Egg nests made from spiralized sweet potatoes are an easy, delectable, and healthful breakfast option. It's one of my favorite spiralized sweet potato dishes, and it's great for entertaining or serving for breakfast on the weekend. Better still? These are quick to make, taking only 15 minutes from beginning to end.
My Love for Spiralized Sweet Potato
Spiralized vegetables are my go-to when it comes to healthy eating, and I have a vast collection of spiralizer recipes on my website. However, spiralized sweet potato holds a special place in my heart. Even though it's been a while since the sweet potato toast trend, I still make it regularly, and these sweet potato egg nests have become another favorite. Why? They're not only delicious but also incredibly healthy!
For starters, sweet potato is a nutrient powerhouse that's packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, B6, manganese, fiber, and various other minerals and nutrients. The high levels of vitamin A in sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar, boost the immune system, and maintain healthy vision. Moreover, sweet potato can replace traditional pasta, making it perfect for those who are gluten-free, paleo, or following a Whole30 diet.
It's an excellent way to incorporate more veggies into your meals without sacrificing flavor. Spiralized sweet potato works wonders in many recipes, including casseroles, frittatas, stir-fries, and my personal favorite, sweet potato fries. Plus, sweet potatoes cook fast once they're spiralized, taking only a few minutes on the stovetop. That's precisely how we'll make our spiralized sweet potato egg nests today.
Eggs Nests with All the Veggies
To start, I only planned on sharing the recipe for spiralized sweet potato egg nests, which have been quite popular lately. However, I soon realized that this was an excellent opportunity to provide some inspiration for using various spiralized vegetables in egg nest recipes. You can experiment with any firm vegetable, such as parsnips, carrots, white potatoes, or even bell pepper or cabbage.
To enhance the flavor of your egg nests, you can add salt, pepper, fresh herbs, and spices as a garnish. The possibilities are endless, and you can let your imagination run wild with different flavor combinations. I'm confident they will all turn out fantastic.
How to Make These Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests
To make spiralized sweet potato egg nests, I start by spiralizing the sweet potato and setting it aside. Then, I add a little ghee or avocado oil to a pan on medium heat and add the sweet potato noodles. Using tongs, I toss them around for a couple of minutes until they have just started to soften. Once they have softened, I use the tongs to form them into little nests inside the pan.
If any noodles aren't cooperating, I use kitchen scissors to snip them. Next, I crack an egg on top of each nest and add a lid to the pan. The steam in the pan helps to cook the egg whites in just a couple of minutes. If I like my eggs runny, just a few minutes will do, but if I'd like my eggs firmer, I keep the lid on for another minute or two longer. Finally, I remove the egg nests from the pan and garnish them with fresh herbs and seasonings. And that's how easy it is to make delicious and healthy spiralized sweet potato egg nests!
How to Refrigerate Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests:
Let the sweet potato egg nests that have been spiralized to cool to room temperature entirely. You may either move them into an airtight container or carefully wrap them in plastic wrap. Put the container or nests that have been wrapped in refrigeration. In the refrigerator, they can keep for up to three or four days.
How to Freeze Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests:
Let the sweet potato egg nests that have been spiralized to cool to room temperature entirely. Put them on a baking sheet in a single layer, then put the baking sheet in the freezer. Transfer the egg nests into a freezer-safe bag or an airtight container after they have frozen. The date and the dish's name should be written on the container or bag. The egg nests can be frozen for up to two to three months.
How to Reheat Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests(If Required):
Set your oven's temperature to 350°F (180°C). The egg nests should be put on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. They should be cooked through after 10 to 15 minutes in the oven. As an alternative, you may reheat them over low heat in a skillet with a little oil or butter. Add fresh herbs and spices as a garnish once the food has finished heating up.
Can I make egg nests without using sweet potatoes instead?
Yes, you may also use other firm veggies like butternut squash, bell pepper, cabbage, beets, zucchini, parsnips, carrots, and white potatoes.
Can I include other components in the egg nests?
Absolutely, before baking or reheating, you can include other components like cheese, bacon, sausage, or veggies in the egg nests.
Egg nests made from spiralized sweet potatoes are a delightful and healthful choice for breakfast or brunch. They may be frozen for a few months or kept in the fridge for a few days. Before serving, reheat them in the oven or on the stove.