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Superfood Sweet Potato Hash

Overhead view of white plate with sweet potato hash, sunny side up eggs, and avocado slices

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Recipe At-A-Glance

Savory breakfast lovers, unite! This Superfood Sweet Potato Hash is packed full of nutrition and flavor—and perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Paleo, Whole 30, Gluten-Free

Ready in 30 minutes

If you follow me over on Instagram, you know that 9 times out of 10, my breakfast plate looks very similar to that picture right up there (I share a lot of my meals on my Instagram Stories, by the way). I am 100% a savory breakfast kind girl, and for me, the Queen Bee of all savory breakfast options is the sweet potato hash.

It’s easy to make. It’s delicious. I always have all the ingredients. And, maybe best of all, it’s packed full of CUPS and CUPS worth of nourishing veggies per serving. I know a lot of people get their green leafy veggies in by having giant salads—and I do that sometimes too—but my favorite way to get in lots of kale or spinach or chard is in hash form! Each serving of this hash has around two cups of green leafies! And they cook down so it doesn’t feel like you’re just eating like a bunny rabbit. This is just my favorite way to kick off a healthy day.

I picked up all the ingredients for this Superfood Sweet Potato Hash at my local Meijer store. If produce is what I’m looking for, then Meijer is where I go!

Meijer just has the very best produce section of all the stores in our area—you can find all kinds of wonderful fresh fruits and veggies, including *tons* of organic options! And the organic and natural foods focus expands past the produce section, too. We’ve been shopping at Meijer for years now, and during that time, we’ve seen their focus on organic and natural foods grow exponentially!

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View of a produce aisle at a grocery store, shelves stocked with lots of green vegetables

Not only does Meijer carry tried-and-true organic and natural food brands like Earthbound Farm Organic, Horizon, Silk, and So Delicious (I pretty frequently pair this hash with my favorite So Delicious Coconut Yogurt—which I grab from Meijer, too), but Meijer’s True Goodness store brand of organic and natural foods can also be found in pretty much every aisle in the store. We’ve bought everything from True Goodness spices to True Goodness crackers to even True Goodness magnesium supplements! The quality has always been top-notch, and I love to get the natural products I enjoy at a store brand price.

(Meijer shopping protip: make sure to sign up for mPerks—you just punch in your mPerks login at the checkout and you get all kinds of coupons, rewards, and deals. Oh, and if you have a kid, bring a penny with you so they can ride Sandy the mechanical horse after you checkout.)

Ingredients to make sweet potato hash on countertop

In this sweet potato hash recipe, I used True Goodness Cage Free Eggs (because our chickens are taking the winter off from egg-laying), True Goodness Hardwood Smoked Uncured Bacon, Earthbound Farm’s Organic Yellow Onions, Earthbound Farm’s Organic Jewel Yams, and one of the awesome clamshell packs of fresh greens from Earthbound Farm.

Does anyone else have an entire shelf of their fridge dedicated to greens? I totally do. I use the Baby Kale, Baby Spinach, and Power Greens from Earthbound Farm daily in my kitchen. They go into my breakfast hash. They go into my smoothies (pretty much the only way to get a three-year old to “eat” kale, btw). They go into my soups. I tend to always go for the one pound clamshells form Earthbound Farm, but they understand that everyone’s kale consumption might not be as…rampant…as mine, so they also offer a very convenient five ounce version.

Overhead view of breakfast plate with sweet potato hash, eggs, and avocado. Egg carton and carton of kale beside plate.

If you have seen me make sweet potato hash on my Insta Stories before, then you know that this recipe is infinitely adaptable. The recipe I make here is a great base to get you started if you’ve never made hash before, but honestly, it’s pretty darn hard to mess up. Staples in my hash recipe: onion, garlic, sweet potatoes, and greens. After that, I tend to go wherever the wind takes me! Some of my favorite combos:

  • Breakfast Sausage and Apples: I brown pork breakfast sausage, then use the grease to cook my sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, and a diced green apple. Then I toss in my greens, and sometimes a little sprinkle of cinnamon. Sweet and savory goodness!
  • Ham and Brussels Sprouts: We almost always have leftover roasted Brussels sprouts in our fridge. So, I sauté chunks of ham in a little bit of oil, and then add the Brussels and other ingredients, too. This is also really good with chopped fresh asparagus in place of the Brussels in the Springtime!
  • Black Beans and Peppers: Add in some diced bell peppers, minced jalapeño, black beans, cilantro, and cumin for a spicy start to your morning. Serve with some fresh pico de gallo on the side!
Tight view of white plate with sweet potato hash, eggs, and avocado

It’s worth noting, that this recipe is paleo, Whole30, and AIP-friendly! You might have to adjust your ingredients a bit to make it compliant with whatever eating plan you are following (I’ve noted the tweaks in the recipe below for Whole30 and AIP), but they are really easy changes to make. This is one of those recipes that satisfies all kinds of folks—even vegans and vegetarians could get in on this if you choose to use oil in place of the bacon and veggie sausage in place of the chicken sausage. I promise you can make this hash work for you and your New Year’s resolution! Enjoy.

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Tight view of white plate with sweet potato hash, eggs, and avocado

Superfood Sweet Potato Hash


  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Savory breakfast lovers, unite! This Superfood Sweet Potato Hash is packed full of nutrition and flavor—and perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


Ingredients

  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon (use AIP/Whole30 compliant bacon)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2” chunks (about 3 cups worth)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons worth)
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced (about 1 cup worth)
  • 1-12 ounce package pre-cooked chicken sausage, sliced into coins (use AIP/Whole30 compliant sausage)
  • 6 cups Earthbound Farms organic baby kale or baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (leave out if AIP)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Chopped avocado, sliced green onions, and runny eggs, for topping (no eggs if strict AIP)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Add in the bacon and cook, turning frequently, until crisp on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon to a plate, and set aside. Drain off all but about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease, reserving the extra grease.
  2. Add the sweet potato to the hot pan and toss to coat in the bacon grease. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until all sweet potato pieces are fork-tender, but not mushy—about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in an additional tablespoon of bacon grease or other cooking oil (if the pan seems dry) and then add in the garlic, onion, and chicken sausage coins. Cook until veggies are tender and fragrant, and sausage is slightly browned—about 4 minutes.
  4. Add in the kale or spinach, salt, pepper, turmeric, and thyme. Stir well to mix. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook until the greens are just wilted, but still bright green.
  5. Remove from heat, crumble the bacon and sprinkle in. Then spoon into bowls and serve topped with chopped avocado and green onions. Top with a runny egg for a perfect breakfast experience!

Notes

  • The ways you can adapt this recipe are almost endless! Some of my favorite changes: use pork breakfast sausage or cubed ham in place of the chicken sausage, add whatever leftover veggies are kicking around in the fridge (roasted brussels sprouts and chopped asparagus are both really good), use regular potatoes or butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes—get creative!
  • This recipe becomes a 5-minute recipe if you pre-roast some sweet potato chunks in the oven when you do meal prep!

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