Smoky Sweet Potato Bowl

This creamy and spicy sweet potato breakfast bowl is a cozy alternative to oatmeal.

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This bowl is the ideal balance of comfort and spice with ingredients like sweet potatoes, black beans, paprika, jalapeño pepper, and more. You can also play around with the recipe and substitute sweet potatoes with purple potatoes, squash, or russet potatoes.

Health Benefit: Avocados are a great source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help to ward off eye conditions such as macular degeneration.



  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (2 cups chopped)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil, divided + additional for drizzling
  • ½ tsp. each smoked paprika and ground cumin
  • 3/8 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion, divided
  • 1 tsp. seeded and finely diced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided
  • ½ small avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, optional


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, toss sweet potato with 1 tsp. oil, paprika, cumin and 1/8 tsp each salt and pepper; spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until potato is softened, 15 to 18 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set on medium-high and bring to a boil. Boil 2½ to 3 minutes. Remove eggs and transfer to a bowl of cold water; peel when cool enough to handle. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

3. In a small bowl, combine tomato, 2 Tbsp. onion, jalapeño, 1 tbsp lime juice and 1/8 tsp. salt. Toss to combine. In a separate small bowl, toss avocado with remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice.

4. In a medium skillet on medium-high, heat 1 tsp oil. Add remaining 2 tbsp onion and cook, stirring frequently until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beans and remaining 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Divide cooked potato between 2 bowls. Add half of beans to each bowl, half of chopped avocado and half of salsa. If using, top each with half of cheese and cilantro. Slice eggs in half and place 1 on top of each bowl. Drizzle each bowl with additional oil (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bowl
  • Calories 498
  • Carbohydrate Content 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content 199 mg
  • Fat Content 22.5 g
  • Fiber Content 15 g
  • Protein Content 21 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 597 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 12 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g

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