacon.  But to go along with all of this yummy goodness, there was usually some form of potato dish.

hearty skillet taters & veggies

Hearty Skillet Taters & Veggies is great served hot from the skillet, on it’s own, or topped with sausage gravy, shredded cheese or a couple of over easy eggs!  Yum!!

Using bacon fat and a little butter to fry this delicious potato and veggie dish brings it to another level of flavor.  Potatoes and bacon just ‘go together’ in my opinion.  This is a concept that my Dad introduced me, as a kid, on family camping trips.  The smell of potatoes frying in bacon grease still takes me back to those camping days of my youth.  Anyway…..where were we?  Oh yes….let me take you through the simple process of bringing this delicious dish together!

hearty skillet taters & veggies

Cut the potatoes into 1/2″ cubes.

hearty skillet taters & veggies

Dice the onions and the bell pepper.

hearty skillet taters & veggies

Next slice the mushrooms…

hearty skillet taters & veggies

Then melt the bacon fat and butter until it sizzles and add the potatoes and veggies to the hot skillet.

hearty skillet taters & veggies

Next, add the minced garlic and spices and reduce the heat to medium/low.  Cover Hearty Skillet Taters & Veggies with lid and allow potatoes and veggies to cook and brown slightly.  Once they are browned, turn the potatoes and veggies over gently and allow to brown, on the other side, covered.  Make sure you check them often, but try not to disturb them too much or the potatoes may get rather mushy and fall apart.  Continue to cook until the outsides of the potatoes are crispy brown and the insides are soft.  Delish!!!

hearty skillet taters & veggies



1218 cal


67 g


27 g


108 g
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Hearty Skillet Taters & Veggies

Hearty, simple & delicious!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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3 lbs. Potatoes, peeled & cubed (1/2” cubes)
1 medium onion, diced
1 small red bell pepper, diced
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, rinsed & sliced
1 t. garlic, minced
2 t. garlic & rosemary seasoning
½ t. salt
½ t. black pepper
2 T. bacon grease
2 T. butter


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt bacon grease and butter until sizzling;
  2. add cubed potatoes, onion, bell pepper and mushrooms.
  3. Sauté briefly, then add minced garlic, garlic and rosemary seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover with lid and allow potatoes to brown slightly, then flip potato/veggie mixture and continue to cook over low heat until tender. Continue to flip potato/veggie mixture to prevent overcooking until potatoes are crispy outside and tender inside (about 15-20 minutes).

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