One-Pan Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

We went hiking today, and this was the breakfast that I made for all of us before we left.  It is loosely based on this recipe by the Civilized Caveman, but I made a few tweaks.  It was very filling, and kept us all going from 8am until the time we returned to the car at around 1:30 despite some fairly strenuous exercise.  It would probably also make a filling lunch.

Whole eggs are an AIP stage 2 reintroduction.  When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.

One-Pan Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Serves 6


2-3 tbsp bacon fat

1 onion – finely chopped

2 sticks celery – finely chopped

3 cloves garlic – crushed

1lb breakfast sausage patties (aprox 6)

1 red pepper – chopped

1 bunch green onions – chopped

1 sweet potato – peeled and grated

2 big handfulls spinach leaves

7 eggs

salt and pepper to taste

Heat the bacon fat in a 12″ cast-iron skillet over a medium heat and add the onion and celery.  Cook gently for 4-5 minutes until they are softenend and starting to turn translucent.

Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds.  Add the breakfast sausage, breaking the patties up into small pieces.  Cook until browned and cooked through.  This will take about 5 minutes.

Add the pepper, green onions and sweet potato and cook for 5-10 minutes until the sweet potato is tender.

Mix in the spinach and cook until wilted.  Season well.

Make 7 hollows in the mixture in the skillet and crack and egg into each one.

Season the eggs and then place under a hot broiler until the eggs are just cooked.  3-4 minutes gave me runny yolks and just set whites.

Serve at once.

6 thoughts on “One-Pan Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

    • Thanks for your comment – I like to cook it until my eggs have runny yolks but the whites are set, and I find that as long as I use a big spoon, I can just scoop the egg and the surrounding vegetables out in one piece. Then I can add the remainder of the sweet potatoes etc.

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