My least favorite part of cooking is doing the dishes. Obviously, right? But I loathe them. Maybe more than the average person. Sometimes I have to make a deal with myself just to get them done. Luckily I live with someone who would rather the dishes be done BEFORE even eating. This blows my mind, but I will admit that I’m grateful for it when there are no dishes to do after dinner is finished. So when recipe redux announced that the theme for this month was sheet-pan meals? I was all over it. One pan, one dish to clean. Cheers to that!
And while I hate dishes.. I loooove brunch. So my sheet pan meal is an ode to brunch (or breakfast for dinner). It’s fast, healthy, and insanely delicious. The simple combination of 3 of my favorite foods makes for a wholesome meal that’s easy to make and satisfying to enjoy.
This recipe requires only 4 ingredients, one pan, and about an hour start to finish. And it’s extremely budget friendly, adaptable, and easy to make- but still impressive enough to serve to a group. I started with sweet potatoes and sliced them up, letting them caramelize to perfection for 30 minutes. I then cracked five farm fresh eggs right onto the pan- yup right on there. Give that ten more minutes to cook, and the whites spread around creating a crust like bottom to the dish, while the eggs are cooked to a jammy consistency that I just about drooled over. With a little bit of salt and pepper, I added my chopped greens- here I used collards, since that’s what I had bought at the farmer’s market. But spinach, kale, or chard would work beautifully. 5 more minutes of baking and the dish was done. Mostly hands off, and perfectly cooked. Even the most beginner cook should try this one! I hope you enjoy! And if you make this, tag me at @karlcooks!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, washed and sliced into rounds
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 5 eggs
- 1 bunch greens, washed and chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 450F
- Combine sweet potatoes with oil and spread on a lined baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes.
- Remove and delicately crack the eggs amongst the sweet potatoes. Bake 10 more minutes.
- Remove and add salt and pepper, then sprinkle greens on top of everything. Bake 5 minutes. If you want everything to be crispier bake longer, but I found this to be perfect.
- Remove and serve warm, with more seasoning to taste.