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Having this Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage for breakfast will put the “good” in “good morning!!” And with tons of protein coming from the sausage and eggs, it’ll keep you satisfied until the lunch hour rolls around!

A skillet with breakfast hash in it.

This sweet potato hash is a favorite breakfast in our household!  We enjoy it for a hearty breakfast, brunch or even a “breakfast for dinner” night!  It’s a healthy meal even the kids in the family LOVE.  The combination of sweet potato and the savory flavors from the sausage and peppers is a fantastic combo! 

Back in 2022, I was a contestant on a Food Network Show and I was challenged to make a weeknight meal with ingredients that our kitchens were stocked with.  This was the first thing that came to mind.  I knew that if the judges loved it as much as my kiddos, it would be a winner!!  

Ingredients needed to make a breakfast hash on a white countertop.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ground Sausage – We love a good classic pork sausage, but turkey sausage, chicken sausage or any kind of breakfast sausage will work.  Use spicy sausage if you want some added heat!
  • Bell Pepper – I like the sweetness from red peppers, but you could also use any other color.
  • Cubed Sweet Potatoes – You could also use white potatoes in this dish.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Green Onions – You could skip the green onions and add yellow onion with the bell pepper if you prefer.
Some sausage and breakfast hash on a white plate with a fork; the egg's yolk is running onto the potatoes.

How to Make a Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage

You’ll start by browning the sausage and break it into small pieces in a large skillet (or large cast iron skillet) over medium heat.

Sausage cooked until golden brown and crumbled in a skillet.

Next you’ll add the bell pepper, peeled and diced potatoes, pepper and water to the cooked sausage.  Cook until the potatoes are fork tender, stirring occasionally.  If you notice the potatoes sticking to the bottom of the pan, simply add a little more water.

Sausage mixed with sweet potato cubes in a skillet with steam coming off it.

Once the potatoes are cooked, stir in the sliced green onions.  

Now you’ll cook the eggs.  You can cook them right into the hash (carefully break the eggs onto the hash, cover with a lid and cook until it’s done to your liking) OR you can cook the eggs in a separate skillet to your liking.  This is how I prefer to do it as it’s easier to get it just right – scrambled, over-hard fried egg, sunny side up, etc!  

A black skillet with sweet potatoes, sausage and eggs on top.

Lastly, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!!

How To Serve Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

I love this dish because everyone can customize their plateful.  Here are a few great options!

  • Diced Avocado
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Thin Sliced Jalapeños 
  • Red Pepper Flakes
A close up of a sunny side up egg on top of a breakfast hash.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sweet Potato Hash gluten free?

Yes!!!  It’s a delicious low carb, gluten free breakfast option!  (You’ll just want to double check that the sausage is free of gluten).

What should I Serve with Sweet Potato Hash

​We love this dish paired with toasted English muffins and fresh fruit or frozen fruit cups!  If you like a little something sweet with your breakfast, you could pair it with muffins or cinnamon rolls!

How to Store Leftovers

Let the hash cool a bit then transfer to an airtight container.  Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. I don’t recommend freezing this as it’ll make the potatoes mushy.

Eggs on top of a sweet potato hash with sausage.

Other Savory Recipes for Breakfast

A skillet with breakfast hash in it.

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
This savory Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner….wrap the leftovers up in a tortilla for quick and easy breakfast burritos the next day!


  • 1 large skillet with a lid


  • 12 ounces ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 cups diced sweet potatoes (about 1/2-inch x 1/2-inch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • Additional pepper, sliced green onions, diced avocado, salsa, etc. for topping, optional


  • Brown the sausage in a large skillet.
    12 ounces ground breakfast sausage
  • Add the diced red pepper, sweet potatoes, salt, pepper and water.
    1/2 cup diced red bell pepper, 3 cups diced sweet potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 cup water
  • Cover the skillet and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • While you wait for the sweet potatoes to soften, cook the eggs in a separate pan to your liking (scrambled, over-easy or over-hard).
    4 eggs
  • Remove the lid and stir in the sliced green onion.
    1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • Place the cooked eggs over the hash.
  • Top as desired and serve warm.
    Additional pepper, sliced green onions, diced avocado, salsa, etc.


  • No sweet potatoes? Use regular!
  • Try mixing up the vegetables – add mushrooms, onions, green peppers, or jalapeños to turn up the heat!
  • Add ham and/or bacon instead of sausage…..or get crazy and add all three!
  • Top with cheese, sour cream, avocado, and salsa for a Tex-Mex flair!
  • Serve the leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have any!) in a tortilla with cheese for quick and easy breakfast burritos
  • Save a pan!  Like sunny-side up eggs?  Create little nests in the hash and cook the eggs right in the same pan!  Add the eggs, cover with the lid and cook until the eggs are done to your liking.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12.4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 5.2g | Vitamin A: 4490IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2.9mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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