After one bite of this sweet potato breakfast hash, we bet you'll be hooked. It's cheap, easy, filling, AND delicious. Yes, please! Hashbrowns might be a breakfast hero, but we think sweet potatoes are the unsung heroes!

skillet of sweet potato hash with eggs, from Shelf Cooking

We are big-time breakfast fans around here! Not the milk and cereal kind of people, but team #hotbreakfast kind of people. Here's the thing: you do NOT have to spend a ton of time in the kitchen to put a warm meal on the table every morning. And this recipe is proof!

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This sweet potato breakfast hash is super easy to throw together! You can meal prep your ingredients ahead of time and have this dish on the table in minutes. And have we mentioned how delicious it is?! This one is finger-licking good, you guys. Here we go!


hard boiled eggs in instant pot for breakfast hash, from Shelf Cooking

Okay, before we go any further, let's talk about how you can save yourself a whole bunch of time and make your mornings run smoothly! Here are some quick tips for prepping your ingredients ahead of time:

  • Sweet Potatoes – Wrap a few baked potatoes in foil, and drop them in your slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low. They'll bake while you do your chores! When they're done cooking, dice or mash them and store them away in airtight food containers. Another option? Spiralize or grate a raw sweet potato so you can quickly pan fry it! Noodles or sweet potato shreds work great in this recipe, too.
  • Eggs – While we love a runny fried egg on top of our hash, you can cut corners by making a big batch of hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. You can scramble the eggs, too!
  • Garlic – We like to include garlic in our hash because, well, it's garlic! Can you beat that flavor? Not a chance! Since we don't always love peeling and mincing the fresh stuff, we usually buy a HUGE container of this stuff at Costco. #Shortcut

Trust us; if you take a few extra minutes to prep on Saturday or Sunday, your Monday morning self will thank you!


sweet potato has with toast & juice, from Shelf Cooking

This one-bowl meal can totally stand on its own, but if you want to add a little flair to your morning meal, try serving one of these easy sides:

  • Avocado Toast – Heads up! You can freeze avocados. #GameChanger
  • Smoothies – If you have make-ahead smoothie bags in the freezer, pull a few out and top of your meal with a cool treat! For the record, we think a glass of juice counts as a side, too.
  • Roasted Veggies – Who says you can't have veggies for breakfast?! It's a great way to fill up on healthy fiber! Roast a bunch of broccoli or cauliflower to serve on the side.
  • Grits – Go for the instant kind if you're in a hurry! Top them with cheese and butter. No one will ever guess they're instant!
  • Buttermilk Biscuits – We can't think of a better breakfast side! These buttermilk biscuits are divine. Take them up an extra notch with our strawberry freezer jam! Good old-fashioned toast works, too.
  • Applesauce – Our kids love applesauce, and the flavors really pair nicely with the sweet potatoes! Easy peasy!

Don't overthink it! This dish is so versatile. You can serve it with just about anything you have in the pantry.


slicing avocado, from Shelf Cooking

Want to use up a few ingredients before they go bad? Experiment with different flavors? Have some fun! Here are a few sweet potato breakfast hash add-ins we love:

  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Red Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Sausage/Chicken Sausage
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Mushrooms
  • Diced Pears or Apples
  • Hot Sauce
  • Ranch
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Cranberries
  • Nuts

There are seriously a million and one combinations you could try! Take a peek at your kitchen inventory and see if there's anything you need to use. That's the beauty of a good hash!


Ready to start cooking? This recipe is a winner in our book. Easy + yummy + cheap = the golden ticket! Here we go, you guys!

skillet of sweet potato hash with eggs, from Shelf Cooking

Easy Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Give this super easy, filling, and delicious breakfast bowl a try, and you'll be hooked!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 sweet potato
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 hard-boiled, fried, or scrambled eggs
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Wash and cube sweet potato.
  • Sauté onion in 3 Tbsp oil on medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp minced garlic for 1-2 minutes, until onion begins to get soft and translucent.
  • Add sweet potato and cook until potatoes have reached desired softness.
  • Transfer into bowl of choice, top with egg.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.


You can freeze some of the potato mixture for later. Just warm in the microwave and top with a fresh egg!
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So stinking easy, huh? And just wait until you taste it! Hello, new favorite breakfast.

We hope you enjoy this healthy, filling breakfast option! One last tip for health-conscious eaters: if you use coconut or avocado oil in this hash, you can make it Whole30 compliant.

What's your go-to dish for a hot breakfast? Tell us about your favorites in the comments below. We LOVE trying new recipes!

sweet potato breakfast hash in a cast iron skillet, from Shelf Cooking

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Have a spudtacular day!