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Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside while soft and tender inside. These skillet potatoes are delicious, flavorful, and ready in 30 minutes. |

Breakfast Potatoes

  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside while soft and tender inside — just how we like it! Simply seasoned with paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper, these skillet potatoes are delicious and flavorful.


  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoescut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley (optional, for serving)


  1. Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet (10-inch cast iron skillet) over medium heat until hot, about 1 minute.
  2. Add cubed potatoes and toss well to coat. Cook without stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Add paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well until evenly combined. Continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Optionally, transfer the skillet into the oven and broil on HI for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Alternatively, cook another 5 minutes on the stove until crisp on the outside.
  5. Serve immediately.


How to cook in the air fryer. Prepare the potatoes and toss with seasoning until combined. Cook in the air fryer at 350F for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

How to store: Store breakfast potatoes in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

How to reheat: Reheat in a 300F preheated oven for 10 minutes, in a 350F air fryer for 5 minutes, or on the stovetop until crispy and heated through.

How to freeze: Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking pan and freeze until solid, about 1-2 hours. Then transfer to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. You can reheat them straight from frozen in the oven, air fryer, or on the stovetop. Just add a few extra minutes to the reheating time.

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

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