This sweet potato breakfast hash is delicious and filling. And with all the best things about breakfast – potatoes, sausages, bacon and eggs – in one pan, it’s a great way to start your day!
(Prefer a savoury breakfast to a sweet one? You’ll enjoy these cheddar waffles packed with jalapeno. Perfect with fried egg!)
Let me start with this disclosure: I did not make this sweet potato breakfast hash. Red did.
Those of you who know me and who’ve followed my blog know that I cannot cook (our stove hates me and hot oil scares me) so Red does all the cooking at home.
I will still take credit for the recipe though. I mean, I deserve it!
Have you ever followed around a grumpy cook, constantly asking “what are you doing now?” in the hopes of documenting a recipe?
And then proceeding to take pictures of the food while said cook who you’ve annoyed all morning sits there giving you the evil eye, waiting, hungry and grumpier than ever?
I think not. So say no more. I do what I must to bring you the best, the most delicious recipes. And delicious, this sweet potato breakfast hash is!
Great way to clean out your fridge
It’s also a great way to clean out your fridge. If you’ve ever looked in there and thought what the heck are you going to do with that lone sausage, few strips of bacon, half a bell pepper and other things leftover from your other recipes – make a hash!
You just need to have a piece of sweet potato as base, some eggs, and you have yourself a dish that the whole family will enjoy.
Sweet potato breakfast hash
You can use a normal potato; we personally just prefer a sweet potato – we find it so much more flavourful and it brings a delightful sweetness to this savoury dish.
You can experiment with the toppings too. No bacon? Add ham. No sausage? Add hotdog (why not? It’s your hash).
Then all you need to do is start cooking your ingredients in the stove and finish it in the oven. For how long depends on how you want your eggs.
Great start to the day
This sweet potato breakfast hash is so filling and delicious and takes no time at all (that is, if you don’t have a food blogger hovering over you lol).
It’s also a great alternative to pancakes and other sweet breakfast options…though it goes great with pancakes too if you’re thinking of doing an epic breakfast spread.
So tonight, have a look in your fridge. You may just have a delicious breakfast hash in your future tomorrow!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with Sausage, Bacon and Eggs
- 6 pieces breakfast sausage sliced
- 5 strips bacon sliced
- 2 pieces shallots sliced
- 5 pieces garlic cloves minced
- 1 pieces regular sized sweet potato peeled and diced
- ¼ cup bell pepper chopped
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 large eggs
- Chopped cilantro and green onion optional
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a medium sized oven-safe skillet, cook sausages and bacon on medium heat until brown. Remove from pan.
- Using the same pan, sauté shallots and garlic until translucent.
- Add sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes. Toss back the sausages and bacon, add the bell pepper, and stir.
- Add garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Remove from heat and make 4 wells. Gently drop an egg in each well.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the eggs are cooked to your liking (15 minutes = hard boiled egg). Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and green onion before serving.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
Happy cooking and baking!
Did you make sweet potato breakfast hash? How did it go? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear all about it.
How many people does this recipe feed?
Hi Coral, this can feed 2-4 adults. It really depends how hungry everyone is that morning 🙂
Could this be (before putting the egg in) put into little containers and stored in the freezer/fridge? I think I would be the only one eating this if I made it, and so I’d like to be able to just make some, put most of it away until I’m going to eat more, and then I can take it out, throw in the egg, and bake it. Looks delicious.
Hi Paige. We haven’t actually done that so I can’t say for sure. What we usually do is cook it, bake then store the leftovers (with egg and everything) in the fridge. We reheat in the microwave and apart from the egg being more well done, it tastes just as good! Lasts 3 days or so. I think your plan would work too (my only concern is the sweet potato getting too soggy but baking might solve that). Good luck and enjoy!
This looks so tasty. I made something similar to this. It had sweet potatoes, kale and topped with an egg. So good!
Kale sounds like a tasty addition!
I feel like you and I are on the same page. It is always my mission to finish off all the fresh food in my fridge before my next sojourn to the market. I make similar breakfasts to yours – lovely by the way – as a good method to get good value for money.
Absolutely! We try to minimize food wastage at home, a little challenging with a food blog but we make it work 🙂
I love me some sweet potatoes! Never imagined mixing ingredients like you have shared. Must give this a try!
Hope you like the combo!
This looks fantastic! I love sweet potatoes but haven’t had them in a breakfast!
They’re a great alternative to potatoes 🙂
This would be a good breakfast and a great way to clean out the fridge as well. I will have to buy these ingredients though. However, I think I can make this hash everyday for free if I go over to my mom’s house. Her fridge needs some cleaning out. LOL.
LOL yeah, I think all mom fridges need a little help getting cleaned out! I bet I’d find stuff in my mom’s fridge from November or something.
Mmmmmm I am all over this! We usually make hash with plain ol’ potatoes. I love the sweet potato switch up!
Hope you like the change Bobbi!
Dear Jolina, this breakfast hash looks absolutely delicious! I would love waking up to this…such a hearty start to the day.
Thanks Catherine! I love waking up to this too. So filling and so delicious 🙂
This looks like the perfect breakfast for a cold winter morning at home. I’m really into sweet potatoes lately so I’ll have to try this recipe
Wow! it has all the ingredients I love in a dish. I love how bright the colors, so delightful.
It’s bright and vibrant and delicious! Hope you get to try it some day soon!
The hubby really likes sweet potatoes. He’d be happy to find this breakfast on his plate.
Oh this looks so good! We like to have a good breakfast on the weekends, and this is one for us to make. Thanks for the idea!
This looks so good – I’ve been doing a lot of fridge cleaning this way here of late. It seems like just about anything will work with some eggs and potatoes. Hash is one of my favorite ways to use up little bits of leftover meats and veggies.
It’s a great way to use up all those odd ingredients right? And so good. Different variations too depending on what you have in the fridge 🙂 And yes, eggs + potatoes is always a great idea!