Sweet Potato Hash – A simple breakfast meal made with sweet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, ground chicken, and spices. Savory-sweet, so easy to make and incredibly delicious! It looks like a lot of effort, but it’s really easy!!
Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet Potato Hash is one of the easiest meals to make, especially when you want something quick, tasty and filling plus everything cooks in one pan! This is one recipe my whole family loves so much and I also pack it to school for my kids for their lunch. They always can’t have enough of it!
They have such a sweet flavor on their own so there is no need to add brown sugar or honey. Also, this recipe is very adaptable, I did use all ground chicken in this recipe but I’ve also used ground beef (so good), you can use sausage if you like.
How to season sweet potato hash?
This sweet potato recipe does not require honey or sugar, the seasoning used here perfectly complements the sweet taste of the sweet potatoes making it more of sweet and savory-and since sweet potatoes are naturally sweet a little seasoning is needed to make it flavorful.
For this recipe I used:
- Smoked Paprika
- Black pepper
Trust me, overloading the potatoes with too many spices will ruin its taste.
How to make sweet potato breakfast hash
- Peel and cut the Potatoes – Peeling the potato is optional. If you choose not to peel it, simply wash the skin thoroughly and cut into about a half-inch thickness.
- Brown the ground chicken – Coat the pan with some oil for better browning and use a wooden spoon to break the meat into smaller pieces. Let it brown for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Cook the Potatoes – Go ahead and cook the sweet potatoes till tender. Add the vegetables and ground chicken.
- Serve hot as is or with avocado or any desired accompaniment.
Watch how it’s made:
What type of sweet potatoes should I use?
Any variety of sweet potato can be used: white, red, purple. All works just well.
Should I peel my Sweet Potatoes?
Honestly, this is totally up to you. Personally, I like to peel my own sweet potatoes though I know the skin is just as nutritious as the potato itself but I just prefer peeling it. If you choose not to peel yours, make sure the skin is properly washed before cooking it.
Is sweet potato hash healthy?
Yes! It’s not only healthy but it’s super delicious.
You can also make this sweet potato hash with:
- ground beef
or simply make it a vegetarian meal by omitting the meat.
- I used ground chicken in this recipe, however, ground beef, ground turkey or sausage meat can also be used.
- Non-stick pan or cast iron pan works well for this recipe. You can still use a regular pan but you will need to use more oil in order to save the potatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Sweet Potato Hash
- 3 lb sweet potatoes
- 2 to 4 tbsp olive oil divided
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 cup bell peppers red, yellow, green
- 1 Tsp Paprika
- 1/4 cup green onions optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- black pepper to taste
- salt to taste to taste
- Peel and cut the potatoes into fairly equal size—about a half-inch thickness. Rinse, drain, and set aside.
- Preheat two tablespoons of oil and add onions. Cook till onions become translucent. About 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the ground chicken and use a wooden spoon to break into smaller pieces. Once well broken, add the salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, and a bit of water.
- Cook on medium-high heat for another 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove ground chicken from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add another two tablespoons of oil. Add the sweet potatoes and season with salt, black pepper, and paprika skillet.
- Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes interval until potatoes become tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. You can add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil, if needed, to prevent the sweet potatoes from burning.
- Stir in the bell pepper. Cook for another two minutes and stir in the ground chicken.
- Sprinkle some green onions, parsley or cilantro over it if desired and serve hot.
If you make this Sweet Potato Hash, I’d love to see pictures of your creations on Instagram or Facebook. #cheflolaskitchen