The Best Skillet Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon
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Super versatile and delicious recipe that can be a side dish, breakfast or even a quick and easy dinner in a pinch. You're whole family will love every flavorful bite!
Recipe type: Side dish or Breakfast skillet
Serves: 6-8
  • 3-4 lbs of potatoes (I prefer golden or red)
  • 6-8 ounces of bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place chopped/sliced bacon in a hot nonstick or cast-iron skillet. Have onions and potatoes prepared and nearby to grab easily when you are ready for them,
  2. Saute the bacon until it is beginning to look slightly crispy on the edges. Add in diced onion and continue to saute until onions are tender and clear.
  3. Once onions are tender and clear add in the chopped potatoes. Salt and pepper generously. Continue cooking. Every minute or two stir the potatoes. You don't want to stir them too often because you want to give them time to get a little brown and crispy.
  4. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally until potatoes are tender and some of them have nice browning on them.
  5. At this point, sprinkle cheese on the top of the potatoes and remove them from the heat. If you have a lid that fits your skillet you can put it on to help speed up the cheese melting process. If your pan doesn't have a lid that fits you can use a plate, piece of foil, or anything that can help trap the heat in to melt the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with dried parsley if desired and serve.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at