Sausage Sweet Potato Hash

Craving a flavorful breakfast? Try my easy sausage sweet potato hash! This hearty dish combines savory breakfast sausage, tender sweet potatoes, and vibrant bell peppers, all seasoned with a blend of spices. Perfect for meal prepping or a cozy weekend brunch, it's sure to become a family favorite!
A close up macro shot of cooked sweet potato hash with bell peppers and sausage.
A plate of sausage sweet potato hash with an over easy egg on top with additional plates and a skillet of sweet potato hash in the background and a glass of orange juice.

Start your day with this gluten-free sausage sweet potato hash! Savory breakfast sausage, sweet potatoes, and vibrant bell peppers are perfectly seasoned and cooked until tender. This easy, one-skillet dish is ideal for meal prep or a simple weekend brunch. It pairs well with all types of eggs – from scrambled to sunny side up to poached!

You’ll love this recipe because:

  • It’s quick and easy. With straightforward ingredients and simple steps, you can have this delicious hash ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for any morning.
  • It’s perfect for meal prep. You can make this breakfast hash at the beginning of the week and then reheat it in the microwave or a skillet to eat throughout the week for an easy breakfast before school or work.
  • It’s naturally gluten-free. Made with naturally gluten-free ingredients, this dish is perfect for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, without compromising on flavor.


Ingredients in small bowls to make sausage sweet potato hash, including chili powder, sweet potatoes, bell pepper, cumin, garlic powder, yellow onions, paprika, salt, turkey sausage, black pepper, salt, cinnamon, olive oil and fresh parsley with text overlays over each ingredient.

Ingredient Notes

  • Breakfast sausage – If you are on a gluten-free diet, be sure your breakfast sausage is gluten-free as not all are. Use your favorite breakfast sausage for this recipe. Turkey sausage, chicken sausage or pork breakfast sausage all work in this recipe. You can even use Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage if you prefer. 
  • Yellow onion – You can swap with white or sweet onions if desired.
  • Red bell peppers – Choose bright, firm peppers without any soft spots. You can substitute with yellow, orange, or green bell peppers for a different color and slight flavor variation.
  • Sweet potatoes – Ensure they are diced evenly for consistent cooking. You can peel the sweet potatoes or leave the skins on. If you don’t have sweet potatoes, feel free to use other potatoes, such as red potatoes or yukon gold potatoes. 
  • Cinnamon – Adds a unique warmth and slight sweetness. Be sure to use sparingly to balance the flavors and not make the hash too sweet tasting.
  • Fresh Parsley – Adds a fresh, bright note to the dish. If unavailable, fresh cilantro or green onions can be used as alternatives. You can also omit the fresh parsley if desired. 

Uniformly dicing the sweet potatoes ensures even cooking, so they all become perfectly tender at the same time. If the pieces are uneven, smaller cubes will cook faster than larger ones, leading to inconsistent texture, which is not very tasty. 

Step-by-Step instructions

Ready to make this delicious breakfast recipe? The below steps with matching photos are not meant to be the full recipe, but are there to help you see the recipe made at various stages so you can make it perfectly every time.

For the ingredient list with measurements, full instructions, printable recipe, and additional notes, please scroll down to the recipe card.

A cast iron skillet with cooked turkey breakfast sausage crumbles in it.
Crumble and cook the breakfast sausage in a cast iron skillet until cooked through. Remove it to a plate after cooking.
A cast iron skillet with diced yellow onion that has been sautéed in olive oil and sausage fat until soft.
Sauté the diced onions in olive oil until translucent.
A cast iron skillet with raw diced sweet potatoes, onions and red bell pepper before cooking.
Add the diced bell peppers and sweet potatoes to the skillet. Season with the spice and stir to combine.
An overhead view of a cast iron skillet with cooked sweet potato hash with red bell peppers in it.
Cook until the sweet potatoes are tender. You should be able to pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork easily after cooking.
A cast iron skillet with sweet potato hash with red bell peppers and sausage in it.
Add the cooked sausage back to the skillet and stir. Cook for a few more minutes to heat the sausage back up.
Sausage sweet potato hash in a cast iron skillet with a glass of orange juice and a small bowl of parsley to the side.
Season with fresh parsley and serve with eggs. Enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of sausage?

Absolutely! You can use any gluten-free breakfast sausage you prefer, such as pork, chicken, or a plant-based sausage. Just ensure it’s gluten-free if you have dietary restrictions.

How can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Simply substitute the sausage with a plant-based sausage or add more vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant for added texture and flavor. You can even add some black beans to bulk up the hash if you’d like instead.

What can I serve with this hash?

This hash pairs wonderfully with eggs—scrambled, fried, or poached. It also goes well with avocado slices, a fresh salad, scrambled tofu, or even some crusty gluten-free bread.

Can I prepare this dish ahead of time?

Yes, this sausage sweet potato hash can be made ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave before serving.

expert tips

  • Be sure to cut your sweet potatoes into small cubes, no larger than 1/2 inch. Any larger and the sweet potatoes will take too long to cook in the skillet.
  • A cast iron skillet not only retains heat better but also adds a nice crispness to the sweet potatoes and sausage, enhancing the overall texture and flavor. You can use a regular skillet if you prefer.
  • Change up the vegetables in your breakfast hash to suit your preferences or whatever you have at home! Vegetables like zucchini, carrots, brussels sprouts, eggplant, mushrooms, corn and spinach are all great additions to your breakfast skillet. If it’s a quick cooking vegetable, like spinach, add it towards the end of the cooking time so it doesn’t get overcooked. 

Storage instructions

  • Storage: Store any leftover sausage sweet potato hash in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to three days.
  • Freezer Option: To freeze, let the hash cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. It can be frozen for up to three months. When ready to use, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat according to the below instructions.
  • Reheat: Reheat the hash in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through, or microwave it in a microwave-safe dish for about 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through, until hot.

Multiple plates of sweet potato hash with an egg on top with a glass of orange juice to the side.

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A close up macro shot of cooked sweet potato hash with bell peppers and sausage.

Sausage Sweet Potato Hash

Craving a flavorful breakfast? Try my easy sausage sweet potato hash! This hearty dish combines savory breakfast sausage, tender sweet potatoes, and vibrant bell peppers, all seasoned with a blend of spices. Perfect for meal prepping or a cozy weekend brunch, it's sure to become a family favorite!
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Megan


  • 1 lb gluten-free breakfast sausage or Italian sausage of choice (I used turkey breakfast sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion (diced, about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper (diced, about 1 medium pepper)
  • 4 cups sweet potato (diced into 1/2 inch cubes, about 2 large sweet potato)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley


  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the breakfast sausage, breaking it up into small crumbles with a spatula. Cook the sausage until it’s browned and cooked through, which should take about 5-7 minutes. Remove the cooked sausage from the skillet and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the olive oil. Add the diced onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until they start to become translucent.
  • Add the diced red bell pepper and sweet potato to the skillet with the onions. Season with salt, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, and chili powder. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  • Allow the mixture to cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. If the sweet potatoes are still firm after 20 minutes, you can cook for a few more minutes until they are soft.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, add the cooked breakfast sausage back to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat the sausage through.
  • Taste the sausage hash and adjust the seasonings if necessary, adding more salt, pepper, or spices to suit your preferences.
  • Stir the fresh parsley into the sausage hash.
  • Serve with eggs, if desired.


  • If you have celiac disease or are on a gluten-free diet, be sure to double check your ingredients are gluten-free. The breakfast sausage is one you will need to confirm while shopping. 
  • The nutritional facts are based on pork sausage and will vary depending on what type of sausage you use. 
  • Be sure to uniformly chop the sweet potatoes into small bite sized cubes to ensure they cook evenly. You don’t want to cut your sweet potato cubes too big, as it will take too long for your sweet potato hash to cook. 
  • For a vegetarian option, use a plant-based sausage or omit the sausage and add black beans or additional vegetables. You can also use tofu if you’d like, too. 


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 13992IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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A gluten-free food blogger from Chicago and lover of all things food, showing you gluten-free can be easy and delicious, too. Let’s make gluten-free stress free together! Read more…

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