Spicy Sweet Potato Hash


I made this sweet potato hash up on a night I had nothing planned for dinner and didn't want to slave away to get a great meal. This is a super easy and really flavorful side dish for those who like it spicy and comforting.

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


  • 2 strips uncured chicken bacon

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more as needed

  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ tablespoons BBQ sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pinch ground dried chipotle pepper

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle.

  2. While the bacon cooks, put the cubed sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high power for 5 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, then add sweet potatoes, garlic powder, chipotle powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook until potatoes are brown and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bacon, jalapeno, and BBQ sauce and cook over low heat, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If using regular potatoes--microwave for up to 8 minutes and use a cover on your skillet to ensure good browning and even cooking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
7g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 820mg 17%

* 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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