Breakfast Yam Casserole

Breakfast  -Yam - Egg -  Cassarole - Nigerian - Food -  9jafoodie - original - yamzza - yamza

Yam and Egg Casserole

Here is a great idea for your next brunch, a fancy looking yam dish that is sure to please your guests. It’s a new twist on a beloved classic recipe, yam and eggs. This is somewhat similar to the to-go breakfast Yam cup recipe we created a while back but it’s in a class of its own. Think omelet with a well seasoned yam shell.Do take pictures and share with us when you try the recipe. The social media folks have dubbed this recipe Yamzza, a cheeky combination of Yam and pizza.


  • 1/2 Medium Yam Tuber (700g) – Peeled and washed
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 7 Large eggs
  • Salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste
  • Handful chopped onion
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Cooked Sausage – Sliced
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese (optional)
  • Handful Chopped tomato and green onions – to garnish

Direction :

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Using a hand held grater or food processor. Grate the raw yam. squeeze out as much moisture as possible from the yams and season with some salt and pepper

Yam - recipe

  • Place a large non stick pan on medium heat. heat the vegetable oil. Add in seasoned yam, spread out and pack down with a spoon. cook until a crust forms underneath (3-5 minutes)


Grated yam - african - Nigeiran


  • Β In a large bowl, whisk together eggs,onion, mushroom, seasoning and half of the shredded cheese


  • Pour egg mixture over yam to coat evenly. Top with sausage and leftover cheese. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and place in heated oven for 25-30 minutes. It’s cooked through when a toothpick insert comes out clean. Remove from oven


Traditional - Nigerian - Breakfast

  • Garnish with tomatoes and green onions to serve

Naijafoodie - Recipe - Yam - egg- African - Nigerian - food- Blog - yamzza - yamza - original

  • Enjoy!

Recipe Note:

  • If you do not have an oven, you can make this recipe on stove top. Cover the pan loosely and cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes or until the egg is set.
  • Yam may be substituted with sweet potatoes or Irish potatoes
  • Bacon may be added into the recipe if you like
  • Sausage may be substituted with Corned Beef

Quick Video Recipe!


Nigerian - Yam - Pizza -One - pot - Eggs - 9jafoodie - naijafoodie - food - sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Version with Peppers


Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive content!

Recipe Index

Lose It Nigerian

By |January 19th, 2015|121 Comments


  1. Eno December 9, 2017 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Please how do I store it and reheat it the next morning? Do I refrigerate it or do I freeze it? How do I reheat it? Microwave? Stovetop or oven? Thanks.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 11, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Keep in the fridge. Warm in the microwave.

  2. Adamma Onyekwere November 11, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

    i would love to try this , but i dont have an oven..what other substitute can be used

  3. jspcommsblog November 3, 2016 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Hello Ronke. thank you so much for all the efforts put together to protect many homes. Please where do u get your mushrooms and shrimps in part of Lagos?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Hello! thank you. Unfortunately I do not live in lagos.

  4. Otiono Jessica October 27, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Hey!!! I’m Otiono Jessica and u have a beautiful blog!!!. Pls…..can I skip the mushroom part??? Would really love a feed back.. Thanks…and also keep up the good work!!

  5. Judith July 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    This is a must try for me…. Thumbs up. Please how do I reduce the water content in the yam.

  6. Laraba April 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    So I recreated this dish with left over boiled yam and it was awesome…

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 3, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Great! I’m glad the recipe worked for you.

  7. Bibits December 13, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I tried it immediately on stove top and without the cheese. It was great. One of the best I have tasted.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 14, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      yeiiiiii!!! thanks for the great feedback.

  8. Blessing September 9, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    D moisture u xtract frm d yam, wat do u do wit it

  9. jennifer August 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Can I substitute cheese with salted butter or I can proceed with out it

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      You are better off processing it without.

  10. Halima July 13, 2015 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I tried this yesterday and it was superb. It looked and tasted FAh – bu-Lus! everybody was like ” the recipe please”and I gave them this website. Thank you

  11. Diamond June 27, 2015 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke, I found u out on instagram, and ur link brought me here to d blog. Intrigued by ur creativity in the way you reinvent the Nigerian dishes. Anyway not to say so much I made my own version of the yam casserole with ur help. For mine, I used irish potatoes but no cheese cos that was what was available in the kitchen. It turned out really nice n everyone loved it. Thnks a lot.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      yeiiiii!! welcome to the blog and thanks for the amazing feedback.

  12. Florence June 19, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Gal ur good! Pls kip it up

  13. tomy jones April 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the reply. But my frying pan has a plastic handle,will the oven affect it?

  14. tomy jones April 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hello.pls do I remove the yam from the frying pan into baking pan before baking it in the oven? Or just put the frying pan in the oven ?

  15. Mrs AA April 3, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I just want to give you a hug right now. I did it today and it came out so well. I used potatoes instead to make it more healthy. I tagged you on ig @gubsbebe am already writing menus to try out. There is nothing pleasing as seeing my hubby eat it with relish. Loool thank you!

  16. ziitacia April 1, 2015 at 3:17 am - Reply

    hi ma, please i didnt get the squeeze out moisture from the yam part…., that is after shredding the yam with a grater right?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 1, 2015 at 11:02 am - Reply

      yes, after shredding. Just take a ball of grated yam and squeeze.

  17. Best March 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Hello, good evening ma’am. Please i wanna know: is it a must that the mushroom must be added? Can it be substituted with something else?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 30, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

      mushroom is not a must, you can use whatever vegetables you have available.

  18. Franss March 27, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Tried this and it came out awesome (look-wise). However, please what seasoning did you use and what quantity. I simply salted and peppered it lightly and I felt it wasn’t tasty enough; u knw i was looking for something tastier than pizza. Thanks dear

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      I used maggi, curry , thyme and salt. I left seasoning to individual discretion because pre cooked meat like sausage, bacon, corned beef etc usually have lots of seasoning already.

      • Franss March 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

        Thanks dear.

  19. Maame March 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I tried this and it was amazing. Thank you

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 20, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      That’s great Maame, thanks for the feedback.

  20. Azizah March 18, 2015 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Should the pepper used for seasoning be grinded or dried pepper?

  21. abulelo March 14, 2015 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Just stumbled on this site. Really awesome recipes. Looking forward to trying them out

  22. Lilian March 12, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Pls will it be properlly done by the time the egg sets or do I need to boil the yam b4 I great it?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 12, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      It will be cooked through, no need to boil the yam first.

  23. wejee March 9, 2015 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Nice, well done. Can this be done using a regular frying pan?

  24. Tina February 14, 2015 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I recreated this awesome dish for my family this morning Irish potatoes version it was awesome some unfortunately I can’t upload fotos here.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks Tina! you can share your picture by email or through instagram

  25. Zaliha Kabir February 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Hello, a friend recommended this page and I really love what I see,will try it for I have at home and am tired of the common routine menu.Thanks alot, I will to subscribe via my email.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      awesome! welcome to our corner of the web

  26. Chizulum February 9, 2015 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Ha!!!!!!! I’m going in! I’m so doing this for Saturday morning brekkie! I’m certain my kids’ll love it!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 9, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Yes, very kid friendly. please do let us know how it turns out.

      • Chizulum March 1, 2015 at 3:17 am - Reply

        so I finally got around to trying this out morning. Fabulous! I’ll post pictures and tag you on instagram!

  27. GLORIA February 9, 2015 at 6:07 am - Reply


    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 9, 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply

      It works great stovetop. Loads of people have tried that on social media, it works just as well.

  28. mufidat February 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    My oven can be lit both sides I. E up and down.wch shld I light pls.

  29. Margaretta Ayodele February 5, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

    i tried this recipe a long time ago using irish potatoes. really great. will try this again with yam.

  30. Cheeoorr February 5, 2015 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Awesome recipe. Just made this for breakfast with chicken, bacon and peppers. Thank you…this is definitely a keeper.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      awesome feedback, thanks for trying the recipe

  31. vivian January 31, 2015 at 10:43 am - Reply

    This really look yummy can’t wait to try it

  32. ify January 31, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Omg!9jafoodie u are the best! Very innovative.ll definitely try this

  33. Dee January 31, 2015 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Hi..pls why is it necessary to squeze water out and do u use that for anything or pour it away?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 31, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

      So it’s easier to crisp the bottom. no, the water is discarded

  34. zizi January 31, 2015 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Wow nice. Please do u have a mobile App. I would luv to download it. U hv great meals here.

  35. Oluwaseyi January 26, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Can I use a halogen oven ftyer

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 26, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

      I haven’t tried it but I don’t see why not.

  36. Dorothy January 26, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    is there a way I can do this with butter squash? and without grating the squash? cos i dont have a grater or whatever that thing is called…im off to buy ingredients..this looks sooo godd

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 26, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Butternut squash will not hold up, there is too much water in it. you need something a little starchier… even regular potatoes will do.

  37. ChiO January 26, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Ingenious! Nne you are a rockstar in the kitchen! Love love.

  38. Justin Beshel January 26, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to try it out.

  39. Toyin January 26, 2015 at 2:02 am - Reply

    waoh! i’m so gonna try this.

  40. mide January 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    how much oil shld i put in the pan, and wont it burn? ( just curious) since its going to seem like i will b frying it(if i were to use a gas stove). lastly, shld i add water at all?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      1/4 cup as indicated in the recipe. also cook on heat level indicated, no need for water.

  41. Yoyo January 25, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Can I use a microwave oven? And if yes, what level of heat?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      no, you can make it stove top though.

  42. NaijaScorpio January 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Will definitely try this

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Hi old friend! been too long. Do let me know how it turns out.

  43. funmi January 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Pls hw do u grate d sweet potato consider in hw tough it is to evn cut through, and hw do squeeze out d water.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      It easy to grate with a grater. to squeeze out water, take a handful of grated potatoes at a time and squeeze tightly

  44. ije January 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    It looks good,

  45. wemmie January 23, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Pls what blade in ur food processor did u use in shredding the yam

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      Blade will depend on your processor type. I have a kendwood, I used the grating side of FPP210

  46. dee January 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Awesome, i will definitely try it out. Thanks a lot.

  47. Emmanuelle January 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Please Can I use a blender to blend the yam.

  48. Blessing January 23, 2015 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Can I use potatoes instead of yam

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 23, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

      Use you can. There is higher water content in potatoes, be sure to squeeze out as much moisture as you can.

  49. ADETUTU January 23, 2015 at 7:41 am - Reply


  50. anonymous January 22, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    wow this is fantastic. please what’s the health benefit of this particular meal? And if possible round up this type of post with its health benefit. Thanks.

  51. Anastasia January 22, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

    MY OH MY! It looks yummy. Pls is there any way I can prepare this without using an oven?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 22, 2015 at 10:14 am - Reply

      yes, you can do it over the stove. make sure you cover the pan.

  52. Ngozi Okoye. January 21, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    You guy’s,are something else..Thankyou. ps how do I save the pages for future reference???

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      you can bookmark the page on your browser

  53. Tiva Style January 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I am so gonna try this. Good thing Yam is well eaten in my house. Thanks a bunch.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Awesome! do share your end result with us.

  54. Mimi January 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Pls do u boil or do anything to the yam before grating it? And I don’t have a food processor..pls wat do I use

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      No, the yam doesn’t have to be boiled. you can use a hand held grater.

  55. Ann January 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    How can I join your blog so I can get your recipes to try at home.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      our subscription button is on the side.

  56. eniola babs January 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I will definitely do this tomorrow morning. I pray I get it just like u did

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      follow the recipe and it will. excited to see some pictures!!

  57. Precious January 21, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    This looks lovely, i will definitely try it

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Do let us know when you try it πŸ™‚

  58. Keke January 21, 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

    My twin sister called me from work and said you know that 9jafood on Instagram, make that yam and egg recipe for dinner. Just like that, my cooking skills will be tested today!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Hahha.. that’s amazing. You can do it! we are here for you if you have any questions. we cant wait for pictures πŸ™‚

  59. beampie January 21, 2015 at 4:50 am - Reply

    I am not a yam fan….but this definitely looks great. Can’t wait to try it

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

      awesome! do come back and let us know how it turns out.

  60. Sara January 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Oh My! I don’t even like yam but my mouth is watering because I loooove pizza and I see similarities! Totally gonna try it!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

      We are going to make you a lover of yam. Do let us know how it turns out.

      • OMOLARA OLAMIDE OBAJU March 7, 2017 at 6:05 am - Reply

        I actually tried this dish after seeing it here, my children couldn’t stop asking for more. I used gas stove. I opted for corned beef and eggs, tomato nd onions, pepper nd seasoning. I used knife to cut d yam into small pieces so i added a little water to make d yam very soft after pouring it inside the hot oil. It came out absolutely fine 2 my utmost surprise. I left d oda ingredients out so dat my kids will not reject it. A very big thanks to you. It’s all about your ideas. More power 2 ur elbow.

        • 9jafoodie
          9jafoodie March 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

          Awww thanks for the incredible feedback.

Join the discussion!

Join Our Newsletter Today!

Send this to a friend