Y’all, I think I could eat tacos for breakfast every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of them. There’s just something about a hearty breakfast taco that always sounds appealing. Plus, there are so many flavor and ingredient combinations to choose from so you never get bored. What could be better?
On top of being just downright delicious, these sweet potato and sausage breakfast tacos are also so easy to make and even lend themselves well to a little meal prep action which is always a plus.
Here’s what we’ve got going on:
smoky roasted sweet potatoes with all the spices
your favorite spicy ground pork sausage (or not spicy, or not pork, or you can even leave it out!)
fresh baby arugula for a peppery green kick
warm corn tortilla (or your favorite paleo tortilla or wrap)
One of the things I love about this recipe is the versatility. I’m obviously giving you this whole situation in the form of a taco, but you could also get rid of the tortilla altogether and serve this kind of like a hash of roasted sweet potato, sausage, and arugula with scrambled eggs on the side. Top everything with salsa and hot sauce and you’ve got the perfect little breakfast bowl! Here are few other variations that you might like:
Sub the arugula for spinach or kale
Scramble the sweet potatoes and sausage in your eggs for a hearty breakfast scramble
Add a little shredded cheese to the mix
You can definitely play around with the components of this recipe to make it work for you and your needs. Or switch it up and have tacos one day and breakfast bowl the next, the possibility are endless!
Also, I know what some of you may be thinking, “how in the world am I going to have time to make a whole taco in the morning?!” You’d be surprised at how quickly this recipe can come together once you’ve done just a little prep.
Meal Prep Tips:
Roast the sweet potatoes the night before. They’ll store well in the fridge for a few days! You can reheat them in the microwave or on a sheet pan, lined with parchment, in the oven
Make your sausage ahead of time so you’re not making it in the morning. When you’re ready, all you’ll have to do is reheat it in a skillet or microwave.
Once you get those ingredients prepped and ready, all you have to do is scramble and egg (which literally takes minutes y’all), reheat your sausage and potatoes, and just assemble your tacos. You’ll have a filling breakfast in around ten minutes, which is great in my personal opinion.
Of course, these sweet potato and sausage tacos are also perfect for brunch or a breakfast for dinner type situation, too. You just can’t go wrong!
1 medium sweet potato , diced
1/2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 lb ground spicy pork sausage, cooked
2-3 eggs, scrambled
corn tortillas (use these for a Paleo option)
baby arugula, for serving
salsa, for serving
hot sauce, for serving
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss the diced sweet potatoes in the oil, sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder until well coated. Place the diced sweet potatoes in a single layer on the lined sheet pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the sweet potatoes are slightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
When the sweet potatoes are done, it’s time to assemble your tacos. Start with a bed of baby arugula and then divide and layer on the scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, and finally the sausage. Top the tacos with your favorite salsa or hot sauce and enjoy!
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