40 Days of Clean Eating: Baked Sweet Potato Egg Nests

Kari Lund


Recipes, Nutrition


Day 1 of 40

baked eggs with sweet potatoes

Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]


Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Serves: 4




  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder or Cajun seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped spinach (about a small handful of leaves prior to chopping)
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives or cilantro
  • Dried chile threads, for garnish (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss shredded sweet potato, chili powder, and salt together in a small bowl.
  3. Divide potato mixture evenly among four greased ramekins (or a jumbo muffin pan) and press on bottom and up onto sides to make a nest.
  4. Divide spinach evenly inside potato nest.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. Gently crack an egg into each of the ramekins and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake an additional 13-15 minutes until egg whites are set but yolk should still be runny (if you prefer a firm egg yolk, bake a little longer until fully set).
  8. To plate the egg nests, gently run a butter knife along the edge and slide onto plate. Garnish with chopped chives and chile threads.


More eggs to fuel your system:

A Hearty, Seasonal One-Skillet Breakfast (or Lunch) Recipe




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