Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet

Sometimes simple is best. Actually, most times.

In life and in recipes, keeping it simple definitely has its perks.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

There’s nothing fancy about this, but I find it’s the 3-ingredient, 15-minute recipes that my family requests over and over, and that people tend to make.

Consider this your get-out-of-dinner-jail free card when you’ve had one of those no planning at all days and it’s 9:30pm on a school night and you still haven’t fed the crew. Whoops, it happens.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

Or it makes an easy, effortless brunch dish without any fuss or hassle.

It’s a satisfying vegetarian meal if you’re trying to eat less meat or great if you’re vegetarian by accident that day. You know, you have absolutely nothing in your fridge or pantry but manage to scrounge up a potato, a few eggs, and some cheese. Awesome, you can make it.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

Microwave one sweet potato on high for about 8 minutes, or until soft and done. Cut it into thin rounds and place them in a skillet. I didn’t peel mine (fiber is a good thing), but peel if you wish.

Top with 4 eggs and a handful of mozzarella. If you have fontina, goat cheese, or another favorite smooth-melting cheese, that would be lovely. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a couple pinches of smoked paprika or your favorite seasoning.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

Broil on high for about 3 minutes. Keep an incredibly close eye on your skillet and don’t leave the kitchen or start multitasking with another project. In literally 3 minutes time, it’s ready.

Cooking eggs under the broiler is my favorite way. It’s incredibly fast and they cook evenly. Ssometimes when pan-frying eggs, the whites are done before the yolks really set or there’s a random runny white section that doesn’t want to cook through. The broiler solves all that.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

It’s easy, inexpensive, comfort food that’s fairly healthy, all things considered. You can add some diced veggies on top to work in extra color, texture, and nutrients.  In the past I’ve used diced bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, corn, asparagus, leeks, peas, and edamame. They all work.

The sweet potatoes are soft and tender, and make the perfect base for the warm eggs and gooey melted cheese.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

Ready in 15 minutes from start to finish, uses one skillet, and always clean plates when I make it.

Can’t beat it.

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (GF) - Easy, cheesy comfort food that's ready in 15 minutes!

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet (vegetarian, gluten-free)

This easy, inexpensive, 3-ingredient, 15-minute recipe is great for busy nights when you didn’t have time to plan dinner or try it for an easy weekend brunch. The sweet potatoes are soft and tender, and make the perfect base for the warm eggs and gooey melted cheese. It’s comfort food that’s fairly healthy and you it’s made in just one skillet to save time on cleanup.

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Ingredients:

1 medium/large sweet potato
4 large eggs
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (substitute with fontina, goat, or your favorite easy-melting cheese)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, optional (substitute with the seasoning of your choice)
pinch salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Piece sweet potato with a fork a few times and cook in the microwave on high power for about 8 minutes, or until sweet potato is soft and done.
  2. While potato is cooking, preheat broiler to high setting and place oven rack on the highest or second highest level.
  3. Slice potato horizontally into thin rounds, about 1/4-inch thick. I keep the skin on, remove it if preferred.
  4. Spray a non-stick skillet or enameled cast iron skillet with cooking spray and place potato rounds in the skillet in an even flat layer; some gaps are okay.
  5. Evenly crack the eggs over the potatoes.
  6. Evenly sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Evenly sprinkle with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  8. Place skillet under broiler and broil for about 3 minutes, or until eggs are set and cheese is as browned as desired. I keep the door close the first 2 minutes and in the final minute, I keep the door open and am constantly readjusting the position of the skillet so that I can control what parts are getting the most intense heat from the broiler. Make sure to use a very trusty hot mitt.
  9. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Eggs are best warm and fresh. I serve with ketchup.
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116 comments on “Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet”

  1. We don’t have kids but we have school night. Ken teaches at UCLA on Wednesday nights and doesn’t get home til 9:30. Do you see how this could work for us too? GREG

  2. This looks so good, I’m tempted to make it as a late dinner! Breakfasty food after 7pm always makes happy. :)

  3. Averie, this looks delicious! I’m currently *obsessed* with sweet potatoes and can’t wait to try this out…especially since it takes no time to make! Perfect for a busy week night.

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  4. Oh my gosh yum! I am obsessed with anything sweet potato!

  5. Jon is always up for a different twist on eggs and I could eat this for any meal! I already have everything for this but fontina sounds really good so I may pick some up. I’ll be trying this soon for sure!

  6. I love this recipe. Sweet potatoes, eggs and cheese are basically my husbands 3 favorite foods. He loves them. I am definitely going to make this for his dinner tomorrow night! I will just scale it down to be about half the recipe. Unfortunately, my boys are not big sweet potato fans. I love how easy this is though and I never would have thought to throw it all together into a skillet. Excellent!

  7. Hi Averie, love your site and this combination looks so good. Sweet potatoes and eggs are the best.

  8. Mmmm, I love this meatless dish!! :) And I just love how you can make anything look gorgeous!

  9. Totally a 9:30pm dinner! Love it- let’s be honest anything with gooey cheese is amazing but a runny egg too!! Get in ma belllllllly !

  10. Wow. This looks incredible! I know you say it’s so simple, but I would have seriously never thought of this in a million years. I’m totally making it!

  11. Gotta love eggs! My post today was eggs as well, but I could so go for these sweet potatoes. They look amazing!

  12. Loving the combination of flavors in this recipe. I agree, sometimes simple is best with recipes!

  13. Seriously, could this get any easier?! And the best part is that I actually have all the ingredients on hand. I’ll have to make this in the morning before my coffee run! :)

  14. I have been on such a sweet potato with eggs/sweet potato for breakfast kick ever since completing the Whole 30. Love the idea of this breakfast! Sounds seriously amazing :)

  15. I am so with you on the simple thing! What is even better, simple doesn’t always mean plain and in this case I can only imagine how delicious and comforting those three things would be!

  16. What an incredible dish! This has got my name all over it, I love it :)

  17. this is a great healthy breakfast!

  18. Oh yum! I love sweet potatoes in just about everything but with eggs and cheese … Oh my goodness this is appearing on my table this weekend for sure. Thank you for the great recipe., and the beautiful photos! Lovely blog xx

  19. That looks great! I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas :-)

  20. I am in love. This looks delicious. I haven’t cooked eggs under the boiler ever. I have to try this method soon.

  21. Sweet potatoes and eggs are the perfect combo! Totally agree on the fiber thing too. I used to peel everything, but then I realized that’s where most of the nutrients are.

  22. Averie, this would be so good with brie, right? I have a gorgeous tiny wheel of brie that I need a good excuse to use. This seems like the perfect dish where the brie won’t get lost in.

  23. That looks like amazing comfort food Averie! You have a real knack of making even the simplest recipes look gourmet and gorgeous. And even though my guy hates them, sweet potatoes are one of my favorites! :) When I was in grade school and my mom ran out of energy to cook, we ate lots of pancakes, French toast, toaster-oven grilled cheese or quesadillas, and even cereal for dinner. Broiled eggs with veggies is definitely a step up!

  24. so excited to try this. i LOVE sweet potatoes and have been on quite the kick of them lately! thanks for this simple, quick yet DELICIOUS looking recipe

  25. I love simple and I love love love this!! I’m going to need an extra napkin. Swoon.

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