Southwest Sweet Potato Hash

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Southwest flavors and nutritious superfoods combine to create the best breakfast around!

If you’re fed up with eating the same old bland and boring breakfast, this recipe is about to change everything! There are certain meals that can make your mouth water before you even take your first bite, and this Southwest Sweet Potato Hash is definitely one of them! Start your morning off right by making this sweet, spicy, and nutrient-dense breakfast hash that will help you power through your day.

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The Perfect Combination of Southwest Flavors

Southwest Sweet Potato Hash

When preparing this meal, you’ll start off by chopping up one of our favorite superfoods (sweet potatoes) into one-inch cubes. Toss the sweet potato cubes in olive oil and our spice mix, which uses crushed red pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, and salt. After baking the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes, throw in some red onion and bell pepper for a little extra kick.

Once the potato mixture is soft and toasty, stir in some avocado and fresh cilantro to elevate the flavor profile even further. Top this yummy recipe off with a perfectly poached egg. Just like that, your flavorful and nutritious breakfast is ready to enjoy!

A Nutrient-Rich Breakfast

Southwest Sweet Potato Hash

Aside from all of the tremendous flavors, this recipe is chock-full of nutrients to keep you feeling full and focused all day long. Sweet potato is an excellent source of healthy carbs that will fuel your body. Avocado is packed with vitamins, as well as plenty of good fats and fiber to fill your belly. The poached egg on top also adds in a bit more protein for an extra dose of nutrients. Tie all of the ingredients together, and you have yourself one awesome breakfast!

Another wonderful benefit of making this recipe is that you’ll get two servings out of it. This means that you can enjoy it for lunch, or save it and use it for breakfast the next morning!

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Southwest Sweet Potato Hash

This nutritious breakfast is sweet and spicy to help you start your day with a kick!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 2
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 sweet potato peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 red bell pepper diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 avocado peel and pit removed, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 large eggs poached (to make the perfect poached egg, check out our How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs recipe)


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine the sweet potato, half the olive oil, half the salt, half the red pepper, half cumin, and half the chili powder. Mix well and spread in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the red bell pepper and red onion with the remaining salt, red pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Once the potatoes have baked for 15 minutes, add the onion and bell pepper mixture to the sheet pan stirring to combine with the potatoes. Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and begin to brown.
  • Stir in the avocado and fresh cilantro, spoon into serving bowls with the poached egg on top. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1337mg | Potassium: 1170mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 18973IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
Keywords Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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