Egg-Stuffed Breakfast Potatoes


A make-ahead breakfast perfect for camping or a busy morning--just reheat over campfire coals or in the microwave. Filled with red bell pepper, eggs and cheese, these russet potato boats are bursting with flavor for a breakfast you'll be excited to wake up for.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 3 small-to-medium russet potatoes (6-8 ounces each)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Prick potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High for 5 minutes. Turnover and continue cooking on High until tender all the way through, about 4 minutes more. (Alternatively, bake at 350 degrees F until tender, 50 minutes to 1 hour.) When cool enough to handle, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Chop enough of the potato flesh to equal about 1 cup. (Save the remaining potato for another use or discard.)

  2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, scallions and the chopped potato. Cook, stirring often, until the pepper softens, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until set, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Fold in cheese.

  3. Generously stuff each potato half with about 1/2 cup of the egg mixture. Let cool completely, then individually wrap with heavy-duty foil. Refrigerate or store in a cold cooler for up to 1 day.

  4. Prepare a campfire and let it burn down to the coals. Place the wrapped potato boats 4 to 6 inches above the coals; cook, turning once or twice, until steaming hot and completely heated through, 10 to 15 minutes. Open carefully. (Alternatively, unwrap and reheat in the microwave.)


To make ahead: Store in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 potato boat
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Vitamin A 881IU 18%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 43mcg 11%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 401mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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