One Pan Breakfast Bake

Christmas is almost here and one of my favorite parts of Christmas day is the rare opportunity for a slow-paced breakfast at home! My kids love bacon and eggs but I don't want to create too much mess since we will be headed out for the afternoon.  I am  planning to make this yummy and oh-so-easy One Pan Breakfast Bake as I slowly sip my eggnog in my glittery slippers and my cozy robe. 

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Since the potatoes, bacon and eggs need different cooking times, there are three steps for the same pan to go into the oven.  That being said, you will be surprised how simple this recipe is to make. I like to set all the ingredients out on the counter. When the timer dings, I am ready for the next addition. 

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 Our family will also be enjoying some homemade cookies (Ella went crazy this year!) and Eckert's bakery coffeecakes to round out our sheet pan breakfast. I hope you'll give this recipe a try over the holidays for breakfast or even a quick dinner.

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Wishing you all a delicious and magical holiday!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
from the Eckert family

One Pan Breakfast Bake

2 lb Yukon gold potatoes, diced in 1/2" pieces
3 Tbs melted butter
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 slices of Eckert's slab bacon*
6 large eggs
1 Tbs fresh parsley, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a rimmed sheet pan (I recommend a half sheet pan, 13" x 18") with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, toss potatoes, butter and seasonings. Pour potatoes on sheet pan and sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

Place pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, place bacon slices on top of the potatoes and return to the oven for 12 minutes. 

 Remove pan from the oven, blot bacon with paper towels. Crack eggs throughout the pan in space between bacon slices. Return pan to oven for the final time: 6-8 minutes for soft yolks or 10 minutes for firm yolks.

 Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Serves 6.

 *Eckert's bacon is thick cut. If using thinner bacon, reduce the cook time for the second cycle by 5 minutes or so.