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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

This sweet potato breakfast skillet is a delicious and easy breakfast. No baking and all made in the same pan!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 372kcal
Author Lisa


  • 6 slices bacon cut into pieces
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes ½ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 jalapeno diced, stem and seeds removed
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt and Pepper each
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup cheese
  • Garnish with 2 green onions optional


  • Cut your bacon in to small pieces. In a large skillet or fry pan cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Once cooked, remove from skillet and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the skillet.
    coked bacon in skillet
  • Add chopped onions to skillet and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. They will start to soften.
    onions in skillet
  • Then add your cubed sweet potatoes, stirring to coat with the bacon grease. Then add water to the skillet, cover and cook over medium heat until they can be easily pierced with a fork. Typically, 20 minutes.
    cooked sweet potaotes in pan
  • Once cooked, add in diced jalapeno, garlic powder, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    spices added to skillet
  • Using a spatula, make four wells in the potatoes, scraping everything away to reveal the bottom of the skillet.
    wells created in potatoes
  • Crack and egg into each well and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese and cooked bacon over the skillet then cover with the lid.
    eggs added to skillet
  • Continue cooking over medium heat until eggs whites are cooked through and the yolk is as runny or firm as you like it. I recommend checking at 3 minutes then every minute after until eggs are done to your likeness.
    eggs cooked in skillet



Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16549IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg