Sweet Potato Hash is a hearty, nutritious, and delicious breakfast that has proven to be a real crowd-pleaser.
Imagine a big plate with soft sweet potatoes, tasty ham, and onions. It's topped off with a sunny-side-up egg cooked just right.
Perfect as a post-Thanksgiving breakfast but equally delicious all year long. This recipe is packed with bold, savory, and tangy flavors, perfect for getting the day off to a great start. And it'll keep everybody fueled for hours.
A classic hash is made with potatoes, meat, and veggies tossed together, typically fried or baked. What is said to have humbly started as a great way of using up leftovers is now a well-loved all-day breakfast favorite!
Adding sunny side up or fried eggs turns this dish into a protein powerhouse. It's great for lazy weekends or a quick and easy dinner.
Why This Sweet Potato Hash Recipe Works
EASE - This is a super easy recipe to cook and makes putting a tasty breakfast on the table so much more fun. You'll have this Sweet Potato Hash plated in less than 30 minutes!
SIMPLE - This sweet potato breakfast hash recipe uses simple 7 ingredients that do not require a trip to the grocery store.
CUSTOMIZABLE - Don't hold back on using whatever veggies you like to add. Or those that need to be used up before they spoil.
HEALTHY - Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
SWEET POTATOES - Look for red-skinned potatoes because they are moister compared to the white and purple varieties. Look for medium sweet potatoes. They are sweeter and more flavorful than large and oversized ones. To speed up the cooking process, dice them into small pieces.
HAM - This is a great source of extra protein, making this dish more filling and savory.
ONION - Sautéed white onions add a sweet, caramelized flavor to the dish.
OLIVE OIL - A healthy oil for a healthy breakfast! Use a good variety of extra virgin oil for the best results.
MUSTARD - Dijon mustard and its sharp and robust flavor will instantly brighten the dish and give it a deliciously tangy taste.
WATERCRESS- This herb is fresh and peppery and works really well with mustard and sweet potatoes. You can skip it, but if you want the full-flavor experience, I highly recommend it.
EGGS - You can make it any way you like it. This sweet potato hash recipe is perfect with sunny-side eggs on top!
Variations and Additions
VEGETABLES - Add red bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions, fresh parsley, cilantro, celery, kale, and corn, among other things. Just make sure to chop them into small pieces.
PROTEIN - Aside from ham, you can also use savory sausages like chicken sausage or breakfast sausage. If you have leftover turkey or ham from Thanksgiving, use them the next day by making this hearty sweet potato hash!
SPICES like onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, or chili powder add a delicious flavor to the sweet potato mixture.
How To Make Sweet Potato Hash
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- In a skillet, heat olive oil and cook sweet potatoes for 5 minutes.
- Add ham, onion, and mustard, then cook for 10 more minutes.
- Flip ingredients, lower heat, and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
- Stir in watercress, season, and top with sunny-side-up eggs.
Recipe Success Tips
CHOP the sweet potatoes and ham into equal sizes so they cook evenly. If you dice them smaller, they'll cook a little faster.
FAMILY STYLE - My favorite breakfast foods are always served family-style. To do that for the recipe, transfer the cooked eggs into the skillet, make small molds for the eggs, and serve and serve in the skillet.
STORE - To keep this dish tasting fresh, place it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. It should stay good for up to 3 days.
FREEZE - I wouldn't recommend freezing this dish. The texture of the cooked sweet potatoes and eggs won't hold up well when thawed.
REHEAT - If you want to reheat leftovers, pop them in the microwave on low heat for about 1-2 minutes. Just make sure to check the temperature so it heats evenly.
SIDES - Toasted bread makes a great sidekick for this dish. It's perfect for sopping up any flavorful bits left on your plate.
DRINKS - To quench your thirst and complement the meal, consider a glass of fresh orange juice. It's light and refreshing, making it a perfect pairing.
SPECIAL TOUCH - For those who like a creamy texture, adding a small dollop of sour cream on top can make the dish even more enjoyable.
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Sweet Potato Hash
- Heat a large skillet on medium-high and add some olive oil. Add the diced sweet potatoes, cover the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the diced ham, onion, and mustard. Cover the skillet again and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the skillet lid and flip the ingredients. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, uncovered.
- Stir in the watercress and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- In a separate pan, cook the eggs sunny-side up. Place the eggs into the skillet with the hash and serve family style.