A Paleo Breakfast Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

  • Author: Bri McKoy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TBS coconut oil
  • 1/2 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 1 red or white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Optional: eggs and fresh herbs to top hash with.


  1. In a cast iron skillet cook bacon.
  2. Remove some of the bacon fat and add the cubed sweet potatoes to the cast iron skillet
  3. Season with salt and pepper and onion powder
  4. Let cook for 5 minutes with a lid on, without moving, so the potatoes can caramelize
  5. After 5 minutes turn the potatoes and add the lid back on. Cook for 5 more minutes without stirring.
  6. Uncover and flip potatoes once more. Let cook for about 3 more minutes, uncovered until tender and cooked.
  7. Remove potatoes to a bowl
  8. Add 1 TBS coconut oil and then add the onions, poblano peppers and garlic
  9. Sauté for about 3 minutes until softened
  10. Add sweet potatoes back to pot
  11. Mix together and let finish off for about two more minutes.
  12. Top with poached egg and some fresh dill. Serve immediately.