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.
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
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.
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.