Fried Eggs with Sweet Potato Hash

This hearty dish features sweet potatoes and sausage topped with fried eggs to keep you full until lunchtime. You can adapt it as you wish by adding other ingredients, such as garlic, mushrooms, and jalapeno peppers. If you want a lighter version of this recipe, feel free to leave out the eggs. You can also replace the sausage with other meats. It’s a great recipe for using up leftovers of all kinds.

If you like this dish, you’ll love our Chorizo Rice with Fried Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole. Or you can cook up eggs any way you want them and serve along side Sautéed Sweet Potatoes.

For even more delicious and FREE Paleo breakfast recipes, check out our PaleoPlan recipe center.

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Fried Eggs with Sweet Potato Hash

Servings 2

Total Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 692

carbohydrate 42g

protein 32g

fat 44g


  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil divided
  • 1 medium sweet potato(es) diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 medium onion(s), yellow diced
  • 2 medium sausage(s) nitrite/nitrate free , sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper(s) diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) water
  • 4 large egg(s)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground


  1. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and sweet potatoes, and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sausages and continue to cook until sausages are browned and sweet potatoes are slightly softened.
  4. Add bell peppers and water.
  5. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are completely soft, stirring frequently.
  6. Meanwhile, fry eggs in coconut oil.
  7. Season eggs with freshly ground black pepper and serve over sweet potato hash.

Photo courtesy: Rupert Ortiz


  1. Is the sweet potato considered Paleo? I’ve seen it used in a lot of Paleo recipes, but there is a lot of controversy surrounding this

    1. Y, that’s a really good question. I’ve taken the position given to me by Scott Hagnas, owner of CrossFit Portland and Paleo eater for almost 7 years now. He doesn’t recommend eating sweet potatoes very often, and usually only as a post-workout meal. However, he was the one who gave me this recipe, so I decided to include it. As I mentioned in the FAQ, there are a lot of foods that are on the highly debated list, and when you encounter one, just judge by what you feel comfortable with. Your personal reasons for eating Paleo will also have a big impact on what foods you eat regardless if they’re 100% Paleo or not. But, if most of the Paleo Plan readers don’t want to eat sweet potatoes, I’ll eliminate them from the plan.

  2. Thanks for the info! I’m just getting into the Paleo/CrossFit world and there is a wealth of information, which leads of course to conflicting info! keep up the good work, I made the turkey meatballs this weekend and created my own Paleo meatloaf using Bison, my boyfriend LOVED them both :)

    1. I worked closely with Scott Hagnas of CrossFit Portland, who recommends sweet potatoes occasionally, and as post-workout meals. He is a well-respected voice in the Paleo world, so I trust him.

      Second, check out our FAQ page for more information on “Food X isn’t Paleo.”

  3. I find it interesting that people worry about a sweet potato but have no issues with bacon being Paleo…just a thought.

  4. This is an excellent breakfast! It was pretty quick to make (20 min) tasted nice and sweet (caramelized onion and sweet potato) and was unexpectedly filling.

  5. Sweet potatoes are a great PWO meal. The attempt at a historical paleo reenactment is getting old. They are a great food, and most folks that follow paleo are not only ok with them, but love them to death (especially the purple Japanese variety)

    Have fun, and stay healthy.

  6. The cookies are sooooooooooooooooooooo good they have almond flour and to me they taste like store bought cookies and if you need almond flour you can go to trader joe’s or whole foods

    Stay healthy. Love you paleo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Made the sweet potato hash this morning but decided to leave out the eggs and it was delicious! Next time I make it I will gladly add the eggs and maybe even invite a few guests over for brunch. Great recipe!

  8. Made this with some home-corned (aka chemical-free) brisket instead of sausage for St. Patrick’s Day and it was a hit– kind of a Colors of the Flag Corned Beef Hash with a Paleo base!! No one eating “non-paleo” even noticed the difference… they were too busy stuffing their mouths to ask questions.

  9. Don’t you dare remove this recipe. I’m still loving it. Couldn’t wait to share this recipe with everyone I know. thank you……

    1. Sherry Cumpstone – If you’re a member of the meal plan and you’re logged in to the site you do get nutritional info at the top of the recipes.

  10. When the recipe asked for sausage is that like breakfast links (what I uses) or like a kabassa or summer sausage? Btw it’s great with links

  11. Is it possible to break up the nutritional data for each item? I.e. hash, and fried eggs vs the entire dish. Thank you

  12. Please do continue to include at least the occasional sweet potato recipe! I really enjoyed this one. Thank you!

  13. This is great! I was in a bit of a hurry, so I cooked mine a little quicker and mostly on medium-high. I also scrambled the eggs in instead of leaving fried on top (which definitely looks prettier, and I think I would’ve enjoyed the egg whites better this way). Turned out really good and would definitely make again. I used a cajun sausage. Yum!

  14. I just made this and I can NOT believe I have bypassed this recipe for so long! The egg really compliments the already awesome sweet potato hash. This is my newest favorite recipe from this site (and there’s a lot!). Thank you so much for this recipe! Oh–I added a dash of cinnamon and sliced avocado and it kept me full for a really long time!

  15. A lot of the plan includes eggs or the use of eggs. Is there an alternative for those who are allergic? Love the recipes but can’t use some of them. Just curious!

  16. A question in the beginning was asked it sweet potato’s are Paleo. My understanding is they are. According to Robb Wolf who wrote the book on Paleo. Why would you think they are not? Read his book and he explains why white potato’s should be avoided and had nothing but good things to say about sweet potato’s. Please let me know if I have been misinformed. My diet consists of sweet potato’s every day. I live in North Carolina and we grow THE BEST Sweet potato’s in the world. I have come up with some amazing ways to fix this wonderful tuber. Roasted chili peppers is one of the ingredients I use and it is simply amazing!! Sorry to ramble but take your hands off my SWEET POTATO’S!!! lololol

  17. This looks delicious! I like making breakfast a day before, so I am looking for breakfast that I can reheat in the morning. Will this work?

  18. Can I subsitute Olive oil for Coconut Oil? It’s nearly impossible to find Coconut oil where I’m from.


  19. I love having the sweet potatoes in the meals! I never ate them much before except for holiday meals and they add nice color and flavor! I look at these meals and see God’s bounty in the pan. I love it!

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