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Scrambled eggs are combined with sweet potatoes, salsa, cheese and tortilla chips in this Mexican inspired breakfast scramble.

Mexican Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble on Taste and Tell

This post has been sponsored by The American Egg Board

As much as I love pancakes and muffins and waffles for breakfast, the truth of the matter is that most of the time, I want a savory breakfast over a sweet one. And let’s face it – it’s not very good for you to eat the sweets for breakfast all of the time.

I didn’t make any grand New Year’s resolutions this year where I changed my eating habits drastically, but one thing I’m trying to be more mindful of is eating real food. Food that I make myself at home. Food that is healthy and nutritious. Sure, there are splurges here and there, but overall, I’m trying to keep things more real and whole.

Did you know that eggs provide one of the highest quality proteins of any food? Just one egg will give you more than 6 grams of protein. They are all-natural and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And only 70 calories each!!

I have simple scrambled eggs for breakfast quite often, but I was looking for a way to change things up. And since I always love things with a Mexican-twist, when I came across a recipe for a Mexican egg and sweet potato scramble, I knew I had to try it out! Pairing good-for-you eggs with super healthy sweet potatoes was a no-brainer in my mind!!

This is a breakfast I will turn to often. This is so packed with flavor and nutrition, and it’s super filling as well. And it’s so good that it will probably double for dinner now and again, too!!

Mexican Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble

Mexican Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble
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Scrambled eggs are combined with sweet potatoes, salsa, cheese and tortilla chips in this Mexican inspired breakfast scramble.
Serves: 2 large servings, or 4 smaller servings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups ¼-inch diced sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup shredded smoked cheddar
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup tortilla chips
  • fresh cilantro
  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes cook, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Once potatoes are tender, reduce the heat to medium-low. Pour the eggs over the potatoes in the skillet. Cook, gently pulling the eggs to the middle of the pan. When the eggs are almost set, remove from the heat and top with the cheese. Cover the pan until the cheese has melted.
  3. Serve the eggs and potatoes over the tortilla chips, and top with salsa and cilantro.
adapted from The Incredible Egg

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Around the Web:
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I am in a working relationship with the National Egg Board, and this post has been sponsored. I’m so glad to be able to work with companies and organizations that I truly believe in. Thank you for supporting them, too.

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18 Responses to Mexican Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble

  1. Mmm such an awesome way to start the day!

  2. The cereal I had this morning is sounding more and more pathetic lol This looks amazing!

  3. My mouth is watering! This looks amazing!

  4. Egg scrambles are one of my favorite meals to enjoy for breakfast or dinner! Your turkey breakfast pizza looks amazing too!

  5. This sounds like a perfect way to start my morning!

  6. Emily says:

    Another option for #WaffleWednesday!

  7. Joanne says:

    You don’t have to tell me twice about the awesomeness of eggs! They are one of my FAVORITE foods. I am totally down with this scramble. The inclusion of sweet potatoes reeled me in even further!

  8. Karly says:

    I’m totally okay with dragging myself out of bed in the morning if it means there will be Mexican eggs.

  9. I have never heard of Mexican eggs before this definitely looks awesome! Love the creativity! 🙂

  10. Chels R. says:

    Eggs and salsa are like peanut butter and Jelly! But adding in sweet potato=MIND BLOWN! I need Josh to make these this weekend! Pinned!

  11. I love this idea of adding sweet potatoes to a Mexican scrambled egg breakfast. If I had one this would be on my table this morning. Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

  12. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I am all over this recipe, this is exactly my kind of breakfast dish 🙂

  13. My mouth is totally watering. I absolutely love how you’ve added sweet potato to this; I’m always looking for new ways to get some sweet potatoes in. Pinning this and definitely making soon!

  14. Gail says:

    Are the sweet potato already cooked ?

  15. Why have I never combined eggs with sweet potatoes? That sounds delicious. And adding salsa on top is always a good plan 🙂 I eat scrambled eggs for breakfast a lot too, I need to branch out past the cheddar. Beautiful photos Deborah!

  16. Carol Mackey says:

    This was good–a nice idea for breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, using almond milk didn’t work out as well as I had hoped (lactose intolerant). Will just leave it out next time–don’t usually use any form of milk in scrambled eggs or omelets anyway. I did add onions–would have also added bacon if it had been available. Thinking of putting it in a corn tortilla . . . yum! Thanks for the ideas! 🙂

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