Note from Sarah: We recently introduced Rachel as part of our EverydayPaleo team. You can learn more about her on the about page.
As all of you moms and dads out there can imagine, most of my mornings consist of me rushing around the house getting kids dressed, making lunches and trying to get some food in everyone’s bellies before we all head out of the house for the day. During the week breakfast normally looks like scrambled eggs and fruit in multiple varieties, because let’s face it, it’s fast and easy. Thankfully everyone in my house likes scrambled eggs so I don’t get many complaints, but when the weekend rolls around I take advantage of the extra time we all have together and try to make something more special and fun and…well…YUMMY!
This breakfast skillet is SO good and even though it takes a bit more time to prepare it really is quite easy. I have made this dish on several occasions including one of our camping trips last summer. It was a huge hit! Most of my family and friends are not on the Paleo bandwagon so they were very intrigued by my use of sweet potatoes in a breakfast dish. They all looked at the concoction with questions and interest and then dug right in! Everyone loved it, because come on…what’s not to love!
Sausage, Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
5 cups sweet potato, grated
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
2 Tbsp coconut oil
Sliced avocado (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Turn stove on medium high heat and melt 2 Tbsp coconut oil in a cast iron skillet.
- When oil is hot add onion and cook onion until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add sausage to onion in skillet and cook until the sausage is cooked through and crumbly.
- Add grated sweet potato, salt and pepper to onion and sausage mixture, continue cooking until sweet potato is soft and just cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Stir frequently. Sweet potato should still hold its grated appearance and not get mushy. Be sure not to overcook as the mixture will have more cook time in the oven.
- When mixture is cooked through, turn off heat.
- With a spoon create 6 wells in sweet potato and sausage mixture. Crack 1 egg in each well.
- Place skillet in oven for approximately 5-8 minutes depending on desired firmness of your egg.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and garnish with sliced avocado.