Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Pesto & Eggs

Top baked potatoes with fried eggs, pesto, spinach and bacon for a loaded baked potato that's perfect for an easy dinner or hearty brunch. Omit the bacon for a vegetarian version that's just as delicious.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 potatoes


  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)

  • ½ cup pesto

  • 2 cups sautéed spinach (see Associated Recipes)

  • 4 large eggs, fried or poached

  • 4 teaspoons crumbled cooked bacon


  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on Medium, turning once or twice, until soft, about 20 minutes. (Alternatively, bake potatoes at 425 degrees F until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.) Transfer to a clean cutting board and let cool slightly.

  2. Holding them with a kitchen towel to protect your hands, make a lengthwise cut to open the potato, but don't cut all the way through. Pinch the ends to expose the flesh.

  3. Top each potato with some pesto, spinach, an egg and bacon. Serve warm.

Associated Recipes

Simple Sautéed Spinach

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
21g Fat
43g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 potato
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Vitamin A 6898IU 138%
Vitamin C 30mg 34%
Folate 196mcg 49%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Calcium 199mg 15%
Iron 5mg 29%
Magnesium 147mg 35%
Potassium 1598mg 34%

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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