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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Easy 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 sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving.

Now sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables to cook with any time of year!

I love a batch of roasted sweet potatoes in enchiladas, or as a hash to go with my breakfast which is where this recipe comes in.

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

sweet potato hash

Sweet Potato Hash Ingredients

  • sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed: I do not recommend using frozen sweet potatoes for this recipe.
  • yellow onion: or any sweeter onion
  • fresh garlic: not the jarred stuff. Fresh is best here.
  • spices (garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, pepper, paprika)
  • olive oil: or any neutral oil, for roasting
roasted sweet potatoes for breakfast

How to make sweet potato hash

Step 1: peel and chop 2 – 3 large sweet potatoes (you will need around 6 cups worth of diced sweet potato).

Step 2: Place the 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 ⅓ cup).

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

sweet potato hash

Step 3: 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

Step 4: 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.

It would be delicious alongside my egg muffin cups.

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!

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Looking for more delicious hash recipes? Be sure to try this air fryer breakfast hash!

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Yield: 6 servings

Sweet Potato Hash

sweet potato hash in a glass casserole dish

Easy paleo sweet potato hash recipe with caramelized garlic and onion.

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
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • up to ⅓ 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 ⅓ 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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Kristi Grimes

Monday 17th of April 2023

I use this sweet potato hash as a base in my power bowls. I add other roasted veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, and red onions on top and a bit of chicken with a teriyaki glaze. Top all with a few bites of fresh avocado and green onions. All the flavors are so yummy together.

Joy Shull

Friday 5th of May 2023

Yum! That sounds amazing!


Monday 10th of April 2023

Great recipe, prepared the night before and warmed it up next morning.


Saturday 11th of March 2023

I made this today for a brunch get together with my friends. It started out great! I rendered some bacon, removed the bacon from the pan, and cooked the onion and garlic in the bacon grease. Then I minced up the cooked bacon and mixed it back into the onion/garlic mix at the end of cooking. After roasting the sweet potatoes about 45min or so, I noticed that the potatoes were starting to look almost burnt! So, I took them out and mixed in the aromatics and crossed my fingers that they tasted good…they were delicious and a big hit with my friends :-). Will make this again and I think the recipe is good, but the bacon put it over the top!


Friday 10th of February 2023

Has anyone baked the onion with the potatoes?


Tuesday 18th of October 2022

This was awesome!! Thank you for the recipe, I will be making it again

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