by Olena

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

by Olena

5 from 5 reviews

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

This sweet potato egg casserole is SO tasty, marshmallow-like fluffy and healthy! Layers upon layers of creamy sweet potatoes, fluffy eggs, tender spinach and gooey cheese. Amazeballs deliciousness!

Is Sweet Potato Egg Bake Healthy?

Loaded with nutrients and vitamins, this healthy egg bake contains 1.5 lbs of sweet potatoes and 4-5 cups of baby spinach. When was the last time you had so many vegetables for breakfast?! Thought so.

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

Do I Have to Peel Sweet Potatoes?

No. Wash well with a cloth or scrunchy. Skin contains vitamins and nutrients, therefore it make this sweet potato and spinach bake even more healthy.

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

Can I Use Yams?

Yes. Yams and sweet potatoes are 2 different things but completely interchangeable in this recipe.

What Is Good Cheese for Casseroles?

Grate some hard sharp cheese like cheddar, gruyere or swiss. I use Kerrygold Dubliner which I love (btw, it doesn’t freeze well), no low fat stuff.

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

Can I Use Egg Whites?

If you would like to make sweet potato breakfast casserole higher in protein use 6 large eggs and 2 cups egg whites.

Can I Add Sausage?

Yes. Saute it in a pan previously while breaking with spatula.

Can Healthy Egg Bake Be Made Overnight?

You can assemble this healthy egg bake the night before, wrap tightly in plastic, refrigerate overnight and bake in the morning (all those holidays and brunches) or it’s perfect for a meal prep.

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

How to Stop Wasting Jalapenos

I clean and mince a few jalapenos at a time, then freeze for any time I need a tablespoon or two. Saves cleanup time and fingers (nose and eyes) “on fire”.

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

How to Make Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, line 9×13 baking dish with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, taco seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper; whisk for 30 seconds.
  2. Add milk, 2/3 cup cheese, green onions, and jalapenos; whisk to combine.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and spinach, and stir well to mix. Mixture will be thick, and it might look like it needs more eggs but it doesn’t.
  4. Transfer to prepared baking dish, flatten with spatula and bake for 1 hour. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese and bake for a few more minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from the oven, cool for 10 minutes and cut into 12 squares using long serrated knife. Serve warm (great for holidays) or cold (awesome for meal prep).

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

Enjoy this healthy sweet potato breakfast casserole!

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Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

5 from 5 reviews

Healthy sweet potato egg bake with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Also an overnight breakfast casserole perfect for brunch and holidays.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 62 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes, coarsely grated
  • 12 large eggs*
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup any milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 1 cup sharp hard cheese, shredded & divided**
  • 1/2 cup green onions or cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp jalapenos, seeded & minced
  • 4 cups baby spinach, packed
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, line 9×13 baking dish with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, taco seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper; whisk for 30 seconds. Add milk, 2/3 cup cheese, green onions, and jalapenos; whisk to combine.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and spinach, and stir well to mix. Mixture will be thick, and it might look like it needs more eggs but it doesn’t. Transfer to prepared baking dish, flatten with spatula and bake for 1 hour. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese and bake for a few more minutes until cheese is melted.
  4. Remove from the oven, cool for 10 minutes and cut into 12 squares using long serrated knife. Serve warm (great for holidays) or cold (awesome for meal prep).

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Make Ahead: Assemble, cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. Bake as per instructions.

Notes

*Substitute with 6 large eggs and 2 cups egg whites.

**I used Kerrygold Dubliner; sharp cheddar, Gruyere, Swiss would work. Use full fat, no low fat stuff.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. How do you recommend reheating this? I plan to eat some within the next 5 days and then freeze the remaining, so could you please provide instructions for how to reheat both from the fridge and the freezer? Thanks in advance!

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