Monday, November 11, 2013

Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet

This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board and the recipe also appears in their Cooking for Comfort eCookbook. 

Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet

My husband grew up going camping.  He went with his family as a child; he went as a college student with his friends; and we go now as a couple.  It’s great to get away and share some time in nature, near a river, fishing, relaxing and, of course, eating.

Camping the way we do it is not glamorous.  It’s organized, but not glamorous. We pack up our cooking supplies, some bedding, a tent, bag chairs and a cooler and we hit the road.  But let me not fool you – while our camping is not glamorous, our meals tend to be.  We just love food.  There is no reason not to eat well, even when you are eating next to, or on the river.

Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet

So we do eat well.  We take our time in planning out our meals and if you can be sure of one thing, it’s that Maple Breakfast Sausage will make its way onto our list.  And you can also be sure that we will consume a very hearty breakfast consisting of a maple sausage with onions, garlic, cheese, and scrambled eggs.  Paul will be the one cooking it on our camping stove and I’ll be sitting back watching, which is a rare treat for me.

We really don’t get to go camping as much as we would like to so when we crave Paul’s Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet, we use it as an excuse to have breakfast for dinner.  We glam it up at home by adding rosemary-roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms and fried eggs.  But the classic maple flavor in the sausage always takes us back to our favorite campground and to our favorite meal of our camping trips.

Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet

I’m thrilled to have the chance to share this comforting recipe with the National Pork Board.  The National Pork Board, on Friday, released their “Cooking For Comfort” eCookbook, available for free download at porkbeinspired.com.  The first 15,000 people to download will receive a coupon.  

The cookbook features so many great time-honored comfort food classics, and also presents new comfort foods, like this skillet recipe from me, and mouthwatering recipes from many of your favorite food bloggers! 

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Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 35 min

A hugely flavorful breakfast skillet with sweet maple sausage, roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms and yellow peppers, and topped with a sunny side up egg. A perfect choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Ingredients:

for the Sweet Potatoes:
2 lbs. sweet potatoes (2 large or 4 small), washed & cut into 1-inch cubes
1 Tbs. fresh rosemary
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

or the Sausage Scramble:
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
1/2 cup yellow pepper, finely diced
1 cup mushrooms, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 lb. uncooked maple breakfast sausage
Salt & pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/2 cup gouda cheese, shredded

Directions:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread the sweet potatoes in an even layer on a rimmed 10x15 baking sheet. Add the rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper and stir well to distribute the ingredients. Roast in the 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until fork tender. Set aside.

While the sweet potatoes roast, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, yellow pepper and garlic with a pinch of salt and stir to coat. Cook for about 6 minutes until the veggies are soft and fragrant. Add the mushrooms and thyme and cook until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.

Add the sausage to the same pan and use a large wooden spoon to break it apart as it cooks. Cook the sausage, stirring often, until it is no longer pink. Allow the sausage to cook for several minutes more, without stirring, to brown. Gently flip, and allow it to brown for several more minutes. Add the reserved veggies, the sweet potatoes and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and tent with foil.

In the same pan, fry the eggs to desired doneness, adding salt and pepper as desired. Serve the scramble with the fried eggs and top with shredded gouda cheese (or other cheese as desired.)

Recipe developed by me for the National Pork Board.

Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the National Pork Board. Opinions and text are my own.

 

37 Responses to “Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet”

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 11, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    This looks insanely delicious!! I need to make breakfast hash more often!!

  2. #
    Julia — November 11, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I love making delicious breakfasts like this when we go camping! A hot mug of coffee on a chilly morning with a tasty breakfast hash – nothing like it! :)

  3. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — November 11, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    This is my kind of meal! Love this, Cassie! :)

  4. #
    tanya — November 11, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    I’m not much of a camper, but I love the idea of camping food! Especially the breakfast! I love the sweet potatoes and maple together! I would be happy eating this anywhere.

  5. #
    Tieghan — November 11, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Why have I never made a breakfast hash? Your looks so good that I seriously want to ditch my yogurt and get up and make this now! I love anything with sweet potatoes and eggs!

  6. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 11, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Such a crave worthy breakfast!! Wish I had a healthy helping right now.

  7. #
    Ali @ Inspiralized — November 11, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    This is SO much better than my greek yogurt and coffee. Yum!

  8. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 11, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Hash is my favorite breakfast item… then you went and put a fried egg on top… now I’m doubly in love!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 11, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    I am such a sucker for sweet potatoes, runny eggs, and sausage! Honestly, anything i make I can throw sausage in, and Ben is on board, lol. Also, you and Paul sound like the best camping buddies ever.

  10. #
    Rachel Cooks — November 11, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I have never made a breakfast hash but everything about this is calling my name. Especially that egg!!! Gorgeous.

  11. #
    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — November 11, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I so want this for breakfast right now! Yum!

  12. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — November 11, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    This is totally our style of cooking–even when we’re at home. :) I love anything with sausage and a fried egg.

  13. #
    Jackie {The Beeroness} — November 11, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I love breakfast hash, one of my favorite comfort meals ever. And that gorgeous egg and some sweet potatoes?! Yes please.

  14. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — November 11, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    This is my kind of food! Runny egg, check. Sausage, check. Sweet potato, check, check!!

  15. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — November 11, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    this is very similar to our favorite dinner as of late (that we’re actually having tonight) except we have a bunch of other veggies and no sausage or cheese…totally trying that though!

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

      That’s so funny. We are actually having this for dinner tonight too. I bought the ingredients last week and then realized I would be posting this today too. We have been eating it very often!

  16. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 11, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    What a great comfort dish!

  17. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 11, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    I love sweet potatoes, such a great breakfast skillet!

  18. #
    Sommer@ASP — November 11, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    That’s one heck of a breakfast. Actually… Wish I had it for dinner!

  19. #
    Tracey — November 11, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    You basically took all of my favorite foods and flavors and put them in one dish – I love this!! I’m not much for camping, but if I meant I got to eat this I could be talked into it :)

  20. #
    Joanne — November 11, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    The.Boy is really trying to make me go camping with it and I am just not into it. But if food like this could be involved….

  21. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — November 11, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    wow, this sounds amazing! i can’t wait to try it out :)

  22. #
    Gaby — November 11, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    You had me with the egg on top, but really every part of this dish is amazing!

  23. #
    Heather — November 11, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Love that you said it’s not glamorous but it IS organized! We do the same thing, although I wouldn’t mind a glamping trip sometime ;) As long as we can eat this all day!

  24. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — November 11, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    This makes me want to eat breakfast for every meal for the rest of the month! I love super hearty hash like this. Filled with all these incredible seasonal ingredients and the sweet and saltiness of the sausage and the maple.. YES PLEASE!

  25. #
    Debi — November 11, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    This looks so yummy. I know this will be a huge hit with my family

  26. #
    alex — November 11, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

    I love a breakfast skillet! fantastic flavors!

  27. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — November 12, 2013 @ 1:23 am

    Loving this rustic home cooked meal which I could demolish easily :)

  28. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — November 12, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    This looks fantastic! I’m not much of a camping girl myself (I think I’ve been twice!) but I could definitely get on board with this for Brinner!

  29. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — November 12, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    Oh my! This looks delicious!

  30. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 12, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    This breakfast sounds fantastic! It’s loaded with a couple of my favorite things! It looks so much better than the green drink in my hand! ;) Also, you’re making me want to go camping!

  31. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 12, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    This skillet dish looks so scrumptious! We are fond of camping but sadly didn’t get to do much of it this year — having this for breakfast (or brinner) would make up for it and then some, though. :)

  32. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 15, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    What is it about an egg on top that makes me go crazy with hunger?! Gorgeous!

  33. #
    Karin — November 24, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Sunday Morning Brunch. I was looking for a healthier alternative to traditional, greasy, carb-loaded breakfast fare. Just what I expected. It’s like eating a McGriddle or eating pancakes and eggs without additional bread and calories. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe!

    • Cassie replied: — November 24th, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it! :-)

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