Recipe: Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Breakfast doesn’t always have to be sugary cereal or boring oatmeal. This Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash is delicious and nutritious, containing an excellent source of both Vitamin C and potassium. Featuring Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, this breakfast recipe is sure to start your morning off right.

Check out the recipe from Eckrich® below to get started.

Total Time Skill Level Servings
40 mins Intermediate 4


Pkg. Eckrich®Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2′-slices 10 – 14 oz.
Medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 whole
Garlic, finely chopped 2 clove(s)
Medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2′-cubes 2 whole
Green onions, sliced thin 4
Olive oil, divided 3 Tbsp.
Smoked paprika 1/2 Tsp.
Kosher salt 1 Tsp.
Freshly ground black pepper 1 Tsp.
Large eggs 4


  1. Heat tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and onion and cook until sausage is browned on all sides for five to seven minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  2. Add remaining olive oil to skillet. Once shimmering, add sweet potatoes and season with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until sweet potatoes start to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Cover and steam sweet potatoes for additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
  3. Str sausage and onions into sweet potatoes. Use spoon to create 4 divots. Crack eggs into divots. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until eggs are set to desired doneness, about 6-8 minutes. Alternatively, transfer skillet to a preheated oven to cook eggs.
  4. Garnish with green onions and serve hot from skillet.

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

Don’t toss your leftover hash! You can use the leftover eggs for a breakfast sandwich, and the sweet potatoes make an excellent side dish to any lunch or snack.

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 


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