Baked Yam and Eggs

Yam and eggs are the quintessential Nigeria meal (also plantains and eggs). When I was in primary school, this combo featured in many a lunch box.

baked yams recipe

Baked Yam and Eggs

There are almost as many ways to boil yams as there are people who eat them. Some people boil them with salt, some with sugar, some with onions, some with pepper…Until recently, I only boiled yam plain; I just started to boil them with salt.

H.A.C.E. is a yam freak, and will gladly eat a tuber of plain boiled yam straight (#dead!), so, from time to time, I try and come up with new ways for him to enjoy his best staple. This is one of those delicious ways.

Baked Yam and Eggs


  • 800g of yam, cubed
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 atarodo/scotch bonnet, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon of oil, for greasing the baking dish


Boil the yams with 1 teaspoon of salt till soft. Drain. Preheat your oven to 350.

Mix the yam with the green pepper, red pepper, onions, atarodo, thyme, curry powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.

In a seperate bowl, mix eggs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Pour the eggs over the yam mixture.

Bake till eggs are set, about 15 minutes.


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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ipio - July 18, 2016

I love yam in every form, I can eat just yam for a whole week and not be bored.
I tried making this but my yam scattered as I was draining, overcooked I guess,but I still enjoy it, in fact I will let it scatter next time. Thanks to u.


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