Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon Recipe – Allergy Free AlaskaAs a mom, I have a great appreciation for one-pan meals, especially ones that are full of healthy proteins and lots of veggies. Thankfully, this Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon isn’t just for breakfast. It’s my go-to recipe for a hearty evening meal. The sweet and salty combination of the sweet potatoes and bacon is absolutely addicting. I find myself wanting more even after I’m full; it’s that good – especially with the ooey-gooey egg yolks. BUT don’t worry! If you don’t care for runny egg yolks you can easily cooks your eggs completely through – just to your liking.
SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST SKILLET WITH BACON
Serves: 4 generous servings
12 ounces of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
Additional bacon fat, lard, ghee, or coconut oil
5 cups diced sweet potatoes (about a 1/2 inch dice)
4 cups diced zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 large eggs
Black pepper to taste
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In a 12-inch cast iron skillet (I use and recommend this pan), cook the bacon pieces over medium-low heat until crisp (cooking the bacon at a lower temperature will render more fat).
Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked bacon from the pan. Set aside. There should be enough rendered bacon fat to coat the entire bottom of the skillet, about 1/8 inch deep. If your bacon didn’t render this much fat (it can vary from brand to brand), add additional bacon fat, lard, ghee, or coconut oil to your skillet until there is 1/8 inch of fat.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
Increase heat to medium-high and carefully place the diced sweet potatoes in the hot oil. Cook the sweet potatoes without stirring until the bottom of the cubes start to turn golden brown (this can take several minutes). Stir and cook until the cubes just start to soften.
Increase heat to high and add the zucchini, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are just starting to soften.
Stir in bacon pieces. Remove from heat.
Make 6 wells in the potato and veggie mixture; break one egg into each well.
Place skillet in the oven and bake for 9-14 minutes, or until the eggs are set. Serve immediately.
You can place a lid on your skillet prior to baking to help the eggs cook faster (and more thoroughly if you don’t care for runny eggs), but it isn’t required.
You can easily swap out the zucchini in this recipe for whatever veggies you’d like