Thursday, March 15, 2012

Improv Cooking Challenge: Egg, Bacon & Cheese Baked Potato

It is time for another Improv Cooking Challenge! The theme for this month is Potatoes and Cheese. I first thought about doing a bread of a cheesy baked dish, but I decided I wanted to try something a little different. I have seen a few pictures of eggs baked in potatoes on Pinterest, and decided I wanted to try and make my own version. It was fun to play around with this because there are so many possible toppings! Ultimately, I decided to go simple with bacon and green onion. If you decide to try this I highly recommend slicing the bottom of your potato so they won't tip while cooking (I had a little issue with this on my first try). We actually had this for dinner, but I think it would be delicious for breakfast! If you are interested in join us in the Improv Challenge hop over to Kristen's blog Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Next month's theme: Peanut Butter and Jelly! I have a few ideas I can't wait to try out!
2 medium baking potatoes
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
4 eggs
4 tsp 2% milk
2 tsp butter
Salt & Pepper
Sliced Green Onions

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap potatoes in tin foil and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven, unwrap, and cool.

Slice potatoes in half and slice a small portion off the bottom so the potato will stay up right while baking.  Scoop out the potato and set on a greased baking sheet. Place 1 tsp of cheese , milk, 1/2 tsp butter, salt & pepper in each potato half. Add a sprinkle of bacon to each potato, but leave enough to top the potato.  Crack an egg into each potato, and top with remaining cheese, bacon, and black pepper.

Place potatoes into the 400 degree oven. Allow potatoes to bake until set ( about 15-20 minutes). Be sure to watch your eggs and remove them when they slightly jiggle because they will continue to cook (you can always put them back in if you want them a bit more cooked).  Top with sliced green onions.


  1. Yum, looks great, Ashley. I think that would make a lovely dinner.

  2. My mom used to make these from left over baked potatoes from dinner and they were always a favorite. Great looking recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge entry: Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. I would have never thought to add an egg to baked potatoes. They look great!

  4. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea! My hubby would love these (and I would, too!). Great job!

  5. Well I can't say this doesn't make sense all I know is, I would have not thought to do it this way. Talk about stepping out the box. Fantastic!

  6. This is a great idea, it looks so good!!

  7. I must have made baked potato a million times but have never thought to crack an egg in. This is brilliant!

  8. This is a wonderful way to treat a potato. Love, love, love it!

  9. These look delicious! New GFC follower from the Things that make you say Mmm...hop. I co-host the Creative Corner Hop every Monday. Feel free to stop by and link up. It will be open all week.

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