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Veggie and Cheese Scramble with Sweet Potato Hash

25 Jun


I promise we don’t only make sweet treats for breakfast! I’m going to blame the sweets on Laura since she actually wasn’t here for this healthier spread. Maybe it’s more that she doesn’t actually love eggs and since she was going to be out of town we thought we’d take advantage and make omelets full of fresh veggies! This meal was comprised of all those leftover veggies in the fridge that are about to go bad. Be honest, you know we all have them. And what started out as omelets turned into us being too hungry to wait on individual omelets. Thus the veggie egg scramble was born.

Veggie and Cheese Scramble

We chopped up red and poblano peppers, red onion, zucchini and yellow squash. We sautéed the veggies in a pan with some olive oil. Once tender (about 3-5 mins) we added a few lightly beaten eggs. I think we used one egg per person since we had a sweet potato hash to accompany the eggs. Once the eggs were set we added some shredded cheddar cheese and fresh spinach. Just let it cook until the cheese is melty and the spinach has wilted.

Sweet Potato Hash

The other yummy addition to the meal was the sweet potato hash. I happen to love sweet potatoes and they work just as well as regular potatoes do for breakfast. This recipe is also super simple. Start by chopping about 1/4 of a red or white onion (whichever you have in the fridge), 1 red or green pepper (both work well) and about a pound of potatoes (3-4 small to medium potatoes peeled and chopped into small cubes). We ended up using red onion and pepper and 3 sweet potatoes because that’s what we had. Heat some olive oil on medium heat in a cast iron skillet and sauté the veggies for 2-3 minutes. Then add the sweet potatoes. Throw in some dried thyme and rosemary plus some salt and pepper to taste. The potatoes will begin to soften and brown. I find it helps cook the potatoes evenly if you cover the skillet and essentially steam the hash. It’s done when the sweet potatoes are fork tender.

All in all, it’s a really simple meal. The hash reheats well if you have leftovers and honestly I think it pairs well with chicken or turkey or bacon. If you’ve got bacon laying around (and you aren’t cooking with a vegetarian as we were) go ahead and throw that in with the veggies you sauté. It can’t hurt!

Breakfast doesn’t always have to be sugar laden to be tasty. And it might even end up being healthy for you!