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A simple recipe for Idaho Sunrise, baked eggs, bacon and cheese in potato bowls. Ready in under 30 minutes for a nice, hearty breakfast.

Idaho Sunrise

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 large russet potatoes, baked
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Lay the baked potato on its side and slice off the top third of the potato
  2. Hollow out the potato with a spoon to make a bowl
  3. Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter to each potato bowl and follow with some shredded cheese
  4. Gently break an egg into each bowl
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Top with bacon bits, cheese and parsley. Save some cheese, bacon and parsley for the potato filling
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until the egg whites are set
  8. Use the leftover bacon bits, parsley and cheese and mix with potato filing, mashing with a fork. Heat briefly in the microwave to melt the cheese
  9. Dish and serve hot


Here’s a guide on how to bake your potato 3 different ways!

Inspired by Gimme Some Oven

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins