Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

What’s easy to prepare ahead of time, super healthy and works as a healthy breakfast or dinner? This nutrition-rich sweet potato hash!

For being incredibly easy to prepare, hash really packs a punch. It’s essentially a dish made from diced or cubed potatoes, veggies, herbs and even meat — turkey bacon makes a tasty addition. If you want to get really fancy, you can grate the potatoes, like homemade hash browns, but I love the simplicity of just chopping and cooking.

The best part about breakfast hash recipes is that they’re super easy to customize to your family’s tastes or what’s in the refrigerator. In my opinion, as long as you have garlic and onions, you really can’t go wrong!

Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

Why Sweet Potatoes Beat Regular Potatoes

That said, this sweet potato hash recipe is my preferred way of making potato hash. For starters, I love swapping regular potatoes for sweet potatoes. They’re a strong anti-inflammatory ingredient and low on the glycemic scale.

Sweet potato recipes are also absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals. When it comes to vitamin A, for instance, you’ll get nearly 700 percent of your recommended daily value!

Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

The high amount of beta carotene in sweet potatoes is also terrific for your skin, keeping it looking young and fresh — plus, it helps minimize wrinkles. Can we say miracle worker? And most importantly, sweet potatoes are sweeter than regular potatoes, perfect for breakfast or a dinner with a little extra zest.

Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash

But the best part about sweet potato hash is making and eating it!

So start by preheating the oven to 350F. In the meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add all the ingredients to the tray, using your hands to toss in the avocado oil until well combined. One less dish to wash!

Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

Next, cook all the ingredients for 30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. That’s your sign this potato hash recipe is done.

Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

Add the sweet potato hash to a plate, top with egg (extra protein, yum!), cilantro and hot sauce.


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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3–4

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • Toppings:
  • one pasture-raised egg, cooked any style
  • fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and add all the ingredients, using your hands to toss in the oil until well combined.
  3. Cook for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Add to a plate, top with egg, cilantro and hot sauce.

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16 Comments

  1. Jackie on

    Wouldn’t it be better served and cooked in a way that the starch is undigested starch. I love sweet potatoes thank you for this great idea.

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    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Kelly, right now the best option is probably to copy and paste the recipe into a document and print from there. I am currently working on making printable versions of all of the recipes for your convenience. Be sure to look out for this in the future!

      Reply
  2. Leigh Riley on

    I have been trying to eat healthier lately so I am experimenting in the kitchen with all sorts of foods, spices & herbs. I had a left over baked sweet potato the other day so I popped that baby in a bag & put it in the freezer. Pulled it out , cut it up, skin & all (since there is so many vitamins in the skin) mixed it with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & little coffee creamer & a small cup of Chai Tea. Put it in my NutriBullet to mash it up. Heaven Bound!!!! Even my better half liked it. Been mixing spinach, kale, fruits, veggies, greek yogurt, peanut butter (for added protein) & drinking a lot of my foods. I also use Super Greens or Super Protein mix in the smoothies. I had a gastric bypass several years ago & I still have trouble getting all the nutrients I need so smoothies really help me. I have lost from 350 lbs down to 115 lbs but bounce between 115-130 so I need to get better control. Any help or ideas would be of great advice.
    Thanks

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    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Leigh, these all sound like great recipes you’ve come up with! I am so happy to hear that you are having success in your health journey. Blessings to you and yours!

      Reply
  3. Jim B on

    Now wait a minute,,, but first thanks for the idea, sounds great.
    I have issues with coconut oil. Unrefined, un processed, pressed and not pasteurized coconut oil is Really GOOD for you. However pasturizing or cooking ANYTHING creates rancid fats, especially coconut oil. Goes from a super food to a super bad food. What’s the deal?

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  4. Anna Chapman on

    Most helpful nutritional website I have come across. Clear, passionate and really beautifully organized.

    Thank you so much for the great effort put into this!

    Reply

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