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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!’ – Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe 

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?

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

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.

*faceplants skillet*

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

Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Skillet

The main bulk is a sweet potato skillet hash, built up of chorizo, onion, garlic, chilli, smoked paprika and of course sweet potato. Gluing that together we’ve got some gorgeous sunny side up eggs, all finished with a few of my favourite toppings.

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!

Either way, rest assured this is the easiest sweet potato skillet recipe you’ll ever make.

Hey look! A 1 minute recipe video 🙂

Easy right!?

Anywho let’s tuck in ’cause I’m now officially staaaaarving!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Chorizo

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.

Grab the full printable recipe just below and be sure to let me know how you all get on in the comments! Until next time 🙂

5 from 4 votes
Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

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

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Middle Eastern
Calories: 322 kcal
Author: Chris
  • 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
  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Stir back through your chorizo mixture with 1 tsp of smoked paprika. Season to taste and create 3 spaces for your eggs.

  4. 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.

  5. Serve hot with any extra toppings!

Recipe Notes

a) 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) If you don't like spice, replace the red chilli with red pepper (capsicum).

c) 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) 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.

If you like this Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet, you’ll LOVE my Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas!

Roasted sweet potato and black bean quesadillas

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Cheers guys, this has been ‘ Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet ’. Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂


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  • 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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    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…

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    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
    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!!!

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    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! 🙂

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    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!

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      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!!!

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