July 14, 2024


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Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs

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With just one sheet pan you can whip up the most delicious and nutritious sweet potato hash using pantry staple ingredients!

Our sweet potato breakfast hash is made with chopped sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, and baked eggs.

sweet potato hash on baking sheet with eggs and 2 forks.

Hands off Breakfast Idea – Sweet Potato Hash!

Say good morning to this delicious sweet potato hash with eggs. It’s truly the best savory breakfast recipe — packed with veggies and protein.

We love this healthy breakfast idea because it’s so easy to make, kid-friendly, nutritious, and delicious.

First, you’ll roast the sweet potato hash and then you’ll make wells for the baked eggs. Finally, a sprinkle of cheese is added for pure breakfast perfection.

sweet potato hash with a baked egg on a plate.

What You Need

Sweet Potato Hash is an easy breakfast (lunch or dinner) idea you can whip up in under an hour! Here’s what you need.

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Spices
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
raw sweet potato, eggs, breakfast sausage, a pepper, and onion.

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash

Chop + Partially Roast Veggies

First things first, it’s time to chop your veggies! Since this is a hash, the goal here is to cut your sweet potatoes rather small. I used my handy dandy ruler and found 1/2-inch was the magic number. Any bigger and you’ll have to roast longer.

The onion and green pepper can be cut even smaller, and finely diced.

Once your veggies have been cut, transfer them to a baking sheet and add a generous amount of oil. Then, season and toss. Roast veggies at 400ºF for 10 minutes.

Toss and Add Sausage

While your veggies are roasting, dice up your breakfast sausage. We recommend using pre-cooked breakfast sausage. Any kind (pork, chicken, turkey, or plant-based) works!

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and give your veggies a quick toss. Then, add the breakfast sausage and toss again.

Place the baking sheet back in the oven and roast for another 10 minutes.

raw sweet potato, bell pepper, and onion on pan.

Create Nests + Crack Eggs

At this point, your sweet potatoes should be almost fully cooked! Now it’s time to create nests so that you can crack the eggs into them for baking.

Carefully push the veggies aside to create little egg nests. Be careful: the pan will be hot! You want to make sure that some of the pan is exposed on the bottom so that the eggs cook quickly.

Create 4-6 nests depending on how many eggs you want to use and then spray each nest with cooking spray. Crack a large egg into each nest and then season with salt and pepper.


Place the baking sheet back into the oven and roast at 400ºF for an additional 6-9 minutes to fully cook the eggs. 7 minutes will get you an over-medium egg, just the way I like it! The longer you cook your eggs, the more well-done they will be.

sweet potato nests with raw eggs cracked into them on sheet pan.

Add Cheese + Bake Again

The last step is adding cheese! This step is optional but highly recommended. Add a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top of each egg and then pop the entire baking sheet back into the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

sheet pan with sweet potato hash and baked eggs.

Sweet Potato Hash Tips & Tricks

Size Matters: Make sure to cut your sweet potato chunks the same size so that they cook evenly. We suggest cutting them around 1/2-inch thick!

Add More Veggies: In addition to the sweet potatoes, so many other veggies would be delightful in this recipe. Try zucchini, russet potatoes, carrots, or celery.

Toppings & Serving Suggestions

Toppings are one of my favorite things about breakfast. Hot sauce is pretty incredible on this hash, but I would suggest also trying: salsa, ketchup, and hummus.

As for what to serve this sweet potato breakfast hash with. Here are a few more breakfast ideas to complete your meal:

sweet potato hash on baking sheet with forks.


Got leftovers? Store your sweet potato breakfast hash in a glass, airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days!

sweet potato hash with eggs on sheet pan with forks

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash

This sheet pan sweet potato hash is the perfect breakfast packed with complex carbs, protein, and veggies!

Prep:15 minutes

Cook:30 minutes

Total:45 minutes

Fat 15

Carbs 19

Protein 13


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes diced into 1/2-inch chunks (~3 cups)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 8-10 fully-cooked turkey sausage links sliced into small chunks
  • 4-6 large eggs
  • optional: 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • First, preheat oven to 400ºF.

  • Then prep sweet potatoes by washing any residue off of them. Pat dry with a paper towel. Option to peel sweet potatoes or leave the skin on. Dice sweet potatoes into small, 1/2-inch chunks and then place them onto a large baking sheet.

  • Next, finely diced a medium green pepper and 1/2 medium yellow onion and transfer veggies onto the baking sheet.

  • Drizzle sweet potato hash with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then season with salt, ground pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, and garlic powder. Use a wooden spoon to toss and then evenly spread out on the pan. Make sure there are no veggies overlapping so that everything cooks evenly.

  • Roast veggies at 400ºF for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, toss veggies, and add sliced turkey sausage. Toss one more time and then place back into the oven for 10 more minutes.

  • Once the full 20 minutes is up, remove the baking sheet from the oven. The sweet potato should be mostly cooked. If it’s not, place the pan back into the oven for a few minutes. Then, create 4 nests for the eggs. Spray the bottom of each nest with nonstick cooking spray and then crack the eggs into each nest. Season eggs with salt and pepper, to taste and then place back into the oven at 400ºF for 7-9 minutes depending on how runny you like your yolk.

  • Option to add shredded cheese on top of your cooked eggs and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.

  • Enjoy immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition information does include cheese and includes 4 eggs.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 259kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 13g Fat: 15g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g


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