Posted by: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian | January 21, 2012

Recipe Redux: Roasted vegetable scramble & sweet potato home fries

It’s no secret breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It’s also no secret that if I don’t have my favorite meal, you better stay far, far away. It’s not a pretty sight. Lucky for me, my favorite meal of the day also happens to be the most important meal of the day. That’s right breakfast is the best way to jumpstart your metabolism for the day and fuel you body for it to run efficiently.For all these reasons, I was psyched when I read the Recipe Redux theme for January: Fresh Starts: healthy breakfast makeovers.

My breakfast makeover was inspired by your typical egg scramble complete with ham & cheese, home fries and white toast.

Roasted Vegetable Scramble & Sweet Potato Home Fries 


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped in 1/2 cubes

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 turnip, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp rosemary

1/2 tsp thyme

6 eggs

1/4 cup milk

2 tsp butter

1/2 tsp cane sugar

1/4 cup shredded asiago cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Prep all vegetables. Combine all vegetables (saving 1 sweet potato for later) in a large baking dish. Toss with 1 tbsp olive oil, rosemary & thyme. Bake in pre-heated oven at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, heat butter in a frying pan over low heat. Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl and add to pan. Move the egg mixture around the pan with a spatula as it cooks so that the wet mixture is exposed to the heat. Remove eggs from heat once they look close to being cooked. As the eggs are cooking, add 1 tbsp olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the sweet potato cubes and let cook on one side for at least 6 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper. Then flip potatoes over to cook on the other side. Sweet potatoes should be crispy and browned. Once the vegetables are roasted, combine with eggs. Add cheese, salt and pepper. Serve with whole-wheat bakery bread.

Peace, love, and food,


Click on the frog link below to read all the other great Recipe Redux breakfast makeovers! 




  2. I wouldnt mind having this right now on this snowy afternoon! 🙂

  3. Looks very colorful and deliciously healthy!

  4. Yum, those sweet potato fried look great. Such a nice spin on homefries.

  5. Great idea to use a little sugar in sweet potatoes to help caramelize! My kids will love!

  6. Mmmm….eggs and sweet potatoes. Sounds great!

  7. This looks wonderful! I love it.

  8. How fun and colorful to add sweet potatoes to a breakfast scramble!

  9. I’ve always wanted to make sweet potato home fries and now I have my recipe. And I’m with you – don’t get between me and my breakfast!!

  10. Wow, this looks amazing!
    I am just loving all these delicious breakfast ideas! This is one of my favs. Especially the sweet potato home fries.

  11. Love this idea! Don’t know why, but I never thought to make sweet potato home fries…This is one Redux recipe I’m making for sure!

  12. Love all the colors in your dish. And, sweet potatoes are one of my favorites any time of day. An idea to save time in preparing this dish in the morning would be to roast enough veggies for dinner and this breakfast entree all at one time.

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