Savory Sweet Potato Hash


This simple hash works perfectly as a tasty addition to your morning eggs or a wintry side dish with roasted chicken.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 1 large sweet potato, diced

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small white onion, diced

  • 1 cup diced ham steak

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, or to taste


  1. Place sweet potato in a microwave-safe bowl; add water and salt. Microwave until partially softened, 2 to 3 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the hot oil until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir sweet potato, ham, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt into onion; cover skillet with a lid. Cook sweet potato mixture, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are cooked through, about 10 minutes; sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook and stir until brown sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

If the mixture begins to stick to the skillet, add a few tablespoons of water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
17g Fat
52g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 1167mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1078mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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