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Cheesy Bacon Skillet Fried Potatoes

Easy breakfast skillet
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Bacon skillet Fried Potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 6 or 7 red potatoes unpeeled, sliced or cut in chunks (can use any potatoes you like but I usually have about 6 cups of chunky potato pieces)
  • 5 to 6 slices bacon
  • 5 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion I use green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese can use more and use your favorite cheese


  • Fry the bacon until crisp, remove, set aside to drain on paper towels.  Save 5 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in your skillet.  Add potatoes, onion, salt, pepper and garlic. Toss to make sure potatoes are covered with drippings.
  • Cover your skillet and cook on medium until potato pieces are tender (about 15 minutes). Remove lid and brown your potatoes on high until crispy.  Remove potatoes from stove,  sprinkle cheese on top. (I put the lid back on for a few minutes to melt the cheese)
  • Crumble the bacon on top of the cheese.  Serve right from the skillet.