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Western Omelet Breakfast Potato Skins

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Potato skins for breakfast? Why not! Potato skins stuffed with scrambled eggs, ham, pepper, onion and topped with reduced fat cheddar cheese, it’s a perfect breakfast combination.

Western Omelet Breakfast Potato Skins

5 from 2 votes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 2 skins


  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp fat free milk, or water
  • 2 thin slices lean ham, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 4 tbsp cheddar cheese


  • Pierce potato with a fork a few times all around.
  • Place in microwave and cook about 5 minutes per potato.
  • When finished, allow to cool enough to handle.
  • Cut potatoes in half horizontally.
  • Scoop out potatoes leaving about 1/4 inch thick wall. (Skins weigh 2.5 oz after scooped)
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Add onion, pepper and ham and mix well.
  • Spray a medium nonstick skillet with olive oil spray and cook the eggs, mixing often.
  • Heat oven to 450°.
  • Lightly spray potato skins on both sides with oil.
  • Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Fill with eggs and top each one with 1 tbsp cheese.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Serving: 2 skins, Calories: 305.1 kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.1 g, Protein: 23.8 g, Fat: 7.6 g, Fiber: 2.7 g


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53 comments on “Western Omelet Breakfast Potato Skins”

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    William johnson

    used an airfryer instead of the oven. It was delicious using morning star farms maple sausage. Toast… Dave,s Bread.. Think I’ll fix it again this morning, yum.

  2. Not just for breakfast
    I made these for supper with a side salad.
    So easy. I added a little salsa when I cooked the eggs.
    So many different veggies can be added to the eggs…mushrooms, spinach, grilled asparagus.
    Thank you

  3. I just made these for an easy weekday breakfast – so delicious! I made it into 4 servings, one skin per serving, and it still left me feeling pretty good and full. Thanks for another great and easy breakfast idea!

  4. Made these for grab & go breakfasts for my husband! Did an egg white/turkey sausage/mushroom/pepper one and a hawaiian pizza ones. They were a hit! Thanks for a great recipe! (ps I didn't spray oil on any of them after the first batch and didn't notice a difference. How come do you suggest the oil?)

  5. I made these for my mom for breakfast yesterday and she loved them! they are so easy and really tasty!

  6. I made these for lunch today with leftover baked potatoes from dinner last night. Served them with strawberries and the kids BEGGED for more. Thanks for giving us a new go-to recipe for an 'anytime breakfast'.

  7. I just made these for dinner last night, and they were great! They were so filling, and each bite had a lot of delicious flavor.
    Since my husband was eating too, and he never seems to get full, I filled his potato skins with the scooped out potato, and more ham. That way, we were both happy!
    The only downside is that I bought Kraft reduced fat cheddar, and it didn't melt very well. I will have to find another brand I think.
    Thank you for the great recipe!

  8. Fabulous breakfast idea! After scooping out the skins I "fried" the excess potatoes then added the eggs and had scrambled eggs/potatoes which then went into the skins topped with cheese! Then after coming out of oven topped with a tablespoon of Fresh salsa!! I know it added more points, but RARELY have potatoes!!

  9. we host a tailgate party every year and these will be a perfect addition!! If you have any other "tailgate" party food recommendations, please point me in the right direction! Thanks so much!

  10. Do you think you could put these together the night before and then toss them in the oven in the morning?

  11. This is such a delicious and filling breakfast!! The hubby said it could have had more spice so I think topping it with a little tobasco would give it a good kick. Next time I may use crispy turkey bacon instead of ham. I doubled it and we had enough to last most of the week.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

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  13. So is it three egg whites in addition to the two eggs?

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