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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

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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51 comments on “Western Omelet Breakfast Potato Skins”

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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

    Yes, that's correct.

    And I love delicious for bookmarking. It's a great site. I think people that don't have lap tops tend to want to print the recipes. I hired someone to fix it, I hope printing works now!

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

    Also, for those looking for printer-friendly/printer-free, has a really excellent bookmarking system that makes bookmarks easy to search and tag. I never print my recipes- with delicious, I have a whole cookbook that I can bring to the kitchen on my laptop. Plus, since it's internet-based, it can be accessed from any computer as long as you have your account info. Just a suggestion!

  6. had this for breakfast today. i love how filling it is. so good! instead of ham i used turkey sausage and turkey bacon. love your ideas for success! your recipes have made this week wonderful.

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    Oh gosh–how good does that look?! I might give it a Mexican twist to spice it up a bit! Some diced chiles/tomatoes, Mexican cheese blend and taco sauce?? Yum!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Firefox is free, I highly recommend downloading it and all the recipes will print perfectly!!!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    @KCatGU Thanks for your comment.
    It should print fine if you update Internet Explorer or use Firefox.

  10. Hi Gina,
    I notice people clamoring for "Printer Friendly"
    Annie at accomplishes this by giving a hyper link to Google Doc.
    Just thought I might add that idea to the hat.

    For people reading this you should be able to just highlight the text (and pictures) you need to print. Select print and in the print window that opens, go to "Print Range" box change the little button from "All" to "Selection" and it will print very nicely. The key with this it to be careful in highlighting the text and not to inadvertently get some of the side pictures too.

    Good Luck, KCatGU

  11. Love the recipes but have a very difficult time getting them printed. Pages over lap and writing is on top of writing. What is it that I'm not doing right.

  12. PLEASE provide a mechanism to print a single recipe. Have to jump through too many hoops (Copy into an e-mail, slice, dice & julienne) to print a single recipe. A number of the recipes that are posted sound really good, but they're a hassle to print. Thanks!

    1. 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

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    Healthy and Homemade

    GREAT idea! I love potatoes for breakfast, this puts a fun spin on the traditional potato side =)

  14. Thanks Karyn, what a great idea. I'm going to do the same thing. We love potatoes for any meal, so these are perfect. Thanks so much Gina for the recipe. Love it.