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Easy Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash Recipe

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Looking for a tasty way to start your day? Getting bored of toast and bowls of cereal? This glorious breakfast hash recipe is for you! It’s quick, it’s healthy, and it’s absolutely the perfect fuel to get you through the day! Want to learn how easy it is to make sweet potato breakfast hash? Read on…

Close up of sweet potato breakfast hash in a frying pan

Easy breakfast hash

First thing in the morning, I’m a bit like a cave woman. ‘Grunt grunt ug’ and so on. I’m not great at dealing with other people, or anything too challenging until I’ve been fed and watered. Can you relate?

Even in this state, I’d say we can cope with a little bit of chopping and frying can’t we? Especially when it results in this amazing sweet potato breakfast hash! It’s super quick, super healthy and a fantastic way to start your day.

Breakfast potato hash is really versatile too. You can throw in whatever leftover veggies you have, you can change up the flavour by adding some store cupboard herbs and spices. In fact, you could even have it as a midweek meal!

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Here is what you will need to serve 2. (Easily doubled.)

  • 1 Large or 2 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Red Pepper
  • 2 x Spring Onions
  • 1 x Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 x Eggs

Essential Equipment

  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Large Non Stick Frying Pan with a Lid
  • Spatula


First, let’s prep your ingredients. Using a chopping board and sharp knife, peel and cube the sweet potatoes (1 large or 2 small). Deseed and chop the red pepper (1/2). Slice the spring onions (x 2) and finely chop the garlic (1 x clove).

Now we’re ready to get cracking! Heat a large, non stick frying pan over a medium heat.

Then add in the oil (1 tbsp), swill it around the pan, and throw in the sweet potato cubes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Cubed sweet potato frying in a pan

Add in the red pepper and a good helping of salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly with a spatula, and add a little more oil if needed. Then pop the lid on and cook for 3 minutes.

Next, add in the spring onions and the garlic.

Sweet potato, pepper, spring onion and garlic in a saucepan

Then give it another stir, make 2 wells in the middle, and crack the eggs (x 2) into them. Reduce the heat to low.

Eggs cooking over sweet potato hash in a pan

Finally, put the lid back on and cook for around 3-4 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked but the yolks are still runny.

Divide between 2 plates and serve immediately.

Sweet potato breakfast has with eggs in a pan

Sweet potato breakfast hash variations

There are lots of ways you can switch up the flavour in a potato hash recipe! Here are just a few:

  • Add herbs and/or spices from your cupboard. Think cumin, paprika, turmeric, oregano, Italian herbs etc
  • You could add chopped fresh herbs just before serving for a more vibrant flavour.
  • Change up the vegetables. You could use courgette, sweetcorn, peas or tomato.
  • Add leftover chicken for added protein.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash - Printable Recipe

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash - Printable Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Quick, healthy, cheap and absolutely delicious. This glorious sweet potato breakfast hash is the perfect way to fuel your day!


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large or 2 Small Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced into cubes
  • 1/2 Red Pepper, deseeded and diced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 x Spring Onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 x Garlic Clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 x Eggs

Essential Equipment

  • Large Non Stick Frying Pan with a Lid
  • Spatula


  1. Heat your pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the oil and swill it around the pan. Add the sweet potato cubes and fry for 2-3 mins.
  2. Add the red pepper and some salt and pepper. Stir well then cover with a lid and cook for a further 3 mins. Then add the spring onion, garlic and more salt and pepper if needed.
  3. Make 2 wells in the centre and crack an egg into each one. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. Place the lid back on top and cook for approx 3-4 minutes. Until the yolks are perfectly runny and the whites are cooked through. Serve immediately.


See the main post for a more detailed, step by step picture recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 4.5gProtein: 8g

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About Emma Mason

Emma is a professional blogger. Utilising over 20 years of cooking experience, she’s passionate about making your life easier, one recipe at a time! Drawing on her 12+ year background in recipe research and development, photography, copy writing and marketing, Emma has turned into a successful career. Known as ‘the organisation queen’ among friends, she is passionate about creating easy to follow recipes that anyone can follow and enjoy. She lives in Nottingham (UK) with her husband, daughter and 2 naughty cats. In her spare time she can be found reading a good book, training at the dojo preparing for her black belt grading, or dreaming up the next crazy colour combo for her hair!

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The A-Way! // Amanda

Friday 28th of August 2015

Great - I will try this in the weekend! :) Have a great one! Amanda //

Miss KitchenMason

Friday 28th of August 2015

Fantastic! Let me know how you get on :)

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