Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

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Is there a better way to start your day than with a giant bowl of veggies topped with a fried egg or two? This sweet potato breakfast hash fits that bill, filling you up and tickling every taste bud in the process.

It’s loaded with low calorie, high volume veggies and is seasoned to give it just a little southwest-inspired kick. I’ve simplified everything as much as possible so you’re able to throw everything in a skillet and chill.

And like all my recipes, this sweet potato breakfast hash is tailored to the fitness enthusiast with high quality carbs, no oils or added fats except for eggs or toppings like avocado, and good amounts of protein and fiber.

Need breakfast meal prep ideas? You'll love this one-pan sweet potato breakfast hash! It's loaded with high quality carbs, healthy amounts of protein and fiber, and has no added oils.

Ingredients for This Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

One of my favorite things about a hash is that you can throw just about anything in the mix.

Here are the core ingredients you’ll need:

  • sweet potato
  • red onion
  • zucchini
  • bell pepper
  • black beans

Since this breakfast hash is putting a southwest spin, the black beans, peppers, and onion are the stars of the show. The contrast of the sweet potato with these flavors has to be one of my favorite combos.

sweet potato breakfast hash ingredients

Side note: While the recipe calls for cooking spray, you can really increase the awesomeness of this recipe with a tablespoon of olive oil. Like I mention in my chicken fajita pasta bake, adding the veggies to a tiny bit of hot oil creates some major flavor producing reactions!

Here’s everything you’ll need to season the sweet potato breakfast hash:

  • paprika
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • salt

That’s it! Feel free to tweak these to fit your preferences. As is, the breakfast hash is semi spicy. So if you’re sensitive to heat, you might reduce the black pepper and paprika a tiny bit.

sweet potato breakfast hash recipe up close

Are there any ingredient shortcuts? 


I actually used onions that were diced ahead of time, and you can find things like bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, and just about any veggie out there chopped ahead of time. So if you’re a lazy chef (like me), buy the prepped versions and throw everything in a pan.

And for the sweet potatoes, I bet you can find shredded sweet potatoes in the frozen foods section. That would eliminate the need for a grater and save some time.

healthy southwest sweet potato breakfast hash recipe

How to Serve Your Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

The recipe calls for four fried eggs, but you’re more than welcome to play with toppings. You could use egg whites to increase the protein without the added fat from egg yolks, add bacon or sausage, or go with a tofu scramble to keep things plant based.

While it doesn’t exactly go with the southwest flavors here, my homemade chicken breakfast sausage is a must try and would go great with a more classic breakfast hash. 

As for the additional toppings, I added some fresh jalapeño, cilantro, avocado, and sesame seeds. This sweet potato breakfast hash is your blank canvas. Make it your own.

If you get creative with your sweet potato breakfast hash, I wanna see it. Take a photo and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party.

healthy southwest sweet potato breakfast hash recipe
5 from 8 votes

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

A simple breakfast hash that's perfect for high volume breakfast meal preps. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast hash, one pan, sweet potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 195 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 large (350g) Sweet Potato roughly grated
  • 1 medium (110g) Red Onion diced
  • 1/2 (150g) Zucchini chopped
  • 15 oz can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (130g) Red Bell Pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika reduce for less spice*
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper reduce for less spice*
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 4 large Eggs


  1. Wash a sweet potato before using a grater to shred it, skin on, completely. Remove the seeds and stem from the bell pepper before slicing into strips, chop the zucchini, dice the onion, and drain/rinse the beans. 

    sweet potato breakfast hash ingredients
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with nonstick cooking spray. Add the vegetables to the hot skillet and add the spices. 

  3. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally for 12-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fully cooked and the veggies begin to develop a slight char. 

  4. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  5. For the eggs, heat another skillet over low-medium heat with nonstick cooking spray. Crack the eggs into the pan and cover for 3-4 minutes or until the tops are fully cooked but the yolk is still slightly runny (adjust cook time to your liking). 

  6. Top the sweet potato hash with the fried eggs, a sliced jalapeño or avocado, cilantro, and other toppings, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

  • Each serving has 3 Smart Points.
  • Nutrition information is for the sweet potato hash only. Each serving topped with one egg would have 267 calories, 15 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of fat. 
  • If you're using this recipe for meal prep, I suggest weighing the entire hash and dividing it by however many servings you'd like. Then store each serving in the refrigerator. You can either cook the eggs and store or cook them fresh with each serving as you have breakfast. 
  • Want to save a bit of time on the sweet potatoes? Use the food processor method I use in my sweet and spicy sweet potato hash browns recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Amount Per Serving (200 grams)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.3g2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 thoughts on “Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash”

    • 5 stars
      This did not disappoint! It is my new favorite savory breakfast, lunch, dinner. My husband is not a big fan of foods mixed together but even he loved this. You can’t get enough spice on it for us. A great recipe and one that is in my regular rotation for sure.

  • 5 stars
    This is a staple weekend breakfast! I like to top with ff sour cream mixed with hot sauce because ya girl doesn’t know how to live without a sauce. Bonus points for being v instagramable.

  • 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and it is AMAZING! I added jalapeños for some spice. My husband asked if it was as healthy as he thought and I told him the nutrition breakdown he said he couldn’t wait to make it again!

  • 5 stars
    Tried this one for brunch last weekend with friends and it was DELICIOUS!! I’m always a huge fan of a hash and will definitely be making this one again.

  • 5 stars
    I’ve made this for brunch twice (one for me and one for work). I love it! I am a huge fan of sweet potato. I personally like it with white onion instead of red but that’s definitely a preference. The second time, I also added a sweet breakfast sausage and 10/10 reccomend

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