Breakfast

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with fresh chicken sausage, cilantro and a sprinkle of queso fresco is sure to become a family favorite!Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

This post is part of a collaboration with First Fresh Chicken Sausage. All opinions are my own.

Sweet Potato Love

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. They have so many delicious applications and can easily be used for just about any meal of the day. You can almost always find a bag of them in my kitchen (thank you Trader Joes for always stocking reasonably priced sweet potatoes!).

I’ve been wanting to play around with creating a hash lately, and I just love how pretty it is when it is cooked with an egg. It’s kinda like those recipes where they cut a whole in a piece of bread for an egg, just with sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

 Sweet Potato Breakfast HashOne Pan Goodness

You gotta love a dish that doesn’t make a mess in the kitchen. One of my favorite parts of this dish is that it all is cooked in one pan.

I started with the new First Fresh Chicken Sausage Maple Breakfast Sausage Links. I just popped them out of their casing (which is pork free, in case your wondering) and fried it up in my cast iron skillet. The maple in the sausage isn’t overpowering at all. Adds just a slight bit of sweetness. There isn’t a lot of grease because First Fresh uses white meat, but it was just enough to brown my potatoes in and add a lot of flavors!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Brinner Anyone?

On top of being perfect for breakfast, this Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash is perfect for dinner! I love topping it with a little bit of queso fresco for that salty bite and some cilantro for an added flavor profile. Feel free to add in some peppers, I’m sure they would taste great, but I just don’t like them.

While this dish is super easy, do make sure your potatoes are cooked before adding the eggs. They don’t take very long to set, especially depending on how runny you like them.

Another important tip: Do not grab the handle of your cast iron pan. Even when you are sauteeing on the stove, the whole pan gets hot. They make these fancy little covers. After the second degree burns I received last Valentine’s Day while using my cast iron skillet, I strongly suggest investing in them. I may be the only one who will admit to a mistake like that, but I am sure others have done it!

I hope you enjoy this Sweet Potato Hash! If your looking for more great potato hashes, you got to try the SouthWestern Sweet Potato Hash with Cilantro Pesto from A MindFull Mom, yum! Let me know in the comments what your favorite breakfast dish is!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
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  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, diced (about 3 medium ones)
  • 1 package breakfast sausage (I like First Fresh)
  • 4 eggs
  • Cilantro
  • Queso Fresco
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Brown sausage in cast iron skillet.
  2. Remove Sausage and set aside.
  3. Add diced sweet potatoes.
  4. Salt and pepper sweet potatoes.
  5. Brown in skillet for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Place skillet in 400 degree oven.
  7. Cook potatoes for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Test for doneness, if not done, cook for 10 minutes and then recheck.
  9. Mix sausage into potatoes.
  10. Make four holes.
  11. Crack one egg into each hole.
  12. Place back in oven and cook until egg is desired doneness.
  13. Top with cilantro and queso fresco.

If you don't have a cast iron skillet you can roast the potatoes on a sheet pan and combine it all in a skillet on top of the stove. Make the four holes and crack in the eggs. Cover and cook until eggs are desired doneness.

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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    March 1, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I really love sweet potatoes so don’t know why I didn’t think to put them in a breakfast hash. Great idea 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily
    February 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I love eating sweet potato for breakfast- it is so filling but still feels healthy. This hash looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    February 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I love sweet potatoes! What a great idea to use them in a breakfast hash– they’re the best!!

  • Reply
    Lisa Bryan
    February 15, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I’m totally a brunch and brinner gal – the more breakfast (all the time) the better! And breakfast hash is always better with sweet potato. This looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    February 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Such a hearty and healthy breakfast. Not to mention delicious! Love the eggs on top.

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    February 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I am definitely going to try this with veggie sausages. Would be great for a late Sunday breakfast.

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    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    February 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

    This is my kind of breakfast! Great recipe! We make a very similar dish and eat it also for dinner. So filling and delicious!

  • Reply
    Alisa Fleming
    February 15, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I really need to get back into making hashes like this. They’re so easy and always so flavorful. Plus a great way to take a grain break.

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    February 15, 2017 at 9:26 am

    This would make a great brunch dish, hearty but healthy too!

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    February 15, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Great recipe for a perfect stat of the day, Amanda! I love sweet potatoes and now with your recipe I can start my day with something I really enjoy.

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    February 15, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I love any sort of hash, such a delicious and filling way to start the day. Sweet potatoes and chicken sausage sound like the perfect combo!

  • Reply
    Rochelle
    February 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I have never thought to add sweet potatoes into my breakfast before. This looks so delicious!

    With Love Rochelle

  • Reply
    Elizabeth DiBurro
    February 14, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I’d order this is a restaurant! Looks and sounds delicious!

  • Reply
    Jaclyn Quinones
    February 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I love sweet potato hash! This looks so good!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks, it was so delicious!

  • Reply
    Kelly @ TastingPage
    February 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I can never get enough sweet potatoes in my life. Looks like a great way to start the day!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites as well!

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    Nicole Dawson
    February 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Hash is a perfect meal for brinner! Love how added the queso.

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      The queso is key!

  • Reply
    Megan
    February 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Everyone keeps telling me sweet potatoes and eggs are the best combo. I guess I really need to try it. Love the addition of sausage too!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      They make a great combo!

  • Reply
    Krysten
    February 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    This is perfect for an at home brunch! I love making hash, it’s so fun and gorgeous. I especially love your sweet potato hash, that orange from the sweet potato really makes the dish pop!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks! It would be a perfect brunch dish!

  • Reply
    Harmony, Momma To Go
    February 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I have been making sweet pot hash browns for breakfast, they are so good, I will have to try this!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Sweet potato hash browns sound fantastic!

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    Mamaguru
    February 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Yum! I’m a vegetarian, so i’d probaly swap out meat for black beans which would be great with the sweet potatoes!

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    Clarissa
    February 14, 2017 at 11:38 am

    YUM! Breakfast is my absolutely my favorite meal (so there’s alot of Brinners in my house too!) and we just went Paleo so I’m always on the hunt for meals like this! <3 Pinning!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      It’s a great paleo style dish and First Fresh Chicken Sausage is paleo friendly!

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    kirstin morabito
    February 14, 2017 at 9:30 am

    This is right up my alley! The flavors of this combined must be out of this world.

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      It’s delicious!

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    lauren
    February 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Love a good hash and with queso fresco on top you just can’t go wrong!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Queso Fresco is my weakness!

  • Reply
    Lucy
    February 14, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Looks delicious. I love sweet potatoes too.

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 14, 2017 at 6:29 am

    What a great savory breakfast idea.

  • Reply
    Chandice
    February 13, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    What a delicious way to start the day!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 13, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks! It is yummy!

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    Laura | Petite Allergy Treats
    February 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Love how you made this healthier with chicken sausage! This could totally be a brinner-winner!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      It totally is!

  • Reply
    Alexa
    February 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    I love a good hash! And sweet potato goes so well with breakfast sausage. I can never be reminded often enough to not grab the cast iron handle without a hot pad. Too many times I have reached into the stove, seen a handle and grabbed it! Ack! Not good 🙂

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Last year’s Valentine’s Day steaks turned into second degree burns and a trip to home depot for an aloe plant 🙂

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    February 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I love sweet potato hash! Great recipe.

    • Reply
      Amanda
      February 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks! Super easy, but so yummy!

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