camping breakfast recipes

Easy Breakfast Camping Recipes: Ham & Potato Skillet

I love to go camping and I also love to cook. So as I plan a camping trip the daily menu is very important to me. Plus we all need to eat and no wants freeze dried meals 3 times a day.

It doesn’t take long to get sick of oatmeal and cereal and crave a heartier meal. While camping you need all the energy you can get from your breakfast if you plan on hiking, swimming and being outdoors all day long. This Ham & Potato Skillet is one of the best breakfast camping recipes I have made and always goes over well with the family and other camping guests.  Plus it is so super easy and does not take a lot of prep work at the campsite.

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Ham & Potato Skillet


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

 Servings: 6


8 oz package diced ham (can be found in deli meat section)

2 cups Potatoes O’Brien with onions and peppers

3 tbsp vegetable oil

8 eggs

8 tbsp milk

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1 tsp garlic salt

salt & pepper to taste


In a pan add 3 tbsp of vegetable oil, medium high heat. Add Potatoes O’Brien and cover. Add salt, pepper and garlic salt. Cook for 6 minutes, flip the potatoes and add the package of diced ham, cover and cook for another 6-8 minutes.

In a separate mixing bowl crack the eggs, add 8 tbsp of milk, salt and pepper to taste. Whip the mixture until all the yokes are broken.

In a separate pan add the egg mixture, as the pan gets hot, scramble the eggs.  Once the eggs have been scrambled add the ½ cup shredded cheese. Combine the eggs and cheese with the ham and potatoes o’brien mixture. Enjoy!