This low carb breakfast skillet combines homemade chicken sausage crumbles with sautéed radishes AKA “keto” potatoes, eggs, and cheddar cheese. It’s like a healthier sausage, egg, and cheese combo with potatoes. You can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes and easily customize the recipe to fit your calorie needs.
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Low Carb Breakfast Skillet Ingredients
This is an easy recipe and everything goes together in one pan.
- olive oil
- ground chicken
- breakfast sausage seasoning
- shredded cheddar
If you’re unfamiliar with “keto” potatoes, radishes have gained serious popularity in the keto community as a low carb potato substitute. And I’m here to say, they’re really great when prepared well. For the radishes in this breakfast skillet, I used the same radishes of many color from Trader Joe’s that you saw in my low carb bacon cheeseburger skillet and garlic parmesan air fried radishes.
There are other root vegetables that would work in place of radishes like rutabaga, turnips, and celery root. Check out my low carb potato substitutes guide for a look at nine possibilities.
And if you can’t get on board with the root veggies, you can use potatoes. I’d use quartered baby gold potatoes like in my air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe.
Everything else here is pretty straightforward. More on the breakfast sausage seasoning below.
Low Carb Breakfast Skillet Recipe Walkthrough
You’ll find a visual recipe rundown below in case you have a question about any step of the recipe. I’ve included ingredient notes and general tips as well. There’s a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post so feel free to skip down if you’re feeling confident.
Sauté quartered radishes in olive oil for 5 minutes to soften and slightly brown.
You’ll want your radishes to be similar in size. So if you have some huge radishes in your batch, you may want to cut them into eighths.
If you’re using potatoes instead of radishes, the same applies. Get them all similar in size for even cooking.
Push the radishes to one side of the pan and cook ground chicken before adding breakfast sausage seasoning.
Be sure to give your ground chicken time to brown before mincing and fully cooking. If you’re familiar with my recipes, you should know I’m passionate about the Maillard reaction!
Breakfast Sausage Seasoning Ingredients
My breakfast sausage seasoning is a great balance between sweet, smoky, and spicy. If you’re not so keen on spicy, you can reduce or omit things like the red pepper flakes.
- brown sugar
- black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- smoked paprika
- ground sage
The recipe card has the proportions you’ll need, but I like making this seasoning blend in bulk so I can easily throw together recipes like my chicken sausage patties and turkey sausage breakfast skillet.
Also, if you wanted to put a Tex-Mex spin on this breakfast skillet, you could swap the breakfast sausage for my healthy chicken chorizo.
Add milk and reduce until thick and creamy.
I used 1% cow’s milk, but any milk should work here. If you’re not concerned with fat intake, you could use heavy cream for an even creamier low carb breakfast skillet.
The milk will continue to reduce once your skillet goes in the oven, but you’ll want to make sure it’s fairly thick and creamy before moving on. Otherwise, you might have a slightly soupy breakfast skillet, and nobody wants that!
Add eggs and shredded cheddar. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400ºF.
To keep the fat and calorie content in check, I went with a lighter 2-ounce cheese layer. The cheeseburger skillet I mentioned calls for 4 ounces. So if you’re feeling cheesy and have the calories to spare, throw on more.
I’ll also mention that if you wanted to divide your low carb skillet into more than 4 servings, you could add 1-2 additional eggs to make 5-6 servings. May the skillet be your canvas!
Every oven and skillet is different, but I found 7-8 minutes made over easy eggs while 11-12 minutes made over well eggs. Keep an eye on them and don’t be afraid to do a little poking around if you’re not concerned with looks.
Well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. In case you need a condiment fix for serving, check out these 8 sauces for baked eggs. I have my eye on the avocado hollandaise.
If you have a recipe question I forgot to cover, leave a comment at the bottom of the post. And recipe reviews are always appreciated once you try this low carb breakfast skillet!
- 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil
- 12 oz Radishes, quartered
- 1 lb Ground Chicken (97/3)
- 2 Tbsp (24g) Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/2 tsp Rubbed Sage
- 1/4 tsp Allspice
- 1 C Milk
- 4 large Eggs
- 2 oz Shredded Cheddar
- Preheat an oven to 400ºF and heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add the quartered radishes and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the radishes begin to soften and turn golden.
- Push the radishes to one side of the pan and add the ground chicken. Press the chicken flat and brown both sides before mincing and fully cooking, about 5-6 minutes total.
- Add the brown sugar and spices to the cooked chicken, stirring everything together, before adding the milk. Continue cooking/stirring until the milk has reduced to a thicker sauce that leaves a trail when you drag a spatula across the bottom of the pan, about 4-5 minutes.
- Create 4 wells in the skillet before adding the eggs. Top with the cheddar and bake for 8-10 minutes depending on how you like your eggs.
Nutrition Facts Notes
- You can make smaller servings by adding 1-2 additional eggs to stretch 4 servings to 5 or 6.
- Using Swerve Brown sugar substitute reduces the carbs even further.
- Each serving has 5 WW SmartPoints (blue).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Servings Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 17gCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 40g