Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet

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Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet is an anytime recipe. An egg skillet works well for a weekend breakfast, a brunch, a lunch or even a breakfast for dinner recipe.

Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

One Pan Meals

We are a fan of one-pan meals in our house. Life is busy, but we still want healthy, delicious, home-cooked food after a long and hectic day. What we don’t want is a complicated dish with all kinds of clean up. One-pan is where it’s at. Or, we want this on a lazy weekend morning. However you have it, this sweet potato, mushroom & egg skillet will make you happy.

Sweet Potato Mushroom Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato or Yam?

Do you ever wonder what the difference is between a sweet potato and a yam? It can get confusing because grocery stores interchangeably call them all yams, sweet potatoes, and vice versa. However, a yam and a sweet potato are two very different veggies. They’re both highly nutritious, but, orange coloured sweet potatoes are what we commonly think of as yams. This recipe is using them. Check out this post to get more in-depth info on these two delicious, healthy veggies: Yams Vs Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet Potato Nutrition

This delightful skillet meal is packed with nutrition. Starting with the sweet potato. It goes without saying that sweet potatoes are a nutritional superfood. Sweet potatoes, of course, are one of the best sources of Vitamin A. They are also excellent sources of fibre, Vitamin C and potassium. In other words, sweet potatoes are really good for us.

Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

About this Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet

What I love about this dish? Most importantly, it’s delicious, of course, as well as nutrient-packed. And besides being perfect for any time of day, it’s easy to throw together. In short, what’s not to love?

Breakfast doesn’t have to be the same bacon & eggs or cereal routine. It’s a great meal to get creative with. For instance, try Bacon & Egg Breakfast Tacos, or Blueberry Coconut Waffles. And, for busy weekday mornings: Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats


A plate of food with a fork and knife, with Sweet potato


Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

Sweet Potato Mushroom Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Mushroom Breakfast Skillet is perfect for brunch, weekend breakfasts, or weeknight dinners. Delicious, nutritious, and easy one pan clean up.
4.96 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 219 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups sweet potato peeled and diced into 1/2" cubes (about one large potato)
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped, or 2 tsp dried
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14 oz
  • 2 cups spinach
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add sweet potato, shallots, garlic, basil, and mushrooms.Β  Cook, stirring, about 5 minutes
  • Stir in tomatoes with their liquid. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, another 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove cover and Increase heat to medium, cooking until most of the liquid has reduced about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt & pepper, and add the spinach, stirring until spinach is wilted.
  • Make four evenly spaced indentations with the back of a spoon. Crack an egg into each indent.
  • Cover and cook 10 minutes more, until eggs are just set.
  • Garnish with parsley, and serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 679mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 11315IUVitamin C: 18.6mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword breakfast skillet, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, vegetarian breakfast, vegetarian brunch
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A plate of food with a fork and knife, with Sweet potato

Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet



50 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet

  1. This is such a great weekend meal or weekday dinner. Love all the flavours and the runny egg is just absolutely golden!

    1. Hi Kari, yes! What I love about this skillet is that you can have it for a weekend breakfast or dinner on a weekday. The egg absolutely makes the dish. πŸ™‚

      1. Made this last week. Man, I never knew sweet potatoes and tomatoes went so well together! This actually works really well for meal prep if you leave the eggs out and add them in for each serving you make. I added red Tabasco and avocado slices and I swear I was in food heaven. Will be making this regularly from now on!

        1. Hi Sarah, I’m so glad you loved this recipe as much as we do, and I LOVE your meal prep idea, and your additions. Thank you so much for coming back to let me know.

  2. This skillet looks amazing! Super vibrant and a gorgeous dish to serve up anytime.. love the combination of sweet potato and mushrooms and the fact it is a one pot meal makes this super convenient and very easy!

  3. I definitely need more one-pot dishes in my life, I love cooking but my goodness the dishes are starting to drive me crazy. Loving that gooey egg on top as well, so good!

  4. This is a great dish! I love the use of sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes. Add the eggs and you’ve got one tasty dish.

  5. Hhahah! Me and my friends were having that exact same argument: what is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam!! We even looked it up, but most people weren’t convinced.
    This looks good. I am sure this recipe would work for yams too, right πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Cathleen, you can’t blame them, when even the grocery stores confuse the two! And I’m pretty sure this recipe would work with yams, too! πŸ™‚

  6. I am sooo wishing I had sweet potatoes right now because it’s breakfast time and I’m sitting here drooling! I used to be able to get canned sweet potatoes at my local grocery store, but not anymore πŸ™ They were handy in a pinch (like this!)

  7. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to eat sweet potatoes, and this one looks delicious! I love that you add an egg on top too, a perfect way to finish the dish. I’m adding this one to my list for sure

  8. I am a huge fan of any kind of one pan meal and this looks like such a great brunch recipe. I love the way the sweet potato is used as it makes the dish look so vibrant!

  9. Okay, I have always used yams and sweet potatoes interchangeably! And I call myself a food blogger! (insert face palm) πŸ˜‰ Thanks for that info Colleen! And thanks for this recipe. Breakfast skillets really are my favourite meals. Love making them and they are so perfect for brunches!

  10. This looks so good! We eat so many sweet potatoes, I could definitely eat this for breakfast! Also, thanks for clarifying the difference between sweet potatoes and yams πŸ™‚

  11. Everything about your dish appeals to me, Colleen. Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite super foods and we use them often in our house. I cannot wait to try your one pan version of this versatile dish. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. i am all about the one pan meals. this one is so fresh with all the great veggies, and i love the flavor the sweet potato has! perfection with the egg on top. it really is an anytime meal πŸ™‚

  13. I love how vibrant this is! I make a hash like this for part of my weekly meal prep and it really does make the week so much more bearable. This is such a lovely recipe!

  14. I LOVE sweet potatoes and mushrooms — but never would have thought to combine them in this way. This looks absolutely delectable! Adam always takes over the kitchen for weekend breakfast and I’m going to send this post his way (hint, hint!). Beautiful recipe, Colleen!

    1. Hi Justine! I hope Adam cooks this for you this weekend, because I think you will love it. It really is delectable and perfect for a weekend breakfast. Enjoy! β™₯

  15. I can already envision myself eating this over and over again… any time of the day! Thanks for sharing another fantastic recipe Colleen!

  16. My kind of breakfast – – or even dinner! Love breakfast for dinner sometimes. And it’s one-pot! What could be better? Thanks Colleen!

  17. I also love a good nutritious one pot meal. This will make the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner for any day of the week.

  18. Good Heavens!! I’d jump out of bed if I knew this great breakfast was waiting for me. What a great way to start the day. I love eggs but add them to another favorite — sweet potatoes and I’m in heaven. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

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