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Simple Vegan Breakfast Hash

This vegan breakfast hash recipe is made with russet potatoes and sweet potatoes slow roasted to crispy perfection. A seriously delicious vegan breakfast idea!

simple vegan breakfast hash

This simple vegan breakfast hash is one of my favorite dishes to make on the weekends for breakfast, or prep ahead for easy week day mornings.

This recipe is one of my favorite breakfast hashes and is so easy to make!

Ingredients to make vegan breakfast hash

  • russet potatoes
  • sweet potato
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • thyme
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • diced onion
  • minced garlic

All simple ingredients, but paired together it results in a magical delicious vegan breakfast!

How to make breakfast hash

russet potatoes and sweet potatoes for hash

Step 1: peel and dice up some sweet potatoes and russet potatoes.

I like the mixture of both sweet and russet to add some flavor and texture variety.

Step 2: Drizzle the potatoes with a little bit of olive oil, add the spices, and toss it together to coat. Place in a large 9 by 13 baking dish.

Step 3: place the potatoes in the oven.

fresh garlic and onion

Step 4: While the potatoes are cooking, sautee up some fresh garlic and onion in a skillet on the stove.

This really amps up the depth of flavor in this dish and I highly recommend not skipping this step.

You can make this dish without the fresh garlic and onion, but I really prefer the taste this way!

Garlic and onion are a great base to any recipe.

If you really want that extra something in your recipe, add some fresh garlic and onion.

Even if you don’t typically like the flavors alone, you will be surprised at how much flavor depth they can add to simple recipes.

caramelized garlic and onion for breakfast hash

Cook them until they’re all browned and caramelized looking like this!

I usually sautee them for around 5-10 minutes, but depending on the pan you use it may take longer.

Just look for the onions to caramelize and soften up until they start to brown and aren’t crunchy any more.

Step 5: Once the onions are soft and the potatoes are done, mix it all together and it’s ready to serve!

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The potatoes will need to be checked about every 15 – 20 minutes while roasting. 

They should be very crispy once they are done.

The combination of high heat and frequent stirring will help us get those crunchy yummy edges that are everyone’s favorite!

I could eat this vegan hash straight from the pan.

This recipe uses a similar technique to my Famous Crispy Potato Casserole, and I always get so many compliments when I use this method of slow roasting.

The flavor is just incredible!

I use a spatula to scrape up the potatoes that stick to the pan each time I stir.

This will help get that crispiness on all the sides of the potatoes.

Crispy = perfect potato texture in my opinion!

simple vegan breakfast hash

I usually enjoy ketchup when I eat my potatoes, but this doesn’t even need it!

The flavor is so good all on it’s own!

What to serve with this recipe

Here are a few of my favorite breakfast ideas to serve with this hash!

If you’re a potato lover, you are definitely in the right place.

Pictured below is this hash in a vegan breakfast burrito!

The BEST vegan breakfast burrito recipe you’ll ever try! Made with scrambled tofu and crispy vegan breakfast hash. #veganbreakfastburrito #veganbreakfast #vegan #breakfastburrito

My friends and I had brunch yesterday. One of them is vegan. She rarely gets vegan food at these lunches so I try really hard to find recipes for her. This was such a hit with EVERYONE there. I know i’ll Be making this frequently for my own household. – Myrna

I make this at home when I do my 21 day “Daniel fast” (only fruits and veggies ) I love how simple this recipe is and so many variations. – Beth

Definitely my favorite recipe for potatoes!! I love how there is not too much flavor fighting throught it, it’s just simple but yet super tasty! – Desiree

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Do you have an air fryer? If so, check out a similar recipe for air fryer breakfast hash!

simple vegan breakfast hash recipe
simple vegan breakfast hash - recipe via @buildyourbite

Simple Vegan Breakfast Hash

Joy Shull
Simple vegan breakfast hash with russet potatoes and sweet potatoes.
4.64 from 93 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 223 kcal


For the Potatoes

  • 3 medium russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil

For the garlic and onion mixture

  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic finely diced or minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the diced potatoes with the spices and ¼ cup of olive oil, then mix well. Bake the potatoes in a glass casserole dish at 450 degrees for 40-50 minutes, checking and stirring ever 20 minutes, until crispy
  • Use a spatula to unstick the potatoes from the pan each time you stir
  • Sautee the onion, garlic, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper in a skillet. Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until browned
  • Once the potatoes are crispy, remove them from oven and stir in the garlic and onion skillet mixture until combined



Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 804mgPotassium: 641mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5354IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 27th of September 2023

One of my favorite recipes. Make it quite often!

Joy Shull

Thursday 28th of September 2023

So glad you enjoyed it!

teresa hahn

Saturday 8th of April 2023

Do you think red potatoes would work with this recipe?

Joy Shull

Friday 5th of May 2023



Monday 17th of January 2022

Oh my goodness this was so delicious, made it for hubby and myself for lunch…hubby said “keep this recipe, it’s so delicious” Easy and so tasty!


Thursday 23rd of December 2021

We love this recipe!!

I would like to prep everything the night before and store in the fridge so that I can put it in the oven to bake when we wake up… do you think that would work?

Joy Shull

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Unfortunately potatoes do not store well in the fridge. I tried it once and the potatoes oxidized and turned a purple blackish color. However, you can prepare the garlic and onion in advance and store in a ziploc bag until you are ready to use it!


Saturday 14th of March 2020

Oh my gosh, my life motto is basically starting everything with garlic, onions, and olive oil haha! Thanks for this recipes, super yummy :) And my potatoes actually turned out crispy for once, yay!

Joy Shull

Saturday 14th of March 2020

Love it! crispy potatoes are the best!