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Something I’ve been really working on the past year is filling up at least half of our plates at every meal with vegetables.
As much as information changes as to what is healthy, one thing has consistently remained the same: we all need more veggies.
As I’m learning more about gut health and the human microbe, I’ve prioritized making vegetables a focus in our meals – especially since plant fibre is one of the most important things to “feed” your gut.
But, just because we are prioritizing vegetables doesn’t mean I’m about to accept a bland or boring diet. With a bit of creativity, vegetables can become an exciting and delicious focus in your meals – like with these 15-minute Breakfast Sweet Potatoes!
This recipe uses a clever microwave hack to take the hour-long cook time of traditional twice baked potatoes and cut it down to 5 minutes in the microwave and 2-3 minutes under the broiler, but I’ve also included directions if you don’t use microwaves.
These easy stuffed sweet potatoes have a delicious sweet-and-savoury taste thanks to the mixture of sausage and sweet potato, and the texture combination is just out of this world – soft sweet potatoes, chewy sausage and melt-in-your mouth eggs and cheese. (Plus the crispy sweet potato skin if you eat that, too!)
We scrambled our eggs but this method could also work with sunny-side up eggs or poached eggs – just cook them normally and “top” the stuffed sweet potatoes with them.
For protein we added eggs and MorningStar Farms® veggie sausage which provides plant protein and helps me sneak in more veggies into our mornings.
MorningStar Farms® challenged us to “Taste It To Believe It” and see how their breakfast products could assist us in helping to reach our wellness goals in the new year, and I have to say that they aren’t just for vegetarians! Their sausage patties are well-seasoned and have the same texture as real sausage – you absolutely cannot tell that these Breakfast Sweet Potatoes are meat-free.
Not only are they are a great solution for getting more plant-based foods into your day, but I think it would be a great option to have on hand for entertaining vegetarian or vegan friends without feeling like you’re compromising anything. (Or if you’re a vegetarian, these are great for satisfying meat eaters – take it from me!)
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Ingredients for Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
- 2-3 small sweet potatoes
- 4 eggs
- 4 MorningStar Farms® Original Sausage Patties
- 4 Tablespoons cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Spray oil
Tip: if you don’t want to use the microwave method, you can bake the sweet potatoes for 40 minutes instead.
Tip #2: the sweet potatoes can be baked the day before for a faster morning prep time.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Frying pan or skillet
How to Make Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Scrub and wash sweet potatoes.
Carefully but firmly, pierce the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Wrap each in a wet paper towel and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave for 5 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, cook the sausage patties in a frying pan according to package directions. Remove to a cutting board and chop up or crumble.
(When the sweet potatoes are done, let them sit out to cool.)
Wipe down the frying pan used for the patties and use it to cook the eggs however you prefer. (We scrambled ours.) Set aside.
Warm the oven broiler.
Cut the sweet potatoes in half and use a fork to fluff up the flesh. Remove about 1-2 Tablespoons of the sweet potato and save for another recipe.
Add 1 crumbled sausage patty to each sweet potato and top with a scoop of eggs and and a sprinkle of cheese.
Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and set under the broiler until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes. (OR microwave to melt the cheese.)
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This sweet and savoury breakfast sweet potato recipe is a quick and healthy breakfast recipe that works just as well for busy mornings as it does for relaxed brunches. Check out more recipes using Morningstar Farms® products here.