Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet Potato Frittata is a healthy breakfast you would never even guess is healthy.  Sweet potatoes with just a little bacon for both a sweet and savory addition to eggs. Brunch will never be the same.
A slice of Sweet Potato Frittata
Eggs are a pretty big part of my diet but I have to admit that I’m a little picky. I don’t like them runny, so no poached for me and I don’t want them dry either.  I love my never fail quiche, but it does have a lot of cream and takes a long time to bake. A frittata on the other hand comes together very quickly. Add sweet potatoes and it will not dry out and you get a subtle sweetness that makes this dish fantastic.
A skillet of sweet potatoes for Sweet Potato Frittata
I actually made it for dinner the other night but it’s quick enough to make in the morning, even if you’re starving. The trick is to pre-cook the sweet potatoes slightly in the microwave so that it doesn’t take them too long to cook in the skillet.  Shallots and bacon compliment the sweet potatoes, it’s basically a sweet potato hash with eggs as a second thought.
A skillet of Sweet Potato Frittata
A frittata is generally made on the stove in a skillet and then finished in the oven.  Since everything is already cooked except the eggs, this only takes about three minutes in the oven and your eggs don’t overcook.  The flavors come together just perfectly.  Gruyere and fresh sage round out the sweetness from the  sweet potatoes and don’t forget some creamy goat cheese.  All of the flavors are subtle with the eggs acting as the ingredient that holds everything together.
A skillet of Sweet Potato Frittata

This is a particularly nice dish if you have folks who don’t love eggs, they are there but you might not even notice with the sweet potatoes, bacon and gruyere. So if you’re tired of omelets or quiche, think about making a frittata for a simple and quick healthy breakfast everyone will love.

 

Adapted from Cooking Light

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Sweet Potato Frittata

A skillet of Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet Potato Frittata is a healthy breakfast you would never even guess is healthy.  Sweet potatoes with just a little bacon for both a sweet and savory addition to eggs. Brunch will never be the same. 

  • Author: Barbara Curry
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: breakfast

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 thick slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallots, thinly chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup gruyere, 4 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to Broil and place rack in the middle.
2. Place chopped sweet potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and add 1/2 inch of water. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes until tender but not mushy.
3. In a large oven proof skillet, cook chopped bacon until brown. Remove to paper towel lined plate.
4. Drain sweet potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Add to the same skillet along with shallots and cook, stirring frequently until browned, about 5 minutes.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, gruyere, sage and salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet with the sweet potatoes and add pour egg mixture into skillet. Cook over medium heat using a rubber spatula to pull eggs from the sides of the skillet. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until he eggs are partially cooked. Remove from heat and add bacon and goat cheese.
6. Place in oven for about 3 minutes until the eggs are set and the top has started to brown. Sprinkle with chives prior to serving.

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