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Shirred Eggs with Vegetable Hash and Smoked Cheddar

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4 to 6

In this single-skillet supper, eggs are cracked over a tender sweet potato and zucchini hash, which is then topped with smoked Cheddar and broiled.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne; more to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 oz. smoked Cheddar, coarsely grated (about 1-1/2 cups)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 310
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 190
  • Fat (g): 22
  • Saturated Fat (g): 8
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 10
  • Cholesterol (mg): 275
  • Sodium (mg): 530
  • Carbohydrates (g): 14
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 15


  • Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high.
  • Working in two batches, pulse the sweet potatoes, carrots, and zucchini in a food processor until chopped, with pieces no larger than almonds in the mix. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until the butter melts and the foam subsides. Add the vegetables and the sage and cook, stirring often, until tender and golden-brown in spots, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with the cayenne and 1-1/2 tsp. salt.
  • Smooth the surface of the hash and crack the eggs over it, leaving a little space between each egg. Season each egg with salt and pepper and broil until the whites are set, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the Cheddar evenly over the eggs and hash and broil until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly before serving.


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Reviews (13 reviews)

  • Optera | 04/07/2018

    This was excellent, really quick and surprisingly flavorful

  • G_MaBecky | 07/07/2016

    This was amazing!

  • GTcooks | 01/27/2016

    This was absolutely delicious. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes and the spice of the cayenne played together so well! Not to mention it was very picturesque. So pretty, I posted it on Instagram :-)

  • user-5503783 | 01/25/2016

    This is really good. Even my husband liked it, zucchini and all. We cooked the eggs separately and then plated it together. Also, could put green chili on it, yum.

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