This sweet potato breakfast hash is a quick and simple healthy breakfast, perfect for busy weekdays. With only 5 ingredients + seasonings this is the perfect recipe if you’re trying to add a healthier option to your breakfast rotation!
”There are times when breakfast seems the one thing worth getting up for.” – Peter De Vries
I can’t remember what health kick and my mum were currently on, or what led to the health kick to begin with, but whatever it was, I’m grateful for it. This sweet potato hash recipe was something we came up with off the top of our heads one morning, and it instantly became a hit.
The tender sweet potatoes, mixed with wilted kale, and a blend of both sweet and savory seasonings, make this recipe exciting for the taste buds and a fun way to mix up the breakfast menu. Especially if you are trying to eat healthily!
Both kale and sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and health benefits, making this recipe, a great tasting healthy choice to start your day.
I’m not gonna lie, I don’t eat very healthy most of the time, due to the fact healthy food, especially very healthy food just doesn’t seem to hit the spot for me. But let me you assure this recipe checks all the boxes of being a healthy meal, without any odd textures or tastes.
This hash is what I would call an upscale, or fancy hash recipe. It’s as easy to make as any hash, taking less than 30 minutes total to whip up and you only need only pan! But the unique flavors and perfect blend of sweet and savory, make this dish anything but simple or average.
Whether you are looking to start adding more healthier options to your menu, pack in some extra vitamins, or simply look for new and exciting breakfast options, this recipe is for you!
How to make kale and sweet potato hash
- large sweet potato peeled and shredded. (you can leave the sweet potato skins on, but I find it works better if the potato is peeled)
- chopped kale
- white or yellow onion, diced
- garlic cloves
- butter (you can also use olive oil, avocado oil, or bacon grease)
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
In a large skillet(I love to use my cast iron skillet.) over medium heat, melt the butter until hot and bubbly. Add the shredded sweet potato and the onion, and cook, stirring often until the potatoes are tender and the onion has begun to caramelize.
Mix in the garlic and cook for 1 minute
Add the seasonings, stir, taste, and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Add the chopped kale and cook, stirring often until the kale is wilted.
Serve on its own or with a fried egg and a few slices of avocado. Or a side of scrambled eggs.
Feel free to play around with the spices in this recipe, I love the spices that are in it. But you could add onion powder and garlic powder to play up the flavors. Chili powder would also be nice.
If your kale isn’t wilting, turn the heat down and cover your pan for 1-2 minutes. The kale should be nicely wilted and ready to serve.
You can store any leftover hash in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Not only is this recipe a good breakfast hash, but it also makes a great side dish! Serve it with roast or fried chicken for a light lunch or supper.
My favorite way to eat this is to put scrambled eggs and hot sauce on top of the hash and serve it with a side of avocado slices, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper!
FAQ and substitutions
Can I use white potatoes? You can easily substitute white potatoes for the sweet potatoes in this recipe, but I would recommend cubing them rather than shredding them. White potatoes don’t work quite as well as sweet potatoes when shredded.
Can I use sweet potato cubes? Yes! You can totally use cubed sweet potatoes, the finished dish won’t have as much of a hash texture, but it will still taste amazing!
You can also use red onion in place of white or yellow. Green onion can even be used if that is all you have on hand.
What kind of egg is best? You can serve this hash with any type of egg, I try to use fresh eggs for cooking, as they taste better in my opinion, but how to cook them is totally up to you! Scrambled, fried, sunny-side-up eggs or a good poached egg will pair wonderfully with this hash.
You can also serve this hash with breakfast sausage or turkey sausage.
If you’re looking to make this hash a little more hearty, you can add bell peppers, black beans brussels sprouts, or any other fresh veggies you have on hand. You would also add ground sausage or crumbled bacon.
Looking for more healthy breakfast recipes? Check out these!
Kale and Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and shredded
- 1 white or yellow onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- 1 1/2 cups kale washed and chopped
- 1 pitch each paprika, turmeric, and cinnamon
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- In a large skillet(I love to use my cast iron skillet.) over medium heat, melt the butter until hot and bubbly.
- Add the shredded sweet potato and the onion, and cook, stirring often until the potatoes are tender and the onion has begun to caramelize.
- Mix in the garlic and cook for 1 minute
- Add the seasonings, stir, taste, and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Add the chopped kale and cook, stirring often until the kale is wilted.
- Serve on its own or with a fried egg and a few slices of avocado. Or a side of scrambled eggs.