Sausage, Potato and Cheese Omelet

"This is definitely a hearty breakfast that is relatively quick to put together. It makes a great little brunch dish, served with a salad, some spiced juice, and a variety of fresh fruit."
 
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Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Crumble sausage into 10-inch nonstick skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove sausage with slotted spoon to medium bowl; discard all but 1 T. drippings.
  • Stir onion into skillet. Cover and cook over low heat until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes and stir to coat with drippings. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 6-10 minutes. Turn potatoes with spatula. cover and cook until edges brown and potatoes are tender, 6-8 minutes longer. Sprinkle with pepper and arrange potatoes evenly in skillet. Sprinkle with layer of sausage, then layer of cheese.
  • Beat eggs with milk and carefully pour over mixture in skillet. Cook covered over medium heat until eggs are set, 12-15 minutes.
  • Cut into wedges and serve.

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Reviews

  1. CoffeeB
    This made a wonderful brekky for supper. I do that quite often and this fit the bill nicely. A very filling and satisying supper for DH and DS. I did mine in a cast-iron skillet that browned things up nicely. My potatoes took 1/2 hour to fry up, but other than that, the directions were easy to follow and spot on. Made for HolidayTag.
     
  2. BakinBaby
    Lovely breakfast. I used hot sausage (I think regular would have been better) and served salsa and sour cream on the side. I cut the recipe in half and still had lots left over for tomorrow breakfast. Made for 123 tag. Thanks for sharing, Jackie.
     
  3. CookingONTheSide
    We made this for breakfast this morning and it was a hit with all! I love using Swiss cheese in anything. This was a great filling breakfast. Thanks for sharing. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.
     
  4. Merryannie
    I too used hash browns (Simply Potatoes) & layered all the ingredients in an 8x8 glass pan, using 6 eggs. I just shoveled it in the over for about 35 min. Very good & since there's just the 2 of us - we have the added bonus of leftovers. I did add a sprinkle of garlic powder too.
     
  5. redneck naturalist
    Delicious breakfast, I cut it in half and cooked it in a small skillet. I also used frozen shredded hashbrowns and pre-cooked sausage, which really cut down on the cooking time, so start to finish this was ready in 30 minutes. Great recipe, will make again, thanks for sharing!
     
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I didn't start cooking until my early 20's, even though I come from a family of accomplished and admired home cooks. While I grew up watching my Italian grandmother in the kitchen, I remained uninterested in trying anything on my own. As a young lady, I was known for being particularly ignorant in the kitchen, with no idea how to even make a hot dog! All this changed, however, when I got engaged. I realized it was time to let my inherent talents out of the bag. At the time, the New York Times had a weekly column called The 60-Minute Gourmet by Pierre Franey. Each week, I would follow these recipes diligently, and taught myself to cook that way. From there, I began to read cookbooks and consult with relatives on family recipes. At my ripe old age now, I feel I know enough to put together a very pleasing meal and have become accomplished in my own right. Having an Irish father and an Italian mother, I'm glad I inherited the cooking gene (and the drinking one too!). One thing I have learned is that simpler is always better! I always believe cooking fills a need to nurture and show love. After being widowed fairly young and living alone with my dog and cats, I stopped cooking for awhile, since I really had no one to cook for. I made care packages for my grown son occasionally, and like to cook weekly for my boyfriend, so I feel like I am truly back in the saddle!!
 
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