Ham Stir-Fry Breakfast

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 20 minutes
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1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
1/4 medium onion(s), yellow, diced
4 medium mushrooms, white button, sliced
1 small sweet potato(es), diced into 1/4 inch cubes
1/8 teaspoon(s) thyme
1/2 pound(s) ham, diced
1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground to taste
1 medium avocado(s), diced


  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. When pan is hot, add coconut oil.
  2. Add onions, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and thyme.
  3. Stirring frequently, cook until sweet potatoes are tender but firm (about 12-15 minutes).
  4. Add small amounts of water (a few drops) to the pan and cover for a few minutes at a time in order to hasten the sweet potatoes' cooking time.
  5. Toss in ham until heated through.
  6. Season with freshly ground black pepper, if desired, and top with avocado to serve.


  1. bmf

    Is a sweet potato the same as a yam?

  2. Paleo-libertarian

    Is ham paleo?

    • Neely Quinn

      Paleo libertarian – yes, as long as it’s from a good source of meat (preferably pasture raised and/or organic) and contains no non-paleo ingredients.

  3. Vader_Was_Framed

    I have a question. We bought a pasture raised pig this year and have sliced ham. How do I make it taste like ham while still being paleo? I have been told to marinate the slices in Dr. Pepper, but I don’t think that is paleo;)

    • Neely Quinn

      Vader_Was_Framed – So you mean your butcher/processor didn’t actually cook it or process it for you in any way? I’d get the new book Beyond Bacon and use their recipes for ham. That book’s amazing. But there are recipes all over online for smoking or otherwise cooking hams. No Dr. Pepper necessary! Sorry we don’t have a recipe for you.

  4. TatrixSaigh

    Absolutely my new favorite breakfast. LOVE THIS!

  5. BeachBodyReady

    This was very delicious! I need to keep a mental note regarding salt next time. I know the recipe didn’t call for salt and now I know why! Other than that, it was super filling and very tasty! Didn’t have ripe avocados so I paired it with two scrambled eggs cooked with virgin coconut oil :)

  6. cindajamison@yahoo.com

    This was my first Paleo meal. It was delicious!

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  8. Ellen

    Just smoke the PIG!
    With whatever flavor wood burning chip you like…

  9. bagmeister

    My husband is allergic to coconut oil and can not use bacon fat (cholesterol problems) – olive oil / canola oil / sesame oil OK?

    • Neely

      bagmeister – The bacon fat isn’t going to make his cholesterol problems worse, but the sesame oil and canola oil might. Read up on “paleo cholesterol”, or get Jimmy Moore’s new book Cholesterol Clarity for some true information on the effects that dietary cholesterol and saturated fat actually have on heart health.

  10. Melissa

    My husband doesn’t care for coconut. I am finding that all the recipes I want to try call for it. Anything I can sub? Thanks!

    • Neely

      Melissa – Yes, for sure. You can use bacon grease, lard, tallow (you can find lard and tallow from good, pastured sources online), duck fat, or olive oil if you’re not cooking it on anything higher than medium low heat.

  11. rosalee

    my daughter has arthritis she hates it and she is also a picky eater on this website i found some scrumptious stuff and she can’t have wheat or dairy anyway I’m proud of her because she has been taking it cool and serious at school like not hurting her self or even running a lot .i was also wondering if u will help me on a party for little girls her birthday i s right around the corner with “healthy” foods I’m trapped if its not good i totally broke her heart please are u here for me.

    love rosalee

  12. Tracey

    I just started the Paleo this week. This breakfast was excellent. I am not as full as with my prior eating habits but I am realizing a new type of satisfaction. It is different and I am getting use to it. Eat to live and not live to eat, right?

  13. Bridgit

    Sooooooo yummy! Two thumbs up.

  14. Karen M

    I’ve made this one a couple of times now and it’s fantastic. Love sweet potato for breakfast. We always add a bit of hot chilli to make it a bit more interesting.

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