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3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

This 3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet is hearty, flavorful and QUICK! It’s the perfect, customizable, week day breakfast.

3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

Sometimes I throw some other veggies, like spinach, onion, and sweet potato, into the mix, but most of the time it’s as simple (and tasty) as this 3-Igredient Skillet.  I love using a good salsa because it gives you all the flavors you need! Literally, you don’t even need to spice this beauty. It’s. ALL. Packed. In!

3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

Look at that yolk!

Here’s a glimpse at the steps:

3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

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3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

Yields 2
Prep Time 2 min
Cook Time 15 min
Total Time 17 minutes

Author: Lexi
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  • 3/4-1 lb. organic ground turkey (or grass-fed beef)
  • 1 cup salsa of choice
  • 6 organic eggs*


  • Heat skillet with oil over medium heat, and place turkey into it. Cook until turkey browns and no pink remains.
  • Add in salsa and mix to combine, let cook together for 2-3 minutes.
  • Crack in eggs and cover skillet for 7 minutes or until egg whites are opaque**

Recipe Notes

  • *Adjust based on how many people you are serving. Example: If you're making it for 2 people, and you want 2 eggs each, reduce the amount as desired.
  • **Cooking time will vary based on how yolky you want your eggs


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March 27, 2015

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31 responses to “3 Ingredient Breakfast Skillet”

  1. Those drippy yolks! I am dying over their perfection. Also, how easy is this skillet? Love how much spice is packed right on in! Pinned!

  2. Christie says:

    I have not had breakfast yet. Now I need to run to the kitchen and make these. Oh man look at those gorgeously runny eggs.

  3. Casey says:

    this looks delicious, but i do not like eggs cooked with the yolk still “there”! I’m curious if i would be able to pour egg whites over this?

  4. I eat a breakfast skillet almost every day. Can’t wait to switch things up and try this one! 🙂

  5. GiGi Eats says:

    UM YES! THIS is happening today!! I am going to convince my friend to just come over for lunch as opposed to us going out!!!

  6. oh my goodnes, this is the best breakfast I have ever seen! now I need to go get some turkey

  7. Kimberly says:

    Looks awesome! Also wondering if egg whites would work, I’m not a fan of runny eggs 🙂 And, what salsa do use or recommend?


  8. Angela says:

    Totally trying this with some organic fresh ground sausage I just bought and mixing it up with crushed roasted tomatoes! THANKS!!!

  9. This would definitely have me jumping out of bed in the morning to eat! Wow looks so flavorful and delicious!

  10. Stephanie says:

    I used some deer burger we had in freezer and it was fabulous! So easy & delicious! My hubby loved it!

  11. Cherie says:

    Do you keep the heat on while the eggs cook?

  12. Annie says:

    This is Great..I Added Chopped up Kale, I have so much growing, and some crimini mushrooms..


  13. Erin says:

    SOOO good! I have added some gluten free potatoes to increase the awesomeness but can obvi be deleted at anytime. Everything about this is amazing. Having it for dinner right now!

  14. Michal says:

    Thanks! I can’t cook anything but I tried his and it was delicious and super easy. I should have used slightly hotter salsa since the eggs cut it down a bit but it was great.

  15. Dennis says:

    Tried it last night, came out great! Had two questions:
    1) When cooking the turkey initially, do you empty the fat that comes out prior to adding the salsa?

    2) Do you drain the liquid content of the salsa prior to adding and use only the solid portion?


  16. MaJay says:

    supper tonight !!!

  17. Kim deBarros - Silvia says:

    I have discovered that my body is sick and allergic to many things. Help me enjoy food again PLEASE HELP ME. I AM TIRED OF PAIN

    • Carolyn Gibson says:

      I can relate. I am 70 and have arthrItis in both knees. It was so painful that I could not walk. Just over a year ago I began eating organic fruits and vegetables, chicken, turkey, and fish, nuts, and good oils. No processed foods, no grain, no dairy, on and off with eggs, no nightshade, no legumes. I bought a spiralizer and and a juicer. I already had a food processor. I have stuck to the plan and a year later I can walk again and even without pain. I lost 50 pounds last year and I can’t remember when I felt this good. I kicked 2 prescriptions and I am hopefully soon going to kick the other 2, and be med-free. Inflammation is the problem so I went online to find everything I could about it. Then I looked for paleo recipes. I learned to avoid the things that would increase inflammation and choose those that would help to heal my body. I make bone broth with all the bones, and drink it daily as well as use it in recipes. I prayed for God to help me know what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. I probably enjoy my food now more than ever because it is fresh and delicious, and I know I am putting healthy food into my body. There are so many delicious recipes and ideas online that I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. I have also taken some of my favorites and made paleo substitutions so that I can still enjoy my favorites. I hope you can find a plan that works for you.

  18. Jan says:

    I had some ground turkey to use up to make dinner… didn’t have any salsa but did have a can of tomatoes with green chiles so I used that instead and also threw in some leftover, cooked sweet potato chunks. It was a hit! Next time, I’ll have to try it the original way!

  19. William17 says:

    Hi, do you allow guest posting on ? 🙂 Please let me know on my email

  20. Deborah Butler says:

    Hi Lexi, I would like to subscribe to your website.. Please let me know if there is anything III can do to help. Thank you.

  21. Sheena says:

    Instead of ground turkey, would ground sausage work with this recipe????

    5.0 rating

  22. SOLOMON LADITI says:

    Just made this….wow! So good. Thank you

    5.0 rating

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