Sweet Potato Hash Recipe - Dr. Axe

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Sweet potato hash - Dr. Axe

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!

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!

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?

Most importantly, sweet potatoes are sweeter than regular potatoes, perfect for breakfast or a dinner with a little extra zest.

Other Key Ingredients

In addition to heart-healthy, immune-boosting, antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, this sweet potato breakfast hash packs a nutritious punch. Here are the other healthy ingredients that headline this recipe:

  • Avocado oil: Cooking with a natural healthy fat is better than using refined oils, and few cooking oils are better than avocado oil. It can help with blood pressure, arthritis symptoms, skin issues and heart health.
  • Bell peppers: Rich in vitamins C, A and B6, bell peppers are great for supporting immunity and skin health.
  • Eggs: The eggs are options, but if you do make this a sweet potato hash with eggs recipe, you get an extra boost of protein and up the collagen count.
Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash

The best part about sweet potato hash, of course, is making and eating it!

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 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!

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.

Sweet Potato Hash - Dr. Axe

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Sweet potato hash - Dr. Axe

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For being incredibly easy to prepare, sweet potato hash really packs a punch. It’s made with potatoes, veggies, herbs and optional toppings.


  • 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


  • one pasture-raised egg, cooked any style
  • fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce


  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.


  • Feel free to add the meat of your choosing, such as turkey bacon, to top this recipe off.
  • To make this recipe vegan, simply skip the egg topping.
  • You can customize this dish to your liking, experimenting with different spices and/or additional veggies.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfasts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 143g
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 5.2g
  • Sodium: 54mg
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.4g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

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  1. Sandra on

    I can’t get this recipe to pin to my Pinterest board. I have tried a couple of ways but it has not worked. Do you have any suggestions that may help?

  2. Penny on

    Every item in this recipe is a favorite of mine. What a win/win!!!
    Isn’t it terrific that healthy foods are so delicious?
    Thank you.

  3. Nikki on

    Such an easy and delicious dish to make! I didn’t have hot sauce on hand, so I added a little chili powder to the seasoning. DELICIOUS!

  4. Dr. Josh Axe on

    Hi BettyLou, the print button on my site will not print the photo to help people save ink. You can try printing the entire page or taking a screenshot with the photo and recipe card to print that. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I hope this helps.

  5. Doris Hart on

    Thank you so very much for the recipies. You are changing the American diet! Thank you for all of your wonderful videos which are wonderful hatting. You are so appreciated!!! You exchange in abundance! Your cup runneth over!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Giovanni, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the sweet potato hash. Here is an article on foods that are good for a healthy brain: https://draxe.com/nutrition/15-brain-foods-to-boost-focus-and-memory/. I hope this helps!

  8. 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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