Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet

Wake up to this hearty country farmers’ breakfast skillet! This farmer’s breakfast cast iron skillet recipe is filled with bacon, peppers, onions, and sausage. When you need a large hearty meal for a big day like a country farmer, start with a meal like this!

Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet

What Should I Cook for Breakfast?

I can’t think of a hearty breakfast skillet without thinking about all the comfort foods served around the farmhouse table. Generations of hard-working country farmers started their days with a large country breakfast, knowing they needed the nutrition to fuel their bodies for the long day ahead.

A farmhouse breakfast meal might consist of buttermilk biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, perfectly fried bacon, and over-easy eggs. Served with a pot of coffee and a bit of fresh cream from the farms’ milk cow, it was a farmers’ breakfast to be enjoyed by the entire family.

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Country Farmers Cast Iron Skillet

What is a Breakfast Skillet?

A breakfast skillet cooked in cast iron is a hearty filling meal direct from the oven in a country kitchen. It is the perfect way to get all the farm-fresh vegetables, freshly gathered eggs, and protein in one yummy, nourishing, healthy, satisfying meal to start the day.

This all-in-one country farmers’ breakfast skillet is a savory mixture of eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese, along with chopped peppers, onion, and garlic. It’s an all-in-one breakfast skillet that can be gathered from the farm and is sure to satisfy and fuel hours of hard work that need to be done.

Kitchen Essentials

The most used kitchen essential in our home is a cast-iron skillet, and I use them for cooking and baking. If you are brand new to using cast iron, be sure to read, How to Properly Use and Care for Cast Iron Skillets.

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What to Put in a Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet

A breakfast skillet is a perfect meal for when you want a big breakfast with all the farm-fresh nutritional ingredients. Everything comes together in one skillet, in about an hour.

  • Farm Fresh Eggs – There are many varieties of eggs available, and I always suggest farm-fresh eggs. They really do taste better, and if you can find a local farmer to support them, all the better!
  • Bacon – For this recipe, I use uncured farm-fresh bacon with no sugar. Cooking bacon with sugar as an added ingredient can easily burn because of the sugar that burns and leaves residue on your cooking surface.
  • Ground Breakfast Sausage – In our home, I use local farm fresh ground sausage without all the added ingredients, especially sugar.
  • Half n Half – could also use milk or heavy cream.
  • Shredded Cheese – this is a personal preference, but we love Pepperjack or Cheddar.
  • Bell Pepper – I like using red and orange, but any color will work for this recipe. Look for peppers that are bright, shiny, and firm. Avoid those that have wrinkled skin or soft dark spots.
  • Yellow Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How Do You Make a Breakfast Skillet from Scratch?

Cook the Sausage

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, and once hot, add in the sausage. Break apart the ground sausage with a spatula into small pieces. Stir occasionally as it browns, typically taking about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet and drain it on a paper-towel-lined plate.

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Cook the Bacon

Add the bacon into the same skillet that the sausage was cooked in. Cook until the bacon starts to brown on one side. Use tongs to flip the bacon over to cook on the other side, occasionally flipping to prevent burning. Cook until crisp, about 8 to 12 minutes.

Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool, then coarsely chop. Pour off the bacon grease into a jar, but keep 2 tablespoons in the cast iron skillet.

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Saute the Vegetables

In the large cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of bacon grease, add in bell peppers and onions. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, occasionally stirring until soft. Add in minced garlic and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes.

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Mix Eggs

In a large mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add half n half salt, pepper, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Whip the egg mixture until fluffy.

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Add in Vegetables

Remove the bell peppers, onion, and garlic from the cast iron skillet and mix in with the eggs. Beat again until fluffy.

Layer in Cast Iron Skillet

In the large cast-iron skillet, layer the sausage on the bottom and then crumble the bacon to layer on top of the ground sausage. Pour the egg mixture over the top and add the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese to the top.

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Bake

Place the country farmers’ breakfast skillet in the oven at 350 degrees and bake until the eggs are set, 40 to 50 minutes.

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Enjoy

Serve fresh from the oven and enjoy with a large glass of milk, freshly squeezed orange juice or a hot cup of coffee with fresh cream.

How to Store Leftover Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet

To store this country farmers’ breakfast skillet, allow it to cool, and then place it in a refrigerator-safe glass storage bowl with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in an oven-safe dish and warm up in the oven.

Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet

Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet Printable Recipe

Old fashioned, home-cooked comfort food at its best, this simple country farmers’ breakfast skillet is packed full of flavor and healthy! This breakfast skillet meal makes much food that feeds our large family of 6, with a tiny leftover amount to enjoy the next morning.

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Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast

Country Farmers Breakfast Skillet

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Wake up to this hearty country farmers’ breakfast skillet! This farmer’s breakfast cast iron skillet recipe is filled with bacon, peppers, onions, and sausage. When you need a large hearty meal for a big day like a country farmer, start with a meal like this!

Ingredients

  • 18 farm fresh eggs
  • 2 cups half-n-half
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 8 ounces ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    Add the bacon into the same skillet that the sausage was cooked in. Cook until the bacon starts to brown on one side. Use tongs to flip the bacon over to cook on the other side, occasionally flipping to prevent burning. Cook until crisp, about 8 to 12 minutes.

    Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool, then coarsely chop. Pour off the bacon grease into a jar, but keep 2 tablespoons in the cast iron skillet.

    In the large cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of bacon grease, add in bell peppers and onions. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, occasionally stirring until soft. Add in minced garlic and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes.

    In a large mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add half n half salt, pepper, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Whip the egg mixture until fluffy.

    Remove the bell peppers, onion, and garlic from the cast iron skillet and mix in with the eggs. Beat again until fluffy.

    In the large cast-iron skillet, layer the sausage on the bottom and then crumble the bacon to layer on top of the ground sausage. Pour the egg mixture over the top and add the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese to the top.

    Place the country farmers’ breakfast skillet in the oven at 350 degrees and bake until the eggs are set, 40 to 50 minutes.

    Serve fresh from the oven and enjoy with a large glass of milk, freshly squeezed orange juice or a hot cup of coffee with fresh cream.

    Old fashioned, home-cooked comfort food at its best, this simple country farmers’ breakfast skillet is packed full of flavor and healthy! This breakfast skillet is also delicious for leftovers the next morning.

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