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Sweet potato ham hash

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Top it with an egg for a complete breakfast

Sweet potatoes are healthy and full of flavor. Pair them with ham, garlic and fried eggs to create a nutritious and filling hash. Have leftover Easter ham? This is the perfect recipe to use it up.

Top it with an egg for a complete breakfast

Sweet potatoes aren't just a supper side dish. I love them at breakfast because I feel like they're a nice burst of nutrition to my morning routine. Typically hash is made with white potatoes and corned beef, but I switched it up a bit and used sweet potatoes, smoked ham and garlic, and then topped it with a fried egg.

Sweet potato ham hash recipe

Serves 2


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups diced sweet potatoes, skins removed
  • 1-1/2 cups diced smoked ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the butter. Once the butter melts, add in the sweet potatoes, smoked ham, paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook for about 20 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft. Add the garlic, and cook for a few minutes until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat, and cover with a lid.
  3. In another skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the egg, and cook until the egg is totally set.
  4. Top the hash with the egg, and enjoy while it's warm.

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