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Fried egg over sweet potato hash served on a white plate and tablecloth - serves 4.

Eggs over Sweet Potato Hash

Jane the DieticianJane the Dietician
A yolky egg over sweet potato hash, caramelized onions, and crunchy bell peppers is just what you need to start the day.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided into 1 Tbsp portions
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced into half rings
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced (about 1/2 medium pepper)
  • 3 cups sweet potato shredded (about 1 large sweet potato)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • dash salt & pepper for the eggs


  • Prep all ingredients before cooking.
  • Heat a 12" nonstick pan over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and red onions. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the diced bell peppers and let it cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    sauteed green peppers and red onions
  • Increase heat to medium-high.
  • Add shredded sweet potato, paprika, chili powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper. Mix the ingredients together, then cook the hash for 10-12 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
    shredded sweet potatoes in pan with peppers and onions
  • Once the hash has softened and slightly browned, scoop the mixture into 4 separate plates.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and tilt the pan until evenly coated.
  • Crack 1 egg into each corner of the pan. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes and a dash of salt and pepper over the eggs. Let them cook for about 4 minutes. 
    fried egg in pan with paprika


Keyword budget meals, fried egg, sweet potato hash