Potato skins are one of America’s favorite bar foods made even better! We’ve taken Russets, sliced them, topped them with the ultimate breakfast ingredient trifecta—bacon, eggs and cheese—then tossed them in the oven. Voila! Breakfast potato skins!

Potatoes are so versatile that you could throw just about any flavor combination on them and they’ll be fantastic. Among a few of our favorites are pizza potato skins and reuben potato skins.

When shopping for ingredients, be sure to pick out large Russet potatoes. Otherwise, the egg won’t fit on the skins. Enjoy!

A freshly made batch of delicious breakfast potato skins.

Breakfast Potato Skins Recipe

Our cheesy breakfast potato skins recipe only takes about 20 minutes to complete and are so worth every savory bite. Good morning!


Yield: 8 servings
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  • Preheat broiler and cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise.
  • Using a spoon, make shallow trough in cut side of potato to hold filling, leaving at least a ¼" border around edges. Be careful not to take too much potato out, just enough to keep filling from sliding off. Brush potatoes with butter, season lightly with salt and pepper. Turn potatoes over and butter and season the skin side. Place them on a baking sheet, skin side up and broil 2-3 minutes until starting to brown. Turn over and broil 2- 3 minutes more then remove from oven.
  • Turn off broiler and start oven at 350 degrees.
  • Break an egg into each potato skin then sprinkle bacon and cheddar cheese evenly among the potato skins. Sprinkle on a bit more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake about 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted and egg is cooked to your liking then remove from oven. Garnish with chives or green onion. Enjoy while still warm with hot sauce if desired.


If you prefer a different breakfast meat, try these with ground chicken or pork sausage.
Calories: 269kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 236mg, Sodium: 441mg, Potassium: 632mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g
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