Southwestern Breakfast Sweet Potatoes {Whole30}

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Who doesn’t love potatoes for breakfast? One of my favorite things is diner-style home fries, and this recipe gives you a Whole30-approved kick in the pants with your breakfast!

I can’t tell you how often I make these breakfast sweet potatoes. In fact, this is one of my most common “quick and dirty” Whole30 recipes because it’s super easy and can be served alongside any other type of egg or breakfast meat. For a quick breakfast option when I’m running late to work, I make these southwest sweet potatoes and pack them with a hardboiled egg. These potatoes are so versatile that I’ll use them as a base for a loaded taco bowl. They also make the perfect side to any southwest meal – throw on some avocado or whip up a fresh batch of guacamole and voila!

Runners, take note: I made them almost every weekend last fall while training for a half marathon and ate them alongside a fried egg. It’s the perfect carb fuel I need before a long run. Plus, I love how the gooey egg yolk mixes with the potatoes!

I’m still finding endless uses for these southwest sweet potatoes – for breakfast or any other time of the day. But don’t just take my word for it… tell me all the ways YOU can use these sweet potatoes in your next Whole30!

Southwestern Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Spice up your breakfast with these Whole30 complaint sweet potatoes! The perfect compliment to your eggs and bacon. 

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3-4 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425F

  2. Spread cubed sweet potatoes out onto a baking sheet (I usually cover mine with aluminum foil so the potatoes don’t stick)

  3. Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and spread around until cubes are evenly coated

  4. Season with sea salt, cayenne pepper, and chili powder

Recipe Notes

Toaster oven version: You can half this recipe and cook up 1-2 sweet potatoes in the toaster oven.
Breakfast bowl: serve with hardboiled egg and compliant sausage link
Loaded taco bowl: serve with seasoned ground beef, pico de gallo, and fresh guacamole

If you’re thinking of doing a Whole30, then check out my tips for how to plan your best Whole30. Or if you’re ready to start a Whole30, be sure to download my food tracker template!

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