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Low Carb Breakfast Potatoes

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Created by Mariam E.
This Breakfast 'Potato' Skillet is a delicious low carb breakfast or brunch! Made with turnips instead of potatoes - so good!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 medium turnips peeled and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small Jalapeño Pepper diced
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes optional
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt more or less to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 425.
  • Peel and dice the turnips. Transfer to a lined sheet pan and drizzle about 2 tbsps. of olive on and mix to coat well. Bake for 15 minutes
  • Dice the veggies.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet and add 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Once the oil is hot, drop the veggies to sauté until tender.
  • Once the turnips have cooked, add them to the veggies, add the spices and salt, then carefully toss around to coat well. Let them simmer on medium-low heat for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and transfer to a dish or keep in the skillet to serve. Garnish with some chopped onions.


  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Use a large skillet, you ideally want your veggies on a single layer so they cook evenly.
  • Make sure to dice your veggies in similar sizes, so they cook evenly.
  • Deseed and remove the ribs from the jalapeno pepper for a milder heat.
  • Add more or less chili flakes to change the heat levels further.
  • Be sure to season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Crack an egg over the skillet while you sauté, for extra protein.
  • Top with fresh herbs.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1108IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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