Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

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Our sweet potato and sausage hash features fresh sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, ground breakfast sausage, and a blend of savory spices!

An aerial view of the sweet potato hash in a skillet.

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

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Author: John
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced into ½ inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ pound ground sausage
  • 3 small bell peppers, any variety diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 white onion, small in size, diced (about ½ cup)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a medium bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, paprika, and seasoned salt. Pour the potatoes onto a baking sheet in an even layer.
    2 medium sweet potatoes
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
    Diced sweet potatoes tossed with avocado oil in a bowl.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Flip halfway through to preheat over browning. While the potatoes cook, prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and use a wooden spoon or spatula to break into small pieces as it cooks. Continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes or until there is no pink remaining in the sausage. Use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage from the pan, and drain any excess grease. 
    ½ pound ground sausage
    Sausage cooking in a cast iron skillet.
  • Adjust the pan to low to medium heat, and add the remaining avocado oil, onion, bell pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook the peppers and onions for 4 to 5 minutes until they begin to soften. Add the sausage back to the pan, and stir to combine. 
    3 small bell peppers
    1 white onion
    Salt and pepper
    Diced peppers and onions cooking in the skillet.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven, and add them to the skillet with the sausage, peppers, and onion. Stir to combine.
    The meat and potatoes added to the peppers and onions.
  • Divide into individual servings. Serve with salsa or cheese if desired.

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of about 1.5 cups of the sweet potato and sausage hash. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 1.25cupsCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 11gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1008mgPotassium: 724mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 16528IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg
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The finished hash served in a large white bowl.

This simple sweet potato hash is flavorful and loaded with all your breakfast favorites. It’s prepared similar to a breakfast scramble without the eggs.

For a vegetarian sweet potato hash, simply omit the breakfast sausage and enjoy all those perfectly cooked veggies and spices.

Best of all, the whole dish comes together in less than an hour. Serve it as a alongside our pumpkin oatmeal muffins or bacon and egg muffins for a delicious meal!

This is one of my top-ten breakfast recipes. I recommend serving it with a sunny-side egg right on top.

It’s such an earthy dish that be enjoyed year-round. You can even spice it up by using Italian sausage in place of the breakfast variety.

Love sausage and potatoes? Then take a look at our new sausage green beans and potatoes sheet pan meal or this cheesy sausage and potato casserole recipe!

The meat and potatoes added to the peppers and onions.

John’s Tips

  • When dicing the sweet potatoes, try to cut all the pieces the same size. Otherwise, they will not cook evenly in the oven.
  • Sausage can be salty, so it’s recommended that you try this recipe with a low-sodium sausage and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sweet potato hash can be made in advance and kept in your freezer for up to 30-days provided it’s properly stored.
  • Use your favorite sausage. Some ideas are Italian sausage, apple sausage, chicken sausage, or maple sausage for a slightly sweet flavor.
  • Add scrambled or fried eggs to the hash.
  • Stir in some kale or spinach for added color and greens.

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