Sweet potato hash is a tasty breakfast food that adds some extra wholesomeness into a traditional hash brown recipe. This hearty dish is perfect on its own or as a breakfast or brunch side.

Sweet Potato Hash with peppers

When we are serving up a big pan full of eggs on the weekends, this is our go to side dish. 

Why serve up a plain old breakfast potato when you can pack a similar side dish with tons more flavor and nutrients? This recipe is a great way to get your picky eaters to get more healthy foods in them.

And, if you like easy meal prep ideas, you can make this ahead on the weekend for a warm breakfast all week long. You can then store it in individual servings sizes so your family can grab, heat and eat.

I love a good breakfast packed with sausage and veggies, if you do too make sure to try our breakfast burrito casserole or our sausage and spinach crustless quiche.

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ingredients for Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes – Look for sweet potatoes that have intact skins with minimal or no bruising of soft spots.
  • Bell pepper – We used a mix of red and green, but you could use your favorite colors.
  • Onion – A yellow or white onion both work well for this hash.
  • Olive oil Extra virgin or regular olive oil both work.
  • Kosher salt
  • Breakfast sausage – You can use your favorite brand and type. For a healthier sausage, you can use turkey.
Sweet Potato Hash on sheet pan with Jimmy Dean sausage

Instructions

When you are ready to make this delicious recipe, here’s what you need to do.

Step 1 – Prepare the veggies. Before you begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

As it heats, combine the sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and onion in a large bowl. Next, add the olive oil and kosher salt and toss all ingredients in the bowl until the oil lightly coats everything.

Step 2 – Fill and bake. Once the ingredients are well combined, place the sweet potato mixture on a sheet pan and then place the pan in the oven to cook for 15 minutes. 

After 15 minutes, remove the tray from the oven and use a teaspoon or other small spoon to portion out the breakfast sausage. Scatter it over the hash and then continue baking for 15 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and serve hot from the oven with your favorite breakfast foods. Scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, toast, and sausage links all go great alongside this hash!

sheet pan Sweet Potato Hash meal

Are Sweet Potatoes for Breakfast Healthy?

Sweet potatoes are packed full of nutrients. People often consider them a super food because they contain a lot of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. 

You can make this breakfast even healthier by using turkey sausage instead of regular sausage. You could also skip the sausage altogether and add eggs instead.

Other Items You Can Add 

You can add other ingredients to make the hash a more complete breakfast or brunch food. Some our favorites include:

  • Eggs – Add the eggs when the hash has fully cooked. Remove it from the oven and make 4 wells or indentations in the hash to hold the eggs. Crack 4 eggs into each well and then gently place the baking sheet back into the oven. Allow the eggs to continue baking until the egg whites are set. Serve immediately. 
  • Ham – You can mix the ham in with the hash in the beginning or serve ham steaks on the side.
  • Cheese – We love adding cheddar, goat cheese, or swiss on top in the last 10 minutes of baking. 

How to Store It 

To store, place the hash in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

To reheat, place it in a skillet and warm over medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can heat in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or until warmed through.

Sweet Potato Hash with peppers and sausage

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash is a healthy breakfast dish made with perfectly cooked sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and sausage.
Sweet Potato Hash with peppers
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4.34 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Sweet potatoes, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 10 ounces Bell pepper, mix of red and green
  • 3 ounces Onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 5 ounces Breakfast sausage

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine the sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and onion.
  • Add the olive oil and kosher salt and toss all ingredients in the bowl until the oil lightly coats everything.
  • Place the sweet potato mixture on a sheet pan and then place the pan in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes remove from the oven and use a teaspoon to portion out the breakfast sausage, scattering it over the hash.
  • Continue baking for 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 7ounces, Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 873mg, Potassium: 651mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 18334IU, Vitamin C: 95mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato hash