Smoked-Salmon Breakfast Bake

Serving brunch? Add a simple salad and you’re done.

by Jamie Vespa, R.D. Recipe Developer

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Total Time
50 min


  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh chives, divided
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 oz. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ in. cubes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 6 oz. hot-smoked salmon, flaked (find it near the fresh-fish counter)
  • 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    1. Place eggs, 1 Tbsp. chives, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Set aside.
    1. Heat oil in a 10-inch oven-safe skillet over medium. Add potatoes; stir to coat, then arrange in a single layer. Cover and cook until potatoes are almost tender, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red onion; cook 3 more minutes, until softened.
    1. Scatter salmon evenly over potato mixture in pan. Pour egg mixture over salmon and potatoes. Sprinkle cheese over top, and transfer pan to preheated oven. Bake until egg mixture is set, about 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with remaining 1 Tbsp. chives. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into 6 slices.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving: 297 calories; 18g fat; 6g saturated fat; 338mg cholesterol; 518mg sodium; 12g carbohydrate; 1g fiber; 21g protein; 1g sugar; 87mg calcium; 2mg iron; 511mg potassium
Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Meet Our Writer
Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie is a registered dietitian, nutrition and food journalist, and digital influencer who operates the health-centric food blog and social media accounts, Dishing Out Health. She's the former Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light magazine. Prior to that, Jamie worked as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist with a focus on counseling organ-transplant recipients at a hospital in Tampa. She completed both her undergraduate dietetics degree and graduate clinical nutrition degree at Florida State University. Jamie lives in Denver.