Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg is an ideal breakfast dish! It’s so easy to toss together these ingredients (look to your leftovers!) and come up with something simple and delicious for your first meal of the day.
Breakfast is served! Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg
When is a recipe not a recipe? Sometimes you throw something together when you’re not paying much attention and it ends up being something you want to recreate and share! That’s what happened with my Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg.
I came up with these hearty breakfast bowls recently as I was trying to make something to start the day using leftovers. I had made a batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and had a good amount ready to be used for something tasty.
You can’t go wrong with quinoa: it’s low in calories and fat, high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and has a bunch of other benefits, too. It’s also a naturally gluten-free food, and soooo versatile. Check out some nutritional info on quinoa.
Quinoa is perfect for a lot of dishes, like this simple and warming breakfast dish of Creamy Breakfast Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash.
Butternut squash for breakfast might not come to might right away, but try it! I bet you’ll love it! If you like more traditional dishes for breakfast, check out these Blueberry Banana Walnut Smoothie Bowls — mmm!
Maybe you prefer your quinoa mixed up with a salad like Kale and Quinoa Salad with Honey-Dijon Dressing. It’s so hearty and good for you! And these Quinoa, Coconut and Date Muffins are perfect for a snack, or with your morning coffee!
These breakfast bowls are perfect around the holidays, too. If you’re like me sweet potatoes and sausage are usually always on hand. Imagine your holiday guests waking up to these delicious bowls (and how easy they are to make)!
I really like the egg part of these Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg! Whether you like your eggs runny or over hard, the egg adds extra protein and heartiness. I love these for breakfast, but you could even serve these bowls for dinner!
If you like recipes that aren’t really recipes, but more like, “I’m going to toss these goodies together and see what happens” then these Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg are for you. Try them soon!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Yields Serves 4
5 based on 6 review(s)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra to season the eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus extra to season the eggs
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/2 pound ground spicy Italian sausage
- 4 ounces fresh spinach, stems trimmed
- 4 eggs, cooked to your preference
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Toss the sweet potatoes with the oil and season with the salt and black pepper. Cook, tossing once or twice, for 25-30 minutes or until soft (I like to cook extra than what the recipe calls for and save the leftovers for another dish).
- Cook the quinoa according to the package directions (you’ll likely have extra, save it for another dish). Set aside.
- Add the sausage to a large skillet and cook until it’s browned and cooked through.
- Turn off the heat and add the spinach to the sausage. Toss to combine. The spinach will wilt. Remove from the heat.
- Toss together the sausage and spinach, sweet potato, and 2 cups cooked quinoa.
- Divide evenly between bowls.
- Cook eggs to suit your taste and top each bowl with one egg. Season the eggs with a bit of salt and pepper.