Poached Egg Sweet Potato Breakfast

By Rena Awada | Updated On April 1, 2019

This Poached Egg Sweet Potato Breakfast recipe is what I call breakfast goals. So filling and perfect to kickstart your morning. They are also Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Whole 30.

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Easy Poached Egg Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe

Do you often skip breakfast? Jumpstart your morning with this Poached Egg Sweet Potato Breakfast recipe. It’s easy to make, nutritious and filling. Not sure about you, but my kids love sweet potatoes so much that I often boil some up for them and cut them into chunks and they love it. So, when I made this sweet potato breakfast recipe the other day they were thrilled.

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How do you poach an egg

There are many different ways to poach an egg. Everyone seems to have these fancy methods so it all depends on which you find easiest for you. The method I used to poach the eggs for this Poached Egg Sweet Potatoes Breakfast recipe is quite simple.

Crack each egg into a small bowl or saucepan. In a deep pan, bring some water to boil. Add a bit of salt and about 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Once the water starts boiling, pour the egg slowly into the pan. Let it cook/boil for about 2 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let it sit for about 8 minutes. Grab a slotted spoon to remove the poached eggs and drain from water. Poached eggs are ready to serve with some salt and pepper, top over toast or whatever you have planned for it.

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Why do you put vinegar in the water for poached eggs

Egg whites, which is the protein part of the egg, starts to set or coagulate as soon as it hits the hot water. For this poached egg breakfast recipe, I added vinegar to the water because it’s been said that vinegar helps prevent the egg whites from dispersing when it hits the hot water and allows the whites to set faster.

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More Sweet Potato Recipes to check out:

easy breakfast recipes with eggs and sweet potatoes

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sweet potato breakfast recipe

Poached Egg Sweet Potato Breakfast

Easy, nutritious and filling sweet potato breakfast that's Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Whole 30.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Rena


  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 2 Eggs Poached
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and seasonings to taste


  • Using a fork, Poke the sweet potato multiple times and then place on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove and let cool for 2 minutes before cutting in half long ways.
  • In a large frying pan using olive oil, cook the spinach until wilted.
  • Top sweet potato halves with spinach, poached egg and seasons to taste.


Poached Eggs:
I discussed how I poached the eggs in the blog post. Please refer back to that if need be.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 27170IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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  1. Annette Velazquez says

    5 stars
    I just cut 1/2 a baked potato and one pasture raised egg with blueberries this morning and saw your recipe after I made mine. I wanted to do a small portion since I made blueberry muffins too. I had a small muffin.

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