This sweet potato hash recipe is a healthy, delicious, vegetarian side that is easy to make and can even be a full meal.
Aren’t sweet potatoes amazing?
They’re super yummy. They last like forever in the pantry. They are healthier than regular white potatoes. They can go sweet or savory.
If you’re like me, at any given moment, you probably have 2-3 sweet potatoes sitting in your pantry along with an onion and a few stalk of celery in the fridge.
And do you know what that means?
It means you can make this delicious, easy and heathy side any time you want!
This sweet potato hash is a great recipe to use any night of the week while you’re dealing with the rest of dinner. Just pop the sweet potatoes into the pan and forget about them for like 20 minutes while you take care of the rest of the meal. Or the kiddos. Or Facebook. Whatevs.
Really, this “side” could easily be made a meal by itself, if you’re willing to forgo the meat in your dinner. It’s very filling and satisfying to the tummy. Maybe even add a fried egg for a little extra protein (if you’re not vegan and like eggs, of course).
I’ve also just wrapped them up in some lettuce leaves for a tasty and quick dinner.
Seriously, though. This sweet potato hash is super versatile — it can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner.
It can be a side, a meal, or a wrap filling. It also happens to be completely vegan and paleo, too.
This healthy sweet potato hash recipe really covers all the bases.
Do Sweet Potatoes Need To Be Peeled?
I often get this question so I wanted to be sure to answer it. The very short answer is, “No.” The longer answer is this: You do not need to remove the sweet potato peel to make sweet potato hash. If you don’t happen to like the taste or texture of the peel, then you’re free to remove it. HOWEVER, the peel contains a lot of the nutrients of the sweet potato. The skins contain fiber, beta carotene, vitamin c, vitamin e, folate, potassium, and iron so it’s a good idea to not just throw all that goodness away.
The sweet potato skin is completely edible — just scrub it well in clean water first to remove any dirt, and then dice.
How To Make Sweet Potato Hash Without Onions
If you’re looking to enjoy this sweet potato hash recipe, but you don’t like onions, you have some options for a tasty and easy substitute. Here are some easy onion alternatives:
- bell peppers
- lentils (see this recipe)
Any of these onion alternatives will work great in this recipe. Of course, you can also decided to just leave them out entirely. These substitutions also work very well if you’re wanting to make sweet potato hash without bell peppers.
More Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some of my all-time favorite sweet potato recipes from the blog. Can you tell I love sweet potatoes?
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet Potato And Lentil Hash with Garlic Sauteed Kale
- Sweet Potato Rolls
- Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Skins
- Sweet Potato Nachos
- Sweet Potato Lasagna
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter
Sweet Potato Hash
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 small-medium sweet potatoes skin on and diced into equal, bite-size chunks
- 1/2 medium white onion diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Optional: sliced green onions for garnish
- Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the potatoes, onion and celery to the oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are almost tender.
- Turn the heat to high and add the garlic, stirring to combine. Cook on high for 2-5 more minutes until sweet potatoes are nicely browned.
- Serve hot and with sliced green onions, if desired.
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