Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 12, 2023
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
Loaded Breakfast Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and cover with water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. 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.