Spinach & Cheese Breakfast Skillet

Spinach & Cheese Breakfast Skillet

9 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Eating a big healthy breakfast‚ like this 700-calorie hash-and-egg recipe‚ may help lower your levels of ghrelin, a hormone that signals hunger, and reduce snack cravings later in the day. Plus, research shows eating the bulk of your daily calories earlier in the day could help you lose weight. If you're looking for a lighter breakfast, this recipe can serve two.

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  • 1 small russet potato (about 9 ounces), scrubbed (skin left on)
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1½ ounces)
  • Freshly ground pepper


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  1. Prick potato in several spots with a fork; microwave on High for 4 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then chop into ½-inch cubes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon over medium-high heat in an 8-inch cast-iron skillet until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet, but leave the bacon drippings in the pan. Add oil and diced potatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are browned, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; stir to combine and just wilt, about 1 minute. Season with salt.
  3. Make 2 wells in the center of the hash and crack one egg into each well. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the eggs are partially set, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the eggs whites are completely set, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Chop the bacon and sprinkle on top. Garnish with a generous grinding of pepper.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cool and refrigerate the microwaved potato (Step 1) in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 skillet
  • Per serving: 708 calories; 42 g fat(15 g sat); 5 g fiber; 51 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 269 mcg folate; 424 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 9,409 IU vitamin A; 40 mg vitamin C; 468 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 928 mg sodium; 1,786 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (188% daily value), Folate (67% dv), Vitamin C (67% dv), Calcium (47% dv), Iron (39% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, ½ vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1½ high-fat meat, 3½ fat

Reviews 9

January 22, 2018
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By: Karen Martin
Cut the recipe in half and ate it myself. So good! Will make it again
January 07, 2018
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By: Rachel Jayne Louwrens
Loved it! I halved it because it was just for me. Next time I might add some fried mushrooms.
November 12, 2017
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By: Yum - Rocky Mtn
Soooooo Delicious! I reduce the portion as it was huge!
September 17, 2017
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By: rania
Great recipe. I cut calories by using olive oil spray and cutting out the bacon all together (also didn't have it on hand but would've tried it with turkey bacon). I only used half of a red potato in my portion. Eggs were a bit too runny for my taste but next time I'll let it cook longer. Overall great breakfast!
March 24, 2017
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By: Diana Tapia
Love this! 700 calories is way to high, so substituted a slice of turkey bacon and waaayyy less cheese. Added tomato and onions, so no need for salt or pepper. The flavor still came out goood.
October 31, 2016
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By: Michaele
It looks like a great meal but the calories are pretty high. 3/4 cup cheese is quite a bit so decreasing the cheese to about 2 tablespoons would bring the calories down.
September 03, 2016
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By: Laura Pariseau
this is a great recipe, even though I think 700 calories is way too much for one meal on a healthy eating plan. I think this could serve two people, maybe with some fresh fruit on the side. I did make it a bit easier by using frozen hash browns instead of cooking a potato from scratch. I always have some in my freezer, and they are already cut up for you.
May 30, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Great Easy Breakfast Great easy breakfast! The potato shortcut really worked. I added onions and green peppers as well for added flavor!
May 04, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
EASY & HEALTHY Has a lot of flavor and uses only one pan to make. I always have baby spinach on hand and sometimes have too much and need a quick and easy recipe to use it up, this recipe is it. Pros: Few ingrediants, easy to prepare, tastey
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