This is one of those super easy breakfasts that live in infamy. I'm not entirely sure what spurred the thought of having a loaded style potato for breakfast but... it all worked out fabulously well. There's really not much in a loaded potato that you wouldn't normally have for breakfast anyway. So why not toss an egg on top and call it done?
Cheesy bacon potatoes and an egg for right at 300 calories and a full belly? Yes, indeed! It's one of those things that looks and feels so naughty, but actually couldn't be much more guilt-free! This is a clean and lean breakfast that is sure to give you enough energy to make it through your morning.
I made this dish lighter and more healthy by leaving the skin on a red potato and using some low sodium center cut bacon. I also used some reduced fat cheese, no butter, and substituted sour cream for some nice thick greek yogurt. I can never tell the difference with that easy swap.
I went with a 'fried' egg, but you could really cook them however you prefer. Any other day, I probably would have done them scrambled, but for some reason I really wanted some nice creamy yolk to go with my potatoes this morning.
The only thing that might have made this meal even better would have been the addition of some avocado. Then again... I would put avocado on almost anything and eat it.
Seriously. I'm pretty sure I would.
Skinny Loaded Potato Breakfast Skillet
Servings: 2 • Size: 1/2 Skillet + 1 Egg • Calories: 318.8 • Fat: 12.5 g • Carb: 32.8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 18 g • Sugar: 3.3 g • Sodium: 401.3 mg
1 Large Red Potato (Skin On), Cubed
3 Slices Center Cut Reduced Sodium Bacon, Chopped
1/4 C. Onion, Chopped
1/4 C. 2% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
2 Eggs, Cooked
2 Tbsp. Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4. C. Chives, Chopped
Lightly coat the inside of a skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
Toss the potato, bacon, and onion into the skillet and heat over medium to medium-high heat for about ten minutes or until the bacon is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
Remove the skillet from the heat and immediately top with the cheese and green onions.
Allow it to sit for a minute to melt.
Once done, plate the potatoes and top with the egg, sour cream, and a few more green onions for garnish.
Enjoy right away!