This one pan sweet potato hash with eggs is an easy breakfast to have on hand. Make a batch and eat it all week - eggs are optional!
We love plain old eggs in our house, but some days you just want something different.
I love having a big pan of this sweet potato hash in the fridge as a go-to for breakfast during the week. It makes a bunch, and you can heat and eat in the morning when you're in a hurry. Meal prep at it's finest!
Benefits of sweet potatoes
No longer just for mashing up and topping with marshmallows at Thanksgiving, the sweet potato has found its place in many different savory recipes and dishes.
If you're interested in learning how sweet potatoes and white potatoes differ (or are similar), I recommend checking out this article.
Sweet potatoes have become a staple in our house, and in many of my recipes. They're a great starchy carb for energy stores for tough workouts, and tasty to boot!
From Chili-Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes to Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes to Sweet Potato Salad to Sweet Potato Pizza Crust to Sweet Potato Smoothies to Curried Sweet Potato Soup...well, I think you get the idea. We eat a lot of sweet potatoes in our house.
What goes in sweet potato hash
When I'm making sweet potato hash with eggs, I start with sweet potatoes, and add peppers and onions. I particularly like the proportions of this one - the right ratio of peppers and onions to sweet potatoes.
If you want to step your sweet potato hash game up a notch, try adding some garlic into the hash, or salsa and avocado on top. We call that one a "Cowboy Hash" in our house!
It's pretty straightforward, and if you're someone who cooks a lot, you likely don't need a recipe for this and can wing it. That being said, there are some people out there who need a recipe, and this is for you!
How to cook a sweet potato hash with eggs
I had a friend ask me for breakfast ideas that didn't include eggs. I make this sweet potato hash on the regular, and use it as a base with a number of variations. It's super easy, and only requires one pan, which is awesome.
Now, you might be thinking, but this sweet potato hash with eggs has...eggs. The eggs are totally optional! I do them last. Things get a little squirrel-y if you try to cook them in the pan with the veggies at the same time.
And, if you're not feeling the eggs, you don't have to use them.
I start with sausage in the pan first. By cooking the sausage in the pan first, you get a little grease going. You can then use that to cook the potatoes, peppers, and onions. One pan, done.
Sweet potato hash with egg variations
I like to top mine with over-easy eggs. If you prefer a poached egg you can do that too! And if you're not a runny egg person, just scramble them and mix them in. I'd recommend scrambling them separately from the veggies.
I always like to simplify my recipes and minimize the number of dishes I'm using, so I would cook my sausage, remove it from the pan, scramble my eggs in the sausage grease, remove the eggs.
Cook the veggies in the same pan, add the sausage back in, add the eggs back in, stir to combine, and serve.
You can add a can of diced green chilies to spice it up, or top with salsa and diced avocado.
You can tear up some kale or spinach and toss it in at the end for a punch of greens.
Don't be scared to experiment and find what works for you!
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- 2 lbs sweet potatoes, diced
- 1 lb ground breakfast sausage, or other meat of your choice
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 large bell pepper, diced
- 1 tablespoon of bacon grease or other fat of your choice
- In a large skillet, brown the breakfast sausage over medium heat. Set cooked sausage aside, leaving as much of the grease in the pan as possible.
- Turn the heat up to medium-high, add the diced sweet potatoes to the pan, and stir to coat. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the bacon grease, onion, and bell pepper to the pan, sprinkle with s&p, and continue to cook until the sweet potatoes are tender all the way through, stirring frequently to ensure even cooking.
- Add the sausage back to the pan, stirring to combine.
- From here, you can take this hash a million different places. I topped mine with over-easy eggs this morning. You can add a can of diced green chilies to spice it up, or top with salsa and diced avocado. You can scramble eggs and mix them into the hash. You can tear up some kale and toss it in at the end for a punch of greens. Don't be scared to experiment and find what works for you!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 565mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 14g