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Author: Christina Eleton
October 26, 2021

Skillet Sweet Potato Hash-N-Eggs (Paleo & Whole30)

Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this Skillet Sweet Potato Hash-N-Eggs is a savory and satisfying meal that is sure to please. Healthy & delicious, an easy one-pan meal that is Whole30 & Paleo-Friendly!

Close up of sweet potato hash and eggs on white plate

I'm so excited to be able to share with you one of my all-time favorite meals, - my Skillet Sweet Potato Hash -N- Eggs. This is one of the simplest dishes that I make very often. I absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes and eggs, so what better than to combine the two together into a delicious & perfectly balanced meal?

This dish is packed full of so much nutrition. Sweet potatoes, eggs, onions & garlic offer lots of vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need to thrive.

The sweet potatoes are so good and tasty on their own, but I like to always include a healthy protein with every meal. Eggs are perfect here, but you could certainly add any protein like grass-fed beef sausage like we do from time to time.

A Huge Misconception

There is a big misconception about eggs being bad for your cholesterol, therefore people avoid them. This is so far from the truth. Eggs, pasture-raised of course, are one of the most nutritious foods around. My functional doctor recommends that I incorporate these into my diet often because they contain so many health benefits.

Health Benefits Of Eggs

  • Provides Choline (Brain Health)
  • High In Protein (Aids In Weight Loss)
  • Rich In Omega 3 (Heart & Eye Health)
  • Natural Vitamin D Source (Disease Prevention)
  • Contains Carotenoids, (Lutein & Zeaxanthin For Eye Health)

Eggs are one of my favorite protein foods and we eat them several times a week. Boiled, baked, scrambled or even fried in a little avocado oil...we love them all. Protein foods such as eggs help to lower inflammation in the body as well as helping you to maintain weight or even lose weight.

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What You Need To Make This Skillet Sweet Potato Hash

Here is everything you need to make this wonderful meal.

  • sweet potatoes
  • onion
  • garlic
  • avocado oil
  • cumin
  • sea salt
  • pasture-raised eggs
  • cilantro

I love the fact that this dish is made with nothing but real, whole-food ingredients as well as Whole30 and Paleo-friendly.

Close up of sweet potato hash and eggs in iron skillet

Sweet Potato VS White Potato

We love sweet potatoes around here and eat them often. I have so many recipes using this nutritious vegetable. Several years back, I eliminated white potatoes from my diet except for an occasional treat. White potatoes are very high in carbohydrates and natural sugar which drives up inflammation markers in the body, not to mention weight gain...therefore we don't eat a lot of potatoes around here anymore. I go more into detail about this in my latest soup post, my low-carb Creamy “No Potato” Soup Recipe. So be sure to check that out as well.

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How To Make This Skillet Sweet Potato Hash

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Chop sweet potatoes and onions into small diced pieces.

Add 2-3 tablespoons avocado oil to a 10 inch cast-iron skillet and sauté sweet potatoes, onion and spices together. Cook for 10-12 minutes until sweet potatoes are crisp & caramelized, stirring often.

Stir in minced garlic for 1 minute until fragrant.

Next, make 4 wells in the hash and crack an egg in each.  

Put in 400 degree oven and cook 10-15 minutes or until the whites are set to your liking.

Take out of the oven, garnish with cilantro and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

Close up of sweet potato hash and eggs on white plate

I absolutely LOVE one-pan meals that do not involve extra pans. I don't have time to clean extra dishware, and I sure don't want to either.

Close up of sweet potato hash and eggs on white plate

A Few Tips

When dicing up the sweet potatoes and onion, do make sure you have a proper chopping knife. It is a miserable thing when you are cutting vegetables with a knife that is not meant for chopping larger vegetables. The right kind of knife will make all the difference in your cooking experience.

I can promise you this, using a Lodge cast-iron skillet will take your recipes over the top. Everything taste better in a cast iron skillet...LODGE BRAND, that is! Vegetables caramelize perfectly, and besides that, you are getting a good dose of Iron. Believe it or not, most people, especially women are severely deficient in this mineral. Using a cast-iron skillet helps keep our Iron levels in check.

For extra deliciousness and flavor, sometimes I add peppers and bacon to this meal. It does take a few extra steps, but it only makes this dish extra amazing. Of course, it is just as wonderful as it is.

Close up of sweet potato hash and eggs on white plate

This savory dish is so simple to make and I know you’re gonna love it! It's definitely a family favorite around here!

Close up of sweet potato hash and eggs on white plate

Sweet Potato Hash-N-Eggs (Paleo & Whole30)

Author: Christina Eleton
Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this Skillet Sweet Potato Hash-N-Eggs is a savory and satisfying meal that is sure to please. Healthy & delicious, this easy one-pan meal is Whole30 & Paleo-Friendly!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Paleo, Whole30
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Iron Skillet
  • Stainless Steel Chopping Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • sea salt (see recipe notes)
  • 4 pasture-raised eggs
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Chop sweet potatoes and onions into small diced pieces.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons avocado oil to a 10 inch cast-iron skillet and sauté sweet potatoes, onions and spices together. Cook for 10-12 minutes until sweet potatoes are crisp & caramelized, stirring often.
  • Stir in minced garlic for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Next, make 4 wells in the hash and crack an egg in each.
  • Put in 400 degree oven and cook 10-15 minutes or until the whites are set to your liking.
  • Take out of oven, garnish with cilantro and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

Notes

Do make sure to add sea salt to your individual serving if needed.  Sea salt is what brings all the flavors out for the dish to taste its best.  Also, from time to time, I like to add sugar/nitrate-free bacon for a special treat.  This dish is amazing like it is, but bacon does add an extra layer of flavor.  
Keyword Eggs, Paleo, Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Hash, Whole30
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