This time of year you should start seeing abundant and fresh zucchini and this Zucchini Breakfast Skillet is a great way to use some in a fast and fresh breakfast recipe!

If you wanted to keep this recipe super-simple, you could literally just use zucchini, but adding a few other aromatics like shallot and garlic really help with the flavors in the skillet.

And you better believe I’m topping this whole situation with some sunny-side up eggs! They are perfect in a skillet like this and cook right along with the rest of the ingredients.

Preparing the Zucchini for the Skillet

I like to grate the zucchini and poblano pepper for this recipe. The shredded veggies almost turn into a hash brown, of sorts, and get a bit crispy around the edges.

The shallot and garlic I just sliced up normally though.

Zucchini Mix for skillet

Stir that all together and add it to a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. The vegetables will need to cook for around five minutes and they should start to get crispy around the edges. Don’t stir them too much. Just let the sit on the heat.

Starting to cook the zucchini for breakfast skillet.

Finishing the Zucchini Skillet

When you are ready to add the eggs, make some little wells in the middle of the skillet and crack in two eggs. Sprinkle the skillet with parmesan cheese which works great on skillets like this. The parmesan also gets nice and crispy where it touches the skillet.

Eggs added to zucchini breakfast skillet.

Once the whites in the eggs has mostly set, cover the skillet with a lid or plate and let it steam for about 30 seconds. This will barely set the top of the eggs but still leave them soft on the inside.

Zucchini Breakfast Skillet done cooking

Garnish the finished skillet with hot sauce, scallions, and a sprinkle of pepper. Breakfast is served!

Breakfast Skillet garnished

This zucchini breakfast skillet can serve two as a light breakfast.

Personally I can eat the whole thing by myself. It’s super delicious!

Zucchini Breakfast Skillet on a plate

Need a sweet zucchini treat? Try these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Find some good zucchini soon and try this out!

Zucchini Breakfast Skillet

5 from 5 votes
Author: Nick Evans
Servings: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
When zucchini is fresh and abundant, making it into a delicious breakfast skillet should be on everybody’s breakfast list! I like to mix mine with shallot and poblano and top it with eggs and hot sauce!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, about 1 small
  • ½ poblano, shredded
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot sauce, garnish
  • Scallion, garnish


  • Use a box grater to grate the zucchini and poblano pepper. Slice the shallot and garlic. Stir together all the veggies.
  • In a medium-large skillet, add olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the zucchini mixture and season the vegetables with a pinch of salt and pepper. Let the mixture cook for 3-4 minutes without stirring so the vegetables start to brown a bit.
  • Stir vegetables and continue to cook until they are crispy in parts around the edges.
  • Make two holes in the zucchini mixture for eggs. Crack in the eggs and sprinkle parmesan over the whole skillet.
  • Cook eggs for about two minutes until the whites are mostly set. Then cover the skillet with a lid and steam the eggs for 30 seconds just to set the whites on top.
  • Garnish the skillet with hot sauce and scallion and serve while hot.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

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