Traeger Smoked Breakfast Skillet with Sausage

A scrumptious and savory smoked breakfast skillet with sausage and potatoes. This delicious Traeger skillet makes a great summer time meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total 1 hour

This deliciously smoked Traeger breakfast skillet makes an amazing summer time breakfast… or anytime meal! It’s perfectly creamy and packed full of yummy smoke flavor.

I’m telling you, this smoked egg frittata recipe is the real deal! And a must try…soon to be family favorite meal.

white plate with traeger breakfast skillet and cast iron skillet behind it.

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Smoked Traeger breakfast skillet

This recipe has become a regular family favorite! It isn’t super complicated and even the kids love it! If you haven’t tried breakfast on the smoker yet, you’re missing out!

It is really delicious! And a favorite during the hot summer months.

Keep the heat out of the kitchen this summer. Cooking eggs on the Traeger grill is not only a great way to use up farm fresh eggs, but also saves the use of the oven during the hot summer months.

This recipe a great way to reimagine the same old boring breakfast, it also makes a delicious dinner time meal. Which is how our family loves to serve this frittata.

Especially during the warmer days of summer.

two white plates of eggs with black forks to the sides of the plates and white mugs filled with coffee.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this easy breakfast dish:

  • butter
  • yellow onion
  • potato
  • garlic
  • pork breakfast sausage
  • large eggs
  • cheddar cheese
  • heavy cream
  • salt
ingredients for this breakfast recipe in small glass bowls.

🍳 Substitution Info

If you have regular ground pork sausage and not a breakfast blend, you can flavor it yourself. Use a blend of seasonings such as rosemary, sage, salt, pepper, garlic to give it a delicious flavor.

Or try something already made like this breakfast blend. It is a favorite in our home!

Bacon can also be used instead of sausage for a delicious smoky casserole dish.

Tips for making this smoker casserole

This frittata dish is very versatile and can be started in the kitchen and finished off in the grill. Or can be done completely outside on the Traeger.

For example with any frittata, you begin by cooking the ingredients on the stove top and finishing it off in the oven. This can also be done for this recipe by cooking the vegetable and meat ingredients on the stove and finishing off on the Traeger.

Or by doing the entire recipe outside on the smoker grill! Either way will give it a perfectly smoky flavor that is simply scrumptious!

Instructions

Begin by preheating the Traeger 350 degrees F with lid closed for about 15-20 minutes.

Next in a 10 inch cast-iron skillet, either over a stovetop or on the preheated grill, heat up butter over low-medium heat.

cooking the ground sausage in the cast iron skillet.
browned sausage in the cast iron skillet.
potatoes and onions combined with the cooked sausage in a cast iron skillet.

Add chopped onion and potato and sauté until potatoes are soft. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Cook the sausage in the pan.

large glass bowl with the eggs and garlic.
large bowl and whisk with the eggs and heavy cream combined.
skillet of the eggs over the sausage and potato mixture.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, cheese, garlic, and heavy cream.

Add the cooked vegetables & meat ingredients to the cast iron skillet and top off with the egg mixture from the large bowl.

the cast iron skillet on the traeger grill.
cooking the egg skillet on the grill grate of the traeger smoker.
cast iron skillet with the traeger breakfast frittata

Then place the pan directly on the grill grate.

Cook with the smoker lid closed for about 40-45 minutes.

Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy!

(See below for complete printable recipe card for you convenience)

black fork over the egg skillet on a white plate with a white coffee cup to the back.

Serving ideas for this recipe:

  • Top off this breakfast skillet with your favorite hot sauce for a little bit of heat!
  • Or serve with fresh herbs like chopped chives or parsley – pick your favorite option!
  • Add some healthy fat with slices of avocado or a fresh homemade guacamole
  • Top it with sour cream, fermented jalapeños, or salsa

Want more tasty breakfast ideas?

Look no further!

Here’s a few of our favorite breakfast recipes that we think you’ll love too!

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

What can I substitute for the sausage?

Bacon or ham makes a great option. But you can also go completely meatless too, try adding in more veggies. Some great additions to this Traeger breakfast recipe are bell peppers, sweet potatoes, or more potatoes.

Can I replace the heavy cream with milk?

Absolutely! You can also sub for half & half. However, it will not give as much of the richness in flavor and texture as this recipe calls for.

What flavor pellets do I use for eggs?

Use whatever flavor of wood you like. Our favorites are mesquite, cherry, and apple.

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Traeger Breakfast Skillet

A scrumptious and savory smoked breakfast skillet with sausage and potatoes. This delicious Traeger skillet makes a great summer time meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 356 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large potato chopped (about 1 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • garlic chives for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Traeger grill to 350 degrees F with lid closed for about 15-20 minutes.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, either over a stovetop or on the preheated grill, heat up butter over low-medium heat. Add chopped onion and potato, sprinkle with salt. Sauté until potatoes are becoming soft. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add the pork sausage to the skillet and cook until no longer pink.
  • While the pork is cooking, prepare the egg mixture. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, shredded cheese, and minced garlic.
  • Once the pork sausage is cooked, remove from heat and return the potatoes/onion mixture to the skillet. Combine together.
  • Pour the egg mixture over top of the sausage and potatoes.
  • Place the skillet inside of the Traeger with lid closed and cook for about 40-45 minutes until the eggs are cooked through.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Notes

If you have regular ground pork sausage and not a breakfast blend, you can flavor it yourself. Use a blend of seasonings such as rosemary, sage, salt, pepper, garlic to give it a delicious flavor.
Or try something already made like this breakfast blend. It is a favorite in our home!
Bacon can also be used instead of sausage for a delicious smoky casserole dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 17gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 651mgPotassium: 343mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 581IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 2mg
Keyword grilled eggs, smoked eggs, traeger breakfast, traeger frittata
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