Sweet Potato Hash

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This Sweet Potato Hash makes for a quick, easy, and hearty breakfast dish. Made with tender sweet potatoes, soft diced bell peppers, and savory scrambled eggs, this breakfast hash contains the perfect combination of flavors. 

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When it comes to breakfast food, you can never go wrong with a simple hash. The combination of potatoes, veggies, and eggs creates the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors. This is a great stand alone meal or tastes great with a side of easy oven bacon, fresh pico de gallo, or a simple smoothie alongside the hash.

This sweet potato hash comes together in just 45 minutes and is incredibly easy to customize. We like to modify our hash by adding different spices, veggies, or topping the dish with cheese. Whether you are sticking to the original recipe or adding some new ingredients, this delicious sweet potato hash will make the perfect addition to your breakfast rotation!

wooden spoonful of colorful veggie and sweet potato hash.

Recipe Ingredients

portion bowls each raw ingredient to make sweet potato hash.
  • Sweet Potatoes—Washed, peeled, and diced. Serves as the base of your hash. 
  • Olive Oil—Helps cook your potatoes and veggies to perfection. You can also use another high heat oil like vegetable or coconut oil. 
  • Bell Peppers—A combination of red and green bell peppers. 
  • White Onion—Diced.
  • Eggs—Scrambled.
  • Green Onion—Adds a little fresh, earthy flavor to your sweet potato hash.
  • Salt and Pepper—To taste. 

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash 

portion bowls each raw ingredient to make sweet potato hash.
pan and portion dishes of raw vegetables for sweet potato hash before cooking.

Step #1. Prepare all of the ingredients for sweet potato hash. Make sure your potatoes are peeled and diced into roughly 1-inch pieces. 

Step #2. Heat your oil in a medium sized skillet or pan. Add the sweet potatoes and cook until the potatoes are soft and tender. Stir occasionally. 

pan of raw vegetables for sweet potato hash before cooking.
pan of sweet potato hash in progress.

Step #3. Add the bell peppers and onion. Continue cooking the hash until the bell peppers are soft.

Step #4. In a separate pan, scramble your eggs over medium-high heat. Once the eggs are cooked, fold them into your hash. Salt and pepper to taste and top with diced green onions as desired. 

Recipe FAQs

Do I need to peel my potatoes?

While it is not completely necessary to peel your potatoes, we recommend doing so to ensure they cook evenly. Peeling your potatoes will allow each side of your sweet potato to develop a crispy, golden brown exterior. With that being said, if you don’t have a vegetable peeler or are in a bit of a rush then you are more than welcome to leave the skin on. Either way you’ll want to make sure you scrub your potatoes clean before cutting them. 

How do I prevent my potatoes from sticking to my pan?

If your potatoes are sticking to your pan then there are two things you can check. The first thing you’ll want to check is the heat of your pan. If your pan is too hot then the outer layer of your potatoes will cook too fast and stick to the pan before the rest of the potato is finished cooking. Secondly, make sure you are using enough oil to fully coat the pan. Using enough oil and keeping your burner on medium heat will help ensure your potatoes don’t stick to the pan or skillet. 

Why are my sweet potatoes tough?

Your sweet potatoes should be soft and tender by the time the hash is finished. In order to ensure your potatoes cook through all the way, be sure to give them ample time cooking in the skillet before adding any additional ingredients. You can check to see if your sweet potatoes are done cooking by poking a few with a fork. The fork should pierce the potato with little to no resistance. 

wooden spoon with sweet potato hash held over a pan of hash.

How Store Your Leftover Sweet Potato Hash

If you have any leftovers then you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you are ready to enjoy your leftover sweet potato hash, simply heat a single serving on a microwave safe plate for 45-60 seconds. Stop the microwave halfway through and give the hash a quick stir to ensure it reheats evenly. It is important to note that your potatoes will not be as crispy as they were fresh from the skillet, but they will still be soft, tender, and full of flavor when reheated. 

Expert Tips

  • If you want to add some extra savoriness to your hash then you can top it with cheddar, pepper jack, or Monterey jack cheese.
  • Other veggies you can add include baby spinach, zucchini, and squash. Make sure you cook your veggies until they are soft and tender. 
  • For some extra heat, try sprinkling your hash with red pepper flakes or adding a dash or tobacco sauce. 
  • Don’t forget to wash your sweet potatoes before washing and peeling them. 
  • It is important to give your potatoes time to cook before adding the veggies. Otherwise the veggies will be cooked before the potatoes are soft and tender. 
  • If you don’t have any olive oil then you can use vegetable, canola, avocado, or coconut oil instead. 

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colorful sweet potato hash served on two white plates.
5 from 1 vote

Sweet Potato Hash

Enjoy a quick and hearty breakfast with Sweet Potato Hash, blending soft sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and savory scrambled eggs for a perfect flavor mix.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • If you haven’t already, peel your sweet potatoes and dice them into one inch cubes. Dice your bell peppers.
  • Heat your olive oil in a medium sized pan or skillet for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add the diced sweet potatoes and allow them to cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once the sweet potatoes begin to brown, add the diced bell peppers and onion. Allow the hash to continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and tender. Stir the veggies frequently.
  • In a smaller pan, scramble your eggs over medium heat until they are cooked to your preference.
  • Fold the scrambled eggs into your hash until they’re evenly distributed.
  • Salt and pepper your hash to taste and sprinkle with diced green onion.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can store your leftover sweet potato hash in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat your leftovers in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds, or until warm all the way through.
  • For some extra flavor, try topping your hash with cheddar, pepper jack, or Monterrey jack cheese.
  • Other veggies you can add include baby spinach, zucchini, and squash.
  • For some extra heat, try sprinkling your hash with red pepper flakes or adding a dash or tobacco sauce.
  • Don’t forget to wash your sweet potatoes before washing and peeling them.
  • It is important to give your potatoes time to cook before adding the veggies. Otherwise the veggies will be cooked before the potatoes are soft and tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 767mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 25326IU, Vitamin C: 67mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 2mg
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