Egg 'n' Baked Potatoes

Make your baked potatoes into a meal with the simple and scrumptious addition of crisp turkey bacon, garlicky sautéed spinach and a wholesome egg.
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Egg 'n' Cheese Eggs in Baked Potatoes Recipe

Nutritional Bonus: Just 1 serving of these cheesy potatoes contains nearly 25% of your recommended daily value (DV) of manganese, a mineral that supports thyroid health.

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 large Russet potatoes (about 9 oz 
each), scrubbed
  • 2 slices all-natural turkey bacon (no nitrites or nitrates added)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 lightly packed cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground 
black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions or chives

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Prick potatoes with a fork and transfer to tray. Bake for 50 minutes, turning once, until tender. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350˚F.
  2. Meanwhile, mist a large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-low. Add bacon and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. When cool enough to handle, chop into small pieces.
  3. To skillet on medium-low, add onion and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened. Add spinach and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until wilted. Remove from heat.
  4. If needed, cut a thin slice from long side of each potato so they sit flat on sheet. Cut an oval into the top of each potato and scoop out flesh using a spoon or a melon baller, leaving a shell about 1/3-inch thick. Reserve potato flesh for future use. (MAKE AHEAD: Potatoes can be baked, cooled and scooped up to 2 days in advance. Cover and refrigerate.)
  5. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. Divide spinach mixture and bacon evenly among potatoes. Carefully crack 1 egg into each potato and top with cheese, dividing evenly. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, to desired doneness of egg. In a small bowl, combine yogurt and scallions and serve with potatoes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed potato
  • Calories: 313
  • Carbohydrate Content: 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 225 mg
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 413 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g