Brunch 'n' Lunch/ Pork/ Potato

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

December 12, 2017 (Last Updated: February 27, 2019)

Start your day the right way with this simple and delicious Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet. Beautiful hearty ingredients and absolutely packed with flavour!

And what’s better is that this is all gonna go down in one pan and one pan only. Because really, who enjoys doing more washing up than they have to? Certainly not me!

I always think of this dish as a sweet potato style Shakshuka. You know, that same kind of  ‘I want to bury my face in that’ feeling, just with extra carbs. Which in turn makes me want to bury my face in it more.

Anywho, sweet potato breakfast skillet. What are we looking at here?

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

The main bulk of this recipe is a sweet potato skillet hash, just with a few extra tasty extras thrown in!

Ingredients for the perfect sweet potato breakfast

  • eggs
  • onion
  • garlic
  • chorizo
  • smoked paprika
  • chilli

Those ingredients give you a delicious starting point for a fantastic breakfast skillet.

This dish is so versatile, you can top with anything your tastebuds fancy! In the past I’ve torn up some mozzarella, swapped out coriander (cilantro) for fresh parsley and added black beans. All work perfectly! Just use the 7 ingredient I offer here as a base and you won’t go wrong!


Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Skillet

How to make a sweet potato skillet breakfast

  1. Fry up any meat, onions or garlic you’re adding and remove remove from the pan, leaving the flavoured oil in the skillet
  2. Add in some peeled and finely diced sweet potato (add more oil as needed) and fry over low-medium until golden brown. Should take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes.
  3. Add in any seasonings and pop back in your first ingredients. Give it a stir and create a few dips in the mixture, making room for your eggs.
  4. Crack in your eggs and either place on a lid and steam for a few minutes (soft egg option) or place under the grill (firmer egg option)

From there it’s just a case of chucking on any cold ingredients you want to add such as coriander, avo and cheese, then grab a fork and tuck in! I also love grabbing some bread and making a breakfast bruschetta kinda thing, just because carbs are life.

This recipe is what I like to call a power breakfast. Absolutely bursting with colour, flavour and mouthwatering textures, you’ll be making this dish over and over again, promise.

Anywho, let’s tuck in shall we!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Chorizo

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How to make a Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet (Full Recipe & Video)

Savory Breakfast Ideas - Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

'Start your day the right way with this simple and delicious Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet. Beautiful hearty ingredients and absolutely packed with flavour!'
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 322kcal


  • 2 medium Sweet Potato, peeled & diced into small chunks
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3.5 oz (100g) Chorizo, diced
  • 1 small Onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely diced
  • 1 Red Chilli, deseeded & finely diced
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Extras 'n' Optionals

  • Avocado, sliced
  • few Sprigs of Coriander (Cilantro)
  • few Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
  • squeeze Lime Juice


  • Begin by frying your chorizo over medium heat, you won't need oil as it will cook in it's own fat. Once soften, add your onion & chilli and then your garlic. Once fragrant, remove from the pan. This process should take no longer than 5 mins.
  • If there isn't enough oil left in the pan from the chorizo, heat up some olive oil as needed. Begin frying your sweet potato over low-medium heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown on the outside and soft throughout (10-15mins).
  • Stir back through your chorizo mixture with 1 tsp of smoked paprika. Season to taste and create 3 spaces for your eggs.
  • Carefully crack your eggs in the gaps and place a lid over the pan. Turn the heat to low and allow the gentle heat and steam cook your eggs to preference.
  • Serve hot with any extra toppings!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Size - To make sure all your ingredients fit perfectly into your pan, once you've chopped everything place it into the pan BEFORE you start cooking to test. 
b) Spice - If you don't like spice, replace the red chilli with red pepper (capsicum).
c) Eggs - Cooking the eggs is completely to preference. I like mine runny and I think that works well for this recipe. However if you like them more well done then skip covering the pan and place under the grill.
d) Bread - This recipe screams for some buttered bread to dip in the eggs and make a breakfast bruschetta kinda thing. Just saying 🙂
e) Calories - based on 3 people, using 1 tbsp of added olive oil and before the 'extras n optionals' are added.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Vanessa Lopez
    February 2, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Omg I am going to make this Sunday!!! You have saved our breakfast!! Thank you! I love how expensive and elegant it looks yet its so inexpensive to make and that’s amazing!

    • Reply
      February 3, 2018 at 11:34 am

      Awesome! I’m all about that ‘looks expensive but really it’s cheap and ridiculously easy’ kinda life, if you couldn’t tell already lol. Enjoy!!!

  • Reply
    December 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    We do a similar skillet and absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing your version!

    • Reply
      December 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Your totally more than welcome, Suzy! 🙂

  • Reply
    December 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Whoah YUMMM! Can you just put this on my table right now so I can properly DEVOUR it?! This is a home run all the way! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      December 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Haha thanks so much, Traci!!!

  • Reply
    Jennifer Banz
    December 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I love one pan meals and this looks amazing!

    • Reply
      December 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! 🙂

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    December 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I want to eat every little bit of this sweet potato breakfast skillet! But I know that I have to share with hubby! The eggs look perfect and I’m excited to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      December 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Oh I know the feeling, but realistically I end up eating it all to myself anyway…

  • Reply
    December 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Those egg yolks look perfectly runny. I do love a good breakfast skillet.

    • Reply
      December 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      It was touch and go whilst I was messing about trying to photograph the thing, but yep! Perfectly runny thank god!

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