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Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition and adds a delicious natural sweetness to this recipe. This healthy nutritious and delicious vegetarian dish is easy to make and can serve a side dish or easily transform into a full meal.

The Amazing Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are not only healthy but they are very tasty as well. They have a long shelf life and are a healthier alternative to regular white potatoes. If you are like me sweet potatoes are a staple item in my home. I used them to make desserts like sweet potato pie or sweet potato casserole. I also use them to make breakfast like this sweet potato hast. Sweet potatoes can also be used as a side dish or the main course as in sweet potato fries or baked sweet potatoes. The versatility is not the only amazing thing about sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also very nutritious and offer many health benefits. Check out the blog post-Health Benefits of Sweet potatoes.

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Hash

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time 10-15 Minutes

Total Time: 20-25 Minutes

Recipe makes 4 servings

How to make Sweet Potato Hash


1 large Sweet Potato, Cubed

½ large Onion, diced

½ large green Bell Pepper, diced

2 tbsp of cooking oil

Salt to taste, optional

black pepper to taste.

Cayenne pepper (optional)

*Protein of choice, in the image above poached the sweet and savory hash was served with poached eggs

Work safely

Position pot/pan handles to prevent accidents

Place a shelf liner or damp kitchen towel under cutting boards to prevent slipping

Wash any items immediately after touching raw meat to prevent cross-contamination

Work clean

Keep a kitchen towel close to wiping down

Wipe cutting boards as you go

☐Keep trash can or another disposal nearby


  1. Place 6 cups of water in a large pot, (salt the water to taste, optional) cover pot, and bring to a simmer.

  2. While waiting for the pot to simmer. Wash, peel, and dice sweet potatoes. Add sweet potatoes to a pot of water and turn the burner to low, return the cover to the pot.

  3. Peel and wash onion and bell pepper and dice then add to skillet. Add two tablespoons of cooking oil. Turn the burner on medium heat.

  4. Drain water from sweet potatoes and add sweet potatoes to the onion and bell pepper mixture, (Salt to taste optional), pepper to taste. Optional cayenne pepper can be added if a more spicy dish is desired.

  5. Cover skillet and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes flipping and stirring occasionally.

  6. Once the Potatoes are tender, I remove the lid. Turn burner to low. Do not stir for flip sweet potatoes. Cook an additional 2-4 minutes, this allows for a nice, caramelized crust to develop on the sweet potatoes and onions which I love.

  7. Serve warm as is or pair with your favorite protein of choice. This dish is not only great for breakfast or brunch can be a side dish for dinner.


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