Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes with a Poached Egg

I love meals that feel hearty without being overly complicated or have too many ingredients. There are times that I’ll shy away from a recipe if I glance at it and the list of ingredients and steps to produce seem like the recipes is complicated (a bad habit because I’ve skipped recipes before that someone was just needlessly wordy.) I can assure you, these garlic sweet potatoes are fast and really quite simple. The recipe only has four main ingredients (with a sprinkle of parsley for five) and comes together for a rather quick breakfast.

Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes with a Poached Egg
Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes with a Poached Egg
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

An easy fall/winter breakfast with minimal ingredients. Use your favorite type of egg preparation method.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 379 kcal
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 large eggs
  • Parsley for Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ F. 

  2. Scrub sweet potato and cut into 1/4" slices. Mince garlic and toss with sliced sweet potatoes and olive oil. Place in parchment with enough edge room to fold over and cover sweet potatoes and place seam side down. Roast for 20-25 minutes. 

  3. While sweet potatoes are cooking, bring a pot of water to an almost-simmer (bubble should be forming around the edges, but there should be very little motion in the pot. Crack an egg into a bowl and carefully pour it into the hot water. Let cook for 3-4 minutes until egg whites are set. Remove and continue with second egg.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley.
Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks: I am a big fan of crispy bits and the garlic does get a bit crispy here (it doesn't burn). However, for another option you can roast sweet potatoes without the garlic and while the sweet potatoes are roasting, cook some garlic in some olive oil over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes and toss with sweet potatoes when done.

Stock up: Get the pantry ingredients you will need: Sweet Potatoes, Olive Oil, Eggs

Nutrition: See the information.

Garlic Sweet Potatoes


With this being a simple recipe, you can really build from the sweet potatoes. Make a grain bowl or salad, use different vegetables, or ditch the eggs. A few ideas:

Salad: Turn this into a salad. Toss the garlic sweet potatoes with greens, hard boiled eggs, and a simple mustard dressing.

Vegetables: Roast regular potatoes, winter squash (delicata would be lovely), or a mix of root vegetables.

Vegan: Use a tofu scramble!

Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes with a Poached Egg

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