Idaho Sunrise (Baked Eggs and Bacon In Potato Bowls)

Ok, what is up with eggs?!!?  They seem to be in everything lately!  From topping pizzas, to burgers (shout out to Blanc, for KC locals!), to garnishing soups…apparently the incredible, edible egg is now tres chic. Intriguing, but I’m all for it!  :)

One creative idea for baking eggs that seemed new and notable (at least to me) is this great recipe I stumbled across online.  I admit…I was initially drawn to it because I though it looked pretty cute.  (I love anything with “bowls”!)  But I was eventually won over by how incredibly simple and delicious these little guys turned out to be!  Plus, the ingredients are super-economical.  Yay.

Definitely a fun twist on the typical eggs, bacon and hash browns.  Plus, a great way to use up leftover baked potatoes!  Way to go, Idaho….

Idaho Sunrise (Baked Eggs & Bacon In Potato Bowls)

Try this Idaho Sunrise (Baked Eggs & Bacon In Potato Bowls) recipe today! Your morning favorites presented in a creative fashion! You'll love it!


  • 2 large baked potatoes (russett or sweet)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded cheddar or gouda cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Lay the first baked potato on its side, and use a knife to carefully cut off the top third of the potato. With a spoon, hollow out the middle of the potato to make a "bowl", leaving the potato as thick or thin as you'd like. (Just remember, the more room you leave, the more room for eggs, bacon and cheese!) Repeat with the second potato.

Place 1/2 tablespoon of butter in the middle of each bowl. Then gently break an egg into each bowl, careful not to break the yolk. Top with bacon, cheese, parsley, and then season with salt and pepper.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, or until the egg whites are set. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from The Village Cook

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to experiment with seasonings on these!  Especially if you tried this with sweet potatoes, I imagine some more savory (or spicy!) seasonings would be great!

Leave a Comment:


  1. Candee — April 13, 2014 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    Hubby and I really enjoyed this. I added 10 minutes to the cook time to result in solid rather than runny or “set” eggs and it was the perfect amount of time. These were delicious! Thank you!

  2. charlie — September 14, 2014 @ 8:31 am (#)

    Do I bake the potatoes before I hollow them out

    • Ali — October 18, 2014 @ 6:04 pm (#)

      Yes you do. Enjoy!

  3. Omnia — October 21, 2014 @ 1:52 am (#)

    i just love it,  any dish with potato!  This one is extra rich and delicious

  4. Jenna — February 15, 2015 @ 10:27 pm (#)

    These are SO good, especially topped with sour cream.  I tried these this past weekend on our B&B guests.  Big hit . . . glad we got the leftovers!

  5. mark — April 10, 2015 @ 1:36 am (#)

    I am very impressed with this concept I haven’t made it yet and might also tweek it with a touch of Italian style cooking and will be offering it to my customers in my cafe thank you for your idea I will post my final result shortly

    • Ali — April 11, 2015 @ 11:57 am (#)

      Thanks Mark, let me know how it goes!

  6. Lorin Ervin — April 12, 2015 @ 7:43 pm (#)

    I love this! I plan to make them for my son’s Communion Day brunch at our home. Do you think I could scramble the eggs and put them in the potato cooked. Then add the bacon and cheese…or sausage and cheese and then heat through for the time you mentioned?

    • Ali — April 12, 2015 @ 8:20 pm (#)

      Thanks Lorin! I haven’t tried that, and while it may work, I’d be worried about the eggs being too done and dry. I hope you enjoy!

  7. Terry — May 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am (#)

    I used fresh chives from my garden instead of the parsley – this recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious!

    • Ali — May 3, 2015 @ 10:32 am (#)

      Thanks Terry, so happy you enjoyed it. There’s nothing like fresh herbs from the garden! : )

  8. Sharon Russell — May 4, 2015 @ 2:25 pm (#)

    As I have a cousin who is a native Idahoan, this will be a perfect breakfast to offer when she comes to visit this summer! Thanks for the idea :)

    • Ali — May 5, 2015 @ 11:29 am (#)

      Thanks Sharon, I hope you both enjoy it! : )

  9. Starla — May 18, 2015 @ 3:14 pm (#)

    I haven’t camped in yeeeaaarrrs but am headed out this weekend for a trip and I’m responsible for a breakfast and a dinner. Any ideas on how to do this while camping? I was thinking I could bring pre-baked whole potatoes in a bag (to save time) prep them there and maybe just foil tent them at the edge of the fire?

    • Ali — May 19, 2015 @ 8:13 am (#)

      How fun! I haven’t tried these while camping, so I’m really not sure, but I actually think your idea sounds like it would work well! Let me know how they turn out!

  10. gordo — May 18, 2015 @ 7:25 pm (#)

    This is Fantastic & easy. I know this is going to be a regular on my morning menu.

    • Ali — May 19, 2015 @ 8:00 am (#)

      Thank you! : )

  11. Maria — June 18, 2015 @ 5:33 am (#)

    Fantastic blog you have here. You’ll discover me looking at your stuff often. Saved! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 18, 2015 @ 9:45 am (#)

      Thanks, Maria, we’re glad you enjoy the blog!

  12. Lizzy — July 26, 2015 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    gracias me encantan todas las recetas con papas. A parte de ser un plato económico.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 27, 2015 @ 10:17 pm (#)

      Muchos gracias, Lizzy : )

  13. Cherri Megasko — August 25, 2015 @ 9:13 pm (#)

    These look so awesome! It’s after 10:00 PM here, but I’m tempted to get up and go to the kitchen to make them. They would be great for a brunch get-together.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 26, 2015 @ 11:21 am (#)

      Thanks Cherri, we hope you enjoy them!

  14. Suzanne Page — October 12, 2015 @ 10:22 pm (#)

    This sounds wonderful. What would pair well for a side dish? One potato would not fill up my big husband.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 13, 2015 @ 9:42 am (#)

      Thanks Suzanne! Hmmm, since the dish already has eggs, meat and potatoes, we’d probably suggest some fresh fruit — maybe a fruit salad? And maybe biscuits or toast? We hope this helps, and that you and your husband enjoy the dish! :)

  15. Kayla — November 9, 2015 @ 2:13 pm (#)

    It was okay just wish I hadn’t have followed the recipe. I should have blended the eggs so that the yolk wasn’t just a dry ball in the center of everything. Overall a nice eat for any time of the day (substituting a few ingredients). Definitely will make again & let my creativity flow

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 9, 2015 @ 8:24 pm (#)

      We’re sorry you didn’t care for this as much Kayla! Definitely feel free to whisk the eggs up if you don’t care for a hard yolk.

  16. Alex @ thelifesquare — November 27, 2015 @ 6:50 pm (#)

    Though I am not good at cooking, I tried this recipe and I must say it was simple and kinda awesome. Suggested a restaurant owner to add in the menu :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 29, 2015 @ 9:37 pm (#)

      Thanks Alex, we’re happy you like it – thanks for sharing! :D


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