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Savor the bold flavors of our Chorizo Breakfast Skillet: sizzling chorizo sausage paired with fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy potatoes, and vibrant bell peppers.

Breakfast Skillet Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This is a Chorizo Breakfast Skillet Recipe with chorizo, bacon, potatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic and cheese. 


  • 6-8 ounces chorizo sausage, sliced or crumbled
  • 4-6 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup diced potatoes (precooked or parboiled for quicker cooking)
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (assorted colors for more vibrant appearance)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or green onions for garnish (optional)
  • Olive oil or cooking spray


  1. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a little olive oil or cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Add the chopped bacon to the skillet and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set it aside, leaving the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  3. In the same skillet, add the chorizo sausage and cook it until it's browned and fully cooked through. Remove the chorizo from the skillet and set it aside with the bacon.
  4. In the same skillet, add the diced onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic. Cook them until they are softened and slightly caramelized.
  5. If your potatoes are not pre-cooked or parboiled, add them to the skillet and cook until they are tender and golden brown. If you're using pre-cooked or parboiled potatoes, you can add them later with the bacon and chorizo.
  6. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the cooked chorizo and bacon back to the skillet and mix everything together.
  7. Create small wells in the mixture and crack the eggs into these wells. You can cover the skillet with a lid or foil to help the eggs cook faster.
  8. Cook the eggs to your desired doneness. If you prefer runny yolks, cook them for a shorter time, and for fully cooked yolks, cook them longer.
  9. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the skillet, remove from heat, cover and let it melt. Season the skillet with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions, if desired. Serve the chorizo bacon breakfast skillet hot directly from the skillet.


  1. Preparation: Have all your ingredients chopped, diced, and ready to go before you start cooking. This will help streamline the cooking process and prevent overcooking while you prep.

  2. Sausage Selection: Choose good-quality chorizo sausage with a balance of spices and flavors. If you prefer milder heat, opt for a milder chorizo variety.

  3. Render Fat: Chorizo releases flavorful oils as it cooks. Use these oils to sauté the vegetables for extra flavor. You might need minimal additional oil or cooking spray.

  4. Crisp Bacon: Cook the bacon until it's crispy before adding other ingredients. This ensures a satisfying texture and prevents the skillet from becoming greasy.

  5. Potato Parboiling: If using raw potatoes, consider parboiling them briefly before adding to the skillet. This speeds up the cooking process and ensures even cooking.

  6. Customize Vegetables: While bell peppers and onions are traditional, feel free to customize with other vegetables like tomatoes, spinach, or zucchini for added nutrients and flavors.

  7. Seasoning: Chorizo and bacon are naturally salty, so be mindful of adding additional salt. Taste before adding more seasoning, as the dish may not need much.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 287.7
  • Sugar: 3.9 g
  • Sodium: 534.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.9 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 21.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.4 mg