Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats - Mountain Cravings

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats

Good morning! These cheesy potato boats are a great filling, hearty breakfast to start your day. Scooped-out baked potatoes stuffed with crumbled breakfast sausage are the perfect base for a runny egg & extra cheddar.

Potatoes & sausage aren’t exactly the most photogenic fillings, but I seriously dream about that stretchy cheese and gooey egg yolk. Give it a good drizzle of hot sauce and I’m in breakfast heaven.

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats | Mountain Cravings

Sausage & cheddar is the easy go-to breakfast combo, but there are so many directions to run with this. Mushrooms & swiss? Ham & gouda? Sweet potatoes are a definite yes.

And did I mention this recipe happens to also make mashed potatoes for dinner? Major bonus!

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats | Mountain Cravings

I’m excited to try these as a make-ahead camping breakfast! I’ll bake the potatoes and brown the sausage ahead of time, fill the potatoes with sausage & cheese, and just pack them wrapped up in foil. All we’ll have to do in the morning is crack an egg and set the foil right in the coals – perfect start to a long day in fresh mountain air!

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Potato Boats
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Serves: 4 potato boats
  • 4 potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 oz. breakfast sausage
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Coat them generously with oil and season to taste with salt & pepper.
  3. Bake directly on an oven rack at 350° for 60-70 minutes, until skin is crispy and insides are soft when squeezed. Remove potatoes and keep oven heated at 350°.
  4. When potatoes are nearly done, brown the sausage in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until translucent. Remove from heat and stir in ¼ cup of cheese.
  5. Cut off the top quarter of each potato and scoop out the flesh to make a hollow boat. Press the sausage mixture into the empty potatoes so they're filled not quite to the top. Crack an egg into each boat and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, then start checking every 2 minutes until the egg is cooked how you like it - 17 minutes gave me a perfectly gooey yolk, but every oven is different.
  7. Serve hot out of the oven!
Bake the potatoes the night before for a quick breakfast! Warm them in the oven while you cook the sausage so they're already hot when the egg is added.

The amount of sausage depends on how big your potatoes are - if your potatoes are extra small or large, adjust the amount of sausage. Make sure to leave enough room for the egg.

Nutrition Facts
4 servings per container
Serving size 1 potato boat

Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 237mg 79%
Sodium 906mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 22g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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