Sweet Potato, Apple and Bacon Breakfast Hash

A hash like this one can be loaded full of vegetables and makes for a hearty, healthy one-pan dinner or breakfast.
By Jessica Smith

Sweet Potato, Apple and Bacon Breakfast Hash

A hash is one of the best breakfast/lunch/dinner/ways-to-use-whatever-is-in-the-fridge meals I can think of. Just a bunch of tasty ingredients cooked in a pan until they are tender on the inside and golden brown on the outside. Topped with an egg, it is one of those weeknight dinners that makes me feel like I accomplished something great without much effort at all.

A hash like this one can be loaded full of vegetables and makes for a hearty, healthy one-pan dinner. There’s a little chopping required up-front, but bringing it all together in a hot skillet really couldn’t be easier.

Sweet Potato, Apple and Bacon Breakfast Hash
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There are few things as satisfying as throwing vegetables in a hot pan, stirring until they are crisp and golden, and topping them with a fried egg.
Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes (13oz/360g total), diced
  • 2 russet potatoes (13oz/360g total), diced
  • 1 granny smith apple (5.5oz/150g), diced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 eggs, fried or poached, for serving
  1. Heat a large skillet (that has a tight-fitting lid) over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook on both sides until crisp. Transfer bacon to a cutting board to cool.
  2. In bacon grease in the still-hot pan, saute the onion until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and russet potatoes and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low-medium and put the lid on the skillet.
  4. Allow the hash to cook, covered, until the potatoes become tender, about 10 minutes (if the potatoes are cut into larger pieces, they will need to cook for slightly longer).
  5. Remove the lid from the skillet and turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the apples and cook the hash, stirring frequently, until the ingredients begin to brown, about 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer the hash to four plates or bowls for serving. Chop the cooked bacon and sprinkle it evenly over the hash. Top each portion with an egg.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith is a native of the American Midwest, currently living in Thailand where she writes about food and travel throughout Southeast Asia. Jessica believes that the best way to understand a place is through its local cuisine.

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  1. YUM! We currently have 12 sweet potatoes sitting on the counter at home ready to be cooked. This looks like such a warm, hearty, healthy way to eat them up! Thanks for sharing.

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