ONE RECIPE; A WEEK OF breakfast bowls
Here in the Midwest, temperatures are starting to dip, and we’re starting to pull out sweaters, swap our iced brew for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and reaching for more cold weather comfort foods.
Lately I’ve really been craving a hot, savory breakfast in the mornings, but it’s just not realistic to cook a proper breakfast while wrangling three kids for school. This week I decided to solve that problem by prepping one of my favorite breakfast recipes for the week: Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Hash.
This recipe is perfect for the season, with fall flavors like butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
To make this recipe, place squash and potatoes in a bowl and toss with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Pour the olive oil in the skillet on medium-high heat and add the squash and potatoes. Saute just a couple of minutes, until you start to hear it sizzle, then reduce it to medium-low and cover for 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to avoid burning.
Meanwhile, set out your meal prep containers. These Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat containers are perfect for storing and microwaving meals. They are made with plant fibers, which is a great alternative to plastic. But mostly, I like that they remind me of the fancy-pants carry out containers from my favorite restaurant.
When the potato and squash mixture is done cooking, but still firm, remove it from the pan and divide it evenly among your containers. The goal is that the mixture is slightly undercooked, since it will be reheated for breakfast.
Next, add sausage to the skillet and cook on medium-low until seared on both sides, about 7 minutes. Add peppers, onions, rosemary, salt and pepper and saute just a few minutes. Divide this mixture evenly into the containers.
You can also add a scrambled egg to this recipe. My husband prefers it with the eggs, and I prefer it without. Just cook your eggs as you would normally, being extra careful not to overcook.
Top with a little cheese. So. Good.
Looking for more meal prep ideas? You’ll find tons of delicious inspiration here.
This delicious and colorful hash is perfect cold weather comfort food, with fall flavors like butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
- 16 oz. Butternut Squash, peeled and diced
- 2 medium Sweet Sotatoes, peeled and diced
- 13 oz Turkey Kielbasa
- 1 medium Green Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1 medium Red or Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1/2 Onion, sliced
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp. Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Dried Rosemary
- Cheese, to taste
- Optional: Eggs, Scrambled or Over Easy
- Place the squash and potatoes in a bowl and toss with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Pour the olive oil in the skillet on medium-high heat. Add the squash and potatoes. Sautee just a couple of minutes, until you start to hear it sizzle, then reduce it to medium-low and cover for 15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to avoid burning.
- Remove potato and squash mixture from the pan and set aside.
- Next, add sausage to the skillet and cook on medium-high until seared on both sides, about 7-10 minutes.
- Add peppers, onions, rosemary, salt and pepper and saute just a few minutes, until onion are translucent.
- Combine the potato and squash mixture, sausage, and onion mixture and heat on low for 5 minutes.
- Optional: Top with eggs, scrambled or over easy, and cheese.