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Baked Potatoes aren’t just for dinner anymore. Try this loaded Breakfast Baked Potato. Customize it all you want!!

Breakfast Baked Potato

What temperature should a baked potato be cooked at?

You can bake potatoes at different temps for different times. Or, you could go as low as 300° for 90 minutes, give or take. You could baked them at 450° for 45 minutes, give or take. Ovens vary, so see below on how to tell if a baked potato is done.

What does wrapping baked potatoes in foil do?

Wrapping potatoes can help cook them faster. Plus, it will give a softer/steamed skin by keeping the moisture in the foil as it’s baking. If you want a crispy skin, you should bake them without the foil. Some cooks disagree with wrapping them in foil. You just need to find your perfect outcome and decide if you want to wrap or not wrap.

How can you tell if a baked potato is done?

I prefer to test the potato by sticking a fork into it. If it slides in easy (no resistance), it’s done. Another way would be to squeeze the potato. When you squeeze it, it gives, meaning it’s soft on the inside.

My Baked Potato is Hard

Did you cook it long enough? If the potato is still hard, place it back in the oven/microwave for additional time. Is the oven on high enough? Are you letting the potato cool before cutting into it? If so, that could be a problem.

How to bake potato in foil?


I poke holes in mine with a fork. Rub it with oil and salt. Wrap in foil. Then bake according to the temperature guide above.


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Breakfast Baked Potato

Baked Potatoes aren't just for dinner anymore. Try this loaded Breakfast Baked Potato. Customize it all you want!!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potato different ways, baked potato for breakfast, baked potato in oven, breakfast baked potato, breakfast baked potato boat, sausage and egg baked potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1262kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 Baking Sheet
  • Frying Pan
  • Sauce Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 Potato, large
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 Strips Bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup Breakfast sausage, crumbled
  • 1/2 Cup Country Gravy
  • 3 Tbsp Butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 425°.
  • Wash/Scrub and dry potato. Pat Dry. **Picture shows 4 potatos, however, recipe is for only one.
    Plate with 4 potatoes
  • Poke holes with fork in potato (about 4-5 times)
    Plate with 4 potatoes
  • Rub the potato with avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt.
    Potatoes with oil and salt on outside.
  • Wrap potato in foil.
    Potatoes wrapped in foil
  • Place in preheated oven, directly on the rack. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a fork slides in easily. **NOTE** you can skip this part and microwave your potato
  • While the potato is baking, make the gravy & bacon/sausage.
  • Add 1 tbsp of butter to a frying pan and heat to medium heat.
  • Pour beaten eggs in frying pan and scramble. 4-5 minutes.
    Frying pan with scrambled eggs.
  • Remove potato from oven. Let cool 5-10 minutes.
  • Slice potato down the middle. Pull apart. Add 2 tbsp butter, mix with the potato. Cut up, smash, if desired.
    Baked potato cut up with butter melting on it.
  • Add the scrambled eggs on top of the potato.
    Baked potato with scrambled eggs on top.
  • Add the bacon/sausage on top of the eggs.
    Baked potato with scrambled eggs, sausage, and bacon on top.
  • Pour the gravy over all of it.
    Baked potato with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and country gravy on top.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top
    Baked potato with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, country gravy, and shredded cheese on top.
  • Top it with some salt and pepper, if desired. Chow down.
    Close up for breakfast baked potato.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post. NOTE: These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 1262kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 507mg | Sodium: 6433mg | Potassium: 1237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2114IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 4mg
Close up, overhead view of the breakfast baked potato.
Overhead view of a plate with breakfast baked potato and a fork.
Angled view of a breakfast baked potato.

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