Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

Baked stuffed potatoes are simply irresistible, easy to make, healthy, and incredibly tasty. Recently, I’ve been thinking to a twist: baking eggs on top of stuffed potatoes. With everyday ingredients found in any kitchen, this recipe is a delightful breakfast treat. While I opted for regular potatoes, sweet ones work just as well. This Twice-Baked Potato with Egg on Top was a hit, especially with the runny yolk melding with the potato filling.

These potatoes make for a delicious and effortless meal. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

How to make Twice-Baked Potato with Egg on Top

Begin by preheating your oven to 200°C (400°F). Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, and place them directly on the oven rack. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until they are soft and tender.

While the potatoes are baking, heat oil or butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté for about 5 minutes until they are soft and translucent.

Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the interior of each potato half, leaving about a 1/4 inch shell of potato flesh and skin. Transfer the scooped-out potato flesh to the frying pan with the onion and garlic mixture. Add grated cheese, salt, and pepper to the pan, and stir well to combine.

Place the hollowed-out potato shells on a baking sheet. Fill each potato shell with the mixture from the frying pan, pressing it down with a spoon to create a well in the center for the eggs. Sprinkle chopped chives on top of each stuffed potato.

Crack an egg into the well of each stuffed potato.

Bake the stuffed potatoes in the preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are set. The whites should be fully cooked while the yolks remain slightly runny.

Once done, remove the stuffed potatoes from the oven and serve them immediately. Enjoy this delicious and satisfying dish!

If you try it out, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turns out for you.

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Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

5 from 2 votes
Baked eggs on stuffed potatoes for breakfast are easy to make, healthy and soo tasty. Loved the runny yolks blending with the rest of the potato filling.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 medium/large potatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced
  • 4 small eggs
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic , chopped fine
  • 4 oz. (100 g) cheese , grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or 1 tbsp butter
  • Fresh chives , chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Scrub potatoes, pierce them with a fork and put them in the oven rack for 30-40 minutes until soft.
  • In a large frying pan heat oil or butter over medium high heat. Saute the onion with garlic for about 5 minutes until soft.
  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle cut potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop the interior out of each leaving about 1/4 inch shell of potato flesh and skin. Add the scooped-out potato flesh, grated cheese, salt and pepper into the pan and stir well to combine.
  • Place the potato shells on the baking sheet and feel them with the mixture. Press the mixture with a spoon so a whole is formed to make space for the eggs. Sprinkle chives on top and crack an egg on top of each stuffed potato.
  • Cook at 200°C (400°F) for 10-15 minutes until the egg is set. The whites are set while the yolks are a bit runny. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 serving out of 4Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 20.7gProtein: 13.9gFat: 20.2gSaturated Fat: 8.2gCholesterol: 167mgSugar: 2.8g
Calories: 315kcal
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato with egg on top, breakfast egg potato recipe, egg baked potato, healthy potato recipes, potato recipes, side dish recipe, stuffed potatoes with egg, twice baked potato

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  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction Author says:

    I am in LOVE with this! We have potatoes and eggs for breakfast every now and then, but I’ve never thought to have them this way! Thank you for sharing – definitely coming back to this for a brunch idea. 🙂

  2. emmycooks Author says:

    Absolute genius! This is my new favorite food. 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you Emmy:) Glad you liked this idea. 

  3. Katie Author says:

    I was wondering – I prefer my eggs a little more done than this. Would I just cook them longer?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, I guess so, but also be careful not to overcook  it , you won't like  to make  the yolk skin on top too hard.

  4. OMG! These look so yummy! I love my yolk runny.
    Gonna try this next week. Thanks!

    And sorry for barging in from no-where. Stumbled upon your post while searching for baked potato recipes. =)

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hey Ling:) Nice to meet you, no need to apologize, I am glad you find my twice baked potato recipe, and that you like it:) Hope you will visit my blog more often. 

  5. Liz Author says:

    Such a delicious idea! These would make a great meatless, Lenten meal…my hubby would love it!!!

  6. Gourmantine Author says:

    Beautifully presented a very comforting dish, I know a person or two who’d love me very much if I made them these 🙂

  7. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    This is such a treat for an egg + potato lover like myself! I’ve never put the egg on top of potatoes and I have to give it a try. This will be a very nice brunch!

  8. Rosa Author says:

    They look mighty scrumptious! I love the fact that you’ve added an egg on top of each potato.



  9. Barbara Author says:

    This looks like my perfect breakfast EXCEPT, not being a morning person ….. you get the picture. Have you or anyone else tried preparing the potatoes the night before, refrigerating and adding the eggs in the morning? I’m thinking the potatoes should be heated (in the microwave oven?) a little first, then add the eggs and continue heating for (?) minutes in the conventional oven.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I think this can work, to make the potatoes the night before, fill them and refrigerate until morning. I don't think it is necessary to heat the potatoes in the microwave first, before adding the eggs, I would just add the eggs on the cold potatoes  and cook in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Let me know if you try this. 

  10. Nunya Author says:

    I like my eggs a little more cooked, too, but it looks like the yolk might dry out if you bake it longer. I think I’ll try this and instead of cracking an egg on top, I’ll fry my egg in a pan while the potatoes are in the oven melting the cheese and then when the cheese is melted, I’ll put the fried egg on top. Oooh…probably could also do that with scrambled eggs…with some diced tomatoes mixed in. YUM.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes.. sounds good to me too:) 

  11. Danni Author says:

    LOVE the idea of this recipe, but am wondering if I can try this with sweet potatoes? I’ve been trying to get the kids to eat more veggies, and these might be just the recipe I need! I was thinking to try cooking the potatoes with a little chili powder and cayenne, some Monterrey cheddar, and a red onion for some sweetness. You think a yam will hold up to the same kind of beating that our good friends from Idaho do? Let me know, thanks!


  12. Jenn Author says:

    I made this recipe for my blog: It was really easy and delicious 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      That's great! I am very glad you loved it. Good luck with your training. 

  13. Ser Author says:

    This is a wonderful recipe! The onions added flavour to the potato!

  14. Paul Author says:

    I am a beginner in cooking so I was looking for a simple yet delicious recipe. This is a great recipe and with your precise steps I could make it with perfection. Thank you.
    I just made a slight modification by keeping a slice of cheese in the potato shell before stuffing it with the mixture and using red chilly powder instead of pepper. All my friends loved it.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad you loved the recipe. Using chilly powder is a good idea  also keeping a slice of cheese on the bottom of the potato shells. I am already craving for some as I read your comment :). Hope you will try some other recipes from this blog, and hear from you soon. 

  15. Lindsay Author says:

    Yum, that looks so delicious!

  16. Nikki Author says:

    I am planning to make this for my partner. However he prefers a wholesome brekkie with some eggs sauce and bread.What would you recommend to make along with this delicious recipe of yours…

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am glad Nikki you like this recipe. As it already has potato, cheese and eggs.. maybe you can just add some bacon and salad alongside. As for sauce you can choose form the classic ketchup to chili jam  (recipe on the site) or some garlic yogurt sauce, a tzatziki sauce.. whatever you both like most.

  17. Dedy@Dentist Chef Author says:

    Definitely gonna try this on my sister’s gathering party!!
    thx for the inspiration

  18. Brenda Julian Author says:

    This looks fab! But I also like my egg yolk set; not runny. How about if I scrambled the eggs first?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      You can also leave them in the oven more i you want the yolk set, or you can beat the eggs before adding over the potatoes, it will be as good. 

  19. Wow, you make even the cooking process look so effortless and elegant….My kitchen would’ve been a mess….I’m definitely going to try this, but make it spicier I think, and sprinkle some seasoning and spring onions on those cooked eggs…I’m also going to try to scramble the egg and do it that way, lets see what works best….its a great brunch idea esp if you prepare the potatoes the night before…what cheese did you use? that didnt look like cheddar….also, the baking takes so long, I often do my ‘baked’ potatoes in the microwave, takes about 5-8 minutes per potato….and then once the egg is on top you could use the oven for that last bit. Thanks for sharing, I think my son is going to love this. 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Glad you like this idea… hope you will try it out:) What you said sounds good.. I didn't make them too spicy because of my daughters, but it definitely sounds good to me.. I think I've used a local farmer cheese, a bit similar to cheddar but not quite.. cheddar will be as good.  I don't use microwave that is why I baked the potatoes in the oven, but if it is ok with you just cook them in the microwave to save some time: Let me know if your son enjoy this recipe

  20. “Place the potato shells on the baking sheet and feel them with the mixture”
    I think you would want to FILL them with the misture.

  21. laura Author says:

    great for esohogitis no bacon, ham salad in bottom of skin

  22. What if on top of the egg topped with premium mozzarella cheese?

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