Bacon and Eggs in a Bowl

by zesty on March 16, 2009 · 31 comments

When I woke up this morning, I had a craving for something hot but something a little different. Every now and again I get a huge craving for a “greasy breakfast“.  A good ole plate of bacon and eggs.  It works out great as I have some left over turkey bacon from the Asparagus Bacon Salad the other day.

I thought I would switch it up and cook it all together in one pan.  This is how it turned out in the picture below.  I topped it with a little bit of ketchup but forgot to include that in the photo.


Basically it is a hot breakfast in a bowl that combines the taste of bacon, eggs and hash browns in every bite.


  • 4 Slices of turkey bacon (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 Cups frozen hash browns
  • 1/2 Cup frozen peas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat pan to medium-high and start to render the bacon. (about 6 minutes)
  2. Add hash browns and continue to saute until has browns are cooked through.
  3. Toss in peas and season with salt and pepper.


  4. Create two hallow openings in the mixture.


  5. Crack eggs into opening and let cook.  (About 6 minutes)
  6. Sprinkle cheese over top  and cover with lid.


  7. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For a quick hash brown fix I sometimes uses the frozen packaged ones.  However for an original way to create your own hash browns, you can start by microwaving the potatoes first then cut them into small cubes. From there, pan fry them in butter until golden brown and then finish in the oven.

Question of the Day: What is your all-time breakfast food?

Have a great Monday and I will see you all tomorrow.

Take care


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1 Culinary Cory March 16, 2009 at 9:10 am

Since I never have time to eat a real breakfast during the week, I always love making a hearty breakfast during the weekend.


2 VeggieGirl March 16, 2009 at 9:17 am

So colorful!! Looks like a bowl of confetti :-D


3 thepinkpeppercorn March 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

hey cool! It’s always nice to have things divided up, especially for company.


4 Lisa March 16, 2009 at 9:41 am

Looks great! Almost like those Denny’s breakfast you see in commercials but much much better!


5 girlbeerdrinker March 16, 2009 at 9:51 am

I was good yesterday and had a bowl of oatmeal. Yea!!!


6 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 16, 2009 at 10:23 am

That looks amazing!!! My favorite breakfast ever (being the nice Jewish girl that I am) is lox and cream cheese on a bagel with tomato, onion, and cucumber… but its expensive and caloric!!


7 brandi March 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

man Cooking! You always make me want to go back home and cook once I read your posts :)

I love big greasy diner breakfasts and I love healthy ones. I think the biggest thing is that I need/want big breakfasts like this.

I can’t just eat a granola bar and be on my way.


8 Pearl March 16, 2009 at 11:44 am

That looks like the perfect one-bowl breakfast food – and you’ve figured out how to achieve the perfect amount of each ingredient in a bite!


9 Bruce @ Gotta' Eat, Can't Cook March 16, 2009 at 11:55 am

Good looking recipe. Great photos. Wish I could eat that much, but can’t anymore. Stupid stomach.


10 Meg March 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

It is fabulous! I put ketchup on everything and I would definitely put it on top of this!

You know my favorite breakfast food: OATMEAL!


11 leslie March 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Favorite breakfast food…hmmm, just might be what you photoed here!
Good GOD this looks good!


12 Marianne March 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

If I liked eggs, that would be tasty :D Actaully, it looked good up until the addition of the eggs.

My fave breakfast food is totally french toast. I made it this weekend in fact :D


13 pigpigscorner March 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Love the yolks!!!


14 Julia March 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

You just ruined it for me by throwing in the green peas! I seriously do not like green peas. But give me bacon , fried potatoes and a soft fried egg and I am in heaven.


15 ZestyCook March 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm

@Julia – haha sorry for the green peas… it is still great without them.


16 Susan March 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Hey! So great to find another Maritime food blogger!! (I’m in New Brunswick) Wonderful looking eats and GREAT site!! That breakfast is right up my alley, except I’d probably scoop the mix on top of toast :)


17 ZestyCook March 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm

@susan – thanks for the kind words! I am all for scooping everything on my toast


18 teresa March 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Oh how pretty and delicious! I’m always on the lookout for good breakfasts!


19 Christie @ Fig & Cherry March 16, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Wow! Great idea and fantastic photos. Stumbled :)


20 rubybean77 March 16, 2009 at 11:43 pm

That is a healthy breakfast for being greasy. :) Turkey bacon and peas! You’re funny!


21 RecipeGirl March 17, 2009 at 2:57 am

Yum!! This looks awesome. I crave a good, hearty breakfast pretty often too. It’s my favorite meal to go out to eat!


22 Lauren March 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Thanks for this recipe, Cooking… my fiance will love it!


23 Olga March 17, 2009 at 11:49 pm

That looks absolutely perfect!!


24 Sarah W. March 18, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Yum! thanks for sharing!!! This is totally up my hubby’s alley and he may be treated to this sometime soon – minus the peas though!


25 Kevin March 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

That is one great looking breakfast!


26 Bob April 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Question of the Day: What is your all-time breakfast food?

Cold Pepperoni Pizza!


27 GARY LANGEFELD April 13, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I am from Cincinnati, OH and am a huge fan of German Goetta. I make my own from my grandma’s original recipe (she was born in 1883). I generally have a line of friends outside my door before it is even finished cooling. Love your site.


28 Mehgan Drake December 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I’ve been checking out your website the past few months, and there are so many recipes I want to try! I’m not generally a morning breakfast eater, but I love breakfast for dinner. This looks delicious! How have I not seen your blog before??


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