Sweet Potato Skillet

The sun is shinning in the windows today and I’m excited to say, at the moment there is no snow in our 10 day forecast!  Do I dare get excited the snow is gone for this season?  I’ll take all the sun I can get!  Rising with the sun this morning inspired me to share our favorite breakfast treat with you, Sweet Potato Skillet.  It’s a yummy breakfast treat in our house.

This past week I got to chat with Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving and Liz from Paleo on a Budget on their podcast Listen Up Paleo.  I recommend you download Episode 12 (you may not stop at Episode 12).  We chatted about how to stay Paleo while traveling for the Spring Break season.  On the podcast, I share a few of my tricks for when we head to warmer climate on a vacation.  I’m slowly turning into a podcast girl.  When I drive I need sound.  I usually have music on; however, if I’m going to be in the car for a while I’ll put on a podcast.  I need to listen to a podcast from start to finish with no interruptions.  I think this has to do with being an active listener and getting it all in one dose.

I’m on day 7 of the whole30.  I’m loving this plan because it allows for sweet potatoes.  We love sweet potatoes for breakfast in our house.  This skillet tastes amazing with the sweet potato, caramelized onions, bacon and fresh mint blending together in your mouth.  The sweet potato and caramelizedonions give this dish a sweet taste.  The bacon gives it a salty taste.  Then you finish chewing and get a fresh leftover taste in your mouth from the mint.  Depending how thick you cube your sweet potatoes, may affect their baking time.  I try to cube my sweet potato small and thin to minimize cooking time.

sweet potato skillet


Sweet Potato Skillet

5 slices of bacon
2 cups small diced sweet potatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup diced sweet onions
10 fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp butter
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Place sweet potatoes on a pan and coat with olive oil.
3.  Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes (you want the sweet potatoes soft).
4.  With the sweet potatoes in the oven, cook the bacon in a skillet on medium heat until crunchy brown on both sides.
5.  Remove bacon from pan and place butter in with the bacon grease (the butter with sizzle when you add it).
6.  Immediately add the onions and reduce the heat to medium-low and caramelize the onions, stirring frequently.
7.  While the onions caramelize, finely chop up the bacon and mint.
8.  Fold the baked sweet potato pieces in with the caramelized onions.
9.  Garnish with bacon and fresh mint.


5 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Skillet

  1. Stacey, I was not able to find an old recipe you had for a date smoothie. By chance do you remember it and could you again pass it along to me 🙂 Thanks Peg (from Carrie’s)

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