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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
1 potato
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

663 calories; protein 21.2g 42% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 50.1g 77% DV; cholesterol 269.5mg 90% DV; sodium 1039.2mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2019
These are pretty good but I think it would have been quicker and easier to chop up a potatoe and fry it... just saying... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2019
Followed recipe exactly except microwaved the potato, nothing stupendous Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2019
These are pretty good but I think it would have been quicker and easier to chop up a potatoe and fry it... just saying... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2019
This satisfying and filling breakfast in a potato is easily a five star recipe. I went ahead and mixed the eggs bacon and sausage together. Will definitely make again and top with pico de gallo or a few shakes of hot sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2019
I used leftover baked ham which I diced up....a new breakfast favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2019
It was awesome. I make an everything breakfast with all the same ingredients but with fried potatoes. This was definately less work and not as time consuming Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2019
Let's go camping! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2020
I have made it two times. My family asks for it again and again. As the cook's note says the options are many for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2020
I JUST USED TURKEY SAUSAGE ONLY NO BACON. I ALSO TRIPLE THE RECIPE BECAUSE OF MY GRANDKIDS ARE HERE THIS MORNING! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2019
Followed recipe exactly except microwaved the potato, nothing stupendous Read More