Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach Scrambled Eggs
and balsamic fruit salad
Smarts: For something different, balsamic vinegar, honey, and lemon juice add sweet and sour flavors to tonight's fruit salad. If you prefer to skip the extra flavors, serve your fruit salad without the dressing.
- Sweet potatoes, medium - 4, halved
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Spinach - 5 oz, chopped
- Bacon - 4 strips, chopped
- Eggs - 6
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Berries - 8 oz (use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a mix)
- Peaches - 2, chopped
- Mint, fresh (opt) - 4 leaves, chopped (sub fresh basil)
- Lemon juice - 1 tsp
- Vinegar, balsamic - 1/2 tsp
- Honey - 1/2 tsp
- Sweet potatoes / Garlic / Spinach / Bacon - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Eggs - Whisk eggs.
- Make fruit salad - Prepare berries if any need to be sliced / chopped. Chop peaches. Chop mint. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, and honey. Fold in berries, peaches, and mint.
- Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
- Rub halved sweet potatoes on all sides with some cooking oil. Place potatoes cut-side down on a sheet pan. Transfer to oven and roast until potatoes are fork-tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
- When potatoes are about halfway done roasting, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and saute until bacon is crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.
- When bacon is crisp, transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate and drain off all but 1 Tbsp / 15 mL of bacon grease from the skillet and return it to heat.
- To skillet add garlic and spinach and saute until spinach is wilted (you can cover the pan with a lid to help speed this along), 2 to 3 minutes.
- Move spinach to one side of the skillet and pour eggs into the other side. Gently scramble eggs, folding in spinach as the eggs begin to cook, until eggs are cooked to your liking, 5 to 6 minutes. Season eggs with some salt and pepper. Move eggs off heat.
- Place sweet potatoes, cut-side up, on serving plates. Gently mash some butter into the sweet potatoes with a fork.
- Serve scrambled eggs over sweet potatoes with bacon crumbled over top (or serve them separately if you prefer). Enjoy with fruit salad on the side.
This is my daughter’s favorite meal!0 Helpful
We made this as a Saturday brunch, and it was fantastic. We had a few cherry tomatoes and added those to the top of the pizzas at the end, which I think made a nice extra bit of color and flavor. As others have said, our naan got quite crispy - I think I gave them too long on the first go to crisp up, so then when we put them back in to melt the cheese, it ended up going a little over the top0 Helpful
Yummy! More filling than expected. Kids couldn’t finish and turned the leftovers into breakfast next day!0 Helpful
Didn't do the fruit salad. We liked the naan pizza, but it's SO easy to burn the edges of the naan...need to watch is more closely next time or maybe try the low setting on the broiler? Not sure.0 Helpful
I used a pre-made cauliflower crust instead of naan, and the basil substitute for mint in the fruit salad was a delicious suggestion.0 Helpful
So simple but would have never thought of this on our own! Top recipe from cooks smarts! Really easy and great flavors!0 Helpful