When you think of homefries, you probably think of an overly greasy, heavy meal that leaves you really sluggish all morning. While these Cheesy Veggie Home Fries aren’t the lightest option, I have a great trick for lightening it up and boosting the amount of veggies in it without picky eaters knowing! You’ll get over three servings of vegetables with this quick breakfast- and it’s always a huge crowd pleaser!
One of the things we are trying to get better about is eating hearty breakfasts together in the mornings. Our family often skips breakfast or goes light on the most important meal of the day- and I’ve been finding delicious, comforting foods that we can share that get us around the table. These Cheesy Veggie Home Fries are incredibly easy to make, packed with hidden veggies, and are deliciously comforting for a big, hearty breakfast meal!
The key to making this dish is getting all of the veggies and the potatoes to be crispy and crunchy. Soggy veggies are sure to scare off picky eaters- and limp potatoes are never appetizing! To get the right texture, it is important to follow the cooking steps below. I like to cook onions in the pan with a little olive oil or butter to bring them to a lovely caramel brown- and then I remove them and cook the potatoes in the skillet. I will also then remove the potatoes after crisping to cook the vegetables in the pan.
While this adds a few extra steps, it allows each set of ingredients the proper space in the pan to reach high heats quickly- we want to let them cook fast at high heat so they retain their shape and crispiness.
Cheesy Veggie Home Fries
Cheesy Veggie Home fries get a makeover with this delicious, hearty version that has been lightened up with lots of crispy, crunchy veggies that even the pickiest eaters won't turn down!
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil, ghee, or clarified butter
- 2 russet potatoes, washed well and diced into 1" squares
- 1 zucchini, washed well and diced into 1" squares
- 1 bell pepper, halved and diced
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, sharp
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup green onions
- In a large cast iron skillet, melt butter or heat oil until shimmery.
- Add onions and cook until browned.
- Set aside.
- Add potatoes, cook on medium high until browned.
- Remove potatoes.
- Add vegetables and cook on medium high until browned.
- Add onions and potatoes back to pan, stir.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and top with cheese and green onions.
- When cheese is melted, remove from heat and serve!
Amount Per Serving Calories 186Saturated Fat 3gCholesterol 11mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 5g
Jenny B @ Honey and Birch
I love it when I find recipes that make me feel less guilty about what I’m eating – this is a perfect modification! Now I have to control myself when I make it and not eat the entire dish! 😉 And your photos are fantastic!! I featured your post this week at #FoodieFriDIY – thank you so much for participating!
JUST STOP!!!!!!! omg, YUMMMMMM
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Yum! What a great breakfast idea – would be fab on the weekend! Thank you so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou
This sounds so good! I love anything with cheese! Thanks for linking up to the #smallvictoriessundaylink-up.
Stephanie @ Stephanie's Az Kitchen
Great pictures! Found your blog from the link up at Buns In My Oven. Great idea adding some additional veggies carefully hidden under cheesy goodness. Will be trying this soon!
Thank you for pinning at Turn It Up Tuesday! This looks so delicious! I want some Now! lol Pinned and following you (jody53)
I’m addicted to your Cheesy Taco Skillet…now this! Good grief! What are you doing to me lady =) ha! This looks awesome!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
Not only does this look delicious but your photography is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!