Breakfast Baked Potato


I came up with this idea one morning when my son wanted hash browns, but I didn't want to do all the chopping and such. So, I just baked a potato and stuffed all the other breakfast items inside. He loved it and is now making it on his own! And there are many options with this dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 potato


  • 1 large russet potato

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pinch salt

  • pound sausage, or as desired

  • 2 slices bacon

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Rub potato with vegetable oil and salt. Prick several times with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squeezable yet firm, about 50 minutes.

  4. While potato is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Set sausage aside in a bowl.

  5. Place bacon in the large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Let cool slightly; crumble.

  6. Remove potato from the oven. Slice in the center to create a pocket; add 2 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper to the potato. Stuff potato with crumbled sausage and bacon.

  7. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  8. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet and scramble to desired doneness, about 5 minutes.

  9. Place scrambled eggs on top of meat in potato. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top of warm eggs.

Cook's Notes:

Options are endless with this recipe. Just about any meat you eat for breakfast can be used. You can top it off with a sunny-side-up egg. Salsa is a fantastic addition!

You can use any cheese you'd like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

663 Calories
50g Fat
34g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 663
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 24g 121%
Cholesterol 270mg 90%
Sodium 1039mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 37mg 184%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 992mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.