Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet Recipe

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Low-carb breakfasts do not have to be boring! Check out this Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet recipe. Filled with bacon, eggs, radish, avocado, and a variety of herbs, and spices, it’s ready to devour in 30 minutes.

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Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that will keep you full all morning long? This Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet is a perfect choice!

Instead of potatoes, the dish is kept lower carb by using radishes which when cooked in the skillet, taste amazing.

Packed with protein and healthy fats from eggs, bacon, and avocado, this dish is sure to give you sustained energy throughout the day.





And the best part? It only takes 30 minutes to make!

The cuisine of the Southwestern United States is food styled after the rustic cooking of the Southwestern United States. It comprises a fusion of recipes for things that might have been eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, cowboys, Native Americans, and Mexicans throughout the post-Columbian era; there is, however, a great diversity in this kind of cuisine throughout the Southwestern states. Southwestern cuisine is also largely known for its use of spices (particularly the chile, or chili pepper). Texan cuisine has a Southwestern cuisine called Tex-Mex, while Arizona’s style of Southwestern cuisine is often called Sonoran, since the Sonoran Desert covers a third of the state.

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Low Carb Breakfast - Southwestern style

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh Produce Radishes, Red Onion, Mini Sweet Peppers, Cilantro, Avocado, Lime
  • ProteinEggs, Thick-Cut Bacon
  • Dairy – Unsalted Butter
  • Italian Seasoningthis recipe uses store-bought Italian Seasoning, but it is so easy to make your own herb mixes, especially if you already have a bunch of herbs and spices in your pantry already. Just mix equal measures of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, and thyme. You can also add a pinch of garlic granules or powder as well as red chili flakes if you like. Store in an airtight jar and use in recipes as required.
  • Ground Cumin
  • Chili Powderuse mild or hot depending on your personal tastes and spicy heat preference!

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How Do I Make A Southwestern Breakfast Skillet?

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How To Make Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet

Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet recipe is filled with bacon, eggs, radish, avocado, herbs, and spices and ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 (8-oz/225g) 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
  • Sea 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

  1. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the radishes, red onion, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the radishes start to develop some color.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and the chopped peppers to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until the pepper softens.
  4. Create four “wells” in the skillet by pushing the vegetables to the side with a spatula. Add an egg into each opening and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until the eggs are cooked through, approximately 3-5 minutes depending on the desired level of doneness.
  5. Remove from the heat and crumble the crispy bacon on top of the skillet. Top with the fresh cilantro and serve immediately with the diced avocado and fresh lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

    How To Make Low Carb Southwestern Breakfast Skillet

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