Quick Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

October, 2022

Give yourself a good morning with this easy, sweet potato breakfast skillet. Make this with fresh ingredients or use up your leftovers, this dish is a great boost of energy in the morning!

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Runny egg yolk with whites on top of a mix of sweet potatoes, apples, pork breakfast sausage and spinach

I sometimes wonder how I ever had breakfast before I went Paleo – it was nothing this delicious. This sweet potato paleo breakfast recipe is fortified with whole, nutrient dense ingredients that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

The “breakfast hash” is quite popular, my first thought was “is this some type of hash brown?”. Not at all, I found it was miles apart. My sweet potato breakfast skillet recipe is a flavourful combination of everyday foods you can find at your nearest grocery store or supermarket.

Oh, and it’s NOT doused in refined oils! The plus? You can make this with any leftover ingredients you have or even those veggies going off at the back of your fridge – a healthy, inexpensive breakfast, this whole30 sweet potato breakfast is super forgiving and all-welcoming!

What I love with this dish is that it’s a great paleo breakfast meal prep recipe. It’s top of my list when I’m looking for a healthy make ahead breakfast because I can actually make the bits of the ingredient the night before and store them in the fridge as meal prep. I simply wake up, heat everything up and breakfast is served. Find out how to make this recipe now!

Why You Should Make This Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast

If I haven’t already convinced you, let me make it super clear. This recipe is

  • Simple
  • Quick
  • Flavourful
  • Affordable

And best of all, I will teach you exactly how to make this and make it your own!

Main Ingredients + Health Benefits

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

You will learn with this whole30 sweet potato breakfast recipe that to be wise is to be so simple. You don’t need anything fanciful; your everyday veggies and protein is perfect for this simple hash. In my recipe you will find:

  • Sweet Potatoes – the essential complex carb needed in every woman’s diet. These are filled with a host of vitamins and minerals such as Manganese and Vitamin B6, all essential nutrients for women, giving energy and reducing inflammation. Sweet potatoes bring a nice level of sweetness and bulkiness to the recipe and complex carbs leave you feeling fuller for longer.
  • Sausages – don’t skip your protein! It will help you to reduce your cravings throughout the day ensuring you only eat when you really feel hungry! Research shows it is important to have protein in your first hour of waking, so what better time than breakfast?
  • Apples – I love mixing fruit in my recipes, like in my Indian Curried Burgers or my Lamb Blueberry Empanadas. It gives a natural sweetness to each recipe. Apples are a great Vitamin C boost, promoting a stronger immune system.
  • Spinach – this dark leafy green is full of nutritional benefits. It is a great source of iron, which is vital in any female diet, and it also has Vitamin C. Research shows that the body absorbs iron better with Vitamin C.
  • A runny egg to top it all off – I mean, what’s breakfast without eggs, am I right?

Equipment Needed

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Frying Pan
  • Kitchen utensils – a spatula and a sharp knife for chopping.

How to Make – Whole30 Sweet Potato Breakfast

Time needed: 20 minutes.

The best way to do paleo sweet potatoes is this sweet potato breakfast bowl. A beautiful mix of vegetables and protein that will keep you feeling full, satisfied and ready for your day!

  1. Add coconut oil

    Add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a pan on medium heat. You can use any non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet for this.Coconut oil being poured into pan for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  2. Add in your sweet potato chunks.

    Cook for a few minutes (3-4), you want the colour of the sweet potato to change and become a little translucent before moving to the next step.Sweet potatoes in pan for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  3. Add in your sausages.

    You can either move your sweet potatoes to one side and add or simply stir the sausages in. Cook them until they are browned on all sides so stir occasionally.Sweet potatoes and sausages in pan for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  4. Add in your apples.

    Once your sausages are browned on all sides (even if not fully cooked inside), add in your apples and cook for 3 minutes. The apples need to soften just a little bit but you don’t want them to lose their crunch!Sweet potatoes, sausages and apples in pan for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  5. Stir in your spring onions.

    Again, we want these to soften a little but we don’t want to lose the crunch so you’re only cooking these for about a minute or two, stirring after each minute.Sweet potatoes, sausages, apples and spring onions in pan for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  6. Add in your spinach.

    Add in your spinach and you want to wait for 2-3 minutes for the spinach to wilt down before you stir it through. This will simply make it easier for you to stir the spinach into the dish.Sweet potatoes, sausages, apples and spring onions covered by a bunch of baby spinach in pan for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  7. Add your seasonings.

    Lastly, you want to add your seasonings. I add my seasonings in last as they “stick” to the ingredients better.Sweet potatoes, sausages, apples, spring onions and wilted baby spinach covered in seasoning powder for sweet potato breakfast bowl

  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Once done, top with your eggs if you wish! Serve and enjoy!Three eggs with runny yolks on top of sweet potato breakfast bowl mix in the pan

HUGE TIPS: Try to chop your sweet potatoes in 1-inch cubes, they will cook much faster on the stove. Also, wait for your spinach to wilt down before stirring, it will make it much easier to stir into the dish!


Substitutes for / Variations to sweet potato breakfast recipes

This recipe is fool proof. You can make it your own by using any leftover veg but the main ingredients can be substituted like below:

  • Sweet potatoes – if you’re not a fan, try some plantains, yams or even butternut squash.
  • Sausages – if you don’t want to stick to the regular kind, opt for spicy Chorizo. Or try a different protein such as chicken or fish (mackerel works for me!)
  • Apples – I dare say this recipe must be made with apples but if that doesn’t work, try some pears or even blueberries for a delightful change in taste!
  • Spinach – the most popular counterpart… KALE!
  • Eggs – please don’t substitute the eggs, you can simply omit!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do these healthy breakfast sweet potatoes taste like?

This recipe has a beautiful mix of sweet and salty flavours. There is also a nice spicy kick from the cayenne pepper!

What is this free from?

This recipe is free from gluten, dairy, refined oils and added sugars!

How long will the paleo sweet potatoes last? Can I make this ahead? (Storage Instructions)

This recipe can keep in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can freeze the recipe without the spinach and heat up later on the stove in your oil of choice then adding your spinach.

How to serve? What can I eat this with?

The best way to serve this breakfast hash is with a nice runny egg over the top. Garnish with some herbs such as parsley and you’re good to go!

What time of day can I eat this?

Breakfast! Or lunch, or brunch! Take your pick 😊

Can this recipe be made vegan?

To make this a vegan sweet potato breakfast, simply omit the sausages and the eggs. Add other types of vegetables like sweet peppers and mushrooms, which can give the recipe more meatiness. You may also wish to add some tofu or tempeh as a vegan meat substitute.

Apple, sweet potato, spinach and pork breakfast sausage on a fork with a bowl full of sweet potato breakfast mix and a runny egg on top
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
The best way to do paleo sweet potatoes is this sweet potato breakfast bowl. A beautiful mix of vegetables and protein that will keep you feeling full, satisfied and ready for your day!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Keyword: breakfast, paleo, sausage, sweet potato
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 7 oz 200g sweet potatoes, chopped into ¾ inch thick cubes
  • 3-4 sausages sliced
  • 2-3 apples diced
  • 3 green spring onions, diced
  • 5 oz 150g spinach
  • 1 tsp dried paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried chillies
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • Optional: 1 egg to top
  1. Place a large frying pan on medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  2. Add your sweet potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring in between.
  3. Next, add in your sausages. Brown them for another 4 minutes, stirring so all the sides of the sausages are browned.
  4. Add in your apples, stirring through. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add in your spring onions, stir through.
  6. Add in your spinach. Wait 2-3 minutes for the spinach to wilt down. Stir through and cook for a further 1 minute.
  7. Add in your seasonings and stir through. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Once done, serve and enjoy!
  9. If you’re having the egg, simply add a tablespoon of coconut oil to a pan on medium heat. Break in your egg and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the white of the egg is firm. If you want your egg runny, you can serve but if you want it well done, flip the egg over and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.

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