Sweet potato breakfast hash is a one pan meal, made with tender sweet potatoes, smoked sausage, veggies, and fresh herbs. Top this hash recipe with some eggs and bake for 10 minutes, for a delicious, well balanced meal.
Sweet potato hash is a breakfast for champs! Sautéed sweet potatoes have crispy golden edges, smoked sausage adds savory flavor, and fresh veggies like bell peppers and spinach boost the nutrients. Make this once, and everyone will be scraping their plates and asking for seconds!
Why You'll Love This Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
Great Anytime Meal. This recipe is a wholesome way to start the day but it just as easily works for lunch or dinner.
Convenient. Sausage sweet potato hash takes just 30 minutes to make. Everything cooks in one skillet for an easy transfer from stovetop to oven.
Customizable. Swap meats, or make it vegetarian. Serve the hash with or without eggs. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand. This is a great way to clean out the fridge!
What is breakfast hash?
Breakfast hash is a flavorful and hearty dish typically made with diced or cubed potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and other vegetables, along with a variety of meat such as bacon, sausage, or corned beef.
Everything cooks together in a skillet until crispy and golden brown. It is a popular breakfast or brunch dish and is often served with eggs on top, for a satisfying meal.
Sweet potato breakfast hash with sausage is an easy and forgiving recipe. Missing an ingredient or don't want to include it? Simply omit it and check out the recipe variations for more delicious additions and substitutes.
- Cooking Oil. Use this to sauté the potatoes.
- Sweet Potatoes. This main ingredient is sweeter and creamier than regular potatoes. Dice them so they cook quickly.
- Water. Use this to steam the sweet potatoes until they are fork-tender.
- Onion. As the onions caramelize, they take on a naturally sweet flavor that complements the potatoes.
- Bell Pepper. Bell peppers have a mild, sweet flavor with a slightly crisp and crunchy texture. They add color.
- Beef Smoked Sausage. This meat adds a rich, smoky flavor with a savory and slightly salty taste. It makes the dish even heartier.
- Garlic cloves. Fresh garlic adds depth to the overall flavor of this dish.
- Seasoning. Use a blend of garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, and red pepper flakes.
- Fresh Herbs. Use fresh thyme and parsley.
- Spinach. When cooked, spinach wilts and becomes tender while retaining its mild taste.
- Eggs. Add eggs for extra protein and a nice presentation.
- Avocado. Use for garnish.
How to Make Sweet Potato Hash
Sauté Sweet Potatoes
Add cooking oil and diced sweet potatoes to a large sauté pan on high heat. Sauté the potatoes for up to 10 minutes or until fork tender, adding in the water to allow the potatoes to steam. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water at a time.
Add Other Ingredients
More than halfway through the cooking time for the sweet potatoes, add diced sausage, onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Sauté the hash mixture until the vegetables begin to soften and become translucent.
Add in the seasoning blend, herbs, and spinach. Then stir until well combined.
Top Sweet Potato Hash With Egg (Optional)
If topping hash with eggs, transfer sweet potato hash to an oven safe dish.
Create shallow indentations into the hash, carefully crack the eggs, and add to the baking dish.
Bake Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Bake sweet potato hash with eggs at 425 degrees until eggs reach the desired doneness. If runny, bake for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh or dried parsley. Finally, enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- You don't have to peel the sweet potatoes but be sure to clean them to remove any dirt. Otherwise, your final dish may be gritty.
- Adding the eggs is optional. The hash is complete before baking and can be served as is (in order to cut cooking time). Or, you can pan fry the eggs instead.
- Be sure to add the water in small increments when steaming the potatoes (2-3 tablespoon at a time).
Can I make Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash in advance?
Yes. This dish stores well. See below for how to store leftovers. Alternatively, you can prep the sweet potatoes and other veggies 1 day ahead by slicing, dicing, and storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How to Store Leftovers
Once the sweet potato hash has cooled to room temperature, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat leftovers in a cast iron skillet or in the air fryer at 350°F so it doesn't get soggy in the microwave.
- Egg. You can serve sweet potato breakfast hash with fried egg, poached egg, scrambled eggs, or no egg at all.
- Meat. Don't want sausage? Try bacon, turkey sausage, chicken sausage, chorizo, or ham. You can even use leftover meats from dinner like steak or turkey from Thanksgiving dinner.
- Veggies. Instead of spinach, try kale.
- Vegetarian Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. Omit the sausage in order to make this meal meatless.
Is sweet potato good for morning breakfast?
Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and earthy flavor and when cooked the centers become tender. Aside from being delicious, they're packed with antioxidants and fiber that make them an excellent choice for any meal, no matter the time of day.
Are sweet potatoes better than regular potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are healthier than regular potatoes. They are rich in vitamins A and C, essential for vision, immune function, and skin health. Additionally, sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index and are packed with antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene, making them a more nutritious choice than other potatoes.
What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing. Sweet potatoes have thin, smooth skin. Yams, on the other hand, are starchy tubers, with rough, scaly skin that can range from brown to pink or purple. They are drier and less sweet than sweet potatoes and are primarily grown in tropical regions, such as Africa and Asia. So if you live in North America, you are more than likely eating a sweet potato and not a yam.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST HASH RECIPE!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
- Cooking Oil 2 tsp
- Sweet Potatoes 2 Cups chopped
- Water ½ cup
- Onion ½ cup
- Bell Pepper ⅓ cup
- Beef Smoked Sausage 1 cup chopped
- Garlic 3 cloves
- Garlic Onion powder, Favorite Seasoning Salt Blend ½ tsp
- Red Pepper Flakes ¼ teaspoon (optional)
- Thyme 3 Sprigs
- Spinach 2 cups
- Eggs 3
- Parsley 1 Tbsp
- Avocado for garnish
- In a large sauté pan on high heat, add cooking oil and diced sweet potatoes.
- Sauté potatoes for up to 10 minutes until fork tender, adding in the water to allow the potatoes to steam. Add 2-3 tablespoons worth of water at a time.
- More than half-way through the cooking time for the sweet potatoes, add diced sausage, onion, bell peppers and garlic.
- Sauté hash mixture until vegetables begin to soften and become translucent.
- Add in seasoning blend, herbs and spinach, stir until well combined.
- If topping hash with eggs, transfer sweet potato hash to an oven safe dish.
- Create shallow indentations into the hash and carefully crack the eggs and add to the baking dish.
- Bake sweet potato hash with eggs at 425 degrees until eggs reach desired doneness. If runny, bake for 5-10 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh or dried parsley and enjoy!