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Southwest Breakfast Bowl

Southwest Breakfast Bowl

This breakfast bowl stars a deliciously cheesy potato hash with eggs to finish it off. Bring restaurant level flavors to your kitchen!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Tex-Mex, Vegetarian
Servings 3


  • 3 russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese mozzarella and cheddar blend
  • 3 eggs scrambled, poached or fried
  • fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Start of by boiling your diced potatoes till par boiled. They'll continue to cook once sautéed so don't fully cook them at this stage. Drain them, place them in a bowl and pop them in your freezer for 10-12 minutes so they cool down.
  • In a pan heat 2 tablespoons of butter or oil and add the potatoes. Spread them into a single layer and let them cook on a medium low flame for 5-6 minutes without turning or stirring them. Once the potatoes are golden brown from the bottom, add the chopped peppers and jalapeno and saute for 2-3 minutes. Season with taco seasoning, paprika, salt and black pepper.
  • Add the cheese onto the potatoes, lower the flame and cover the pan so the cheese can melt. In a small pan prepare your eggs the way you like them.
  • Once the eggs are cooked assemble the bowls. Divide the cheesy potato mixture into 3 bowls, then top with your fried, scrambled or poached eggs. Sprinkle over some taco seasoning and fresh cilantro, and serve warm.


Substitutions. I sometimes use canned or jarred jalapeños if I don't have a fresh one on hand.  
If you don't have taco seasoning, you can use 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp onion powder and salt to taste as a replacement. 
Sweet potatoes work great in this, but you can also omit potatoes and use other vegetables. Cauliflower, black beans, corn, broccoli and zucchini are great alternatives for a low carb option. 
You can make this dairy free by omitting the cheese or using a dairy free cheese alternative. 
Tips. Use a cheese blend to add more flavor. 
Use smoked paprika instead of regular paprika for a smokey flavor. 
If you want to make this ahead of time, prepare the potatoes and vegetables. Cook the eggs right before serving. 
Make it low cal. Replace the potatoes with low carb veggies, use low fat cheese (or simply omit it) and top with an egg white scramble! You'll get all th flavor and less of the calories! 
Add protein like black beans to make this a hearty, filling breakfast. 
Keyword Breakfast, egg, potato