Sweet Potato and Bacon Baked Eggs (Paleo + Whole30)

    As part of my weekly meal prep, I usually try to make some variety of eggs that I can easily bring with me to work, while at the same time be something I enjoy and look forward to eating .  Back in the fall while browsing the produce aisle at Trader Joe’s I came across a product that had not caught my attention before, shaved sweet potatoes. As a lover of sweet potatoes my first reaction was to take three packs knowing how fast things fly off the shelves at Traders.  My second thought was thinking of the different ways I can use them. I am happy to say that it seems that shaved sweet potatoes are still available almost weekly and have become a staple in my kitchen in some shape or form. This recipe is one of my favorite ways to use them and is so filling and satisfying!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. paleo turkey bacon, diced
  • 11 Tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 2 cups onions, diced
  • 3 tsp salt, divided
  • 24 oz shredded sweet potatoes (2 packages from Trader Joe’s)
  • 12 eggs    

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease a 9×13 pyrex dish with avocado oil.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add 1 tbsp avocado oil.
  • Once hot add turkey bacon.*
  • Once cooked and beginning to brown remove bacon from pan and dice.
  • Distribute bacon evenly to the greased pyrex dish.
  • Add 2 tbsp avocado oil to the same pan.  Once hot add onions and 1 tsp salt.
  • Once onions have caramelized remove from pan and evenly distribute to pyrex over the bacon.
  • In the same pan add 6-8 Tbsp avocado oil.
  • Once hot add sweet potatoes and 2 tsp salt.  Cook until soft and beginning to brown.**
  • Once cooked, remove from stove and combine with bacon and onions.  Space evenly throughout pyrex.
  • Into a medium bowl add eggs and whisk together.
  • Pour eggs into the pyrex over bacon and veggies.
  • Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden crust has formed
  • Let cool slightly and cut into 6 even pieces and serve.

 

Notes:

*I add a splash of avocado oil while cooking the turkey bacon, I find it allows it to crisp a little better.

** You could also cook the sweet potatoes in batches for more even browning.

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