Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet Review

Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet

Jimmy Dean makes a lot of frozen breakfast food. They’re probably best known for their sandwiches, but they do some pretty creative takes on breakfast food as well. We’ve already tried a few of their breakfast bowls, so when we spotted the Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet, our curiosity was piqued.

When we first picked up this bag of food, we assumed it was similar to the breakfast bowls, only in a larger size. It wasn’t until we got it home that we realized there’s more to this meal than meets the eye. A quick glance at the cooking instructions will reveal that you are expected to add the eggs yourself — the bag includes everything else. And this is no small meal. The instructions ask you to add six eggs.

The instructions also ask you to use a 12″ skillet, but we found that to be a bit too small, so we busted out the old faithful 16″ instead. We definitely recommend using a 16″ skillet if you have one on hand — this is a ton of food. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Using fresh eggs instead of frozen ones puts this above most of the competition as far as egg quality goes. The egg portion here will be as good as your egg-cooking skills. Ours turned out magnificent, despite the fact that we probably overcooked them just a tad. Even so, they’re way, way better than precooked frozen eggs. The next time we cook this meal (we certainly want to try this again), we’re going to add even more eggs, since even six seems like not quite enough to cover all the rest of the ingredients.

Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet

The contents of the package include balls of sausage, slices of green and red bell peppers, chunks of potatoes, and bits of onion. The sausage turns out great, with a delicious flavor and a juiciness that really makes them stand out. Jimmy Dean can make a pretty decent sausage when they put their minds to it, and this stuff shows off those skills quite well.

The peppers and onions do a lot to enhance the flavor. The peppers add some southwest zest, though they’re a bit soggier than we’d have liked. The onions here do what all good fried onions do — underscore the other flavors in the dish. The chunks of potatoes are great as well, and they make this meal even more filling than it would have been otherwise. You certainly won’t be eating an entire package by yourself in a single sitting.

This bag is designed to be four servings. That comes out to an egg and a half per serving, which seems just a tad light. For super hungry folks, this meal might serve two people, but three still seems like the most reasonable way to divide this if you’re looking for a decent-sized breakfast. Our reviewer ate half the skillet, which they later admitted was probably too much. For reference, the picture a few paragraphs above shows what half of the skillet looks like in a serving dish.

The Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet is not a low-effort meal to cook, but it’s one of the best items in the Jimmy Dean line. Using fresh eggs certainly helps, but it’s more than just that. This is a meal that focuses on what Jimmy Dean is best at — frozen breakfast meat — and lets you sort out the rest, leading to a really tasty breakfast skillet that will feed multiple people.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this multi-serve frozen breakfast, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet
Jimmy Dean Sausage Skillet
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Skip Stahl
Skip Stahl
1 year ago

This must be an old review from when the product was outstanding and it did not turn into a sticky glob upon heating because of the abundance of cheese (or what they call cheese). Have been a long time user (at least 2 bags per week) but no longer. Anxiously awaitig a return to the old recipe.

1 year ago
Reply to  Skip Stahl

Yeah the cheese destroyed it. Why?

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