Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Sweet Potato Hash Browns have become a favorite weekend breakfast item in my house. Serve alongside a big stack of buttermilk pancakes or eggs for a hearty breakfast that will kick-start your day! Grated sweet potatoes are sautéed with onion, garlic, and bacon to create a breakfast side you will find yourself craving long after they have been eaten.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

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  • 1/4 pound diced bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (roughly 3 medium) — peeled and grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, fry the bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the onions and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the garlic and sweet potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Saute for about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Source: Emeril Lagasse

11 Responses to “Sweet Potato Hash Browns”

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — February 21, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Oh Yumminess! That looks and sounds so insanely good. I would never have thought to use sweet potatoes like that. Such a great idea

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    Lisa @ Tarte du Jour — February 21, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Oh my these hash browns look heavenly! I adore sweet potatoes and have never tried them in hash browns….aren’t you clever!

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    crustabakes — February 21, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    This looks just about perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper! And using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes is genius!

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    The Food Hound — February 21, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    YUM!!! I have a recipe that’s similar using cooked leftover turkey. I think the word “hash” is great. Not sure why, but sweet potato hash just sounds so appetizing!! And I would totally serve this for supper!

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    happywhennothungry — February 21, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Yummy!!! These hash browns look amazing! Definitely would love some of these with an omelet or stack of pancakes!

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    Cakewhiz — February 21, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    In high school, i had a phase where i was obsessed with hash browns. i was having it for breakfast, lunch and sometimes even dinner. haha.
    Now, i can try out your sweet potato hash browns and who knows?! I may develop an obsession with this next….lol

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    fitnessnfoodiegirl — February 21, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    I’m a HUGE sucker for hash browns! And sweet potato hash browns, I am sold!

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    muppy — February 21, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    this looks sooooo good. I love sweet potato and know it goes so well with bacon.. yum!

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    Sara — February 22, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    I love sweet potatoes like this. This looks great and so easy!

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    briarrose — February 22, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    Oooo….I never thought to use sweet potatoes in hash browns…wonderful idea. My mind always goes straight to the russet when I think of breakfast. 😉

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