Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash

By: Cassy Joy

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This sweet potato hash is made with diced sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and sausage all cooked on a sheet pan for an easy, flavorful breakfast that's perfect for company or for making ahead for the week!

sweet potato hash - crumbled sausage, bell pepper, and sweet potato breakfast hash on a sheet pan on a marble surface

We hear you loud and clear: having eggs for breakfast every day has a tendency to get old FAST. Once you've worn out breakfast casseroles, you might turn to overnight oats. But there surely has to be other hearty, flavorful options to keep your weekday breakfasts interesting, right? That's where this sweet potato hash comes in. This dish is decidedly not fussy. While a traditional sweet potato hash requires you to stir it on the stovetop until the sweet potatoes cook through, this one goes straight into the oven so you can do other things while it cooks. The combination of sweet potato, onion, bell pepper, and breakfast sausage here is so good, and just a bit different from your everyday breakfast.

Sweet Potato Hash Ingredients

A few simple ingredients come together to make this delicious hash, here's what you'll need:

  • Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are, of course, essential to this recipe! We love using sweet potatoes for breakfast because they hit that slightly sweet note that we crave in the morning, but also play well with savory flavors. You'll need about one pound of sweet potatoes here.
  • Yellow Onion – You'll need 1/2 a yellow onion for this recipe. When the onion cooks down in the oven, it gets just a little bit caramelized and provides a delicious layer of flavor.
  • Red Bell Pepper – You can technically use any color bell pepper, but we love the look of the red bell pepper here (they do say you eat with your eyes first!), and it gives a fun Southwestern flair to this dish.
  • Breakfast Sausage – For this recipe, you can truly use any kind of breakfast sausage! We opted for uncooked, bulk pork breakfast sausage, but you could absolutely get great results with chicken or turkey sausage, or even cut up pre-cooked sausage links.
  • Lemon Juice – Citrus is kind of our signature flavor, so we couldn't resist adding a bit of lemon juice to finish this dish and brighten things up.
  • Parsley – Parsley adds a bit of green and a slight herby quality, the perfect finish!

sweet potato hash on a sheet pan - crumbled sausage, bell pepper, and sweet potato breakfast hash on a sheet pan on a marble surface

How to Make Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash

As stated above, making this breakfast hash is super simple! Just dice up your potatoes, bell pepper, and onion, then toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the hash from the oven, give it a stir, and then drop the sausage on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Then, pull the hash out of the oven, toss with the lemon juice and parsley, and serve!

How to Store This Breakfast Hash for Meal Prep

This sweet potato hash will keep for 4-5 days, which makes it perfect for meal prepping! Just store it in air-tight containers, then reheat an individual portion in the microwave for 90 seconds, or in a 350°F oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Can I freeze this?

Yes, you can! If you do freeze this breakfast hash, we'd recommend reheating it in a 350°F oven for 20-30 minutes, until it is fully defrosted and crisp, or you can cook it on the stovetop over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Substitutions

It is really easy to make this sweet potato hash your own! Not a fan of sweet potatoes? You can sub white potatoes or butternut squash in its place. If bell peppers aren't your thing, feel free to leave them out! You can also add other veggies like zucchini or summer squash, or you could even add in kale when you add the sausage.

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Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash

sweet potato hash on a sheet pan - crumbled sausage, bell pepper, and sweet potato breakfast hash on a sheet pan on a marble surface

This sweet potato hash comes together quickly thanks to the sheet pan method and is perfect for meal prep!

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 pound of sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound breakfast sausage (either bulk sausage or fully cooked links chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup flatleaf parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the chopped sweet potatoes, onion, and bell pepper with the olive oil, salt, and pepper, then spread across the pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, pull the pan out of the oven, stir the mixture, then crumble the breakfast sausage over the sweet potatoes in 1/2-inch clumps. Return to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the sausage is browned and the sweet potatoes are fully cooked.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley and serve!

Notes

This recipe can be kept in the refrigerator for 4-5 days or frozen for up to 5 months. To reheat, microwave for 90 seconds on high or bake in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes.

If using uncooked sausage, it may release a lot of fat depending on what you buy, simply drain any excess fat from the sheet pan and bake for an extra 5 minutes, if needed, to re-crisp.

Keywords: sweet potato, sausage, meal prep, breakfast, sheet pan, healthy, paleo

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  1. Sue says:

    This was delicious!

    5.0 rating

  2. Rhonda says:

    This is delicious! Easy! And cheap!
    I’m going to put a poached egg on it next time. Definitely making this for easy ready made breakfasts.

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      So glad you loved it! A poached egg would be a really yummy addition to this!

  3. Betsy says:

    I have a similar recipe that includes some cranberries and sage. Tastes like Thanksgiving! Definitely going to try this.