Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole {Babies and Beyond #28}

1.06.2014

 

We LOVE sweet potatoes. I can't get enough of this beautiful orange vegetable, and honestly, I think it should be some kind of sin to drown them in sugar and cinnamon. Call me crazy, but I like them just the way God made them, naturally sweet and good for you!

So a few weeks ago I went on a hunt for some new sweet potato recipes. I was inspired by this recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes, but eventually found that un-stuffing them and making a casserole was much easier for feeding my family. 

Now because it has eggs I called it a "breakfast casserole," but we never eat this for breakfast. It's usually lunch, because I can fix it with minimal time in the kitchen. However, I'm sure you could fix it up ahead of time and just reheat in the morning for a quick and yummy breakfast. 

And the BEST part of this recipe. It only has 4 ingredients! The recipe below makes 3 good sized servings, which is perfect for our two big people and two little people, but if you are feeding more, you'll want to double it. 

Easy, Cheesy, Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Servings: 3

1/2 pound breakfast sausage 
6 large eggs
2 sweet potatoes
3 ounces of cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Wash your sweet potatoes, poke holes in them with a knife, and place in a baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 1 hour. 

About 15 mins before your sweet potatoes are done, brown sausage in a medium skillet, then dump into a casserole dish. Next, scramble your eggs in the same skillet adding salt and pepper to taste, and then dump them in the casserole dish. I under cook them a bit because they will firm up in the oven. Grate your cheese and set aside. 

When your sweet potatoes are cooked through, pull them out and slice them open to cool. Once they are cool enough to handle scoop out the insides and mix them into the casserole dish with your sausage and eggs. Top with grated cheese (or mix some in if you want it really cheesy!) and put the casserole dish back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted. 


Now just a couple notes about my pictures. You'll notice this time I used Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage instead of breakfast sausage. Go with breakfast sausage. The flavor is much better in this recipe! 

Also, the measurements are really just a guideline. Feel free to add more sausage, less eggs, more cheese, less sweet potato. Whatever! You can't really get this wrong. 

Finally, I used a small casserole dish (you can't tell by the picture), so if you double the recipe it should fit comfortably in a 9x13 pan. 

Enjoy! 


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6 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine! This is my first time visiting. I found you on the Baby and Beyond linkup. This recipe is pretty unique and looks extremely tasty! I actually have all of these ingredients in my kitchen right now! I think I'm going to pin this for later so I can try it :) Thanks so much for hosting such a great linkup!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and linking up! I hope you like it!

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  2. Hi Katherine - Thanks for hosting the linkup. I love the name of your blog - it's so fitting for the time in my life right now. The Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole also sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lauren. Proverbs and Pacifiers describes my life perfectly at the moment too :) I need so much wisdom when it comes to the parenting thing. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it without God's Word or without pacifiers! lol

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  3. Hi, Katherine,
    Great flavor combination! I have an alternative step for you that might save you a few minutes... if you dice the sweeties up to begin with, pretty small, you can cook them right in the pan along with the sausage and eggs. For me, anything that reduces the # of pans to wash is great news!

    I love yammies, too, and completely agree with you on the "don't drown them" perspective. I wrote this over the holidays: http://yummyyammy.com/stop-the-yamicide-i-beg-you-not-to-kill-your-sweet-potatoes-with-marshmallows-this-thanksgiving/

    Yam on!
    Lisa

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    1. Brilliant! I make sweet potato hash in the skillet all the time. I never really thought about cooking them up that way for this recipe though. I'll have to try that!

      Thanks for stopping by!!!

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