Sweet Potato Hash

Sometimes simple is best.  And this recipe for Sweet Potato Hash is incredibly simple.  It just so happens to be incredibly delicious and nutritious as well!  Plus, I love coming up with recipes that are easily made from ingredients I usually always have stocked in my fridge, freezer, and pantry!  

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Today’s recipe is a favorite of mine because sweet potatoes….enough said!  These babies pack a powerhouse of nutritional goodness and flavor, making them one of my favorite foods!  They are low in calories – 115 per one cup of cubed sweet potatoes, and they are LOADED with vitamin A which plays a critical role in maintaining our vision, immune systems, and neurological functions.  Even if they didn’t taste fantabulous, I’d still want to eat them just for their nutrients.  

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Today’s hash recipe is perfect for weekend brunch, or as a simple weeknight dinner.  In fact, it’d be perfect to serve for a Meatless Monday dinner!  Add a little chopped avocado for some healthy fats and fiber, top it all with a soft poached egg for some protein, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a zippy bit of spice, and you’ll have what I consider to be a perfect simple meal!  Flavor, nutrition, spice, and gorgeous color all in one dish…see…it is the perfect meal!

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For those of you who prefer meat with their meals (like Mr. CEBH), feel free to add some chopped ham or bacon!  I made it with ham for my husband and even though he’s not a huge sweet potato fan (how is that even possible?!?), he thoroughly enjoyed it.  I think the ham helped disguise the sweet potato flavor for him…husbands and kids…the lengths we go to in order to get them to eat healthy! 😉

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Just look at that yolk…it makes the perfect sauce for this bowl of hash goodness! 

To compliment the sweet potatoes in this dish I also added Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions.  Feel free to follow the recipe exactly, or sub in your family’s favorite vegetables.  Either way, you’ll have a dinner on the table in practically no time with this Sweet Potato Hash recipe!

Sweet Potato Hash
Serves 6
A simple, flavorful, nutrient dense dish perfect for brunch or dinner.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
264 calories
30 g
185 g
12 g
10 g
4 g
280 g
591 g
5 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264
Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 185mg
Sodium 591mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 2 large carrots, cubed
  3. 2 medium yukon gold potatoes, cubes
  4. 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
  5. 1 green pepper, diced
  6. 4 large baby bella mushrooms, diced
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  9. 1 tsp salt
  10. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  11. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  12. 6 eggs, poached ~ optional
  13. 1 large avocado, diced ~ optional
  1. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, pepper, and mushrooms. Toss to coat in oil.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally over medium to high heat 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper.
  4. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally until vegetables are fork tender ~ about 10 more minutes.
  5. Divide evenly into 6 portions.
  6. Top each portion with diced avocado and a soft poached egg, if desired.
  7. Season with an additional sprinkle of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if desired.
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13 Comment

  1. I love eggs over sweet potatoes like this! I can’t wait to try your recipe; it looks nice and healthy. Yum!

    1. Thank you! 😀

  2. I definitely agree that simple is the best. All those yummy veggies topped with a little protein – perfect meal! Now I just need to work on my egg poaching abilities!

    1. Thanks so much! Poaching eggs can be tricky for sure! I’ve tried several methods but always come back to the boiling water with a splash of vinegar. It usually works for me! USUALLY…😉

  3. Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite vegetables! And a perfectly poached egg on top … yes please! What a lovely recipe 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!

  4. This is such a perfect way to start the day. It looks really hearty. The egg definitely wakes you up. Great recipe.

    1. Thank you! It is a really satisfying meal!

  5. I love recipes like this so simple but really tasty, the poached egg is perfect egg yolk is the most wonderful ready made sauce 😀

    1. Yes! Nothing better than a perfectly poached egg!

  6. This is delicious Lisa. I made it today and wanted to eat two servings! I restrained myself and set them aside for later this week! I don’t usually like poached eggs but on this, yum!

    1. Thanks, Jeni! I’m so glad you liked it! 😀

  7. I am definitely making this hash within the next few days! It looks so good and would also make a perfect “breakfast for dinner” dish! Thanks for this!

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