Freezable Breakfast Bowls: Cheese and potatoes pile high with eggs in freezable portions. They reheat fantastically for a quick and healthy breakfast!

Freezable Breakfast Bowls

Freezer Breakfast Bowls - Potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese layered together for a quick and freezer safe breakfast bowl, so handy for busy mornings!

One of the top requests I get from you lovely readers is make-ahead weekday breakfasts that are fast, not processed, and don’t suck.

To be honest, Betsy and I usually do the oatmeal thing during the week these days but I get that some people need something more substantial in order to break their fast.

Enter Freezer Breakfast Bowls. You can buy similar things in the frozen section of the store for dollars a piece or you can just make your own on the weekend and have them throughout the week.

This is about as basic as a breakfast bowl can be. The cool thing is that the recipe makes six (and you could double it easily if you had enough space and bowls) so you can eat some now and also freeze some for later. It’s a really filling and delicious way to start the day.

You can tackle any Monday if you have one of these Freezer Breakfast Bowls in the morning.

Freezable Breakfast Bowls: Cheese and potatoes pile high with eggs in freezable portions. They reheat fantastically for a quick and healthy breakfast!

Breakfast Bowls

Potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese layered together for a quick and freezer safe breakfast bowl, so handy for busy mornings!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes
Servings 6 Servings
Yield 6 Bowls


  • 2 pounds red potatoes cubed
  • 8 ounces bacon chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 8-9 large eggs scrambled
  • ¼ cup milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Scallions garnish


  • Chop bacon into bits and add it to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until bacon starts to get crispy and fat is rendering out, about 6 minutes.
  • Add chopped potatoes to the skillet and cook with bacon until potatoes are cooked through and starting to get crispy and bacon is completely cooked, about another 8ish minutes. Add paprika while the potatoes cook.
  • Add onions and garlic to skillet and continue to cook. Once onions and garlic are cooked, kill the heat and season the skillet with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together eggs with milk and cream and a pinch of pepper. Add eggs to a skillet or pan with olive oil over medium heat and cook scrambled eggs until the eggs are just set, about 4 minutes.
  • Split potato and bacon mixture between 6 freezer safe bowls with lids. Top potatoes with eggs and grated cheese. Cool and then cover and freeze bowls or you can serve immediately by garnishing with scallions.
  • To reheat frozen bowls: Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes until potatoes are hot and cheese is melted.


Serving: 1BowlCalories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 268mgSodium: 489mgPotassium: 914mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 770IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 204mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Bacon and Egg Breakfast Bowl, Breakfast Bowls, Freezer Breakfast Bowls, Freezer Meals

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Freezer Breakfast Bowls

A Potato Base

A sturdy base is very important to the breakfast bowl. You don’t want anything that will break down when it freezes so most greens are out of the question. The best thing possible for a sturdy base is plain old bacon and potatoes in my opinion.

Basics for Freezer Breakfast Bowls

In a large skillet, add your chopped bacon over medium heat and let it cook until the fat starts to render out. Then add the diced potatoes and continue cooking them. Dice your potatoes fairly small so they cook quickly and evenly. I went with about 1/4-inch cubes.

Freezer Breakfast Bowls from Macheesmo
Cooking potatoes!

Let this continue to cook until the potatoes start to brown and the bacon is really crispy. This will take about 10 minutes and while it cooks, season the skillet with some salt, pepper,and paprika.

Then add some chopped onion and garlic. If you added these earlier they would just burn before the potatoes were cooked.

Potatoes for Freezer Breakfast Bowls
Add the onions last.

The Egg Layer

Eggs are key to a good breakfast bowl in my opinion. They have lots of protein and reheat perfectly even if they are frozen. I recommend whisking together the eggs with some milk or cream and a pinch of black pepper.

Eggs for Freezer Breakfast Bowls
Eggs and some milk.

Cook these in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil until the eggs are set, but still slightly undercooked.

These Freezer Breakfast Bowls are just about perfect!

Eggs for freezable breakfast bowls
Undercooked a bit.

After that, it’s as easy as layering your potato layer and egg layer in your freezer safe containers with some cheese on top!

I recommend investing in some nice glass containers if you make stuff like this a lot. They keep the food nice and fresh and you can also transfer the dishes from the freezer to the microwave without worry.

If you’re freezing these bowls, let them cool at room temperature, then cover them and freeze them. To reheat them, you can just zap them in the microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes until the potatoes are warm and the cheese is melted.

Of course, you can also eat these suckers right away. If you do that, I recommend garnishing them with some fresh chopped scallions or chives. Leave off the garnish though if you’re freezing. The garnish won’t keep well at all in the freezer.

Freezable Breakfast Bowls: Cheese and potatoes pile high with eggs in freezable portions. They reheat fantastically for a quick and healthy breakfast!

This is just a starting point for a breakfast bowl! If you have any fun add-ins that would freeze well, leave a comment!

6 Responses to “Freezable Breakfast Bowls” Leave a comment

  1. Here in the South, we love our grits substituted for potatoes. Maybe even some country ham instead of bacon. Like you say the possibilities numerous. I think I would personally like fixing the ingredients like above with chorizo or sausage, more spices, etc and make breakfast tacos.

  2. This looks awesome! I bought something extremely similar at a Trader Joe’s and I’m sure this works out to be more affordable. Thanks Nick!

  3. I need to try this, making breakfast for Trevor every morning before school has been doable so far this year but this morning I found out how hard it is 1 week after surgery. Might make this up tonight so I can use it the rest of the week. Might have to sub russets for red bliss. Thanks for posting!

  4. 5 stars
    That sounds like a great idea! Freezer breakfast bowls are a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure you have a hearty and substantial breakfast ready to go during busy weekdays. Making your own freezer breakfast bowls allows you to customize them to your liking and dietary preferences.

  5. 5 stars
    I LOVE breakfast bowls, so easy – throw in microwave & WOWZERS after a few minutes you have a hearty, delicious breakfast 👍😆. I get so hungry thinking about this — might eat one tonight for dinner 😃 Next time around, I’m thinking about adding chopped bell pepper and using frozen: hash browns, country styled potato bites, tater tots — has anyone tried? Should I cook these prior to adding to my DIY breakfast bowl? What about gravy? Make some white pepper gravy & pour over concoction before freezing? I think I’ll sprinkle some Hormel Real Bacon Bits & more shredded cheese towards the end of microwaving

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