These breakfast mushrooms are sautéed until golden and tossed with crispy diced potatoes. Perfect as the base for a breakfast bowl or as a brunch side dish!

Potato Mushroom Breakfast in a serving pan

These breakfast mushrooms with diced potatoes are a hearty way to start your day, much like our savory breakfast entrees like tater tot casserole or easy breakfast quiche. Not only is the recipe so simple a kid could make it, but the flavors are ridiculously satisfying. What’s better? The entire dish is made in one pan which means minimal clean-up and fewer dishes.

Did you know? The best way to clean mushrooms is by removing excess dirt from the mushroom caps with a damp paper towel. Never let your mushrooms soak in water, or they will absorb too much moisture and be impossible to sauté.

Ingredients for Potato Mushroom Breakfast

Preparing These Breakfast Mushrooms

Preparing this dish only requires 6 wholesome ingredients and 40 minutes. Below, find an overview of the recipe before you get to cooking.

  • Sauté Veggies: In a large frying pan over medium heat, sauté the diced onions and mushrooms in a little olive oil.
  • Add in the Potatoes: Next, add the cubed potatoes into the skillet and season with salt. Every couple of minutes, flip the potatoes so that all of the sides get crispy as they fry.
  • Add the Bacon: Lastly, add the bacon bits into the skillet and give the ingredients a good stir. Enjoy!

What mushrooms should I use? Use whatever mushrooms you have on hand or love best. Cremini, button mushrooms, and portobellos are our favorites!

3 Tips for the Best Breakfast Mushrooms

Here you’ll find a couple of quick-hitter tips to help you make the best potato mushroom breakfast.

  • Slice the veggies into even-sized pieces. To promote even cooking, you’ll want to slice the mushrooms, potatoes, and onions similar in size to one another.
  • Cook the dish over medium heat. To prevent the ingredients from burning, stick to medium heat throughout the cooking process.
  • Flip the potatoes every so often. To ensure all sides of the diced potatoes get an even crisp, give them a good flip or stir every couple of minutes.

Bacon Bits Tip: Make killer bacon bits with baked bacon or air fryer bacon (quickest way). Both methods create significantly less mess than skillet-fried bacon, while still giving you an amazing crisp.

Additional Ingredients to Add to Breakfast Mushrooms

Whether you’re looking to elevate this dish or just to add in an extra serving of veggies, find a couple of additional ingredients below to inspire you.

  • Veggies: Red bell pepper, kale, spinach, tomatoes, and asparagus will all work great and add a nice pop of color.
  • Herbs: Thyme, rosemary, and basil will add freshness and depth of flavor.
  • Garlic: Add in pressed garlic or minced garlic for extra zest.

Different Ways to Serve these Breakfast Mushrooms

Serve these breakfast mushrooms in a bowl with a fried or hardboiled egg on top for a tasty breakfast bowl or alongside a piece of toasted sourdough bread. Or, prepare them as a savory side dish to stuffed french toast or Russian pancakes Oladi (buttermilk pancakes). The dish also makes for a wonderful filling for breakfast burritos. All you’ll need to add is some fluffy scrambled eggs, salsa, and cheddar cheese!

Best Way to Store Your Potato Mushroom Breakfast

The best way to store your breakfast mushrooms and potatoes is in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to a week. If you’re into meal prep, double the recipe and keep them on hand for quick breakfasts (or even dinners!) throughout the week. If you’re considering freezing, think twice. Cooked potatoes don’t tend to thaw well and lose all their texture.

Reheating Tip: The best way to reheat your breakfast mushrooms with potatoes is with a little butter in a skillet over medium heat. This will rehydrate the potatoes and help them to crisp up again.


How long should mushrooms be sautéed?

It takes 3-5 minutes to sauté sliced mushrooms. You’ll know they’re ready when they turn a shade of golden brown.

Are sautéed mushrooms good for you?

Yes, sautéed mushrooms are super good for you. They contain a ton of Vitamin B, selenium, and zinc.

Can you add eggs to this recipe?

If you want some added protein, go ahead and add in 6 to 8 eggs to the dish. This will transform the dish into a tasty scramble!

What is the healthiest mushroom to eat?

The shiitake mushrooms are the most nutrient dish mushrooms. That said, all of them pack a ton of nutritional benefits, a modest amount of fiber, and are really good for you.

Can I overcook mushrooms?

While you can overcook mushrooms and turn them a bit tough, the good news is that it takes quite a bit of time. They stand up to the heat quite well, making them great candidates for cooking alongside slower veggies like potatoes.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.