Easter Eats: 5 Sweet Tater Recipes

Coloring eggs, hiding candy-filled baskets, scavenger hunts and fresh flowers – Easter is a time when family & friends gather and celebrate.

For those who are entertaining this weekend, we’ve gathered the top 5 sweet potato Easter recipes, because what is a celebration without a little bit of sweets in there?

  1. Sweet Potato Hashbrown Egg Nests – These adorable sweet potato nests may look intimidating, but they’re easier than you think! Real Food Whole Life shows you how to easily grate your sweet potato, before topping with a cracked egg and a dash of salt & pepper. The best part? You can prep these nests ahead so you’re in relax-mode come Easter morning. sp-nests
  2. Sweet Potato Bunnies – Could With Style and Grace be any cuter?! We think not. Aside from their adorable-ness, these themed-out sweet potato bunnies are gluten-free, paleo and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The kids will love them! sp-bunnies
  3. Twice Baked Sweet Potato Puffs – Hostest of the mostest award goes to Tastes of Lizzy T for the dreamiest, lightest puffs our eyes have ever seen. Also known as duchess potatoes, these puffs will have you feeling elegant, and healthy, this Easter.sp-puffs
  4. Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche – Eggs, goat cheese, sour cream and green onions surrounded by a savory sweet potato hash crust. Farmgirl Gourmet‘s epic breakfast may just change your life. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! sp-quiche
  5. Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks – Cheese, sweet potato, cheese, sweet potato. Repeat. This uber savory, uber delicious Easter side dish will have you going for seconds, and thirds. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself competing in a stack ’em high contest…where everyone’s a winner. sp-stacks

There you have it! Nests, puffs, bunnies, and stacks – trust in sweet potatoes as your go-to Easter ingredient. Be sure to tag us in your sweet potato pictures for a chance to be featured on our social pages!

3 Egg-ilicious Ways to Love Sweet Potatoes

Y’all know we’re all about versatility here, and how to incorporate sweet potatoes anyway possible, so of course we’re in love with adding them to eggs! Whether in a hash, stuffed or muffins, we could enjoy all of these recipes for brunch anytime of the day. Take a look at our top five favorites:

Curried Sweet Potato Egg Muffin Cups

This little cups are the perfect combination of flavors that are sure to wake you up in the morning. Bell peppers, cilantro, cheddar cheese – how could you possibly go wrong with these?!

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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Eggs

Not only are these little stuffed eggs healthy (gluten-free friendly AND Whole30!) they’re perfect for a fun dinner as well. Food, Faith, Fitness has the right idea combining the sweetness from sweet potatoes with a tangy lime avocado sauce. Sign us up!

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Spicy Sweet Potato Hash with Caramelized Shallots and Pepita Chimichurri

This Sweet Potato Hash is taking Saturday brunch to a whole new level!  This hash-in-a-bowl is full of crispy sweet potatoes, savory eggs and the freshness of chimichurri. A big thank you for this inspiration from Earth and Oven!

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What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes and eggs? Tag us in your sweet potato pictures for a chance to be featured on our social pages!

NC Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash

Recipe by Matthew Register, Southern Smoke BBQ of North Carolina

Ingredients

 

North Carolina Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash

North Carolina Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash

  • 3 cups diced sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups diced pork belly (1 inch pieces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover diced sweet potatoes in a baking dish and roast for 30 minutes until tender, but not fork tender. When finished, set aside.
  2. Heat skillet to medium heat, and place the pork belly onto a non-stick pan. Pan fry for about 5 minutes or until the pork belly starts to brown.
  3. Add brown sugar and sweet potatoes. Continue cooking for 4 minutes until sweet potatoes become tender.
  4. Add ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar nutmeg, parsley and sea salt to the skillet. Mix all ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.

#SweetShortcuts

Between work, social lives and just gettin’ some rest, sometimes it feels like having well-balanced meals aren’t an option.  But once again, sweet potatoes are here to save the day! We’ve rounded up the best #SweetShortcuts to make life a little bit easier and definitely more delicious.

bfast-potatoesCarrots ‘N’ Cake has a simple & easy way to give a kick to your ordinary potato hash! Featuring a mix of russet & sweet potatoes and garnished with steak seasoning, this big batch can last you through the entire week in any meal of the day. Crack an egg on top for breakfast or add to a veggie bowl for lunch or dinner. No time? No worries!

sp-burritoWe know meal-prep is all the rage these days, so we couldn’t help but want to share Kim’s Cravings‘ Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos that are freezer-friendly. Got about an hour to spare on the weekend? Make these little guys, wrap in foil or plastic wrap and put them in the freezer. They’ll be waiting for you on your busiest morning when you’re on-the-go!

For more quick and easy ways to enjoy sweet potatoes, take a look at our “How-to” page! From cutting to baking, microwaving or  grilling, there’s so many ways to prep these spuds for a fast meal!

What are some of your favorite #SweetShortcuts? Tag us in your ideas for a chance to be featured for our #WhatWeDig!

Sweet Tater Shout Out: Breakfast to Dinner

What could be better than servin’ up our sweet spud all day? Our on-the-run Sweet Tater Ambassador, Carrots N Cake, shows us how it’s done.

Breakfast: Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes – for all those pancake lovers out there, look no further! These nutrient-rich pancakes don’t compromise on taste and they’re naturally gluten-free.

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Lunch: Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Rice Bowl – the combination of sweet and savory will make you want to make this healthy comfort food dish all the time. Trust us!

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Dinner: Simple Sweet Potato Hash – throw it all in a pan and stir… it’s that easy, y’all!

Snack or Dessert: Morning Glory Muffins – these are a favorite on the Carrot N Cake blog since they pack so much nutrition into each bite. And they aren’t just for mornings!

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Stay tuned for more sweeeet recipes from our Sweet Tater Ambassadors.

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Eatin’ sweet taters? We’d LOVE to see, y’all! Share them with us using the hashtag #sweettaters and tag us.

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs

Brunch is the thing to do Saturday and Sunday mornings in NYC. Because everyone is doing it, there is usually a line just about everywhere you go and it ends up being the center of your day. This weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s house for brunch. No line, no hustle and bustle of waitstaff swooshing by carrying coffee, bellinis, mimosas and OJs, just four of us on her balcony with homemade everything.

Besides coffee, bloody marys and popovers, my friend made a wonderful dish of baked eggs with sweet potato and sausage hash. She made the hash Saturday night and in the morning poured it into a cast iron skillet and made room for 8 eggs to be nestled in the hash. The whole thing baked in the oven in just a few minutes. What an easy dish to ensure that everyone gets a warm meal!

You can find the recipe and more on The Kitchn blog.