House-guest Brunch: Sausage Skillet Scramble

In slight departure from my usual Sunday Supper recipe,
today we are cooking brunch. Enjoy! food collage

My boyfriend is here, on a short break from law school. And while he proclaims himself perfectly happy with leftovers of the pot-roast last night for breakfast (and would be more likely to pitch in and help than complain, if he weren’t) sometimes breakfast should just be a little fancier than warmed-over pot-roast. Enter House-guest Brunch: it goes together in a few minutes and you’ll be back to your guests in just a few minutes.

Here’s what you need:

  1. 2-3 eggs per person
  2. 1/3 lb ground sausage 
  3. 1/2 onion, chopped into small pieces
  4. 1 small potato per person
  5. 1/4 cup of chopped bell pepper or roasted sweet bell pepper strips (I’m using the latter, since it’s in my fridge
  6. 1/4 cup cheese: I’m using parmesan, but shredded cheddar, chunked feta or even strips of Swiss would work.
  7. salt, pepper, dill…whatever your favorite spices are.

Here’s what you do:

  • Scrub potatoes, pierce skins, microwave them for about 5 minutes each
  • While the potatoes are baking, cook ground sausage and chopped onion over medium-high heat in large-ish skillet, till sausage is no longer pink.


  • Add chopped bell pepper or roasted sweet bell pepper strips to skillet
  • When the potatoes are done, chop into 1 inch squares and add potatoes to the skillet.

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  • Lightly beat eggs in another bowl and slowly pour into skillet
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of skillet, add whatever spices you’d like to use
  • Brunch is done when the eggs have set.

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(I had a few scraps of bacon in the fridge, so I threw them in at the last minute.)

Spoon the skillet scramble into large bowls, grab the coffee mugs and rejoin the party. 10.23.11 013

And voila! Breakfast, brunch or whatever you’re calling it, is served!