Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash

There are times that I get a taste in my mouth that can only be remedied by getting in the kitchen and cooking. It is my belief that the best cooking is rooted in making the ingredients that you have come to life and taste like something that people want to eat. This sweet potato and red pepper hash came through for the win!

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash in Cast Iron Skillet

Cooking in a cast iron skillet makes me happy. I love how well the food cooks and the ability to transfer iron from my skillet to my food. Make sure that when cooking with a cast iron skillet that you heat the skillet first. You do not want to add food to a cold skillet. The cast iron should be ready to go as soon as the food touches it.

When cooking with vegetables that will not remain whole, it is important to cut the vegetables to be the same size. Now, my cutting skills aren’t perfect but as you can see my sweet potatoes, red pepper, and even my onion are similarly sized. The reason for this is that you want to ensure that all pieces finish cooking at the same time.

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash
Make sure that you are cutting your vegetables to be the same size as best as possible.
Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash
Before making a hash or putting potatoes into a soup, you must soak them in water to rinse the starch away. If not, you won’t have the whole pieces that you desire but a mound of mush in most cases.
Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash
This is the result of rinsing the starch from the potatoes. You want them to crisp and brown, not to sweat away.
Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash Recipe

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You must have this sweet potato and red pepper hash because some mornings deserve a spin on a classic dish!


  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 springs of thyme (more for garnishing if you choose)
  • 3 tbsp of grapeseed oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional:
  • (Tony Chachere's if you feel like having a little spice)


  1. Heat your skillet to medium. Once the skillet is hot add the oil.
  2. Put the sweet potatoes int the skillet allowing them to cook on one side undisturbed for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Toss the sweet potatoes to allow the other sides to cook for about 4-5 minutes.
  4. You want to toss again and allow the sweet potatoes to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Add the pepper, onion and thyme. Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes.
  6. Season to taste.
  7. When the sweet potatoes are fork tender and onions are translucent turn off and serve.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

What to Serve with this Dish?

One of my favorite things to eat with the sweet potato and red pepper hash is my maple ginger and garlic salmon and a fried egg. Another option would be to place a poached egg on top with a spicy aji verde sauce. Do you have any favorite things that you like to eat with your hash?

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  • Reply
    March 19, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    This looks so yummy! I wish I had everything on hand to make this right now. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

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    Amber Myers
    March 19, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    This looks tasty! I’ll have to try this since I’ve always liked sweet potato. I like red peppers as well!

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    GiGi Eats
    March 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    DROOOOOLLLLL! I adore sweet potatoes SO SO SO SO SO SO SO much! SOOOO much and I pretty much eat them DAILY 🙂 THIS sounds like it would pair well with pretty much ANYTHING!

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    March 19, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    This looks delicious! I’ve never had sweet potato hash, but I just pinned the recipe so I can make it soon!

  • Reply
    March 19, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    This recipe is a must-try. I love sweet potatoes so much and this really looks so good.

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    melissa chapman
    March 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Looks like a great way to spruce up any meal. I see you made it with eggs but I think i could eat this as a side dish for dinner.

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    March 20, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Yum! Love the idea of all these veggies! I can use this sweet potato and red pepper hash in a lot of dishes! Yummy!

  • Reply
    Chef Dennis
    March 20, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Hmmm yum! This sweet potato and red pepper hash is making me drool nonstop! I wish I could have this right now. I am gonna be at my kitchen!

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    March 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    This sounds like an interesting combination. We are vegetarians and I would love to try this recipe!

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    March 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    This looks really good. This would be great for breakfast sometime too. I love having hash, and this one looks so amazing.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    March 20, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Oh this hash sounds so delicious to me. I love the combination of sweet potatoes with red peppers. I think I have all theingredients in the house already.

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    Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    March 21, 2020 at 3:22 am

    Mmmm, this sounds like comfort food at its finest. I bet it is amazing! Thanks for this recipe.

  • Reply
    March 21, 2020 at 4:49 am

    This sweet potato and red pepper hash looks delicious great side dish.I would love to try it.

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    Jamie H
    March 21, 2020 at 5:17 am

    I hated sweet potatoes as a kid, but I think it’s because I had only ever had them with marshmallows on top (and I still hate them that way). Turns out that when they’re cooked other ways, I LOVE them! I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks so delicious!

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