Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

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My Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash is the perfect healthy option for breakfast with crispy sweet potatoes, onions, and red bell peppers. This dish is seasoned to perfection and ready in 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

I love sweet potatoes! If you go to my search bar and type in sweet potatoes, you’ll find a treasure of creative ways to use them. From healthy baked potatoes, coconut milk mashed sweet potatoes, and sweet potato cornbread.

So when I say this will be the best sweet potato breakfast hash you would have ever known, I say that with complete confidence.

I created this recipe years ago for a client’s meal prep just playing in the kitchen, but his reaction to the flavors was so great. I immediately wrote the recipe down so I could always give him that same priceless reaction.

This is my first time ever sharing this recipe, and I’ve been making it for over a decade. So let’s dive into how to make the most amazing sweet potato hash in under 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes

What is sweet potato hash?

Sweet potato hash is a dish made by chopping potatoes and mixing them with other ingredients. These ingredients can be anything, but most recipes include onions, red peppers, bacon, and eggs.

You can eat it by itself or with a runny egg on top, whole-grain toast, for a hearty breakfast.

Key Ingredients

Before you start whipping up this divine sweet potato hash recipe, look at this list of ingredients to make sure you have everything you need for some fantastic breakfast hash.

Sweet Potatoes

My favorite sweet potato is the Beauregard from Louisiana, but I use Garretts when I cannot get my hands on them.

Red Onion

A red onion would add great color and a mild onion flavor.

Red Bell Pepper

A red bell pepper pops the final presentation and provides a subtle sweetness to the dish.

Herbs

I love using thyme with anything sweet potato.

Cajun Seasoning

I love Savory Cajun seasoning because it captures all the intense flavors of Creole-Cajun cuisine while being low in sodium.

Avocado Oil

I love using it for health benefits because it can handle high heat over a longer period without burning, like olive oil.

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How do you dice a sweet potato?

Let me break down the fastest way to dice sweet potatoes.

  1. Peel potatoes with a vegetable peeler. Y-peelers are best!
  2. Cut off 1/4 inch of the top and bottom.
  3. Stand the potato up and cut 1/4-1/2 inch slices.
  4. Stack sweet potato slices in 3’s.
  5. Cut 1/2 inch slices. Turn potatoes and repeat.

That’s how you dice sweet potatoes that are the perfect size for hash.

How to make sweet potato breakfast hash recipe?

If you follow the directions carefully, my sweet potato breakfast hash recipe will turn out great. Remember to be patient and have confidence in your abilities as a cook.

In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and dry thyme.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and butter; once the butter has melted, add the chopped sweet potatoes and half the season mix, and cook for 3 minutes. Add red onion and bell pepper and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the remaining seasoning mix and half of the green onions, and cook for 1 minute. Potatoes should be fork-tender. Remove from heat and serve hot and garnish with green onions.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes in a skillet

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks

Here are a few notes I had from making this finger-licking sweet potato hash recipe.

  • You can use yellow bell pepper or a combination of different bell peppers to add a pop of color.
  • I like to add jalapeno and cayenne pepper to mine for a kick of heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika for every medium-sized sweet potato for an inviting smoky flavor.
  • Use red pepper flakes for a small kick of heat.
  • Hot sauce tastes great on this hash.
  • Use your favorite seasoning salt instead of Cajun Seasoning.
  • You don’t have to pre-boil sweet potatoes to remove the starch like you do white potatoes.
  • When the potatoes come to a boil, chop the remaining ingredients.
  • Thyme, fresh parsley, oregano, or great herbs to use.
  • Have some leftover bacon grease? Use it instead of the oil.
  • Use oil with a higher smoke point, like canola or avocado. Olive oil will burn from the high heat.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes in a skillet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the top questions readers have about sweet potato breakfast hash.

How to make sweet potato hash crispy?

To make sure your sweet potatoes are crispy, use 1-2 tablespoons of oil for every potato. 

Finally, cook the hash over medium-high heat in a cast iron pan; they retain heat well and produce a crispy hash.

Is it unhealthy to eat a sweet potato every day?

It could be because consuming a large dose of vitamin A can cause vitamin A toxicity which can cause liver damage in the most severe cases or mess with your vision and skin. 

It’s best to always alternate your vegetables, so you get a wide range of vegetables.

What meat goes best with sweet potatoes?

You can eat whatever your favorite meat is with sweet potatoes. Breakfast sausage, smoked sausage, bacon, chicken, and steak all go well with sweet potatoes.

Are canned sweet potatoes as good as fresh ones?

Canned sweet potatoes will never be as good as fresh, but depending on the recipe, they can be a great substitute. It would not be great in sweet potato hash because they’re already cooked and will turn into a mash rather than crispy.

Is sweet potato hash healthy?

This all depends on what you add to your sweet potato hash. If you add ingredients like bacon or ham and use tons of oil and butter, it will not be. However, using a healthy fat like avocado oil and measuring out your portions can be very beneficial.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes in a serving platter

Is sweet potato hash gluten-free?

Most recipes for sweet potato should be gluten-free unless, for some odd reason, they add flour to the recipe. You don’t need any flour to make a successful potato hash.

Can you freeze sweet potato hash?

Yes! You can place cooled leftover sweet potato hash in a freezer storage bag or freezer-safe container and freeze it for 3 months. Thaw 24 hours before reheating and enjoying.

How to store leftovers?

Sweet potato hash is best eaten immediately but will remain fresh in an airtight container for 4 days in the fridge.  

Keep them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for 1 month. 
 
Reheat the hash in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes in a serving dish

More Sweet Potato Recipes

I know you’ll love these recipes just as much as I do if you’re a sweet potato lover like me!

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Before You Begin

Here are my steps for getting organized and moving fast in the kitchen.

Step 1: Get all ingredients and tools for the sweet potato breakfast hash on the counter.

Step 2: Chop and put everything measured into individual bowls.

Step 3: Follow the recipe and get ready for the best potato hash you’ve ever made for your family.

I hope you enjoy my sweet potato breakfast hash recipe as much as I do. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast to start your day off right. If you make it, please leave a comment and star rating below. I would love to hear what you think!

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes in a serving platter

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Kenneth Temple
My Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash is the perfect healthy option for breakfast. This dish is seasoned to perfection and ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Soul Food, Southern
Servings 6 persons
Calories 194 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Savory Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 lbs. sweet potato peeled, chopped medium
  • 1 medium red onion chopped medium
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped medium
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and dry thyme.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and butter; once the butter has melted, add the chopped sweet potatoes and half the season mix, and cook for 3 minutes. Add red onion and bell pepper and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the remaining seasoning mix and half the green onions, and cook for 1 minute. Potatoes should be fork-tender. Remove from the heat and serve hot with and garnish with green onions.

Notes

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks
Here are a few notes I had from making this finger-licking sweet potato hash recipe.
  • You can use yellow bell pepper or a combination of different bell peppers to add a pop of color.
  • I like to add jalapeno and cayenne pepper to mine for a kick of heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika for every medium-sized sweet potato for an inviting smoky flavor.
  • Use red pepper flakes for a small kick of heat.
  • Hot sauce tastes great on this hash.
  • Use your favorite seasoning salt instead of Cajun Seasoning.
  • You don’t have to pre-boil sweet potatoes to remove the starch like you do white potatoes.
  • When the potatoes come up to a boil, chop the remaining ingredients.
  • Thyme, fresh parsley, oregano, or great herbs to use.
  • Have some leftover bacon grease? Use it instead of the oil.
  • Use oil with a higher smoke point, like canola or avocado. Olive oil will burn from the high heat.
Storage:
Sweet potato hash is best eaten immediately but will remain fresh in an airtight container for 4 days in the fridge. 
Keep them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for 1 month. 
Reheat the hash in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 478mgPotassium: 609mgFiber: 6gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 22269IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
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