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Mountain Man Breakfast in Dutch Oven

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Create a hearty man breakfast in the dutch oven that will keep your rugged guy filled all day long. The recipe is at the bottom of the post.

mountain man breakfast in a dutch oven

Mountain Man Breakfast

The ingredients for this breakfast include ground sausage, eggs, regular or sweet potatoes, and cheese. We keep this recipe low carb by using sweet potatoes.

I listed a package of cheese in the recipe. Feel free to pick what size package that is. Eric loves cheese, so we used a big bag.

Whole potatoes need to be prepared ahead of time for this recipe. We cooked the potatoes in foil over the coals the night before. We only baked them long enough to get them soft to cut in the morning.

Eric is an early riser, so he prepped this ahead of time while the rest of us were still sleeping!

The breakfast takes anywhere from 25-45 minutes or more depending on your heat.

We pulled the lid at about the 25-minute mark to see how cooked the eggs were but had to let it cook longer.

We cooked this in Colorado where it was dry and we got better coals which cooked faster. The previous summer we were in the south where it was very humid and it took much longer to cook this.

close up of mountain man breakfast

I love how this recipe can be adapted to different varieties of sausage and potatoes.

We’ve done it several times with hash browns (we had to make it the day after we went to the store because our RV doesn’t have a freezer), but we much prefer it with actual potatoes. Sweet potatoes are pictured in this post.

The last time we made this on vacation, we wrapped the leftovers up in our Dutch Oven Liner and put it in our cooler. It made for a great lunch when we were out exploring.

Eric loves the crispy edges! Don’t things just taste better baked in the dutch oven?

Mountain Man Breakfast

Yield: 8 servings

Mountain Man Breakfast in Dutch Oven

Mountain Man Breakfast in Dutch Oven

Create this hearty camping breakfast in the dutch oven.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 3-4 small regular or sweet potatoes or hash browns
  • package of cheddar cheese


  1. If using whole potatoes, cook them ahead of time.
  2. Line the dutch oven with foil and spray it with some cooking spray.
  3. Cook the ground sausage in the bottom of the (open) dutch oven over the fire. No need to drain the grease.
  4. While the sausage is cooking beat the eggs in a separate bowl and chop the potatoes.
  5. Put the potatoes on top of the sausage. Pour the egg mixture on top of that.
  6. Cover with desired amount of cheese.
  7. Place lid on dutch oven, cover with coals, and bake for 25-45 minutes depending on your heat.
  8. We pulled the lid at about the 25 minute mark to see how cooked the eggs were and then left it on longer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 317mgSodium: 647mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g

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