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Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Apples is a good-for-you delicious, easy breakfast recipe to help you eat healthy in the new year! I eat it because it’s yummy, filling and a great start to my day, but it has the added benefit of being paleo, gluten-free, and Whole30 compliant!
Eating Vegetables for Breakfast
One of the things I find most difficult when trying to eat healthier is getting in all the vegetables that I need during the day.
Even though I actually like most vegetables, it can still be a struggle for me to get in all the servings that are recommended! So when possible, I try eating vegetables for breakfast in ways that are delicious and satisfying, rather than making it feel like a chore.
It’s an approach I’ve shared before with my favorite Ultimate Breakfast Frittata that is loaded with plenty of veggies and is another healthful breakfast option, made even more satisfying if you add a little cheese to it.
Sometimes I’ll blend a serving of spinach into a smoothie, although honestly, I’m not much of a smoothie person and typically only drink them out of necessity, like after a workout when I know I need the extra protein and can at least get in some extra nutrition by packing in the spinach as well. But a sweet potato hash is a great, easy way to get more vegetables in early in the day that I find much more satisfying and delicious than a smoothie!
How to Make Sweet Potato Hash
This dish is super easy to throw together using ingredients you have on hand, and it’s easily adapted to other flavors or vegetables by adding in spices or using different varieties of sweet potatoes.
I used white sweet potatoes in this particular hash because it’s a fun change from the orange sweet potatoes. But both work equally well.
I find that when I’m making a recipe like this that has quite a few different ingredients that need to be chopped or diced, it’s always best to get that out of the way first so that everything is prepped when it’s time to start cooking.
The hash starts out with just a small amount of oil used in a cast iron skillet over medium heat to cook peppers and onions just until they begin to soften.
Then the sweet potatoes and sausages are added to the pan and cooked until the sweet potatoes just begin to soften so they aren’t crunchy, but also aren’t turning to mush. A good hash is as much about texture as flavor, I think.
The apples and rosemary really set this particular sweet potato hash apart from others because they make the hash ever so slightly on the sweet side, while still being savory.
More Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love
- Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
- Peppery Scrambled Macaroni & Eggs
- Green Chili Egg Casserole
- Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Easy Apple Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (or other healthy oil like coconut or avocado)
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced, with stem, seeds, and membrane removed
- 1/2 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 2 small to medium white sweet potatoes (or other variety of sweet potato)
- 3 chicken & apple sausages, diced (I like Aidell's fully cooked Chicken & Apple Sausages)
- 1 large apple, diced (McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious are all good)
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- Heat a large cast-iron skillet or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the oil and wait until it is hot, then add the pepper and onion to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, just until they are beginning to soften.
- Add the sweet potatoes and sausages and cook, stirring frequently, for 10-12 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are beginning to soften and the sausage starts to brown a bit.
- Add the apples to the skillet with the rest of the hash and toss to combine, stirring frequently and continuing to cook for another 3-5 minutes, just until the apples are beginning to soften.
- Season with salt & pepper, to taste, and sprinkle with the fresh chopped rosemary, stirring everything to combine just before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g