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Southwestern Breakfast Skillet Low Carb Recipe

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a breakfast skillet meal with eggs, bacon and cooked radishes

You can serve this low carb breakfast skillet meal for brunch or dinner too. A flavor packed and rib-sticking delicious one pan meal. Cooked radishes instead of potatoes makes this dish keto.

The low carb lifestyle can be difficult. You should always check with your doctor before embarking upon a change in diet. My doctor once told me “It’s LOW carb, not No carb” after I had some health issues from cutting out too many carbs.

cut up radishes in a skillet

Cooked Radishes

Normally, most of us equate radishes with salads and know that served raw, they have a bit of a sharp taste. I never pick the radish out of my salad, I like the crunch.

Cooked radish has a taste quite similar to potatoes which is why they are perfect to substitute for potatoes in low carb recipes like this one. Some folks get a bit of a sweet taste from the cooked radish. Give cooked radishes a try if you are embarking upon a low carb diet.

Radishes are a good source of calcium, potassium and other antioxidants. They have lots of Vitamin C and Iron and are a low carb food. You can easily grow radishes in your backyard garden.

Ingredients Needed for Southwestern Breakfast

You will see there is a nice combination of flavors in the breakfast egg skillet recipe and lots of color too which is what makes this dish a good brunch recipe.

  • Unsalted butter
  • Radishes
  • Red onion
  • Italian seasoning
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tri-color Mini Sweet Peppers
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime
Sweet peppers and Red onions chopped

How To Make Southwestern Breakfast Skillet

Begin by cooking the bacon until crispy, drain on paper toweling and set aside.

Melt one Tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is almost completely melted add the prepared radishes, red onion and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until the radishes begin to develop some color which should be about 4 – 5 minutes.

Now add the remaining butter to the skillet and the chopped peppers. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the peppers soften which should be about 3 or 4 minutes.

cooked bacon slices

You can crumble the bacon while the vegetables are cooking and set aside.

It is time to add the eggs. Create four ‘wells’ among the vegetables by using a spatula to slide the vegetables aside leaving a spaces for the eggs. We are not cooking the eggs on top of the vegetables, we are cooking them among the vegetables which is why we make the ‘wells’.

a breakfast skillet meal with eggs, bacon and vegetables

Add one egg to each well. You can crack the eggs during your prep time into four separate small bowls to avoid the risk of getting the shells into the skillet. Once all four eggs are added, cover the skillet with a lid and turn the heat down to medium low. Cook approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until the eggs are your desired doneness.

Remove the skillet from the heat and crumble the crispy bacon on top. Add the diced avocado evenly on top for each of the four servings. Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro over the top and serve while hot. Serve the lime wedges on the side.

Cooked radish served in a cowboy breakfast skillet

There are good reasons why this meal is also known as a Cowboy Breakfast Skillet. This dish is loaded with veggies. There is bacon involved and the seasonings have just the right amount of kick. It is a one pan meal for easy clean up. Set the pan on the table and let everyone scoop out their portion. We call that ‘dig in’!

Printable recipe below

Yield: 4

Southwestern Breakfast Skillet Keto Recipe

an iron skillet filled with eggs, radishes, peppers and bacon

Serve this low carb meal for breakfast, brunch or dinner. It’s flavor packed, filling and a pretty dish to set on the table for a nice meal. No potatoes were harmed to create this recipe, those are cooked radishes and they give this meal a nice bite.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 8-oz. bag radishes, rinsed, trimmed, and quartered
  • ¼ Cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ Cup mini sweet peppers, diced (tri-color)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked crispy
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 large lime, cut into 8 wedges

Instructions

Begin by cooking the bacon until crispy, drain on paper toweling and set aside.

Melt one Tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is almost completely melted add the prepared radishes, red onion and Italian seasoning.

Sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until the radishes begin to develop some color which should be about 4 – 5 minutes.

Now add the remaining butter to the skillet and the chopped peppers. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the peppers soften which should be about 3 or 4 minutes.

To cook the eggs, create four ‘wells’ among the vegetables by using a spatula to slide the vegetables aside leaving a spaces for the eggs. We are not cooking the eggs on top of the vegetables, we are cooking them among the vegetables which is why we make the ‘wells’.

Add one egg to each well. Once all four eggs are added, cover the skillet with a lid and turn the heat down to medium low. Cook approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until the eggs are your desired doneness.

Prepare the avocado while the eggs are cooking.

Remove the skillet from the heat and crumble the crispy bacon on top.

Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro over the top and serve while hot.

Serve the diced avocado and lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 294Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 213mgSodium 458mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 13g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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