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California Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

California Breakfast Sweet Potatoes – These savory breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with goodies like bacon, eggs, tomato, and avocado to give you a delicious start to the day! (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30-Friendly)

Close up Overhead view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, and tomatoes.

Are you a breakfast for dinner person? Or a breakfast-only-belongs-at-breakfast person?

I’m definitely in camp “breakfast any time!” so we regularly work breakfast faves into our dinner rotation. One of our favorites since my kids were small has been breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes. Our California Breakfast Sweet Potatoes blur the lines between breakfast and dinner in all the right ways.

Fluffy baked sweet potatoes are topped with breakfast goodness, from golden scrambled eggs, to crisp bacon, to creamy avocado. Add a few fresh goodies on top, and they’re a delicious balanced meal that’s perfect any time of day. (Believe me, we’ve eaten them every time of day.)

Best of all, they’re really nothing fussy. Just a few simple techniques and some clever mixing and matching makes for a gorgeous, delicious, easy breakfast (or breakfast-for-dinner) to enjoy any time.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started…

Front view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and everything seasoning.
Overhead view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and everything seasoning.

Here’s What Goes Into Our California Breakfast Sweet Potatoes:

  • Sweet Potatoes. A good baked sweet potato is the perfect blank canvas for adding flavor! I’ll walk you through our favorite method for baking sweet potatoes below. My two favorite varieties to bake are Garnet yams and Jewel yams. Their deep orange interior stays sweet and fluffy while the exterior crisps up nicely!
  • Scrambled Eggs. Simple, fluffy scrambled eggs add some protein and give these stuffed sweet potatoes a breakfast feel.
  • Crispy Bacon. Salty, savory, crispy bacon is delicious in a California Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potato. I never skip it! Leave the slices whole or crumble over your potato. It’s up to you!
  • Avocado. Creamy avocado gives our breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes their signature California flair. The taste and texture are lovely here.
  • Tomatoes or Pico de Gallo. For some color and freshness, I love adding baby tomatoes or some fresh pico de gallo on top.
  • Fresh herbs. Add pretty pop of green and more bright flavor with some fresh herbs. I usually use cilantro, but parsley, chives, or dill all work!
  • Simple seasonings. Since there’s so much beautiful flavor going on already, I keep the seasonings pretty simple on our California breakfast sweet potatoes. A little salt & pepper usually does it! (Or, you can add some everything bagel seasoning.)
Overhead view of a platter of toppings for California Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Overhead view of a bowl of everything bagel seasoning on a white background

Mix It Up! Try These Other Yummy Toppings On Your Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potato:

  • TRY ANOTHER WAY TO COOK YOUR EGGS. An easy way to play with our California Breakfast Sweet Potato recipe is to use another method to cook your eggs. Instead of scrambling, try poached or fried eggs instead!
  • ADD SOME SALSA. One of my favorite variations is using Pico de Gallo or some salsa verde on top instead of tomatoes (or in addition to the tomatoes). It’s delicious, light, and adds so much flavor!
  • SWAP BACON FOR SAUSAGE. Not in the mood for bacon? Try sliced chicken and apple sausage or cooked breakfast sausage instead.
  • TRY GUACAMOLE. Swap out your sliced avocado for a dollop of guacamole. You won’t be sorry.
  • ADD CHEESE. If you tolerate dairy, try grating some sharp white cheddar or a nice Pepper Jack on top. Yum!
  • PLAY WITH THE FRESH HERBS. Swap out the cilantro for parsley, chives, or dill. It’s a great way to add a burst of fresh flavor!
  • USE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING. Everything bagel seasoning is SO GOOD on a breakfast stuffed sweet potato. It goes with the eggs and avocado beautifully. Feel free to use store-bought or make your own to keep on hand!
  • ADD MORE VEGGIES. Feel free to add more veggies to your breakfast stuffed sweet potato. I love sautéed papers and onions in mine! Or you can add some sliced green onion.
Front view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, and tomatoes.
Overhead view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, and tomatoes.

FAQ + TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST CALIFORNIA BREAKFAST SWEET POTATOES:

CAN I RE-HEAT BAKED SWEET POTATOES? Yes! This is a great tip to use if you want to make several days’ worth at once or have leftovers. To reheat a leftover baked sweet potato, take the potatoes out of the refrigerator and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes to heat through and crisp up again. You can also use an air fryer!

PALEO & WHOLE30 TIPS. California breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes are a WONDERFUL paleo breakfast or Whole30 breakfast. The only thing to keep in mind here is using compliant bacon and choosing avocado oil to cook your egg. Easy!

A FEW TUTORIALS TO HELP:

  1. How to Scramble Eggs. If you’ve never made scrambled eggs before, this tutorial from A Couple Cooks makes it really easy.
  2. How to Bake Bacon. Especially if you’re making bacon for a group (instead of just 1 serving), baking your bacon is my favorite no-fuss method for crispy, gorgeous bacon every time. I use the same method that Lisa shares over at Downshiftology.
Overhead view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and everything seasoning.

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Close up Overhead view of a California Breakfast Sweet Potato topped with bacon, eggs, avocado, and tomatoes.

California Breakfast Sweet Potatoes (Paleo & Whole30)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

 

You can make as many stuffed sweet potatoes as you like! The amounts below are per person, so feel free to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed!


Ingredients

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FOR EACH BREAKFAST STUFFED SWEET POTATO:

  • 1 Small-Medium Sweet Potato (about 6 oz. each)
  • 1 Egg, scrambled
  • 2 Strips Bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 Avocado, sliced
  • 23 Tbsp. halved baby tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Cilantro or parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/41/2 tsp. Butter, ghee, or avocado oil for cooking the egg

Instructions

FOR THE BAKED SWEET POTATOES:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes well and prick each potato 3-5 times with a fork.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake 45-60 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork or sharp knife.

FOR THE TOPPINGS:

  1. While the sweet potatoes are baking, start preparing your fillings. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp and browned (or bake it on a sheet pan in the oven 18-25 minutes, or until cooked to your liking)
  2. Cook your scrambled eggs in a skillet on the stovetop. In a small bowl, whisk the egg until smooth and lighter in color. Heat 1/4-1/2 tsp. butter or olive oil in your skillet over medium heat and add the scrambled egg. Stir over medium-low heat, stirring with a spatula regularly, until the egg has cooked through and is fairly opaque.
  3. Prepare the fresh veggies–slice avocado or cut into dices, halve baby tomatoes, and mince herbs.

ASSEMBLE YOUR BREAKFAST STUFFED SWEET POTATO:

  1. When the sweet potatoes are baked and tender, use a sharp knife to make a cut lengthwise about halfway through the potato.
  2. Use a fork to gently open the cut (opening the “jacket”) and use your fork to slightly fluff up the potato.
  3. Spoon in scrambled eggs, then tuck in bacon slices (or crumble over the top–your choice), and garnish with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.

Notes

MORE IDEAS TO TRY: Try salsa, guacamole, everything bagel seasoning, cheese, or more veggies on top (like sliced green onion or sautéed peppers and onions)

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: breakfast stuffed sweet potato, California breakfast sweet potato, stuffed baked sweet potato, Whole30 breakfast

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