Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs

Repeat after me: sweet potatoes aren’t just for autumn and Thanksgiving.

I’ve posted a Sweet Potato Hash recipe before, which I served as a side to a roasted chicken, and this is basically a different version of that. It’s scaled back and this is the version I do for breakfast (or breakfast for dinner). It can be a main dish on its own or a side dish (possibly a welcome change up for Thanksgiving?). It definitely hits the “this might be naughty food” itch, but it’s all Paleo so long as you buy Paleo compliant sausage.

The poached eggs could be optional, but I feel like they really round out the dish. A little bit of runny yolk over everything just really ramps up the luscious flavor of the whole thing. If you don’t like poached eggs, sub for runny fried eggs. I wouldn’t do scrambled or anything with a hard yolk though.

As for the greens, I generally get a small box of “power greens,” which is a mix of baby spinach, baby kale, and Swiss chard. You can easily swap that out for any one of those on their own, or even any other sort of green you prefer. I could see this working with collards for sure if they were already mostly cooked (or if you have some leftover).

Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs
Serves 4

1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 sweet potatoes (the orange ones), peeled and chopped
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
1 Tbsp garlic powder
5 oz power greens
Poached Eggs

Preheat your oven to 375 deg F.

In a large pan, cook and crumble the sausage. When the sausage is mostly cooked, add the onion and chopped sweet potatoes. Saute everything over medium-high heat until the onions start to go translucent. Season everything with salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder. Turn off the heat and add the greens.

Transfer everything to a 9×13 Pyrex baking dish (or a similarly sized casserole dish) and cover with foil. Bake in your preheated oven for 10-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked through. Divide among bowls and top with your preferred number poached eggs (I like 2 per person).

I’m not necessarily going to put up instructions on how to poach eggs, but there are plenty of resources online. Not to mention all sorts of poaching cups and tools available at any kitchen store to help you whatever your  level of “poached eggspertise” may be.

By the way, none of my links are affiliate links at this time. I occasionally provide links to products or methods that I actually use as example only, but please use what you are comfortable with.

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