Breakfast Ideas

Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute

January 24, 2014

A whole box of spinach in my family by 8am???

Yes please!

Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute

We do breakfast pretty big in my family. We don’t eat much after dinnertime most days, so we need a recharge at breakfast!

This is one of our favorite breakfast sautés and mama can feel good about getting all that green down her family for a full day of school, work, and play!

Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute

Don’t be intimidated! This breakfast comes together so fast and is very simple to do!

Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute

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5 from 2 votes

Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute

This is one of our favorite breakfast sautés and mama can feel good about getting all that green down her family for a full day of school, work, and play!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach and potato hash, sweet potato breakfast hash
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee -


  • 4-5 strips of pastured bacon chopped
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large sweet potato chopped
  • 1 box organic spinach
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste


  • Fry the bacon and set aside. LEAVE the bacon grease behind in the pan to cook in!
  • Saute the onion and sweet potato with a few pinches of sea salt for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  • Add the spinach and cooked bacon and cook until the spinach wilts.
  • Add seasoning to taste.


    • Do all your chopping the night before! This cooks up fast anyway, but even faster if you have it all ready to dump into the pan when you wake up!
    • Spinach is one of the produce items I do buy only organic. Greens are heavily pesticided and are on the dirty dozen list yearly. I have to pick and choose what I can afford organic on our budget and this is just one I don’t compromise on.
    • Change up the veggies to what is in season!
    • Make it an egg scramble instead of using the bacon if that is what you have! Just sauté the veggies until they are done and add a few scrambled up eggs and stir around until cooked through.
    • This amount fed my family for one meal (my toddlers had 2 toddler sized platefuls though!). Double up if you have a larger family or if you want leftovers.
    • Don’t forget the toddlers! As my husband and I eat, so do the littles. When you cook veggies the right way – they taste SO (so!) good! My girls inhale this breakfast!
    • Read THIS on why breakfast cereals are toxic. I know it is an American staple…but there are so many other choices – I hope to show you that over the course of my writing here on RGN!
    • Read THIS on why you shouldn’t be afraid of friendly fats like pastured pork fat.
    • Read THIS on why pastured pork products are more superior in nourishment.

Sweet Potato and Greens Breakfast Saute

How else do you get green down your family during the day?

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  • Reply Melissa July 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    This looks yummy, but how much is a “box” of spinach? The container I buy is a pound, but I sort of doubt you mean for that much spinach? Any chance you could give the weight? Thanks!

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 24, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Melissa! Great question! Yes a 1lb box is what I use – it really wilts down a lot and won’t seem like so much one you cook it! You could start with half the amount if you want to see if that is more what you are looking for though!

  • Reply Kat August 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    This looks delicious. Stupid question – do you mean frozen spinach since you say “box”?

    • Reply Renee Kohley August 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Kat! The spinach in the picture is what I use – it is fresh from a box. Hope that helps!

      • Reply Kat August 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

        Ha, yes, I see that now. 😉 I never heard of fresh spinach in a box so that threw me!

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    What’s the serving size?

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      Hi Katie! When I wrote this it served my family of 4 at the time – 2 adults and 2 young children. I make a bit more now that they are older and my third now eats with us too.

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    Are the sweet potatoes raw when you chop them and add to the recipe or are they cooked?

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    Yummy! I just made this for Sunday morning breakfast! Super easy and delicious!

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      Great Carmen! Thanks for stopping back for the feedback!

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      Hi JoEllen! I think you could freeze it in a freezer safe container and re-heat stove top for sure!

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    Love this recipe. So healthy, simple, and delicious !

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