Sweet Potato & Egg Skillet

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"Recipe source: Taste of Home: Cast Iron cookbook (Spring/2021)"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (325.7 g)
  • Calories 623.9
  • Total Fat - 30.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 919.2 mg
  • Sodium - 758.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.7 g
  • Sugars - 13.2 g
  • Protein - 36 g
  • Calcium - 177.5 mg
  • Iron - 21.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a skillet over low heat, add the butter and then add the sweet potatoes, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the thyme and cook, covered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach, cook for a few more minutes or until wilted.

Step 2

With the back of a spoon, make 4 wells in the potato mixture and then break an egg in each well. Sprinkle eggs with pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt and then cook, covered on medium low heat until egg sets but not totally hard (5-10 minutes).


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


What a delicious and uncomplicated dish. When I read 15 minutes cooking time I thought it was not going to be enough but I was wrong. The shredded sweet potatoes were totally cooked. I used rainbow chard instead of spinach because I have it growing in my garden right now. And I used fresh thyme. I will definitely make it again.


review by:
(6 Mar 2024)


Yummy sweet potato and spinach hash breakfast! I cooked my shredded sweet potatoes quadruple the amount of time since I like my potatoes a bit crispy. I also added a bit more spinach. This was a really tasty breakfast meal. Thank you!


review by:
(22 Jan 2023)


So good! Grating by hand was taking forever, so I minced most of the sweet potato. Used garlic-infused olive oil instead of butter. We loved this fantastic breakfast - would work well for any time of day!


review by:
(10 Apr 2022)


This made a good and easy lunch. The only thing I did different was to cook my sweet potatoes longer due to preference. Thanks, Ellie. Made this for Food, Friends, and Fun.


(9 Jan 2022)


Oh my, Ellie...this is so good!! We thoroughly enjoyed it for dinner last night. It is fast and easy and no fuss at all. And it is beauteous in colour! It is a perfect vegetarian quick meal. Another keeper for sure. Thank you for sharing! Made for Billboard Recipe tag.


review by:
(25 Jun 2021)

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