Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Everyone has their own perfect comforting yet easy breakfast. Lately, I have really been loving this sweet potato hash with eggs and onions. I randomly came up with this one morning when I was wondering what to make for breakfast after a strength training session. I wanted carbs. I wanted protein. I had sweet potatoes. I had eggs. Ta-da!

I really like sweet potatoes but I don’t like eating them sweet. I have to have them done savory. I was introduced to them when my mom started making roasted sweet potatoes with onions all the time as a side dish to dinner and I fell in love. I tried a sweet potato once to make it sweet but I was just not diggin’ it. It was weird.

So I’m sticking to the savory side. This breakfast is super easy to make because it uses your microwave to get the sweet potato ready! I suppose you can steam or boil the sweet potato without a microwave too, but that will take more time and effort – something I don’t have early in the morning.

Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs

Yield: 1 serving

Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • curry, cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme to taste


  • Wash your sweet potato. Prick it all around with a fork. Wrap it in a hand towel (not very tightly, just so it’s wrapped but it can still breathe) and put it in the microwave to cook. Microwave times are different but for me I put it in for 6 minutes.
  • As the sweet potato is cooking in the microwave, put the olive oil on a pan and turn on medium heat.
  • Once the oil is warmed, put the chopped onions and let cook.
  • When the sweet potato is cooked, take it out of the microwave, and cut it in half. Cut it into medium-large chunks (or small if that’s what you prefer). Be careful, the sweet potato will be very hot!
  • Add the sweet potato chunks to the onion on the pan.
  • Add the spices except for the black pepper.
  • Crack an egg in and add the liquid egg whites (or another egg!)
  • Add black pepper.
  • When the egg is done to your liking, you can take off heat and put on a plate. Devour. I love it topped with ketchup!

Kammie wants to know:

  • How often do you eat sweet potatoes?
  • How do you like your sweet potatoes - sweet or savory?

Let me know in the comments below!

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