Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash Recipe

Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

This Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash is one of those recipes I probably never would have tried if it wasn’t for my husband. He is a sweet potato fiend! Sweet potato fries, sweet potato chips, sweet potato casserole…. he loves it all. I always thought of sweet potato as dessert and ONLY dessert. My mom would bake us whole sweet potatoes as a treat after meals (with the occasional sweet potato pie during holidays). So you can imagine how weirded out I was the first time my husband ordered sweet potato fries at a restaurant and dipped them in ketchup nonetheless.  That was one of the strangest moments of my life, haha. 😛

Over the years, I’ve come to accept that sweet potatoes can, in fact, be eaten in a savory manner. So that’s how I came to try out this recipe for Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash. I saw similar recipes online and I couldn’t resist how yummy that fried egg looked on top of the hash. 

Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

Although I was being adventurous using sweet potatoes this time around, I do believe that this recipe would be incredible going the old-fashioned route and using regular potatoes as well. Feel free to swap potatoes if you want and keep all the other ingredients the same. No matter which route you choose, please leave me a comment and let me know how you liked the recipe. And what’s your take on sweet potatoes? Are you team sweet or savory? 


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Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash Recipe

Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy


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This Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash is perfect topped with a fried egg for a unique and loaded dish! A mouthwatering spin on breakfast!


  • 5 sweet potatoes

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 Tbs butter, divided

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 2 tsp garlic salt, divided

  • 1 tsp black pepper, divided

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • Fried eggs (optional for topping)


  • Peel, wash and cut sweet potatoes into small cubes
  • In a large skillet, add 1 Tbs butter. Melt on medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper. Mix well
  • Cover and cook on medium heat (mixing occasionally) for about 20 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender
  • While sweet potatoes are cooking, use a separate skillet to cook the sausage. Melt 1 Tbs butter in that skillet on medium heat. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder and sausage to the skillet
  • Mix and break apart the sausage into small pieces as it cooks. Add 1 tsp of garlic salt and ½ tsp black pepper.
  • Mix and continue cooking until sausage is browned all around. Drain the excess grease and return to the skillet. Add the chopped onions and cook for an additional 5 minutes
  • Add the sausage to the skillet with the cooked sweet potatoes. Stir until everything is mixed well
  • Top each serving with a fried egg if desired


Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 46.3g 72%
    • Saturated Fat 17.3g 87%
  • Cholesterol 140mg 47%
  • Sodium 1640mg 69%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 40mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 28.7g 10%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
    • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 34.5g 69%
  • Calcium 7%
  • Iron 11%
  • Vitamin D 16%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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