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Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast – with sausage and eggs

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Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Who knew that sweet potatoes could make a great breakfast? My husband was skeptical. Well, after trying these stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast, he is skeptical no more. I was myself surprised how well all flavors mixed in here: scrambled eggs and sausage mixed in with a little bit of cheese sauce and pureed sweet potatoes.

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

To me, this is the perfect breakfast with favorite breakfast ingredients: sausage, eggs, and potatoes. Fat, protein, and carbs – all together. And, I like how it looks: little boats of potato halves filled with a delicious breakfast mixture. I won’t be very verbose in this post and will get down right to the recipe.

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs


Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast – with sausage and eggs

Prep time: 40 minutes

Makes 4 servings (half potato per serving)

Ingredients for sweet potatoes and filling:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 breakfast sausage
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup half and half

Ingredients for cheese sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top (not for the sauce)

To make filling for stuffed potatoes:

1) Bake sweet potatoes at 350 F for 50-60 minutes. Cool, cut each potato in half, scoop out the middle: you can use either knife or spoon or both. Puree or slice the scooped out parts of sweet potatoes and set aside.

2) Cook sausage in a skillet, drain from fat. Remove to a plate.

3) In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and half-and-half. In a separate lightly greased skillet (or the same one that you cooked sausage in), cook eggs just for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring and flipping – until fluffy and airy.

4) In a medium bowl, mix together pureed portion of sweet potatoes, eggs, and sausage.

To make cheese sauce:

1) Make sauce by combining all sauce ingredients together and heating them on stove for several minutes to melt the cheese.

To assemble:

1) Pre-heat your broiler.

2) Put some sausage mixture on the bottom of each potato half (you should have 4 potato halves), put a thin layer of sauce over the sausage mixture. Put more sausage mixture on top the sauce, and add drops of sauce over it, then sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Place potato halves into broiler proof dish and broil until cheese is melted on top. Be careful not to burn sweet potatoes.

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Mix pureed sweet potatoes, cooked eggs and cooked sausage together

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Prepare the cheese sauce to pour over each stuffed sweet potato

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Place some of the sausage mixture on the bottom of each potato half.  Pour the sauce over the sausage mixture filling

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Add more sausage filling on top of the sauce

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Add more sauce over the sausage mixture and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place potato halves into broiler proof dish and broil until cheese melts

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs



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  • Bread and Companatico March 29, 2013, 6:28 am

    yes please! I take 3! this makes me sooo hungry….

  • [email protected]'s Recipes March 29, 2013, 6:58 am

    A satisfying and mouthwatering breakfast!

  • Judy @Savoring Today March 29, 2013, 8:59 am

    We make sweet potato cottage fries all the time, so sweet potatoes for breakfast is routine here, but I like the way you prepared them in this recipe. I’m always looking for creative new ways to serve breakfast, it seems that is my least exciting meal of the day. Great idea, thanks!

    • Julia April 8, 2013, 1:35 am

      I am the same way – my breakfasts are usually pretty boring. Only once in a while do I make anything special for breakfast.

  • Denise [email protected] Brazil To You March 29, 2013, 11:22 am

    Julia: I absolutely love sweet potatoes… In Texas, we usually eat them topped with brown sugar and butter but I’ll have to try yours which look delish, delish!!! Great breakfast sweet potatoes!

  • CCU March 29, 2013, 3:58 pm

    What a creative and delicious breakfast idea 😀


  • Juliana Walters March 29, 2013, 4:35 pm

    How incredibly unique! I was thinking of making breakfast burritos with butternut squash the other day and believed I was being quite creative. But now…….

    • Julia April 8, 2013, 1:31 am

      Burritos with butternut squash sound yummy!

  • Donalyn March 29, 2013, 5:24 pm

    I think by this time of the year sweet potatoes have reached their pinnacle of deliciousness – so sweet and rich! This looks really good!

  • ahu March 29, 2013, 6:04 pm

    i love when you can eat the ‘bowl’ of a meal too. this looks incredible – sweet potatoes are so good!

  • The Café Sucré Farine March 29, 2013, 8:47 pm

    What a unique, delicious sounding breakfast, I love it!

  • rebecca March 29, 2013, 11:21 pm

    this looks like a fun breakfast nice for a change

  • Ashley March 30, 2013, 8:35 am

    Oh my gosh these sound amazing! Sweet potatoes, eggs and sausage?? Sounds like the perfect breakfast! I do love stuffed sweet potatoes!

  • Laura Dembowski March 30, 2013, 11:20 am

    Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. This is such a creative way to serve them. It would even make a great dinner!

    • Julia April 8, 2013, 1:33 am

      These potato “boats” absolutely could make a dinner!

  • Nancy /SpicieFoodie March 30, 2013, 12:10 pm

    What a brilliant and delicious breakfast idea! You’ve got it all covered in one sweet potato boat:) Thanks for sharing, it looks so good!

  • Beth March 30, 2013, 8:33 pm

    I would eat sweet potatoes at any meal. These look amazing!

  • [email protected] March 31, 2013, 2:31 pm

    I love sweet potatoes! I even eat them for dessert sometimes (add a bit of maple syrup if you want more sweetness). Never tried them for breakfast before, but now I will. Really great idea – thanks so much.

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 31, 2013, 7:29 pm

    Oh man these look amazing!

  • Amy Tong March 31, 2013, 8:06 pm

    What a hearty creation for breakfast. I’ve always love sweet potato over the regular potatoes. These look wonderful for breakfast or brunch. 🙂

  • Ari @ Ari's Menu April 1, 2013, 12:57 am

    I’m moving in so you can cook me breakfast for the rest of my life. I hope that won’t be a problem.

    • Julia April 8, 2013, 1:32 am


  • sally @ sallys baking addiction April 2, 2013, 7:51 am

    These look SO good right now – I’m not sure why I never thought to have sweet potatoes for breakfast before! And now suddenly – I’m starving for breakfast #2. 🙂 These are a must make!

  • [email protected] April 2, 2013, 10:13 pm

    I’m a total sweet potato fanatic! I even have a Pinterest Board just for sweet potatoes. This is one of the more original recipes I’ve seen. Pinning!

    • Julia April 8, 2013, 1:32 am

      You’re so sweet! Thank you for pinning! 🙂

  • Cecilia April 5, 2013, 2:57 pm

    I just made this and it turned out fantastically! The sauce is especially delicious. I topped mine with chives.

    • Julia April 6, 2013, 4:34 pm

      So glad to hear that!

  • Min April 8, 2013, 8:50 am

    Yummy!! I can eat sweet potatoes anytime of the day! Not so with my husband. But perhaps I can change his mind with this recipe. The fact that your husband came around gives me hope ;). Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I have a lot to learn from you. Thank you for leaving a comment bc it led me to your lovely blog! Looking forward to following you

  • Наталия April 26, 2013, 8:10 am

    Очень аппетитно))

    • Julia April 28, 2013, 3:51 am


  • Sharon December 27, 2013, 3:10 pm

    Yum! Trying it right now and loving it!

    • Julia December 30, 2013, 3:32 pm

      Hi Sharon! So glad you liked them! It’s quite a tasty breakfast, isn’t it? 🙂

  • Judy January 9, 2014, 3:58 pm

    I hadn’t seen this one before! You know how I love sweet potatoes and this sounds terrific!! Putting it on the “must make” list!

    • Julia January 13, 2014, 3:06 pm

      Yes, Judy, this one is great, and it’s also gluten free yet with some carbs (sweet potatoes)! 😉 Kevin loved it – ate them all! 🙂

  • DIANA February 12, 2015, 4:24 pm

    Hi – sounds delicious, looks great – but please forgive me – what is half and half?

  • Linda August 30, 2015, 1:01 pm

    These look fantastic. Do you think you can’t make them ahead of time (night before) and heat in oven?

  • Lilyheart October 14, 2015, 9:36 am

    I would love to make these! The recipe states “1/2 breakfast sausage” but I don’t know half what. Can I assume 1/2 a pound?

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