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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Easy and simple paleo sweet potato hash recipe with caramelized garlic and onions. You can’t go wrong with this easy crispy dish!

Sweet potato hash recipe with caramelized garlic and onion

This paleo sweet potato hash recipe is for all you sweet potato lovers!

I don’t know about you, but I almost never ate sweet potatoes growing up.

I really only remember having them at Thanksgiving.

Well now they are one of my favorite vegetables!

sweet potato hash

From breakfast to dinner to dessert (have you tried my healthy chocolate milkshake?), sweet potatoes are so versatile.

My simple vegan breakfast hash recipe was a hit, so I used a similar method to make the most delicious sweet potato breakfast hash.

If you love sweet potatoes, or want to learn to love them, I guarantee you will enjoy this yummy recipe!

roasted sweet potatoes for breakfast

How to make sweet potato hash

First, peel and chop 2 – 3 large sweet potatoes (you will need around 6 cups worth of diced sweet potato).

Place sweet potatoes in a glass casserole dish, and sprinkle them with garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, pepper, and paprika.

Drizzle with olive oil to coat (up to 1/3 cup).

Stir it around well to cover all of the sweet potatoes. 

sweet potato hash

Roast in the oven at 450 degrees for 55 – 65 minutes, stirring 3 – 4 times.

Each time you stir the sweet potatoes, use a spatula to scrape up any edges that have stuck to the pan.

This will help make sure that the sweet potatoes get as crispy as possible!

Once the sweet potatoes are almost done, check them more often to make sure they do not burn. 

Sweet potatoes

Once your sweet potatoes have about 15 minutes left, it’s time to make the caramelized garlic and onion.

You will be surprised at just how much depth of flavor is added just with a little fresh garlic and onion.

Next, add your garlic and onion to a skillet with a touch of olive oil, then cook it for 12 – 15 minutes, until browned and soft.

We want the garlic and onion to be caramelized but not burnt.

Stir often to avoid overcooking it too quickly.

garlic and onion make this dish so flavorful!

Once your sweet potatoes have finished roasting, add the cooked garlic and onion to the casserole dish and stir to combine.

Your sweet potato hash is ready to serve!

sweet potato hash with onions and garlic

This is the part where I just have to eat some straight out of the pan.

My only problem is stopping long enough to grab a plate!

breakfast side dish

Thanks to 450 degree roasting and a glass dish, you will get those yummy crispy bits on your sweet potatoes.

This is where all the flavor comes from!

Slow roasted is the way to go with potatoes.

sweet potato hash

This gives them so much flavor.

While sweet potatoes themselves won’t get totally crispy, those edges give this dish tons of flavor and texture.

crispy sweet potatoes with garlic and onion

What to serve with sweet potato hash

This sweet potato breakfast hash would be perfect served with my tofu scramble recipe for a hearty vegan breakfast.

If you’re a vegetarian, serve it alongside my egg muffin cups or my spicy avocado egg toast.

It would also make a great side dish for dinner!

Sweet potato hash paleo recipe

Such a delicious and easy to make addition to your breakfast!

Sweet potato hash paleo

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paleo breakfast recipe

Looking for more delicious hash recipes? 

Be sure to try this air fryer breakfast hash!

breakfast paleo recipe

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Sweet potato breakfast hash

sweet potato hash recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash paleo recipe - with caramelized garlic and onion. So much flavor - this is perfect for breakfast! #sweetpotatohash #sweetpotato #veganbreakfast #vegan #breakfasthash #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian

Easy paleo sweet potato hash recipe with caramelized garlic and onion. A flavor packed vegan breakfast idea!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 6 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes (around 2 - 3 large depending on their size)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • up to 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 head of garlic (around 12 - 15 cloves), minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Add diced sweet potatoes to a glass casserole dish
  3. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, pepper, salt, and paprika
  4. Drizzle on olive oil to coat, up to 1/3 cup
  5. Toss to combine
  6. Roast at 450 degrees for 55 - 65 minutes, stirring 3 - 4 times to avoid burning
  7. Once sweet potatoes have about 15 minutes left to cook, add the minced garlic and diced onion to a skillet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  8. Cook garlic and onion for 12 - 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring often, until soft and caramelized
  9. Once sweet potatoes have finished cooking, remove from oven and add the garlic and onion mixture. 
  10. Stir to combine

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 796mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 9gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g

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Saturday 27th of June 2020

This is a fantastic dish! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. Great with an egg on top. I stored the leftovers and brought to work the rest of the week! Re-heats well.

Joy Shull

Sunday 28th of June 2020

so glad you enjoyed the recipe!


Thursday 16th of April 2020

I add a tablespoon of maple syrup and raise the heat right at the end to to glaze the hash. Delicious!


Sunday 8th of March 2020

Great recipe. Didn’t have a glass casserole dish so I decided to boil the sweet potatoes first and cook it stovetop in a pan. Also charred and seeded a jalapeño pepper to add with it. Added smoke paprika as well. Went very well with your ingredients. Ty for the awesome recipe .


Friday 6th of March 2020

I used basil because I didn't have thyme. I'm thinking Thanksgiving in place of stuffing

Joy Shull

Saturday 14th of March 2020

that's a great idea!


Thursday 30th of May 2019

The flavor of mine came out amazing!!! But my sweet potatoes got really soft and turned into mash potato. What did I do wrong?

Joy Shull

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

Did you use a glass dish? It's important to use the tip of the spatula to stir them, a spoon or the like would just mush them up.

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