Spinach & Cheese Breakfast Skillet


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.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 serving


  • 1 small russet potato (about 9 ounces), scrubbed (skin left on)

  • 1 slice bacon

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 ounces)

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Prick potato in several spots with a fork; microwave on High for 4 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then chop into 1/2-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 Facts (per serving)

708 Calories
42g Fat
51g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 708
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 424mg 141%
Vitamin A 9409IU 188%
Vitamin C 40mg 44%
Folate 269mcg 67%
Sodium 928mg 40%
Calcium 468mg 36%
Iron 7mg 37%
Magnesium 156mg 37%
Potassium 1786mg 38%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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