Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble

Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble meal prep in mason jars

Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble

This Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble can be batch prepped and stored in your freezer for easy access to breakfast in the morning.
PREP TIME
15 Minutes
COOK TIME
30 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 8

330 Calories

20g C | 22g P | 18g F

How to Meal Prep Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble

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Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble meal prep in mason jars

Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble

4.78 from 9 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, meal prep
Keyword: chicken, free, freezer friendly, gluten free, meal prep
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 330kcal
This Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble can be batch prepped and stored in your freezer for easy access to breakfast in the morning. Made up of sweet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, chicken sausage and eggs, these can be made in the microwave to save you time.
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Ingredients

For the Breakfast Sausage

  • 1 lb ground chicken (93/7)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil

For the Vegetables and Scramble

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

For the Breakfast Sausage

  • In a large bowl add the ground chicken and all of the spices.
  • Mix the spices into the chicken and set it aside to allow the flavors to come together while you prep the vegetables.

For the Vegetables

  • Wash and peel your sweet potato. Cut the potato into a small dice of about 1/4" cubes. You want to cut these fairly small so that they are able to cook all of the way through in the skillet. If you prefer bigger pieces of potatoes, you may have to roast or boil them first.
  • Cut the onion and bell pepper into a small dice.

For the Breakfast Scramble

  • NOTE: If you want to finish as quickly as possible you can cook the sausage and vegetables in two separate pans.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add 1 tbsp oil. Add in the chicken sausage and flatten it out in the pan. Don't break it up until you have given it a chance to brown.
  • Once the sausage has cooked for a few minutes, flip it to the other side and now you can break it up a bit and finish cooking.
  • Once the sausage has finished, remove it from the pan and set aside until later.
  • For the vegetables, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet and add in the sweet potatoes. Cook the potatoes in the oil for a couple of minutes to develop some color.
  • Pour 1-2 tbsp of water into the pan and cover with a lid to cook the potatoes all of the way through with steam. This will be quick, only 1-2 minutes if you cut them into a small dice. Check on the potatoes soon to ensure they don't get too mushy.
  • Create some space in the center of the pan and add another 1 tbsp of oil. Dump the onions and peppers into the center and cook for a few minutes to brown and soften. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix everything together and the chicken sausage to the skillet. If any water is in the bottom of the pan, boil it off or remove it with a spoon.
  • Allow this mixture to cool completely before plating. Placing it in the fridge will speed this up.

Plating

  • This recipe makes 8 servings. I used 12oz mason jars to store these but if you have enough regular shaped glass meal prep containers with air tight lids, that is better for reheating purposes as there is more surface area for the microwave to reheat.
  • Divide the contents of the skillet evenly 8 ways. Each of my jars got roughly 150g of the mixture. Top each with 2 tbsp or 14g of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Place the lids on top and move the containers into the freezer.

Reheating

  • When you are ready to eat, pull a container from the freezer and allow it to heat up a bit on the counter. If you put a freezing cold glass container into the microwave to be heated, it is at risk of cracking.
  • Microwave for 30-45 seconds so you can stir the contents of the jar. Crack in 1 egg and mix to scramble. Return to the microwave and microwave and stir in 1 minute intervals until the eggs have cooked.

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Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g

NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR THE Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Scramble

The information in this table represents the estimate for the total nutrition of the recipe as it is written. If you wanted to split the recipe into more or less servings than what is originally listed you can use this table to determine the nutritional estimates.  If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.

Servings
Carbs
158g
Protein
177g
Fat
145g
Calories
2645 cals

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Anthony McCarthy

    5 stars
    Do you have any experience cooking these with a Russett potato instead of a sweet potato? Curious how they hold up in the freezer/microwave. I might try it with the Russetts and see how it does.

    1. Silvie Rose

      Russet potatoes are good for baking or mashed. I wouldn’t think they’d be good for this recipe. I would try a red or yukon gold potato instead.

  2. Michal Kowalski

    No metric values option 🙁

    1. Ben Walter

      metric values are in the YT video

  3. Kaleb Taylor

    5 stars
    To simplify this recipe I just added the eggs in with the browned sausage and used regular meal prep containers. It came out great. Also substituted one poblano pepper for bell pepper for a little more spice.

  4. Karen Santamaria

    5 stars
    This recipe is great! I can confirm this recipe/method works well with vegan “eggs” too – I’m allergic to eggs. I’ll probably swap the sweet potato for a white potato next time, but still a solid breakfast prep option.

  5. Ed Wilhelm

    5 stars
    Great stuff. I ended up just making everything and heating it up like a normal meal prep meal. Really enjoyed how it tasted with the spices instead of just buying turkey sausage.

  6. Ann

    5 stars
    If you want to save room in ‘snack city’, putting the cooled mix in small freezer baggies works really well. Just empty into a bowl/container before microwaving.

  7. Sebastian

    5 stars
    This was so good. Forgot the cheese and added 2 jalapeno and when serving a splash of hot Sriracha sauce.
    Going to make this alot. But still have 7 servings left just gota ad the cheese on them lol

  8. William

    4 stars
    This is a great recipe, and I love eating it, but I feel like it’s not substantial enough in the protein….I usually only split it into 5-6 servings and make it w/ two eggs….Might try adjusting something else, like adding black beans or something else to it.

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