If you get bored with easy weekday breakfasts or need a little more protein than easy grab-and-gos tend to have, then a breakfast bowl is just what you need. They’re easy to make (and change up) with these tips plus I have an easy breakfast bowl recipe for you.
Breakfast is my favorite meal…if someone else is making it. But if I have to make my own breakfast during the week, I change up this easy breakfast bowl recipe to whatever’s in my fridge or whatever I’m in the mood for.
6 Tips for an Easy 20-Minute Breakfast Bowl
While you’re going to get all your ingredients out before you start cooking, you’re not going to prep them all ahead of time. One of my secrets to maximizing my time and spending less time in the kitchen, and I’m laying it all out for you right in the recipe.
Easy Breakfast Bowl Recipe Tip #1
Pre-chop ingredients all at once for a couple days of breakfast. An easy way to save time in the long run is to chop veggies for several meals at one time. It saves getting everything out over and over and saves on dirty dishes. I don’t pre-chop my sweet potatoes without cooking them the same day as they tend to turn an odd black’ish brown that doesn’t look appealing. See why I use sweet potatoes.
Easy Breakfast Bowl Recipe Tip #2
Use a mild flavored protein like ground turkey, mild sausage, or tofu and jazz it up with seasonings. I love the Vulcan Fire Salt and Jamaican Jerk Seasoning from The Spice House or sriracha but mix things up with your favorite seasonings.
Easy Breakfast Bowl Recipe Tip #3
Take shortcuts with pre-prepped or pre-chopped ingredients (pre-chopped as above or bought at the store. I prefer chopping my own with so many recalls on pre-cut produce lately). I also love using Dorot Gardens frozen garlic or caramelized onions. Pop a cube into the frying pan and BOOM! instant flavor. Check their site for a coupon.
Easy Breakfast Bowl Recipe Tip #4
The smaller you chop your ingredients the faster they cook. I try to keep them to 1/4 inch cubes or even smaller. I’m generally in a hurry and it saves so much cooking time. Just watch that they don’t burn.
Easy Breakfast Bowl Recipe Tip #5
Make a double batch. I am always a supporter of doubling up on food to save on time later. There’s nothing like just needing to warm up breakfast and maybe frying an egg while it heats up. Starts any day with a feeling of success.
Easy Breakfast Bowl Recipe Tip #6
Boost that protein! Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the protein. Spend a little extra time making a hearty breakfast and you’ll save time looking for munchies mid-morning because this breakfast is well-rounded and has staying power.
Smoked Sausage and Corn Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Recipe
And now for a recipe that puts it all into action! You can swap out the smoked sausage for a different protein. You can use white potatoes instead of sweet. You can swap out corn for peas or carrots or whatever veggie catches your fancy. You can even use your own favorite seasoning. That’s how easy it is to take this easy breakfast bowl recipe and make it your own.
Smoked Sausage and Sweet Potato Corn Breakfast Bowl
Yield 1 serving
Smoked Sausage and Corn Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl is the perfect way to start your morning on the right foot. It's a hearty breakfast with staying power and this recipe is easy to change-up and double-up.
- 1 TBS. oil, divided
- 1 small sweet potato (1/4 - 1/2 cup when diced)
- 1/2 red onion for (approx. 1/4 cup when chopped)
- 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1 cube Dorot Gardens garlic)
- 4 crimini/baby bella mushrooms
- 1 - 2 smoked sausage links (1 large or 2 small)
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 1/2 tsp. favorite seasoning or Sriracha to taste
- 1 egg (optional)
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat (6 on my stove).
- Add 1 teaspoon oil.
- Dice sweet potato and add to pan then put a lid on the pan.
- Dice onion and add to the pan, stirring ingredients around.
- Add garlic, any seasoning desired except sriracha, and approximately 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan. Put the lid back on but stir every couple minutes.
- Dice mushrooms and add to pan, stirring then putting lid back on.
- Chop 1 or 2 smoked sausage links - 1 large or 2 small and add to pan.
- Add corn.
- Leave lid off and stir frequently, cook a couple minutes until sausage and corn are heated through. Transfer to bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and fry egg as desired.
- Top dish with egg and sriracha or a dash of your favorite seasoning. Simply adding salt and pepper is fine.
Give this smoked sausage and sweet potato corn easy breakfast bowl recipe a try then let me know what you think. What seasonings would you use?