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Recipes || Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

This weekend was very busy. I worked all day Saturday and then Sam and I took the train down to London on Sunday to go for a Sunday roast and the Anchor and Hope. We arranged to meet one of my old school friends at the pub who is currently in London for work. I hadn’t seen him in 3 or 4 years so it was lovely to catch up. We went to the same prep school so we had been in school together for a whopping 7 years and I think Sam enjoyed tales of my awkward years.
I’ve only mentioned it 100 times on this blog, but I am obsessed with brunch. It’s easily the best meal of the day and definitely my favorite thing about the weekend.
For some reason I got it into my head that Sam didn’t like sweet potatoes so I haven’t been cooking with them. He casually mentioned enjoying them the other day. Initially I accused him of lying. I could have sworn he told me that he disliked them. This argument was never cleared up but I have been reaping the benefits of discovering that we do both enjoy sweet potatoes because I am a bit obsessed with them.
To be honest, I love potatoes in all forms.
Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
the final tasty product
These are freakishly filling. One per person is more than enough!
Serves 2
(For potatoes and stuffing)
1 large sweet potato
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon of butter
3 small breakfast sausages
2 eggs
1/8 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
(For cheese sauce)
1 teaspoon of mustard
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon of flour
Additional shredded cheddar to top if desired.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake the sweet potato for 50 minutes. Take the potato out of the oven and let it cool. Cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. Cut the insides in a separate bowl and mash them with the butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Salt and pepper the potatoes to your preference.
filling ingredients
The filling beginning to be formed.
Cook the sausage in a skillet, drain the fat. Put it on a paper towel covered plate and pat off the excess grease.
In a separate bowl scramble your eggs. Pour them into your egg pan and cook them as you usually would scrambled eggs. When the eggs are almost cooked pour in the heavy cream and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. The cream will make the eggs look slightly wetter but they are done.
Pour the eggs, chopped parsley and cooked sausage into the mashed sweet potato bowl and mix together.
hollowed out sweet potatoes
Hollowed out sweet potato
Making the cheese sauce is easy. Combine all your sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the cheese is melted.
Put a thin layer of the sausage mixture in the bottom of each hollowed out sweet potato. Cover that layer with a layer of cheese sauce. Repeat until you are out of both. Then cover the final layer of sauce with the excess shredded cheddar.
stuffed potatoes under the broiler
Just coming out from under the broiler!
Place the sweet potato halves under the broiler and cook until the cheese is melted and browning but the sweet potatoes aren’t burning.
final product

Be very careful when taking the sweet potatoes out. They will be very hot. Let them cool and then enjoy!

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  • LyndseyJ

    They look delicious πŸ˜€ I love sweet potato but only ever ate them just baked. I will be giving this recipe a try soon πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! If you like your sweet potatoes baked, you probably will like this as they are baked before they are mashed and modified. xx

  • Rachael Cocking

    Oh my goodness, I love sweet potato and these look incredible. I am so so hungry after reading this! x

    • Thank you! That’s the best kind of compliment you can get after doing a recipe post! xx

  • The Nanny Jenny

    My mouth is watering right now those look soooo good. What a great recipe!

  • Amy Lee Scott

    Good gracious, these look fab! I love sweet potatoes but have never thought about putting them to work for breakfast. Such a great idea!

    • Thank you Amy! I adapted this recipe from one I found (I linked to it) but I had never thought to eat sweet potatoes for breakfast before that! There are loads of recipes I’ve recently stumbled across with breakfast sweet potato ideas and I can’t wait to start trying them out. xx

  • Dannielle

    these look incredible! Also, I do that too where I think my boyfriend has told me he doesn’t like something and then we never have it, only to find out he does. I think they just change their minds!

    Dannielle | Chic-a-Dee

  • Karly Kim

    That looks AMAZING! Will you make that for me when I come visit you? πŸ™‚

    • Um, yes! Definitely! xx

  • Oh man, my mouth literally just started watering!

  • Rachel

    Ummm… I need this now. NOW. I know what I’m making tomorrow night. πŸ™‚

  • Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

    Those look and sound delish!! I love sweet potato.

  • Tayler Morrell

    My husband would love this! Sweet potatoes are one of his favorites!
    Our Fairy Tale

  • Chelsee W

    You always have the best recipes!

  • Jamie


  • Catherine Bailey

    These look fantastic!

  • Those sound AND look so delicious. I love sweet potatoes so I definitely want to give them a try!

  • Haley

    My aunt used to have us over for brunch all of the time! She would make ham and breakfast quiche. My cousin would make Paula Deen’s hashbrown casserole that was absolutely to die for!! I HEART brunch! Love this sweet potato recipe.. May have to do it one day..!

  • Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes}

    I will have to make these as dinner for my roommates later this week, thanks for the recipe!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Claudz

    This looks yummy! Must try it sometime

  • Sandra DΓΆtsch

    Wow that just looks awesome!! And sure it tasts awesome, too!
    I love potatoes as well! Definitely gonna try this and make it for my parents, as long as I am at their home^^

  • Melanie Marie

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m often crunched for time in the morning, but could always do a lot of the prep in the evening beforehand… Might have to try. :p

    By the way, if you find yourself in or around London again in the future, I would absolutely love to grab a coffee or tea sometime – I do feel like we have much in common. πŸ™‚ I seem to have misplaced your email, but if you still have mine, feel free to email me. xx

  • Treasure Tromp

    this recipe is speaking directly to this potato lover’s heart. I can’t wait to try!