Sweet Potato Breakfast

Whip up this easy sweet potato breakfast for a filling and healthy meal! You’re going to enjoy every flavorful bite of this colorful breakfast.

I consider any breakfast recipe that I can sneak vegetables into a win! That’s why I love egg muffins, omelets, and this sweet potato breakfast!

sweet potato breakfast on a plate with two pieces of toast

sweet potato breakfast idea

There is nothing I like more than a healthy and hearty breakfast. Breakfast is my favorite. I love all yummy breakfast foods! But I especially enjoy a breakfast that will fill me up until lunch time. Bonus if it’s packed with vegetables. 😉

This sweet potato breakfast checks all those boxes. Plus, it’s really simple to make!

There are A LOT of benefits to a healthy breakfast. Studies have shown that if you consume a healthy breakfast, it will decrease your other unhealthy cravings throughout the day. Not to mention having the energy to get through that early morning.

Start the day out right with this tasty sweet potato breakfast dish!

ingredients for sweet potato breakfast hash in a skillet

how to make breakfast sweet potatoes

DICE. Start by making sure your potatoes are all cut the right size for cooking. You’ll want them to be diced into bite sized pieces so that they will all cook evenly together. Chop up your bell peppers while you have the cutting board out. Now you’re ready to cook!

COOK. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add in the potatoes, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover the pan and lower the heat. Cook the potatoes for about 15 minutes. Stir them every 4-5 minutes and cook until potatoes are almost tender.

ADD INGREDIENTS. Remove the lid, turn to high heat and stir in the bell peppers and eggs. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked and the potatoes are tender and browned. Remove the dish from the heat, add in the cheese, and serve hot!

steps for making sweet potato and egg breakfast

sweet potato variations + Storing

Feel free to add in any extra herbs, spices, cheese, etc. to change up the flavors in your sweet potato breakfast. Here are some other ingredients you could try:

  • onions
  • Mexican cheese
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • chorizo
  • sausage
  • sriracha sauce

Have any leftover sweet potato breakfast? Store in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. It should last for 3-4 days. Perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch- just heat up in the microwave for a minute or two!

close up of sweet potato breakfast on a grey plate

For more breakfast recipes with potatoes, TRY:

Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe

4.80 from 10 votes
Whip up this easy sweet potato breakfast for a filling and healthy meal! You're going to enjoy every flavorful bite of this colorful breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 208 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes skin on diced into bite sized chunks
  • 1 white sweet potato diced into bite sized chunks
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 green bell pepper chopped
  • garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 4 eggs mixed
  • ½ cup cheese


  • In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the potatoes along with the salt and pepper. Stir.
  • Cover the pan, lower the heat, and cook for 15 minutes. Stir every 4-5 minutes. Cook until potatoes are almost tender.
  • Remove the lid, turn to high heat and stir in the bell peppers and eggs. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked and the potatoes are tender and browned. 
  • Remove from heat, add cheese and serve.

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  1. 5 stars
    Um yes please!! 🙂 🙂 What is not to like about this amazing breakfast? Not a single thing. I make something similar but with normal potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a great touch! Thanks for sharing Kristyn!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious!! I made this over the weekend and we didn’t have any leftovers it was so good. Very hearty and full of flavor!

  3. This was fantastic!! I can’t wait to make it again as I am such a fan of sweet potatoes. Also, I’ll be making it while my family is in town for thanksgiving!

  4. 4 stars
    When does the garlic go in? Garlic is in the ingredients list, but nowhere in the recipe does it state when to add it. Otherwise I like this recipe.

    1. You can add the garlic when you add the salt and pepper. If you don’t have garlic, you can also use a bit of garlic powder. If you aren’t a garlic fan though, feel free to omit.