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Egg stuffed baked potatoes: yummy and easy to prepare

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
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Looking for a hearty and delicious breakfast recipe that's easy to make? Look no further than these egg-stuffed potatoes! Crisp baked potatoes are filled with eggs, then loaded with savory ham, gooey cheese, and mashed potato. The combination of flavors and textures will make your taste buds dance with joy. Plus, they're simple to make – just bake the potatoes, cut off the tops, scoop out the insides, and fill them with the egg, ham, and cheese mixture. Bake until the cheese has melted, and you’re done! You'll have a breakfast that's so good, you'll want to have it for every meal!

What is the Best Potato to Use

If you can find a variety of potatoes where you live, starchy Russet Potatoes will make the best choice. Not only are they the perfect size for filling, but they are also slightly sturdier, which means they won’t break apart once baked.

How to Make Stuffed Potatoes

  • Bake the potatoes. Preheat your oven to 375°F and bake the potatoes for about an hour or two until they are tender and the skins are crispy.
  • Cut off the tops. Once the potatoes are done, allow them to cool before cutting off the tops and scooping out the flesh with a spoon.
  • Fill the potatoes. Break an egg into each hollowed-out potato. Then add in the ham, cheese, seasoning, and leftover potato flesh.
  • Bake the potatoes again. Place the potatoes back in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes until the egg is cooked.

Tips

Short on time and need to cook the potatoes fast? Cook them in an instant pot. For medium potatoes, place 1 cup of water in the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot, then place the potatoes on a rack and cook for 16 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes.

You can choose to keep the egg whole, or you can scramble it lightly before adding the ham and cheese.

Feel free to swap out the ingredients according to your taste preferences.

Swap the ham for bacon.Swap the cheddar cheese for feta, Swiss cheese, or Gorgonzola.

Add fresh herbs for a touch of green.

How to Store Stuffed Potatoes

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge (in an airtight container), for up to 2 days. Reheat in the Airfryer for 10 minutes.

Can I Make Stuffed Potatoes in the Airfryer?

Yes, you can! First bake the potatoes in the Airfryer at 400°F for 30 minutes, until the fork easily slides through to the center.

Fill the potatoes and bake another 15 minutes until cooked through.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

The potatoes are best served immediately!

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Ingredients
Potatoes
6
Cheese
55g (2/3 cups)
Ham
2/3 cups
Eggs
6
salt and pepper
to taste

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Poke the potatoes with a fork all over the surface. Brush with oil and bake for 1.5-2 hours or until fully done.

Set aside to cool down completely. Cut off the top part of each potato.

Using a teaspoon, scoop the insides, leaving some potato on the sides.

Break an egg into each potato.

Top with ham, salt and pepper, cheese, and some mashed potato insides inside each potato ‘boat’.

Bake stuffed potatoes for 20 minutes, then serve right away.

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