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.
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 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
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.
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
Sweet Potato Mushroom Breakfast Skillet
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups sweet potato peeled and diced into ½" cubes (about one large potato)
- 2 shallots diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped, or 2 teaspoon dried
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1 can diced tomatoes 14 oz
- 2 cups spinach
- salt & pepper
- 4 eggs large
- 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
- In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add sweet potato, shallots, garlic, basil, and mushrooms. 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.
Kari Heron | Chef and Steward
This is such a great weekend meal or weekday dinner. Love all the flavours and the runny egg is just absolutely golden!
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. 🙂
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!
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.
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!
Hi Heather! This is a really convenient and easy dish but also delicious and, as you say, vibrant, too. We love it!
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!
Hi Donna, I'm with you on the dishes! I hope you love this easy skillet meal as much as we do.
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.
Hi Sharon, I think eggs and sweet potato are such a delicious combo!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
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 😉
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! 🙂
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 🙁 They were handy in a pinch (like this!)
Hi Terri. I have never heard of canned sweet potatoes, but I'm sure they would be handy in a pinch!
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
Karyl, the egg really makes the dish. Enjoy!
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!
It's perfect for brunch, Corina, and sweet potatoes always give a dish a vibrant pop of colour, which I love.
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking
Okay, I have always used yams and sweet potatoes interchangeably! And I call myself a food blogger! (insert face palm) 😉 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!