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October 28, 2019

Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake (Paleo, Whole30)

This sheet pan breakfast bake is loaded with crispy bacon, roasted brussels sprouts, and sweet potato. Eggs are added at the very end for a delicious, healthy meal which is also perfect for meal prep! Paleo friendly, Whole30 compliant, and can be made Keto too!

A wooden spatula pulling up an egg from the sheet pan.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHEET PAN BREAKFAST BAKE:

  • This breakfast hash is made on one sheet pan, which means easy clean up!
  • Made with whole food ingredients, this recipe is paleo friendly, Whole30, gluten-free, and is easy to make low carb, keto, and vegan!
  • It’s easy to meal prep, or make ahead.
  • This breakfast has a balanced amount of fats, proteins, and carbs for a meal that will keep you satiated until your next meal.
white plate with one egg, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, bacon, and a red bell pepper.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS SHEET PAN BREAKFAST BAKE:

Here’s everything you need to make this sheet pan breakfast hash along with recommendations on what to look for while your at the grocery store!

  • sweet potato – buy organic if possible. Potato’s are on the EWG.org’s dirty dozen list for one of the top foods sprayed with pesticides. Organic is a better choice.
  • brussel sprouts – when buying brussel sprouts look for green heads that are firm and leaves that are tightly packed. Try to stay away from brussel sprouts with yellowing leaves, or black spots which could indicate fungus or mold.
  • bell peppers – buy organic if possible. Bell pepper are on EWG.org’s dirty dozen list for one of the top foods sprayed with pesticides.
  • onions – I use a yellow onion for a more sweet and delicate flavor in the recipe. Fun fact: yellow onions become sweeter the longer they cook. You can also use white, vidalia or red onions. White onion will give a more pungent flavor; vidalia onions taste very sweet; and red onions are fairly similar to yellow onions in flavor.
  • bacon – organic, uncured, sugar and nitrate free is best. Applegate is the brand I used. You want minimal ingredients such as: Organic Pork, Water, Sea Salt. Less than 2% of: Celery Powder.
  • avocado oil – or olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, butter are great substitutions.
  • eggs – pasture-raised, organic eggs are the best for you, and taste the best.
Eggs, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, bacon, and bell peppers combined on sheet pan.

WHAT EGGS SHOULD I BUY?

Cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic, vegetarian fed, antibiotic free, hormone free, and fresh,…the egg world is so confusing. What kind of eggs are the best? Let me give you a breakdown of what all these mean.

Cage-free: This means that the hens don’t live in cages, however the term “cage-free” doesn’t specify how much space they have or whether or not they see the outdoors. = never outdoors.

Free-range: This means the hens were given continuous access to the outdoors during their production cycle, however this doesn’t guarantee that a hen actually stepped foot outside. = rarely outdoors.

Pasture-raised: This means the hens are given ample space to roam outdoors, but also have access to a barn for cover. They also have fresh food to pick at. = 108 sq ft. outdoors.

Organic: This means that the birds didn’t eat grains dosed with pesticides or GMO’s, weren’t given antibiotics or arsenic to promote fast growth. It means they had some access to the outdoors.

Vegetarian fed: dumb marketing; birds are supposed to eat bugs.

Antibiotic free: good, but says nothing how the little guys are living.

Hormone free: meaningless label since hormones in poultry is illegal.

Fresh: meaningless

In conclusion: You want to buy pasture-raised, organic eggs, preferably. But, if you have access to a farmers market, or know a local farmer in which you can get fresh eggs, this is also a great option. If not, buy at your local grocery store and look for the label: pasture-raised, and organic.

breakfast hash on sheet pan with sweet potatoes, eggs, bacon, brussel sprouts, and red bell pepper.

ARE EGGS HEALTHY FOR YOU?

Yes! And..you should be eating the WHOLE egg. Don’t be afraid of yolk! There has been decades of misinformation indicating that the cholesterol from eggs should be avoided. This is simply not true. Eggs are great for you and don’t cause heart disease.

Eggs are one of the most healthy and nutritious foods. They are eggcellent for you. Eggs contain:

  • B vitamins: needed for vital functions of the body.
  • vitamins A, E, and D: essential for growth and development, protects against heart disease and cancers, good bone health and mineral absorption.
  • choline: helps maintain healthy cell membranes, nervous system function, immune balance, and cognitive function.
  • good source of protein and fat.
Eggs, bacon, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, onion, and red bell pepper on sheet pan with wooden spatula and blue towel with white stripes.

TIPS AND VARIATIONS:

  • Baking the eggs: Baking times may vary with oven type. Check eggs at 5 minutes, 8 minutes, and 10 minutes, etc. Take the pan out and look closely at the eggs. If the yolks jiggle, and the egg whites are runny, the eggs are not fully cooked. (I cooked mine at 8 minutes, and they were over-medium.)
  • Make vegan by taking out the bacon, and eggs. Add in more veggies!
  • Swap out sweet potatoes for russet, red potatoes, or golden!
  • Sub sausage links, or cooked ground breakfast sausage for the bacon.
  • For meal prep or leftovers, store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. I do not recommend freezing this recipe. 
  • If you want to make low carb or keto, swap out the sweet potato for another vegetable such as turnips, mushrooms or cauliflower. You could also reduce the carbs by making just one sweet potato with this recipe, and add in extra bacon, and brussel sprouts.
  • For an egg less option, simple leave out the eggs. Add in more bacon, sweet potatoes, or brussel sprouts.

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Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake (Paleo, Whole30)


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This sheet pan breakfast bake is loaded with crispy bacon, roasted brussels sprouts, and sweet potato. Eggs are added at the very end for a delicious, healthy meal which is also perfect for meal prep! Paleo friendly, Whole30 compliant, and can be made Keto too!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes cubed
  • 3 cups or 1 lb brussel sprouts halved or quartered, depending on size
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced (or 1 small onion)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (can be green, orange, or yellow)
  • 3 slices bacon, thick cut  (sugar and nitrate free), sliced into pieces
  • 46 eggs, (preferably, pasture raised)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover sheet pan with parchment paper for easy clean up, if desired.

2. Prepare all ingredients before cooking: cube sweet potatoes, slice brussel sprouts, slice bell pepper, dice onion, and cut bacon (into small squares). 

3. Arrange sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, bell pepper, onion, and bacon onto the sheet pan. Drizzle with avocado oil, and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat.

4. Bake for 20 minutes. Pull the pan out, and toss ingredients for even cooking. With a spatula make 4-6 wells in the pan. Crack the eggs into each well. Put back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (until desired doneness of eggs). Baking times may vary with oven type and egg preference. 

5. Serve while warm. Garnish with parsley, hot sauce, cilantro, green onions, or avocado.


Notes

  • Baking time for eggs: Baking times may vary with oven type. Check eggs at 5 minutes, 8 minutes, and 10 minutes, etc. Take the pan out and look closely at the eggs. If the yolks jiggle, and the egg whites are runny, the eggs are not fully cooked
  • Serve: top with parsley, cilantro, green onions, hot sauce, or avocado. 
  • Storing: stores well in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. I do not recommend freezing this recipe. 
  • Reheating: Add your serving to a skillet with a small amount of oil. Heat on low for 5-10 minutes. OR heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes
  • If you are using a larger sheet pan, you will need to move the ingredients closer when it comes time to making the wells and cracking the eggs into the wells. 
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sheet pan breakfast, breakfast hash, breakfast bake, oven baked breakfast, one pan breakfast bake

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