Griddled asparagus, sweet potato and poached egg recipe

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A great easy lunch or brunch for two, just griddled asparagus and sweet potato and top with a poached egg. Drizzle with a salad dressing before serving

Poached egg with griddled asparagus and sweet potato
(Image credit: Future)
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories300 Kcal15%
Fat19 g27%
Saturated Fat4 g20%

This griddled asparagus, sweet potato, and poached egg is a delicious, simple breakfast or lunch option.

With a gooey poached egg, soft griddled asparagus bursting with flavour, and sweet, creamy potato, this tasty dish only takes 30 mins to rustle up. This recipe is great if you're trying to be healthy - the egg is packed full of protein and will keep you fuller for longer. The sweet potato is much healthier than normal potato along with the asparagus which is full of healthy nutrients. Serve with a light dressing.


  • 1 small-ish sweet potato, unpeeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100g asparagus tips
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salad dressing, to serve




  1. Coat the potato slices in oil. Cook them in batches on a hot griddle pan until well-marked on one side, then flip them over and cook until softened.
  2. Meanwhile, blanch the asparagus for 2 mins, drain and dry, then coat them in the leftover oil and griddle for a few minutes while poaching the eggs. Arrange the vegetables on plates and put an egg on top. Drizzle with salad dressing.

Top tips for making griddled asparagus, sweet potato and poached egg

Make a dressing by whisking 2tsps sherry vinegar, 1/2tsp Dijon mustard, and 2tbsps olive oil, or use a ready-made dressing.

Learn how to cook asparagus the right way with our handy guide.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies