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Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

My kids love loaded potatoes in restaurants, so I modified them to make at home. Using the microwave for the potatoes will save you about 10 minutes. I also use thin-skinned red potatoes instead of russets to save on peeling time. —Tena Kropp, Aurora, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Sour cream


  • Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and cover with water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain potatoes; saute in drippings until lightly browned. Add the ham, cheese, salt, pepper and bacon. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without sour cream): 273 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 776mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • rena 55
    Oct 23, 2018

    Great recipe, very tasty. I like to add some bell pepper and onion to it to ramp it up!

  • pajamaangel
    Feb 14, 2018

    These potatoes were really tasty! There weren't any leftovers at all! I didn't add the sour cream and they were still absolutely delicious!

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    Aug 22, 2013

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    Aug 9, 2013

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    Sep 22, 2012

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  • valanddansmith
    Apr 10, 2012

    Wow - these potatoes were amazing!!! If you like the potato skins that are served in restaurants, you will love these! Made these exactly as is and they were worth every calorie-laden bite! Don't skip the sour cream - it really tops them off nicely!