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Skillet Denver Sweet Potato Tots with Poached Egg
and ham / bell peppers

Active: 50 min Total: 50 min
This meal has everything you’d find on a plate at a diner if ordering a Denver omelet but presented as a skillet / casserole-style meal. The tots, vegetables, and diced ham cook together in the oven and are topped with a poached egg. Keep the yolk slightly runny for a creamy “sauce” to go over everything.
Smarts #1: If you prefer to just make a Denver omelet and serve the tots on the side, go for it! You’ve already got all the ingredients you need.
Smarts #2: If you can’t find sweet potato tots that meet your dietary needs, use cubed sweet potatoes. Pre-cook them in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes so they are tender and nearly cooked through before adding them to the dish.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Skillet Denver Sweet Potato Tots with Poached Egg:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 2, chopped
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, chopped
  • Ham, deli-sliced - 8 oz, chopped
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, chopped, white and green parts separate
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sweet potato tots, frozen - 1 lb (sub 1 lb sweet potatoes, cubed and pre-cooked in the microwave)
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
  • Eggs - 4
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Coconut and Blueberry Smoothie:
  • Blueberries, frozen - 12 oz
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Ice - 1 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Onions / Ham - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Combine peppers and onions in one container. Store ham in its own container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Green onions - Chop green onions, keeping white and green parts separate.
  3. Make smoothie - (If prepping right before cooking, get tots baking and water boiling for eggs. then come back to make the smoothie.) Combine blueberries, coconut milk, ice, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to the temperature required for the tater tots (check the package).
  2. Heat a large oven-safe skillet or saute pan with oil over medium heat. Add peppers, onions, and white parts of green onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes to get them started cooking. Season with a pinch of salt.
  3. Remove skillet from heat (if you don’t have an oven-safe skillet you can transfer everything to a sheet pan). Stir ham into peppers and onions. Spread frozen sweet potato tots on top in a single layer.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake according to package directions on the tater tots. (Note: It may take a few extra minutes for the tater tots to cook through and brown on the top since they won’t have as much space as they would if baked on a sheet pan on their own.)
  5. While tots are baking, fill a large saute pan with water. Add vinegar and some salt. Bring water to a boil.
  6. While water is coming to a boil, crack each egg into a small ramekin or teacup. (Don’t skip this step as it will help you to transfer the eggs to hot water quickly so that they cook evenly.)
  7. Line a plate with paper towels and set it near the stovetop.
  8. When the tater tots are nearly finished cooking, reduce heat under water for the eggs to a low simmer. Gently tip each egg into the simmering water so that none are touching. Simmer eggs to your desired degree of doneness (for cooked whites and soft yolks, this should take 4 to 5 minutes; remove one of the eggs and test it if needed). Use a slotted spoon to move cooked eggs to paper towel-lined plate.
  9. Divide tots between serving plates and top each serving with an egg. Season with some salt and pepper and top with green parts of green onions. Serve with some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy with smoothie on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (49)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (15)

52 reviews

Crisped the tots under the broiler per people's suggestions and it worked well. Fried eggs to top.

By: Cathleen
Posted: May 19, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

so easy! would crisp the tots under the broiler or bake them separately next time

By: Meredith
Posted: Feb 05, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good and so easy! And fast! I accidentally got crowns instead of tots, but it turned out great. I think they cooked better anyway. Made fried eggs to top.

By: Barbie
Posted: Oct 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Comfort food

By: Kate
Posted: Sep 27, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Loved this!! Even my 14yo step son liked it and he is tough to please. It was super easy too. Great Saturday meal. I just made scrambled eggs. I wasn't in the mood to fail at poaching :)

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jun 06, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

We used leftover Easter ham. All six of us loved this meal!

By: Mary Beth
Posted: Apr 16, 2020
Diet: Original
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