Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins need to be the newest recipe you try this year!
Just like a regular potato skin, yet breakfast style.

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins...crispy potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and cheese. The perfect weekend breakfast or meal prep for the week ahead. #ad #iowaegg

The holidays are now over and we can all look ahead to a new year - which for me also means a handful of new to you recipes!

The Iowa Egg Council and I have partnered together again this month and look at what we are bringing you! Over the years we've brainstormed some amazing eats - remember my Instant Pot Hawaiian Fried Rice? Or my Mexican Taco Egg Bake? This past Fall we brilliantly showcased my Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes {which you all looooooooved}. There have been so, so many great ones.

And well, back in November I got an air fryer!

So we figured it was time for an air fryer recipe.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins...crispy potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and cheese. The perfect weekend breakfast or meal prep for the week ahead. #ad #iowaegg

Do you own an air fryer?

I was hesitant for awhile {do I really need another kitchen appliance?}, but then I gave one away during my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways and figured I'd give it a whirl too.

To my delight we love it!

With three kids under the age of 11, who eat ALL THE TIME, it has become a mainstay in our kitchen when whipping up quick lunches and dinners. We've reheated a zillion leftovers and they love my burgers especially. 

But these Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins are the FIRST morning recipe I've tackled...and they turned out great.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins...crispy potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and cheese. The perfect weekend breakfast or meal prep for the week ahead. #ad #iowaegg

I will always and forever partner with the Iowa Egg Council because guess what...I love eggs! We eat them often and in everything so we are a match made in heaven. Not only do they taste great but they play an extraordinary role in a healthy lifestyle.

Just one egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all nine essential amino acids, for just 70 calories. Eggs are naturally nutrient rich making them a perfect complement to any healthy eating pattern including plant based, low carb or Mediterranean.

Iowa {believe it or not!} is the #1 egg producing state in the nation, producing 15 billion eggs a year. What can I say? We've got a lot going for us.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins...crispy potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and cheese. The perfect weekend breakfast or meal prep for the week ahead. #ad #iowaegg

Golly, look at these potato skin beauties.

I can first hand tell you they are INCREDIBLE. First bite and I was smitten. I mean, I knew they would be good - how can you not enjoy a crispy potato, egg and sausage boat? 

Cooking baking potatoes in the air fryer  - what a concept! The skins gets extra crispy since you spray them with cooking spray and liberally season them with garlic powder and sea salt. Then, that filling...rich scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and shredded cheeses.

So yummy!

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins...crispy potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and cheese. The perfect weekend breakfast or meal prep for the week ahead. #ad #iowaegg

Now, you can certainly top these with whatever you choose. A healthy Greek yogurt, salsa, ketchup, green onions {or in my case} hot sauce. Plain jane is good too! Trust me, they are delicious fresh out of the air fryer - I ate one right away {for testing purposes, of course}.

And let it be known - this recipe uses three large baking potatoes, so when split in half it gives you six nice, big breakfast potato skins. Perfect to feed the whole family or to prep on a Sunday to keep in the fridge and have one ready to go for each day of the coming week.

These easily reheat in the Air Fryer in a quick 5 minutes.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins...crispy potatoes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and cheese. The perfect weekend breakfast or meal prep for the week ahead. #ad #iowaegg

This year Iowa egg farmers are giving one lucky winner a $200 grocery gift card to use to kick off a healthy New Year. Enter the Iowa Egg Council's sweepstakes from now through January 17 for your chance to win!

I'd love to see your take on these Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins! Add some chopped veggies or top with some turkey bacon to keep them healthy and filling this New Year. Tag both of us on social media so we can see {@sweetsavoryeats and @iowa_egg on Instagram}.

Thank you to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring this post.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins

Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Skins
Yield: 6
Author: Ally
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 50 Min
Crispy potato skins done in the Air Fryer - breakfast style! Scrambled eggs, crispy potato, turkey sausage and cheese. Such a fun breakfast. Easy to prep ahead for the week or make for a crowd.

Ingredients

  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 turkey sausage links
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 2 T coarse sea salt
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, for garnish
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the baking potatoes. Generously coat the potatoes with cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt.
  2. Place the potatoes in the air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, turning halfway through.
  3. When done the potatoes should be crispy and tender in the middle (you can test the doneness with a sharp knife). Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool enough to handle.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium heat. Dice the turkey sausage links into bite size pieces and start to saute. Once browned, whisk the eggs and pour into the pan, continuing to cook until the eggs are done.
  5. While the eggs cook, slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out most of the potato, leaving the skins in tact. At this point you can save the extra potato for another dish, disregard or mix into the scrambled egg combo.
  6. When the eggs are done, fill that mixture into the potato skins, top with the shredded cheeses and place back into the air fryer. Bake for an additional 5 minutes at 400 degrees until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve warm with hot sauce.

Notes:

Feel free to add anything to these potato skins - bacon, different cheeses, chopped veggies, etc. They are also great to prep on Sunday for the week ahead.

Calories

339.97

Fat (grams)

12.32

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.68

Carbs (grams)

33.68

Fiber (grams)

3.52

Net carbs

30.16

Sugar (grams)

1.94

Protein (grams)

22.78

Sodium (milligrams)

3183.01

Cholesterol (grams)

152.28
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