Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet Recipe

Are you ready to indulge in a breakfast fit for champions? Look no further than our Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet! This hearty and flavorful breakfast combines the rich, bold flavors of a perfectly cooked bone-in ribeye steak, crispy bacon, and a delightful medley of eggs, potatoes, and sausages. You’ll start your day feeling like a true carnivore, just like the fictional character Ron Swanson from the popular TV show “Parks and Recreation.” This breakfast is not for the faint of heart, so be prepared to savor every mouthful of this incredible feast.


The Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet is inspired by the iconic character Ron Swanson, known for his love of meat, particularly bacon and steak. In the TV show “Parks and Recreation,” Ron Swanson’s character often indulged in all things meaty, and this breakfast skillet is a tribute to his carnivorous appetite. It’s the perfect breakfast for those who appreciate bold, hearty flavors to kickstart their day.


For the Steak:

  • 1 Bone-in Ribeye
  • ½ tbsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tbsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Lagavulin Whisky for serving

For the Skillet:

  • 4-5 Fresh Eggs
  • 3 Large Russet Potatoes, diced
  • 3-4 Andouille Sausages
  • 5-6 Bacon Strips
  • ½ tbsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tbsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Chopped Chives for garnish

For the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp:

  • 5-6 Bacon Strips
  • 5-6 Massive Shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 tbsp Seafood Seasoning

Step-by-Step Instructions

Steak Preparation:

  1. Begin by seasoning the bone-in ribeye with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure to coat both sides of the steak evenly.
  2. Preheat your grill or a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. You want it to be smoking hot to achieve a perfect sear.
  3. Place the seasoned ribeye on the grill or skillet and cook it to your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Adjust the cooking time according to your preference.
  4. Once the steak is cooked to perfection, let it rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  5. Just like Ron Swanson would, serve the steak with a side of Lagavulin Whisky for a truly robust experience.

Skillet Preparation:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until it’s crispy. Remove the bacon and set it aside, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.
  2. In the same skillet, add the diced russet potatoes, andouille sausages, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Sauté them until the potatoes are tender and golden brown, and the sausages are fully cooked.
  3. Create wells in the potato mixture and crack the fresh eggs into each well. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are done to your liking. For runny yolks, this takes about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Garnish your Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet with the crispy bacon bits and chopped chives.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp:

  1. Season the massive shrimp with the seafood seasoning.
  2. Wrap each shrimp with a strip of bacon, securing it with toothpicks.
  3. Grill the bacon-wrapped shrimp for about 2-3 minutes per side, until the bacon is crispy and the shrimp is cooked through.
  4. Serve the bacon-wrapped shrimp alongside your Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet for an extra dose of deliciousness.

Indulge in the robust and flavorful Ron Swanson Breakfast Skillet, and start your day with a carnivore’s delight. This breakfast is the perfect way to treat yourself to bold flavors and a hearty meal that will keep you energized throughout the day.