I have a confession, I’m not a food blogger — just a mom who loves to cook. When I started out, my recipes were good, but my pictures were bad. Really bad.
Since then, I’ve learned a little about photography and improved some (I hope), but I’m still just a mom who cooks and sometimes, I get tired of writing elaborate descriptions of recipes, because, really… who reads those anyway?
Rather than attempting to write a fancy description about how delicious, delectable, perfectly balanced, and ______ (insert other over-used food word here) this recipe is, I’ll let its simplicity speak for itself.
Sausage & sweet potato hash isn’t fancy, and I wouldn’t serve it at a dinner party (unless it was a dinner party centered on watching sports), but it is a quick meal option that my children absolutely love and that is super simple to make.
Sweet Potato Hash + Sausage and Apples…
= Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast!
My favorite thing about this recipe is that I can make most of it ahead of time. I usually work through the first few steps one night while making another dinner. With the oven and stove already on, it isn’t any extra work and then I have a protein rich breakfast ready to go.
Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Sausage and Eggs (Make-Ahead Breakfast!)
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 TBSP olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 granny smith apples
- 2 medium onions
- 1 lb sausage
- 6 eggs (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch chunks.
- Place them on a large baking sheet or sheet pan and toss with olive/coconut oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
- Drizzle with the coconut oil and sprinkle with spices. Toss to coat.
- Roast the sweet potatoes until they are soft but not mushy, about 25-30 minutes.
- While sweet potatoes are roasting, brown the sausage in a medium skillet. When browned, remove and set aside, reserving grease in the pan.
- Core the apples and slice the apples and onions and add to the same skillet. Saute on medium heat until translucent and caramelized.
- Remove sweet potatoes from oven and add the sausage, apples and onions to the pan with the sweet potatoes. Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately, or, if making in advance, let cool and cover. Place in refrigerator for up to two days until ready to use for a meal. To reheat, preheat oven to 425 degrees. If using eggs, make small wells in the sweet potato mixture and crack eggs into the wells. Bake for 10-15 minutes until heated through and until egg yolks are desired firmness.
Tired of over-used food blogging words? What is your simple go-to dinner that isn’t fancy but tastes great?
Discussion (22 Comments)
Your recipes are delicious, I do have one problem with most of your recipes. The preparation time: 5 min. Unless you have 30 people working on any one of those recipes, it is impossible to prepare in 5 min. Please let me know why the prep time is always 5 min.
Katie - Wellness Mama
Good question- not sure why it is like that. I will look into this…
Love your website and your cookbook!! I have tried making these twice and both times my batter was very runny .. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Thanks!
I have made this recipe several times and it’s one of my favorites! I always make more than enough so we can have leftovers.
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Precooked sweet potatoes, diced ham, chunk pineapple mixed together and heated through. Simple but tasty blend of textures and flavors.
Dang! I was really trying to get sausage out of my life and here you go posting a recipe with my favorite ingredients. Yeah, I could substitute chicken as you said, but I probably won’t.
I’m still in the “bad food photos” phase but I’m learning. Your photos are awesome. And yes, people do ready the fancy description of the recipe!
This looks amazing. Thanks SOOOO Much for all of your AMAZING recipes. I have yet to try one that has failed me. So thankful for you and your blog. You stand apart from other bloggers. Such a BLESSING. Thanks again!
Looks delicious. Will have to try this.
Mmmm…sounds so good!! And my little guy and I love sweet potatoes! The hubby not so much but he’ll eat them for us 🙂 And I think our go to dinner when we are running late (which isn’t too often) and need something really fast is fried eggs and sourdough toast (or some leftover potatoes/veggies) with kerrygold butter 🙂 Not the most balanced meal but delicious and really fast!!
All that sugar from the sweet potatoes and apples – plus the carbohydrates from the starches – perhaps substituting courgettes and cauliflower would be a better idea, and make sure that the sausage is low carb – they can be organic and still be full of carbohydrates from rusk.