Sweet Potato Benedict Skillet Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Updated

Sweet Potato Benedict Hash is a yummy and filling breakfast that won’t leave you with guilt! Plenty of protein and good carbs make it a great choice to start your day.

I’m going to go ahead and admit that I’m that cliché blonde white girl who is basically obsessed with brunch.

It’s honestly the world’s most perfect meal. You don’t have to get up early for it and there’s no rush to finish up and be anywhere.

Unlike lunch, where everyone is checking the time and trying to get back to work, brunch is a leisurely affair, usually eaten while nursing a hangover.

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Also? Champagne! In the day time! Color me basic, but ain’t nothing wrong with a bottle of bubbly at 11 am on a Saturday.

One of my all-time favorite brunch dishes is Eggs Benedict. Partly I think because it always seemed too difficult to make at home.

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Poached eggs, hollandaise sauce… it all just feels a little intimidating. But as it turns out, egg poaching pans exist and hollandaise can be made in the microwave, so it really isn’t as big of an ordeal as I imagined.

With that in mind, I decided to tackle a healthier version of classic Eggs Benedict.

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I swapped out the English muffin for sweet potato – a clean carb that is great fuel for your body – and Canadian bacon for leaner chicken bacon.

Chicken bacon is a recent discovery of mine, and while I’ve never been a turkey bacon fan, this stuff is a whole other thing. SO. GOOD.

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I like to make a big batch of roasted sweet potatoes in advance and keep them in the fridge for hashes or a side with dinner.

They’re a quick healthy option to have on hand that are filling and a good clean carb to fuel a workout. Or a Target run.

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A big plate of this, a giant mimosa in a jar, and your Saturday is made. You’re welcome.

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Sweet Potato Benedict Skillet Recipe

    2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Sweet Potato, peeled and diced
  • 4 slices Ham, or chicken bacon
  • 2 large Eggs
For the Hollandaise:
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 4 tablespoons Salted Butter, melted
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large bowl, drizzle diced sweet potatoes with 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle generously with salt.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, stopping every 10 minutes to stir, or until potatoes are browned and soft in the center. (This can also be done in advance – roast and cool potatoes, then place in a container with a lid until ready to use. Reheat in a skillet on the stove.)

Prepare Hollandaise:

  1. Whisk together two yolks, lemon juice, and a dash of salt.
  2. Slowly drizzle in melted butter, whisking until combined and smooth.
  3. Microwave for 20 seconds, stopping to stir every 5 seconds.
  4. Heat chicken or turkey bacon OR ham slices in a skillet until cooked/warm.
  5. Poach two eggs – I use an egg poaching pan for this and it’s SO incredibly easy!
  6. Divide sweet potatoes onto two plates. Top with bacon or ham, and one poached egg. Top with hollandaise, paprika, and parsley.

 

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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 312
Calories 668

% Daily Value*
60%
Total Fat 39g
95%
  Saturated Fat 19g
43%
Sodium 1039mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g
8%
  Dietary Fiber 7g
  Sugars 9g
49%
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!