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Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

Can we just talk for a moment about the fact that I’m really good at pretending?

I’ve pretty much been doing it my whole life. Pretending I am confident and not shy, while I am always anxious and nervous around people and in public places. Pretending that I know what I want to do with my life, while I am constantly questioning it. Pretending I am smart, while I am frantically studying to learn the material. Pretending I am a blogger, while I sit at my computer for hours in frustration trying to figure the simplest thing out.

Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

Fake it ’til you make it, right?

Let’s be real. I think we are all doing this. And I think the realization that most people are “fakin’ it” is important. I mean, do you think that Justin Bieber really knows what he’s doing? And look at him! And that Rebecca Black girl. Ok… maybe those aren’t the best examples. But you get the point.

This is totally the kind of breakfast that could be a “fakin’ it” breakfast. It is so simple to put together, but would fool anyone that you totally know what’s up in the category of delicious. Really delicious.

Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

I actually discovered these flavor combinations at one of my favorite local breakfast places, Mirth. It is one of those meals that you can’t get out of your head. I actually kind of obsess over how good it is. One day when I am on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” Breakfast Edition, I will talk about Mirth and their version of this recipe. We all have dreams…

Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/2 lb spicy sausage
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, grated on the large side of a box grater
  • 1 TBSP rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6-8 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown the sausage and set aside.
  3. Heat an oven proof skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Add the onions and corn to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the garlic, rosemary and cinnamon and cook for 1 more minute.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the sweet potato and sausage to the skillet.
  7. Stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and turn on the broiler.
  10. Top with the cheese and carefully crack the eggs over the top.
  11. Put under the broiler
  12. Stare at the skillet under the broiler just until the eggs are set but the yolks are still runny (seriously, DO NOT WALK AWAY) about 2-4 minutes.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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25 comments on “Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash”

  1. Lovely recipe! I have to agree about the value of cinnamon in raising the bar in the flavour stakes. I add it to tomato and red pepper soup, just a dash and it really lifts the flavours. Thanks for sharing! xxP

  2. This looks really awesome! I love the idea of using sweet potatoes. Also the cinnamon sounds very interesting. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it…yum!

    • Thanks Russell! The cinnamon is very subtle. When I first had a dish similar to this at my favorite breakfast place, Mirth, I sat there trying to decipher all of the flavors for the longest time. I finally figured out that a pinch of cinnamon was what was putting it over the top!

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  4. I use cinnamon with cumin and rosemary in almost everything! All this combined are an excellent partners for meats.

  5. Ultimate hangover breakfast. Please show up next Sunday, standing over my bed, at promptly 12 noon!!

  6. Looks delicious, I love a good runny egg and some potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on making the switch to your own site!!

  7. I subscribed again just to be safe — you know I’ll follow you anywhere ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love seeing a savory dish in your posting!

    • Aww thanks Danny! It was sad to lose all of the followers I built up. But I just have to keep in mind the reasons I moved. Hopefully bigger and better things!

  8. Nice. I like the flavor combo here. Have to give this a try!

  9. Mmmm! This sounds delish! Congrats on your new blog. Looks great! And you wont be lonely for long, I’m sure of it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. This was great. I made it this morning – I used spinach and mushrooms in place of the corn. Really yummy. You’re right about the eggs — even watching them, the yolks can start to cook more quickly than you like when they’re under the broiler!

    • WOW! You already tried it! I’m glad you liked it! This is one of my favorite breakfasts. I actually usually just stare into the oven when anything is under the broiler. I don’t trust myself to walk away!

      • I think it’s going to become a favourite for us. We don’t eat gluten or dairy, so that nukes a lot of “traditional” breakfast options. This recipe was delicious, filling, and pretty easy to make. And my husband LOVED it. Thank you so much for posting it!

        • Awesome! I’m so glad you guys liked it! My husband is a very picky eater and will usually only eat sweet stuff for breakfast. So when he liked this, I knew it was a keeper!

  11. Made this for supper tonight! Everyone loved it! Great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey Carrie! How are you? I see pics of you and your adorable children on facebook all the time! I’m so glad you guys like this!

      • Hey I am doing good! I see your mom from time to time when I am home visiting! Not joking though both girls plates were clean and Zach went for seconds! So yummy!

  12. Love this breakfast. So yummy my kids will love it!
    Loving your new site too!

  13. I was wondering where you went! So happy to find out that you are still blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

    This recipe looks incredibly – I LOVE cinnamon and the addition of it with rosemary must me amazing – this will definitely be made this weekend!

  14. On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love this post so I’m featuring it as part of today’s roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks so much for inspiring me…

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