Sweet Potato Breakfast Boat

Updated: Feb 18


Sweet potatoes have been referred to as a "nutrient-rich powerhouse"! They are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and more. This recipe features sweet potatoes and will surely bring something new to your morning meal!


Ingredients:

2 Sweet Potatoes

3 Eggs

1/4 cup Turkey Sausage

2 Tbsp Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

Fresh Chives, as desired


Directions:

Utilize a knife or fork to poke holes in well-washed sweet potatoes. Cook sweet potatoes in microwave for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.


While waiting for the sweet potatoes to cool, cook turkey sausage in skillet until done. In a separate pan, scramble eggs and cook until done. Once the sweet potatoes have cooled, cut in halves and scoop some of the sweet potato out of each half to make room for your scramble filling! You can save the sweet potato "insides" and utilize later for a snack.


Combine the cooked eggs and sausage into one pan. Divide the scramble mixture between the sweet potato "boats". Top with cheese and chives, as desired.


To finish, bake in oven under 350 degrees until cheese has melted. Roughly 10 minutes. If making recipe as a meal prep option, store sweet potato boats after assembled in the fridge prior finishing in the oven. You can later reheat the sweet potato boats using a microwave, oven, or toaster oven.


Serving size is 2 sweet potato boats, depending on the size of sweet potatoes you purchase. This recipe makes 2 servings when using medium sized sweet potatoes (about 5 inches long). Nutrition facts per serving: 321 calories, 19 gm protein, 20 gm carb, 17 gm total fat, 6 gm sat fat, 3 gm fiber, 5 gm sugar, and 446 mg sodium.


Are you looking to make this an even lower sodium option? You can use less of the turkey sausage or cheese, or even omit both entirely.


Are you looking for ways to fortify this recipe? There are several options available to further enhance this recipe for those that are looking to add more calories into their daily life!

- When scrambling the eggs, add whole milk

- Leave the sweet potato "insides" inside the sweet potato and just top your sweet potato with the scramble mixture

- Use whole sharp cheddar cheese rather than low-fat or skim.


How could you utilize the leftover sweet potato that you scooped out?

I saved the sweet potato "insides" for a delicious afternoon snack! I added, 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter and 1/2 Tbsp of Sliced Almonds to roughly 1/2 cup of Sweet Potato that was leftover. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, enjoy! Nutrition facts for 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potato are as follows: 57 calories, 1 gm protein, 13.5 gm carb, 0 gm total fat, 0 gm sat fat, 2 gm fiber, 3 gm sugar, and 35 mg sodium.

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