Starting your day off with a healthy meal is always challenging when you don’t have a list of healthy “go-to” options. If you’re like us, we’re almost always on the run and need a quick recipe that doesn’t take the whole morning to prepare. With that said, we’d like to share our favorite brunch item with your family.
Sweet Potato Hash
The original credit for this recipe goes to The Paleo Running Mama
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil divided, for cooking
- 2 small/med sweet potatoes chopped into small pieces about 1/2 inch
- 1 med onion chopped
- 1 small/med bell pepper red, orange, yellow, chopped
- 1/2 lb fresh bulk sausage
- 1/4-1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- 4 eggs (we often double up for more protein)
- Thinly sliced scallions for garnish
- You will cook the sausage in the same pan with the onions and peppers and the potatoes separately, until the end.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees (you will use it to bake the eggs into the skillet at the very end)
- Heat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp of the coconut oil to melt. Once sizzling, crumble the sausage into the pan, and stir while cooking to evenly brown. Sprinkle with a pinch of red pepper flakes.
- When sausage is about 3/4 of the way done, add the onions and peppers and continue to cook and stir until the sausage is browned and the onions and peppers are soft and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside until the potatoes are done.
- Meanwhile in a separate skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 2 Tbsp of coconut oil to melt. Add the chopped sweet potatoes and stir to coat. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook and stir, uncovered, until the outside begins to brown, then cover the skillet (any cover that mostly fits will do!) and continue to cook to soften the inside of the potatoes, uncovering to stir once in a while. Adjust the heat if necessary to prevent burning, and add a bit more coconut oil if necessary. This step should take about 7 minutes total, give or take.
- Once the potatoes are softened and browned, transfer them to the sausage mixture and stir to combine. Create 4 indents where you will crack each egg. Option here to add more eggs for protein.
- Put the entire skillet in the 400-degree oven to bake the eggs to preference, about 10-15 minutes.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
We especially love to make a large portion of this meal because we love the leftovers for breakfast the next day or two! Try it out and let us know what you think!