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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. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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?)

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

  5. 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'.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!