Bacon Breakfast Hash Lower-Calorie
I love the simplicity of a breakfast hash and the versatility of it. Mine is made with potatoes, red peppers, onions, and bacon. However, this is a dish that is perfect for using up any leftover vegetables you have on hand. The peppers are easily interchangeable, as well as the type of meat used. Bacon happens to be my favorite breakfast meat so that’s what I like to use.
I love how uncomplicated this dish is. Some chopping of vegetables and for the most part everything cooks together until tender. You can choose to top the hash as well, like I did with shredded cheese and a fried egg. It really adds to the dish and is super hearty to keep you full for a while. My kids like to help me make this dish, they like to stir the vegetables while they are cooking.
Not too long ago I went out with a friend to breakfast. When I saw the restaurant had a breakfast hash on the menu I ordered it. Mainly because I knew it’d be delicious and filling. What I noticed after I ordered was how extremely high in calories the dish was. It was pushing 1000 calories for the one dish. I was shocked and wondered how it could possibly be so high in calories. I realized, after the dish came out, how incredibly greasy it was. My vegetables were practically swimming in grease. Did my food taste good? Yes, but it didn’t feel worth the splurge for a casual breakfast.
This is one of my favorite reason to cook at home. I can control the amount of every ingredient that goes into my food. I did use some olive oil making the dish, but only about 1 tablespoon for 4 servings, which isn’t bad at all. Plus, my hash has about 1/3 of the calories the restaurant dish had. Have you ever had a breakfast hash before? What are some of your favorite ingredients?
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Calories per serving (1 bowl): 347
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Bacon Breakfast Hash
- 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- 8 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 large eggs, over easy or medium
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add diced potatoes, peppers, and onions and cook until tender. Add cooked bacon, and stir well.
- Divide hash into 4 serving bowls. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of shredded cheese over each bowl. Top each bowl with egg.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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