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Recipe for Baked Eggs with Spinach in Sweet Potato Boats.

Baked Eggs with Spinach in Sweet Potatoes


Bake your eggs right in sweet potato “boats” in this nutrient-packed breakfast!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes*
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook your sweet potatoes. You can bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes-1 hour (my preference) or microwave them for about 10 minutes. (Poke holes first if microwaving. Not necessary if baking.)
  3. Slice the cooked sweet potatoes in half and scoop out most of the flesh, leaving a small rim of flesh around the skin. (see photos) Reserve the flesh for another use.
  4. Season the sweet potatoes with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the small cubes of butter to each half and then top with the chopped spinach. Season with salt and pepper again.
  6. Carefully break one egg into each sweet potato half.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the eggs are cooked to your liking, about 15 minutes. (Longer if you want the yolk cooked hard.)
  8. Season one last time with salt and pepper and serve.


*Make sure you get large sweet potatoes, or the egg won’t fit inside.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 sweet potato half
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 7