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Breakfast Potatoes
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Homemade Breakfast Potatoes

My Mama’s homemade breakfast potatoes used to be on POINT! or as the young folk say on FLEEK! I’ve mentioned before that she loved herself some potatoes and I vividly remember waking to the smell of potatoes and toast on Sunday mornings before church and this Sunday while I was making pancakes for breakfast I thought about my mother and her potatoes.

Lucky for me she left behind three enormous notebooks full of recipes and after searching a little I found a recipe for her homemade breakfast potatoes and went for it.

Breakfast potatoes

Just so happened I had a few red potatoes that were starting to grow buds so I couldn’t have come up with a better time to give this a go.

Breakfast Potatoes

Ingredients were simple. Potatoes, red and green bell pepper, olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and garlic

Breakfast potatoes

After mixing together and before putting in the oven the smell was glorious. Olive oil and garlic give off the best aroma to me.

Breakfast potato recipe

The potatoes bake for about 45 minutes total but you have to flip every 10 minutes and in the last 20 minutes you turn the heat up to really get them crisp and golden

Breakfast potatoes


5  red potatoes cut into medium sized chunks

2 cloves of minced garlic

1/2 onion roughly chopped

1 green bell pepper roughly chopped

1 red bell pepper roughly chopped

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp melted butter

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 425

Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and toss well, making sure the potatoes are well covered in olive oil

Place mixture on rimmed baking sheet in a flat layer

Bake for 25 minutes flipping after about 10 minutes

Turn oven up to 500 and back for an additional 20 minutes. Flipping again after 10 minutes.

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    December 29, 2014 at 2:17 am

    This looks so good. I can’t wait to try it.

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      December 30, 2014 at 12:25 am

      They are really good!

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    December 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Those look delicious!
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    December 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

    These look yummy!
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    December 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Ok, yaaaaaaaaaaas.
    (and the food photography…..YAASSSSSSS)
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      December 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

      I’m trying!! I’m trying

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    December 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Yum, this looks so good! I’ve got to try it after my next trip to the grocery store. I always buy the pre-made potato breakfast meals in a bag to cook on the stovetop. Your way looks much more fresh and tasty.

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      December 30, 2014 at 12:28 am

      I do to! I love those as well but I promise when you have the extra time there is nothing better than some made from scratch!

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    December 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    These look delicious! I love breakfast potatoes. I like that these can be put in the oven.
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    December 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    These look delicious, I have a recipe similar to this and I make mine for breakfast and sometime for dinner as a side dish.
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      December 30, 2014 at 12:29 am

      Yes, I think they would also pair well with chicken for dinner. Thanks for stopping by!

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    December 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    These look tasty! Yum! I am going to have to make these for New Years Day.
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      December 30, 2014 at 12:29 am

      Perfect for brunch!

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    Reginia Cordell
    December 30, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Girl, there’s nothing better than breakfast potatoes. These are perfect for a cold weekend morning. I love them paired with crispy bacon, ketchup, eggs, and orange juice. Ma’am….these look delicious.
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    Nicole Keener
    December 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

    These look really good. Definitely something I need to put on my meal list!

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    December 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    They sound very tasty must give them a try – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board
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      January 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      You should give them a try. Thanks for adding to the pin board. I appreciate it.

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    Kim Jackson
    December 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Yuuuumm!! Breakfast potatoes are one of my most favorite things!! I’ve never baked them though–always cooked on top of the stove. So I might just have to give this recipe a try! Thanks Mom!

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      January 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Mom loved feeding folks, so I’m sure me sharing this recipe is kind of the same thing!

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    Laura Noelle
    December 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Mmm..those potatoes look delicious! I bet my husband would love those!
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      January 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      I bet he would! Thank you for stopping by.

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    Kim Scanlon
    January 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Yum!! These look delicious and easy to make. Great to make when you have weekend guests. Thank you 🙂

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      January 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      They were delicious. I agree, your weekend guests would love you!

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    January 9, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    What a fantastic recipe!d I love potatoes and this look like something I would have for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
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      January 13, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      I agree. This is definitely one of those breakfast for dinner recipes.

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    April 21, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Hi there! Visiting from Hump Day Happenings. This looks so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
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