Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Simple ingredients cooked in delicious ways: That's what this Sweet Potato Hash is all about. Your new favorite breakfast, brunch, and dinner!

My friend Becca is one of those people who makes you LEAP at a dinner invitation.

Her food is always simple yet inspired, and so delicious, you don't even have a sufficient superlative with which to praise her. She creates her masterpieces with whole, unprocessed foods, and I find myself wanting to emulate her lifestyle every time I leave her house.

Simple ingredients cooked in delicious ways: That's what this Sweet Potato Hash is all about. Your new favorite breakfast, brunch, and dinner!

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Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Red Peppers is one of her dishes, and it truly embodies her cooking style and everything I love about her food.

My husband Jim has his own way of describing Becca's cooking: "I think she uses Black Magic. Somehow, she is able to take something like red peppers, which I hate, and transform them in her Sweet Potato Hash, which I cannot stop eating."

All of her cooking is like this. When you try to crack the code, you discover that she is using the very best ingredients she can find and cooking them in simple, yet delicious, ways.

Warning: There will be bacon.

Simple ingredients cooked in delicious ways: That's what this Sweet Potato Hash is all about. Your new favorite breakfast, brunch, and dinner!

Fry some bacon. Reserve some bacon fat.

Cook vegetables in bacon fat. Cook eggs in reserved bacon fat.

Add a piece of rustic grilled bread. It's all just so delicious. Doesn't that sound delicious?

Season your food often! Season at all the steps and taste as you go. Start with simple, high-quality ingredients, taste as you go, and you'll be amazed at how good your food is!

Simple ingredients cooked in delicious ways: That's what this Sweet Potato Hash is all about. Your new favorite breakfast, brunch, and dinner!

How to make this Sweet Potato Hash Paleo or Whole30:

  1. Use sugar-free bacon (I use Wellshire Paleo Sugar Free Paleo bacon which is sold at Whole Foods).
  2. Omit the bread and butter (obviously).
  3. Fry the eggs in clarified butter or ghee (or reserve some bacon fat after frying the bacon).

How to make this Sweet Potato Hash Gluten Free:

  1. Omit the bread.

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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Simple ingredients cooked in delicious ways: That's what this Sweet Potato Hash is all about. Your new favorite breakfast, brunch, and dinner!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 454kcal

For the sweet potato hash:

  • 8 ounces bacon finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For serving:

  • 1 loaf crusty bread or challah sliced into 8 slices
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 8 large eggs (cook in butter or reserved bacon fat)

To make the hash:

  • In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a napkin-lined plate. Leave bacon fat in the skillet (or reserve a few tablespoons for cooking eggs if desired).
  • Add onion and red pepper. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in sweet potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and the sweet potatoes begin to brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Stir in bacon and thyme to skillet and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with grilled bread and fried eggs if desired.

To serve with fried eggs and grilled bread (optional):

  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spread each slice of bread with 1 teaspoon butter on one side and place butter-side down in the skillet to grill. Heat until lightly golden brown. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm while preparing the eggs.
  • Heat reserved bacon fat or butter in a nonstick skillet and fry eggs to desired doneness. This may be done with all eggs at once or in batches. Season the eggs to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

  1. To make this recipe gluten free, omit the bread.
  2. To make this recipe Paleo or Whole30, use sugar-free bacon and omit the bread. Fry the eggs in clarified butter or ghee (or reserve some bacon fat after frying the bacon).

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal

 

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  1. Laura M

    Do you have any other Becca recipes?

    1. meggan

      Not on the blog…. yet. She sent me her beef stew recipe last year, I need to find it and dig it out. She’s my muse!

  2. Dave

    This sounds awesome. Obrien-style  sweet potatoes. Bacon, bacon grease, bacon fried, and bacon accompanied. That’s as good as it gets!!!

    Perfect timing too. I just cooked three pounds yesterday sous vide (140° for five hours-I had other things to do), then fried just to crisp on the outside with a tender inside.

    Now I’ll get a sweet potato from the bin and make this menu for breakfast tomorrow.  Yum. 5 stars

    1. meggan

      Bacon is gluten free so it must be healthy! ;) You and your sous vide. Apparently all the restaurants have been using those machines for years. They can cook their filets to a perfect rare or medium rare, hold them for hours, then finish them on a flat-top right before serving. But I’m sure you knew that already. PS: What time should I be over for breakfast tomorrow? XOXO

  3. Yum looks so good! I love sweet potato. Tell your friend thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Wow, this sounds amazing! Tell your friend Becca she HAS to start a blog, or, failing that, at least invite me over for dinner. :)5 stars

  5. That sounds like a pretty cool talent your friend Becca has there! Love the sound of this amazing brunch, Meggan. Bet the sweet peppers and potatoes go so beautifully with that bacon. Yum – I bet you grab Becca’s hand off every time she invites you for dinner!5 stars

  6. Jessica @AHappyFoodDance

    Yum – I love sweet potato hash. I’ve never added bacon, Applegate has a delicious roasted red pepper sausage that I always use but now I wanna try bacon!5 stars

  7. The sweet potato idea sounds lovely! Sweet potato is in season here and I can get nice ones cheaply. Great idea to add them into the breakfast. Yes, I need the runny yolk too! :) Happy Friday :)5 stars

  8. Ala Shih

    Just popping in to say hello and send my best wishes!! So glad you’ve still got vibrant, delish dishes on the table :)

  9. Kathleen @ hapanom

    Ooo… I’ve never had sweet potato hash! Mu husband would LOVE this dish – he’s a big fan of sweet potatoes! This looks so delicious and I love the colors!5 stars

  10. Never made sweet potato hash and I wonder why? It looks so delicious and of course healthy! Great recipe :)5 stars

  11. These are the kinds of dishes that make perfect meals: breakfast, lunch or dinner and even as leftovers. I think good, simple cooking can be seen as Black Magic!

  12. Janette @ Culinary Ginger

    If I’m having eggs for breakfast, I have to have potatoes with them. I love the idea of a sweet potato hash because they’re not as starchy as regular potatoes. Great recipe.5 stars

  13. Marissa

    I love all a good potato hash, sweet potato or russet and this looks wonderful. I’m cracking up at your husband’s description of your friend’s cooking as ‘black magic’. :) Thanks for sharing this, Meggan!5 stars

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Marissa! My husband is silly, but he’s definitely right about this recipe tasting magical. :)

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