This one pan sweet potato hash is an easy breakfast to have on hand. Make a batch and eat it all week – eggs are optional!
While this is an “update” to an older post, the recipe hasn’t changed, and I still make this sweet potato hash pretty regularly. I love having a big pan of it in the fridge as a go-to for breakfast during the week.
What goes in sweet potato hash?
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!
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 too, try adding some salsa and avocado on top of the eggs on top of the hash. We call that one a “Cowboy Hash” in our house!
How do you cook a sweet potato hash?
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.
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.
How else can you make a sweet potato hash?
I like to top mine with over-easy eggs. 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 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!
What’s YOUR variation? Post to comments and share with everyone. Sharing is caring!
This sweet potato hash is an easy & healthy breakfast solution that will last all week! Top with eggs for extra deliciousness.
- 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 Tbsp 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.
- 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!