If you haven’t tried sausage and sweet potato hash, you are going to be pleasantly surprised! And if you haven’t had it for breakfast, you’ll be shocked at how amazing it tastes! It’s perfect to eat anytime of the day. I like to make it for breakfast, then we’ll have leftovers for lunch with maybe a salad, or as wonderful side dish for dinner! White potatoes are pretty tasty in this recipe too. Just sayin’ . . .
Use whatever kind of sausage you like. I have made this sausage and sweet potato hash with sliced smoked sausage, breakfast sausage links and “Little Smokies” cocktail sausages. I’ve also used ham cubes in place of sausage.
Paleo and Whole30 option: If going Whole 30, substitute coconut oil for the vegetable oil, and use sugar free ground sausage, browned and cooked through.
I keep bags of sliced bell pepper and onion strips in the freezer, which makes for a huge timesaver, or I’ll use two of my omelet packs which have the sausage or ham already in them. Since the sausage is already cut up in the omelet packs, I just cook it with the sweet potatoes.
Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash
This recipe makes enough for about 4 servings.
- about 12 oz sausage (smoked sausage slices, breakfast links, Little Smokies)
- 3 cups diced sweet potatoes (cut in about 3/4″ squares)
- a few shakes of salt and pepper
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cups bell pepper strips
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- Optional: 4 eggs
- Cook sausage according to package directions. Remove cooked sausage to a paper towel to drain. Cut into 1/2″ slices.
- Cook the sweet potatoes with the water, salt and pepper in a covered large skillet on medium-high heat for 6 – 7 minutes. Do not drain if there is any water left in the skillet.
- Stir in the vegetable oil, bell pepper and onion. Put the cover back on and then continue cooking for 2 -3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Turn the heat off.
- Stir in the cooked sausage. (Cover with the lid and let sit, if preparing eggs in another skillet)
- If serving with eggs, prepare the eggs in another skillet. Alternatively, you can crack the eggs onto the top of the skillet of hash, and then put the entire skillet in the 400 degree oven to bake the eggs to preference, about 10-15 minutes
If you want to kick it up a notch, sprinkle a little shredded on top of the sausage and sweet potato hash, and then add a few jalapeno slices.