Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
What’s easy to prepare ahead of time, super healthy and works as a healthy breakfast or dinner? This nutrition-rich sweet potato hash!
For being incredibly easy to prepare, hash really packs a punch. It’s essentially a dish made from diced or cubed potatoes, veggies, herbs and even meat — turkey bacon makes a tasty addition.
If you want to get really fancy, you can grate the potatoes, like homemade hash browns, but I love the simplicity of just chopping and cooking.
The best part about breakfast hash recipes is that they’re super easy to customize to your family’s tastes or what’s in the refrigerator. In my opinion, as long as you have garlic and onions, you really can’t go wrong!
Why Sweet Potatoes Beat Regular Potatoes
That said, this sweet potato hash recipe is my preferred way of making potato hash. For starters, I love swapping regular potatoes for sweet potatoes. They’re a strong anti-inflammatory ingredient and low on the glycemic scale.
Sweet potato recipes are also absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals. When it comes to vitamin A, for instance, you’ll get nearly 700 percent of your recommended daily value!
The high amount of beta-carotene in sweet potatoes is also terrific for your skin, keeping it looking young and fresh — plus, it helps minimize wrinkles. Can we say miracle worker?
Most importantly, sweet potatoes are sweeter than regular potatoes, perfect for breakfast or a dinner with a little extra zest.
Other Key Ingredients
In addition to heart-healthy, immune-boosting, antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, this sweet potato breakfast hash packs a nutritious punch. Here are the other healthy ingredients that headline this recipe:
- Avocado oil: Cooking with a natural healthy fat is better than using refined oils, and few cooking oils are better than avocado oil. It can help with blood pressure, arthritis symptoms, skin issues and heart health.
- Bell peppers: Rich in vitamins C, A and B6, bell peppers are great for supporting immunity and skin health.
- Eggs: The eggs are options, but if you do make this a sweet potato hash with eggs recipe, you get an extra boost of protein and up the collagen count.
How to Make Sweet Potato Hash
The best part about sweet potato hash, of course, is making and eating it!
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In the meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add all the ingredients to the tray, using your hands to toss in the avocado oil until well-combined. One less dish to wash!
Next, cook all the ingredients for 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender. That’s your sign this potato hash recipe is done.
Add the sweet potato hash to a plate, top with egg (extra protein, yum!), cilantro and hot sauce.
Looking for more sweet potato recipes to try out? Here are some to get you started:
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Sweet Potato Brownies
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet Potato Latkes
- Sweet Potato Soup
- Sweet Potato Tacos
Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
- Author: Dr. Josh Axe
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
For being incredibly easy to prepare, sweet potato hash really packs a punch. It’s made with potatoes, veggies, herbs and optional toppings.
- 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- one pasture-raised egg, cooked any style
- fresh cilantro
- hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and add all the ingredients, using your hands to toss in the oil until well combined.
- Cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
- Add to a plate, top with egg, cilantro and hot sauce.
- Feel free to add the meat of your choosing, such as turkey bacon, to top this recipe off.
- To make this recipe vegan, simply skip the egg topping.
- You can customize this dish to your liking, experimenting with different spices and/or additional veggies.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Breakfasts
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 143g
- Calories: 158
- Sugar: 5.2g
- Sodium: 54mg
- Fat: 8.3g
- Saturated Fat: 1.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 7.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 18.4g
- Fiber: 3.2g
- Protein: 3.2g
- Cholesterol: 41mg