- 6 medium baking potatoes (about 3 pounds)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 each small sweet red, orange and green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 large eggs, beaten
- 1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons sour cream, divided
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled or 1/3 cup bacon bits
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub and pierce potatoes with a fork; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high 15-18 minutes or until tender, turning once.
- When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato; discard slice. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in.-thick shells.
- In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add peppers, mushrooms and red onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Stir in salt, pepper and 1 cup pulp (save remaining pulp for another use). Add eggs; cook and stir until eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup sour cream.
- Spoon egg mixture into potato shells. Place on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Top with remaining sour cream; sprinkle with bacon and green onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Loaded Breakfast Potatoes in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p23
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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015
"NOW THIS IS A I CAN GET MY MOUTH AROUND, AND I DID. AND I WELL DO IT AGAIN. THAND YOU FOR THIS DAM GOOD REC. SCOTTY."