This Vegan Breakfast Skillet potato is the perfect dish to make for a weekend brunch. It’s hearty, comforting, and super simple to make!


Despite what you hear about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, a lot of people skip it or just grab a doughnut and coffee on their way out the door. Unfortunately, that usually leads to cravings mid-morning, which then leads to a stop at your local convenience store.

The common excuse for skipping breakfast is: who has the time to cook a healthy breakfast every morning? No more excuses! This Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes recipe will save you from dirty gas station fried food, by fulfilling your breakfast cravings before you even leave the house!

This Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes recipe is your go-to when you’re looking for a meal that’s quick, easy to make, and delicious. This recipe is so filling and delicious, that you’ll be happy to get out of bed in the morning.

Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes are tender and moist on the inside but golden and crisp on the outside. They have just the right amount of seasoning with onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

They are delicious,  served with Easy Tofu Scramble, Gluten-Free Vegan Sausage, and Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.

So, let’s get started. Let me show you how to make vegan breakfast skillet potatoes


As always, I suggest you read the complete article for useful information. However, scroll down to find the detailed recipe with exact ingredients and step-by-step instructions.


skillet potato with onion and peppers in a skillet on grey background 

Why You’ll Love These Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes?

This vegan breakfast recipe is so delicious that everyone in the family will love them! Because:

  • The best part about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy to make!
  • It requires minimal ingredients, which you’ll find in your pantry
  • It is budget-friendly
  • It is vegan and gluten-free.
  • These vegan breakfast skillet potatoes are a hearty, filling, and delicious meal that you can cook in one pan or dish.
  • It’s almost like eating a breakfast omelet without any of the guilt that tends to come with eggs.
  • These Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes are so good, that you won’t miss the meat!
  • This is a great go-to dish to cook on a Sunday and eat throughout the week for breakfast. They’re great to make on a Sunday morning when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen and would prefer to enjoy your coffee and newspaper in peace.
  • You can take this breakfast to your work with you that’s totally customizable to fit even the most finicky of eaters!
  • I don’t know why I keep saying breakfast, because this dish could work for lunch or dinner too.

Skillet potato ingredients on wooden cutting board

Skillet Potatoes Ingredients

These vegan breakfast skillet potatoes are quite simple and easy to prepare. You’ll need the following listed ingredients, which are probably already available in your pantry:

  • Potatoes: I love to use a slightly waxy potato like the Yukon gold variety, which doesn’t fall apart as the mealy variety when cooked.
  • Coconut Oil: Just enough oil to keep the potatoes crisp but not oily.
  • Onion, Garlic, and Bell Pepper: add more flavor to the potatoes and color.
  • Onion powder: Adding onion powder will give it a more savory flavor.
  •  Garlic powder: You simply can’t miss the garlicky flavor!
  • Paprika: The flavor of paprika is sweet and spicy. It’s a great way to add some smokiness and heat to your dishes.
  • Salt: Seasoned with salt to balance out the flavors.
  • Vegetable Broth: You can use any broth you have on hand and even make your own with vegetable scrap. If you are not vegan you can use beef or chicken broth for a more rich and deep flavor.
  • Parsley: The addition of parsley to a dish improves the flavors. It balances out savory dishes in the same way as a squeeze of lemon juice improves the flavor of something.

potato,onion, bell pepper cooking in saucepan

How To Make Breakfast Skillet Potatoes?

This is such an easy recipe to prepare because there is no need to pre-boiled the potatoes. I just add the liquid into the skillet and covered it to cook the potatoes until they were tender. I then removed the cover and continued cooking until the potatoes were golden brown and crispy.

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet.
  2. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and saute until onion is soft about 3 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and stir to coat with the oil.
  4. Sprinkle potato slices with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, and salt, and stir to coat.
  5. Add water or vegetable broth and cover the skillet and cook until liquid is absorbed and the potatoes are beginning to crisp on the outside, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Carefully turn potatoes over to crisp on the other side.

Pro Tips For Making Breakfast Potatoes

  1. Prepare the potatoes the night before, scrub potatoes, cut them into slices, and store them in cold water the night before to prevent them from browning. The following morning, drain potatoes, add the seasonings, and cook fresh.
  2. Make sure to use a non-stick skillet or cast iron pan to prevent potatoes from sticking.


  • You can also add additional veggies such as spinach, and kale if desired.
  • Try a combination of potatoes, onion rings, and sausage crumbles.
  • The swiss chard perfectly enhances the flavor profile and makes a hearty meal.
  • To add a fragrant punch to your skillet potato, add some finely chopped rosemary, or chives.
  • To add a cheesy flavor to your potatoes, try sprinkling some Grana Padano or vegan Parmesan at the end.
  • If you’re using organic potatoes, you don’t have to peel the potatoes.
  • You can use any type of potato you choose.
  • Add your preferred spices to your breakfast potatoes dish to make it your own.
  • You could also use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.

Try These Other Vegan Breakfast Favorites!

  1. Cauliflower Hash Browns
  2. Vegan Tater Tots
  3. Sausage And Gravy
  4. Banana Oatmeal Recipe
  5. Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are Potatoes For Breakfast Healthy?

In terms of health benefits, potatoes are really underrated. You can obtain the following health benefits by eating these delectable carbs.

  • Vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6 are all found in the potato, and the lack of cholesterol makes it a good choice for those concerned about heart health.
  • It contains numerous nutrients that are beneficial to the body’s health, including lutein, which is beneficial to eye health, and choline, which reduces inflammation.
  • Because they include iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, they are beneficial to bone health.
  • Potatoes are high in potassium, which can help to keep blood pressure in check. Potatoes also include calcium and magnesium, which have been shown to naturally lower blood pressure.
  • Potatoes are high in fiber, which aids digestion. Fiber aids weight loss by keeping our stomachs full for extended periods of time.
  • Potatoes are high in folate, which helps to reduce your cancer risk.

How To Serve Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes?

If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll serve them alongside some Easy Tofu Scramble, some sort of salad, berries, etc. Pair the dish with some nice fresh bread, and you have yourself a tasty breakfast in your hands.

To incorporate protein in the dish, you could also put some vegan sausage or regular sausage into the main dish directly, or you could serve it as a garnish on the side. I also enjoy adding sometimes a can of drained and rinsed black beans to the potatoes prior to roasting.

What To Do With The Leftover Vegan dfrgbgBreakfast Skillet Potatoes?

If you’ve got leftover Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes, don’t throw them away! You can store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for a few days.

To reheat, heat in the microwave for about two minutes or until warmed through.

You can also reheat them in a pan on the stovetop, but make sure you stir often to prevent burning.

How Do You Make Potatoes Crispy Without Oil?

Sprinkle garlic and onion powder over potatoes on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from oven and sprinkle salt, paprika, and parsley. Serve and have fun!

Is Cast Iron Good For Frying Potatoes?

For this recipe, you can use a big cast iron skillet since it can bear the high heat needed to brown the potatoes and prevent potatoes from sticking. A heavy-bottomed nonstick pan will work. A non-stick pan will also suffice if you don’t have cast iron.

Why Are My Potatoes Sticking To My Cast Iron?

Ensure that your skillet is clean. If anything is stuck to the skillet bottom when you begin cooking crispy potatoes, the potatoes will stick. This should not be an issue if the pan has been adequately oiled.

How Do You Keep Potatoes From Turning Brown?

Fill a large mixing bowl halfway with cold water. Put the potatoes in the cold water as you cut them. When ready to use, drain in a strainer and pat to remove excess water. This is critical in this recipe because if there is too much water added, the potatoes will steam rather than roast.

Does Soaking Potatoes Remove Carbs?

The starch in the potatoes can cause them to cling together. The starch from the surface of the cut potatoes can be removed by soaking them for at least 5 minutes or rinsing potatoes under cold water, although there is little proof that soaking reduces a significant quantity of carbohydrates.

What Is The Healthiest Potato To Eat?

There are several varieties of potatoes, but Red Desiree is considered the healthiest because of their high quantities of nutrients and phytochemicals.

Are Potatoes Good For Weight Loss?

Absolutely! When it comes to satisfying and low-calorie cuisine, potatoes are the best. Furthermore, potatoes are actually quite excellent for you, — particularly if you’re attempting to lose weight.

Which Potatoes Are Best For Weight Loss?

These fiber-rich foods will help you feel fuller for longer, regardless of how many calories you consume. When it comes to weight-loss potatoes, white and red potatoes are both excellent options. Sugar consumption must also be limited, as we already consume much too much.

Is Potato Healthier Than Rice?

Potatoes are the better alternative in terms of macronutrients, as they are fewer in calories and fat, higher in fiber, and contain almost the same protein content as white rice.

What Are The Disadvantages Of Potato?

Potatoes have a high glycemic index (GI), which means they raise blood sugar levels. Peel potatoes, in particular, have a high glycemic index. Potatoes boost blood sugar and insulin. Therefore, potatoes are not an ideal food choice for diabetic patients.

Can You Eat Potatoes Raw?

Eating raw potatoes is not a good choice.

While raw potatoes can be consumed, according to LIVESTRONG, they should be consumed in moderation owing to potential health risks. Raw potatoes, according to the source, possess lectins, an antinutrient found in all raw plants that can induce diarrhea, stomach distress, and other gastrointestinal problems.

Give this a shot. It’s incredibly delicious and super easy. And as always, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave any feedback or share your own experience with us in the comments section below.

close up skillet potatoes

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Skillet Potatoes and Onions

Skillet Potatoes and Onions

So easy to prepare and flavorful, whether you serve these yummy Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Skillet Potatoes and Onions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 394kcal


  • 6 medium potatoes sliced into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into slices
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes Extra for garnish


  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and saute until onion is soft about 3 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and stir to coat with the oil.
  • Sprinkle potato slices with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, salt and stir to coat.
  • Add water or vegetable broth and cover skillet and cook until liquid is absorbed and the potatoes are crisp on the outside, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, carefully turn potatoes over to crisp on the other side, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 1904mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 976IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg