Sweet Potato Hash Browns - Dr. Axe

Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe

Sweet potato hash browns recipe - Dr. Axe

Though I tend to avoid starchy carbohydrates, sweet potatoes are one of my favorite exceptions. This orange root vegetable ranks low on the glycemic index, making it a viable option for diabetics and others watching their blood sugar levels. Not only that, but sweet potatoes are loaded with potassium, vitamins and antioxidants, including vitamin A.

If your familiarity with sweet potatoes is limited to roasting them or eating them as a Thanksgiving side dish, you’re in for a treat with my easy sweet potato hash browns recipe. A delicious, healthy alternative to traditional greasy potato hash browns, these sweet potato hash browns are an excellent breakfast dish.

Served solo or alongside eggs and beef or turkey bacon, it’s a tasty way to kick off your day with nutrients. Let’s do it!

Nutrition Facts

One serving of these delicious sweet potato hash browns contains 188 calories. Macros are 32 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein.

Because of the sweet potato ingredient, this recipe is extremely high in vitamin A. One serving provides 21,491 IU of vitamin A, which is a whopping 921 percent of your daily value requirement.

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash Browns

This recipe really isn’t hard to make at all. You’re going to be using raw — not roasted — sweet potatoes, which really cuts down on overall recipe time. Once you have your potatoes grated in a bowl, you basically just combine all of the ingredients on the stovetop and to finish it off, give it a little time in the oven to create a roasted sweet potato finish that is crispy and absolutely delicious.

Start by peeling and grating two pounds of sweet potatoes. If possible, check out your local farmer’s market for fresh, organic varieties.

After peeling, use a grater to create sweet potato shreds. Look at that terrific orange color!

Sweet potato hash browns step 1 - Dr. Axe

Toss in your chopped onion and garlic cloves and, of course, those finely grated sweet potatoes into a heated skillet with two tablespoons of coconut oil or ghee. Don’t forget to season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Sauté all the fixings for 10 to 15 minutes on the stovetop, until the potatoes are tender and the onions are translucent.

Sweet potato hash browns step 2 - Dr. Axe

Transfer the mixture to a baking pan and brush with an egg wash.

Sweet potato hash browns step 3 - Dr. Axe

Pop it in the broiler for about five minutes, or until the potatoes have reached your desired crispiness.

Sweet potato hash browns recipe - Dr. Axe

See how easy this sweet potato hash brown recipe is? Try it on a leisurely weekend to enjoy with the family.

Accompanying Breakfast Dishes

Wondering what else you can serve along with these hash browns for a really satisfying and savory breakfast? You actually have a lot of options! Here are just some of the healthy breakfast items you may want to consider:

Other Sweet Potato Recipes

Looking for more sweet potato recipes to try out? Here are some to get you started:

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Most hash browns are made with white potatoes and canola oil. Up the nutrients and good health by using sweet potatoes, healthy fats plus onion and garlic. These will be a hit!


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (approximately 6 medium-sized), peeled and grated
  • egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the coconut oil and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Stir for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic and grated sweet potatoes.
  3. Sauté for 10–15 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and onions are translucent.
  4. Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a baking pan and brush with the egg wash.
  5. Broil on the top rack in the oven for five minutes, or until potatoes have reached your desired crispiness. They should be just a little browned on top.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Breakfasts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving (183 g)
  • Calories: 188
  • Sugar: 7.1 g
  • Sodium: 191 mg (13% DV)
  • Fat: 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.5 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg

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  1. MONA G on

    Hi Dr Josh
    Mona from the UK! looks good, hope to try, wish there was a vid? but nice wholesome few ingredts make it easier to want to make. thank u!

  2. Rychelle on

    I am wondering if I might use this recipe as a pie crust for a quiche…? I think I’ll give it a try! Your recipe looks golden delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  3. Judy on

    There is a free health site called Sparkpeople that I find very helpful – you can enter recipes (don’t share others published work) and enter number of serving and bang all of the nutrition info is there for you – And if you save the recipe there, you’ll always be able to find it. Also if you decide to add ham one day just bring up the recipe do a quick modification and you get the new nutrient info

  4. Nanny on

    I love sweet potatoes also. My favorite way to fix them is oven roasted. I cut sweet potatoes, onions, and zucchini into cubes and spread out on a 9 x 13 pan. I spray with coconut oil and a seasoning mixture. I bake at 400 for 30 – 40 minutes.

  5. Angelina Copenhaver on

    I think it’s pretty simple to count the carbs if you use the carb counting book from The Calorie King.
    My son has type 1 diabetes and this book is great for us. I’m going to help out with this as best I can.
    One clove of garlic is about 1 carb,
    one small onion about 7 carbs,
    1 medium sweet potato about 24 carbs.
    The book doesn’t have everything but it has allot including eating out which has been very helpful for our family, and we calculate insulin according to this and have always been spot on.
    Hope that helps:0)

  6. Amelia on

    A broiler is another name for GRILL. I always say broiler and am not an American( U.S. that is . ) I am Canadian;

    Another meaning for broiler is a chicken for frying or “grilling’.

    I am rarely without sweet potatoes buy them in a big bag and bake, make fries, steam or boil them. Good in soup or stew but watch as they cook up faster than carrots and other root vegetables.

    • Keith A Greene on

      A broiler is the broiler setting on your oven. In an electric oven, there is a Brooke coil at the top on the inside of the oven. It’s used for toasting things and browning things. On a gas oven, it’s most likely UNDER the main oven…. A drawer type thing to slide your pan into to brown the items.

  7. Kathryn on

    I thought I was clever making my own sweet potato hash a while back and then I see your recipe! Can’t wait to try your version. Love your work Dr Axe! Would love to meet you someday!

  8. Kathy on

    I want to say THANK YOU Dr. Axe for all the beautiful recipes and beautiful pictures of your recipes your site offers so much for someone like myself that really needs help. I appreciate it, also I’ve made this recipe and it is very tasty along with the Macaroons which are also very tasty, I appreciate that your recipes use ingredients and cooking methods are readily available and easy to prepare along with being very tasty. Thank you.

  9. Elaine Kinney on

    Wish your recipes included nutritional information. As someone counting carbs a recipe without knowing the carb content is useless!!


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