Bacon and Sweet Potato Frittata

Lately, mornings around here have been kind of crazy. I’m usually up before 5am if I want to get a run or workout in, and we are out the door around 7:15. I get ready as quickly as possible and usually do not have time to cook breakfast. Instead, I have been relying on smoothies or breakfasts that I can make ahead on the weekend, like this frittata. There is nothing like coming home from a run and knowing that breakfast can be ready in less than 2 minutes.bacon and sweet potato frittata

If I’m going to the gym in the morning (and showering there) I can pack one of these to eat when I get to work. They can be eaten cold, microwaved, or heated up in an oven or toaster oven.

potatoes

I usually make them as I am doing  my weekly meal prep. Each week I roast a tray of sweet potatoes and some broccoli, so I just make extra to use in the frittatas.

broccoli

While the veggies are roasting, I beat about 6-8 eggs in a small bowl. 

eggs

I also cook up some bacon in a cast-iron skillet. In my opinion, its the bacon that really gives this dish it’s flavor.

bacon

prep

Once the veggies are ready, I cut up the bacon into small pieces and add some spinach into the pan (on a lower heat- it will be really hot!) and allow it to wilt.  

cookedbacon

spinach

I add the potatoes and broccoli to the pan, trying to spread everything out evenly. You don’t want to get a slice with no bacon or sweet potatoes!

cooked veggies

The bowl of eggs gets poured directly over everything else, as evenly as possible.

precooked

Then the entire skillet goes directly in the oven. I usually cook it on 425 for about 20 minutes.

oven

If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet you can just pour the mixture into a baking pan.

frittata

Once the eggs are cooked through it will need a little while to cool, but then it can be divided into small containers for easy access throughout the week!

containers

I usually divide mine into 4-6 containers. It just depends on how hungry you usually are in the mornings!

Bacon and Spinach Frittata
Serves 5
A filling and flavorful frittata cooked in a cast-iron skillet filled with lots of veggies. Make ahead for an easy post-run breakfast throughout the week!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 eggs
  2. 5-6 pieces of bacon
  3. 2 sweet potatoes
  4. 1 cup chopped broccoli
  5. 2 cups spinach
  6. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Wash and cube sweet potatoes. Coat in olive oil and lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Roast sweet potatoes for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, wash and cut broccoli, coat in olive oil, and lay on baking sheet coated in foil.
  5. When sweet potatoes have 15 minutes left, add tray of broccoli into the oven.
  6. While veggies are roasting, start cooking the bacon. Lay flat in cast iron skillet and cook until crispy, flipping as needed.
  7. While bacon is cooking, beat eggs in a bowl.
  8. When bacon is done cooking, cut into small pieces and leave in pan.
  9. Once veggies are done roasting, take them out of oven and set near skillet.
  10. Lower heat on stove to low, and add spinach, tearing apart into smaller pieces.
  11. Once spinach is wilted (in less than a minute), add sweet potatoes and broccoli to skillet and combine.
  12. Spread potatoes, broccoli, spinach, and bacon evenly across the skillet.
  13. Pour beaten eggs over everything and add salt and pepper if desire.
  14. Plast cast-iron skillet in the heated oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  15. Allow to cool before cutting into single-serve portions.
Notes
  1. You could also cook the sweet potatoes and broccoli by sautéing, and could leave out the bacon. However, the bacon fat gives this dish alot of its flavor.
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46 thoughts on “Bacon and Sweet Potato Frittata

    • It definitely saves time and cleaning to use the same pan for both! And it ensures that none of the bacon fat gets wasted:)

    • I hope he likes it! I think the only veggie that’s noticeable is the broccoli, but the smaller you cut it up, the less he will notice it:)

    • Yep of course egg whites will work just as well! I feel like my mission in life lately is to eat as many sweet potatoes as possible. And of course you can never go wrong with bacon:)

  1. I totally need to start making this! I live on smoothies during the week day, but I am always hungry by 11, so I feel like this would totally hold me over until lunch time!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Fave post-run breakfast would be a massive acai bowl in the summer and a big bowl of hot oats in the winter. I do try to cook one large meal on the weekends for either lunch or dinner every day that following week. It just keeps me from ordering out or buying food at work. Hope you have a great day!
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    • Sometimes I like to do a 2 part breakfast, so I will make a smoothie right after run my and bring this to work to eat a little later. Now that I am used to having this available I get so sad when I actually have to cook breakfast!

    • I like the muffin tins too but I find that mine is really hard to clean! But that worked well for me before I had a cast iron skillet.

    • Yes, or you could just cook the veggies in the pan before you start making this if you want to save time! I do mine in the oven since I am making so many at once.

    • It’s so good! I first tried it when I did a Whole30 last winter and now I am pretty much addicted:)

    • Makes it so easy and convenient to have a good breakfast without having to cook each morning!

    • I hope you like it!! You could probably make a big batch and feed the whole fam for breakfast!

    • I think I have the exact same goal in life:) And the bacon definitely completes this meal!

    • I make smoothies for breakfast a lot too! But this would also make a great lunch.

    • Thats a great idea!I know it usually starts cooking as soon as I pour the egg in since the pan is so hot, but I should try leaving it on the stove a little longer!

    • Yes they are carryout containers! But actually my parents get them and whenever we eat at their house and want to sen us home with leftovers they out them in those containers and then we just keep and reuse them:)

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