The Ultimate Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, there’s no reason it can’t be the most delicious.

This dish has many things to love about it. Most of it can be prepared in advance, making it a breeze to put a delicious dish on the breakfast table. It’s a one-pan wonder, so there’s almost no pile of dishes to tackle afterward. But first and foremost, it’s incredibly tasty. Fresh buttermilk biscuits elevate everything!

Let’s take a look at how we can show you just how simple it is to make this ultimate cast iron skillet breakfast!

Ingredients You Need

The ingredient list for this dish is simple, and you likely have most of it in your refrigerator or pantry. We strongly recommend seeking out homemade biscuits or making your own!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Breakfast sausage – We love Jimmy Dean’s regular sausage. Feel free to try the spicy version if you’re up for it. We don’t recommend using sage sausage since you’ll be adding fresh sage to the mixture.
  • Onion – Chopped, fresh is best.
  • Garlic – Chopped, fresh is best.
  • Buttermilk biscuits – Get some from a local breakfast spot or make your own. In a pinch, packaged biscuits will do.
  • Cheddar cheese – Shredded. Monterey Jack or a Mexican blend works well too.
  • Tomatoes – Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved.
  • Sage – Fresh is best, but if using dried, cut the quantity in half.
  • Maple syrup – Opt for 100% pure (not pancake syrup).
  • Seasonings – Just salt and pepper.
  • Eggs – Choose high-quality; it does make a difference.

Pro Tips:

  • Homemade Biscuits: We understand making biscuits from scratch might be beyond your budget, but if you find a local breakfast or brunch spot, they might sell you the quantity you need. Don’t worry if they’re more than a day old; they’ll soak up all the flavors during the baking process.
  • Fresh Sage: While you can use dried, fresh adds a remarkable depth of flavor. Fresh sage can usually be found in the produce section of most supermarkets.
  • Don’t Overcook: We recommend baking the cast iron skillet breakfast until the egg yolk is soft but not runny. For a soft yolk, bake for 18 minutes, for medium, bake for 20 minutes, and for a fully-cooked yolk, bake for 23 minutes.

How to Serve

This dish is meant to be enjoyed straight from the cast iron skillet.

All you need is a large spoon, letting family or guests help themselves.

If serving for 4 to 6 or more, double the recipe and cook it in a large baking dish (9×13 inches or larger).

Because this dish encompasses all the components of a meal (protein, bread, veggies, and cheese), you won’t need much else at the table. Fresh fruit is an excellent choice, but that’s really it!

This is a top-down view of a skillet filled with a medley of breakfast sausage, cooked eggs, tomatoes, and cheese, topped with baked eggs.

Other Amazing Breakfast Recipes Worth Trying

Breakfast truly can be the most delicious meal, especially if you opt for one or all of these stunning recipes:

  • Caramelized Banana Baked French Toast
  • Eggs Blackstone
  • Classic Biscuits and Gravy
  • French Toast Breakfast Sandwich
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Best-Ever Eggs Benedict
  • Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes with Vanilla
  • Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
  • Breakfast Potatoes

Undoubtedly, these are all the best breakfasts, but doesn’t this one just call out to you right now?

An egg has been transferred from a cracked shell to a skillet filled with cooked sausage, tomatoes, and cheese mixture.

This dish is so satisfying and delicious; we love indulging in it for breakfast or even dinner!

And if there’s any leftover, it’s absolutely delightful. Just heat it up in the microwave or in a low-temperature oven (300°F) until hot.

Plus, it’s the epitome of a breakfast spread for loved ones during the holiday season! There’s simply nothing better than this!

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with a cast iron skillet breakfast, accompanied by a cup of black coffee.

Ready to make the best one-pan breakfast in town? Let’s do this!

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