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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

August 30, 2019 (Last Updated: March 21, 2022) by Chris Collins

Start your day the right way with this simple and delicious Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. Beautiful hearty ingredients and absolutely packed with flavour!

This breakfast really is a treat. It’s super easy and requires minimal washing up. Follow me…

overhead shot of sweet potato hash and chorizo served on white plate with avocado slices

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash is truly one of the most glorious things in life. Not much beats crispy sweet potato in a pan. Well, until we add a few other goodies that it. Introducing –

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

If I’m making regular sweet potato hash it’s usually to go alongside something else. I really wanted to develop a recipe that includes sweet potato hash, that’s all in one pan and enough to comfortably feed 4. Taking inspiration from the Shakshuka I uploaded a few weeks ago, I think I succeeded!

Can I use regular potato for this recipe?

This breakfast hash is a little smoky and a little spicy; which blends perfectly with the sweet tones of the sweet potato. White potatoes will work, but you lose out on that gorgeous contrast of flavour that the sweet potato gives you.

How to make Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (quick summary)

  1. Add onion, red pepperjalapeño and garlic to a pan and fry over medium heat.
  2. Add chorizo and black beans.
  3. Remove from pan and drizzle in more oil.
  4. Add diced sweet potato.
  5. Stir in smoked paprika and cumin.
  6. Add chorizo mix.
  7. Make 4 holes.
  8. Crack in eggs and bake.

How to make Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash - 8 step by step photos

Top Tip #1 – Keep the heat at a medium heat throughout and don’t be tempted to crank up the heat! You need the potato to cook and soften before it starts to brown. This could take up to 20mins.

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

For me, the eggs truly make this breakfast. One condition – the yolk HAS to be runny. To achieve this you want to pop the skillet in the oven as soon as the eggs are cracked in. Pop it to a fairly low temp (180C/350F) and bake for 10mins, or until the eggs are JUST set. It’s important to only cook until they’re just about set as they will continue cooking slightly once removed from the oven.

Variations and Subs

  • Egg – You could make the sweet potato hash and the egg separately. For example if you prefer poached or scrambled egg.
  • Chorizo – This could be subbed for bacon or pancetta, but you do miss out on a little flavour.
  • Parsley – Sub for coriander/cilantro if you like it!

closeup shot of egg in sweet potato hash skillet

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash FAQ

Do I have to bake this in the oven?

The alternative is popping a lid on the so the steam cooks the eggs. The only negative to this is you lose out on a little crispiness from the potatoes. Not a deal breaker though, so if your skillet isn’t oven safe then you can do this.

How Spicy is this recipe?

It’s got a very gentle kick of spice; nothing overpowering. If you’re at all wary of spice just reduce the amount of jalapeño.

What can I serve with Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash?

The sweet potato hash itself is pretty hearty, but if you like a little extra something then served with avocado slices/smashed avocado. Oh and a light sprinkling of parsley or coriander/cilantro.

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash shall we?!

dipping chorizo into egg yolk in skillet

How to make a Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet (Full Recipe & Video)

overhead shot of Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash on white plate served with avocado slices

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Start your day the right way with this simple and delicious Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. Beautiful hearty ingredients and absolutely packed with flavour!
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Servings (click & slide): 4
Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: Mexican / Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories per serving: 386kcal
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3

Equipment:

  • 12" Oven Safe Skillet
  • Chopping Board & Sharp Knife
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Bowl

Ingredients (check list):

  • 1lb / 500g Sweet Potato, peeled and diced to small chunks
  • 1/2 can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 3.5oz / 100g Chorizo, diced
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1-2 Fresh Jalapeños, deseeded & finely diced
  • 1 medium Red Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 medium Onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove of Garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tsp EACH: Smoked Paprika, Cumin
  • Olive Oil, as needed (approx 2-3tbsp)
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

To Serve

  • Fresh Parsley or Coriander/Cilantro
  • Avocado Slices or Smashed Avocado

Instructions:

  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a 12" oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper & jalapeno and fry until soft and beginning to brown. Add 1 tsp garlic, fry for a minute longer then add chorizo. Fry for 2-3mins longer, then pour in your beans and heat for another 1-2mins. Season with salt and pepper then pour contents into a bowl, leaving excess fat in the pan.
  • Drizzle in another tbsp of olive oil, then add your sweet potato. Keep on a medium heat and fry until it softens and begins to brown. This could take up to 20mins depending on the size of your sweet potato. Drizzle in more olive oil as needed to stop it drying up too much.
  • Once the sweet potato begins to brown, add 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp cumin and salt & pepper to taste. Fry for another 5 mins until nice and crispy.
  • Stir in your chorizo mix, then with a wooden spoon form 4 holes. Crack in the eggs, then pop the pan in the oven at 180C/350F for 10mins or until the eggs are set. Serve with a sprinkling of parsley or coriander/cilantro and avocado slices/smashed avocado.

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Potato Size - Try and dice them nice and small so they a) cook quicker b) have more of a chance of going crispy. Around 1/4" works great.
b) Pan Heat - It's important to keep the heat at a medium. Don't be tempted to crank up the heat to speed up the process. You need potato the soften first before it starts browning.
c) Spice - I usually add 2 jalapeños because I love spice. If you're not good with spice then feel free to leave them out. The chorizo will already be giving a gentle bit of heat. 
d) Calories - Based on using 2.5 tbsp olive oil, 2 jalapeños and no extras to serve.
*This recipe was originally post in Dec 2018, since then I have updated the photos/video and tweaked the recipe slightly. Delicious before, even more delicious now.

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Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.6g35%
Saturated Fat 6.193g31%
Trans Fat 0.021g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.785g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.44g
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 438mg18%
Potassium 757mg22%
Carbohydrates 30.97g10%
Fiber 5.1g20%
Sugar 7.97g9%
Protein 15.53g31%
Vitamin A 17681IU354%
Vitamin C 79.2mg96%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2.93mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly Deis
    September 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    4 stars
    Smoky but sweet and a great brunch dish.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      Glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  • Reply
    Krissy Allori
    September 1, 2019 at 12:04 am

    5 stars
    I am always up for a good breakfast hash. This looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 1, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Krissy!

  • Reply
    Jess
    August 31, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    5 stars
    Heck yes! now this is my type of breakfast! So delicious and so easy! Count me in!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 1, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Jess! 🙂

  • Reply
    Adriana
    August 31, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    5 stars
    sunny side up eggs and a bacon sweet potato hash sounds like a heavenly meal. My kind of food for a Sunday brunch!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 1, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Made for Sunday brunch!

  • Reply
    Adrianne
    August 31, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    5 stars
    Yum!! What a delicious looking breakfast dish. I love the idea of starting the day off with a great breakfast like this. We should do that everyday, haha! Eggs and sweet potato, yummmmmm. Great recipe Chris!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 1, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Thanks Adrianne!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Vanessa Lopez
    February 2, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    5 stars
    Omg I am going to make this Sunday!!! You have saved our breakfast!! Thank you! I love how expensive and elegant it looks yet its so inexpensive to make and that’s amazing!

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 3, 2018 at 11:34 am

      Awesome! I’m all about that ‘looks expensive but really it’s cheap and ridiculously easy’ kinda life, if you couldn’t tell already lol. Enjoy!!!

  • Reply
    Suzy
    December 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    We do a similar skillet and absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing your version!

    • Reply
      Chris
      December 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Your totally more than welcome, Suzy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Traci
    December 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Whoah YUMMM! Can you just put this on my table right now so I can properly DEVOUR it?! This is a home run all the way! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      December 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Haha thanks so much, Traci!!!

  • Reply
    Jennifer Banz
    December 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    5 stars
    I love one pan meals and this looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Chris
      December 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! 🙂

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    December 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    5 stars
    I want to eat every little bit of this sweet potato breakfast skillet! But I know that I have to share with hubby! The eggs look perfect and I’m excited to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Chris
      December 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Oh I know the feeling, but realistically I end up eating it all to myself anyway…

  • Reply
    Dannii
    December 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    5 stars
    Those egg yolks look perfectly runny. I do love a good breakfast skillet.

    • Reply
      Chris
      December 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      It was touch and go whilst I was messing about trying to photograph the thing, but yep! Perfectly runny thank god!

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