Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this recipe! My husband and I first tried it a couple of years ago, and it has been a staple in our house ever since. I actually got the idea from an old neighbor friend who posted a similar recipe on her blog. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes and the spiciness of the Cajun seasoning are a delicious contrast and flavor combination, and bell peppers and onions are perfect additions to the mix. This works well as a side, or you could add protein, like ground turkey or eggs, to make it a main dish for any meal of the day. Any way you have it, you can’t really go wrong. In the past, my husband didn’t like sweet potatoes, but this was his gateway dish. He loves this stuff and chooses to have it frequently, and now he likes sweet potatoes in any form.

Recently, we had this with ground turkey (meat seasoned with salt and pepper) mixed in, and it was SO good! The meat and sweet potatoes go so well together. It’s scrumptious. So, come on, try it! Here’s how:

First, you’ll need to preheat the oven to 420. Then cut the sweet potatoes into cubes, and chop the bell peppers and onion. To cut the sweet potatoes, I cut thick, round slices and then quarter those.

cut sweet potato
cubed sweet potato

Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper, and spread the hash out in one layer on the pan. Coat with oil. Season with Cajun seasoning; I would start with 1 teaspoon and add more if you want to after baking. Cajun seasonings can vary in spiciness and saltiness, so that’s why the amount needs to be individualized. Just remember to check labels for additives/preservatives/sugar when buying it. (I like Tone’s brand, and it didn’t have any of that last time I bought it.)

                                                                                          It’s so colorful!

Bake at 420 for 20-30 minutes. If you would like them to be a bit crispy, turn the broiler on for a few minutes after baking (without parchment paper, of course). Once soft all the way through, remove from oven. Adjust seasoning to taste (I like to add lots of Cajun) and add salt to taste if needed.

sweet potato hash
                                    Yum!

As I mentioned, you could also add protein to this, such as ground turkey, ground beef, sausage, or eggs. Another way to try it is with different seasoning, such as cinnamon. It may sound strange, but it’s so good, especially with ground turkey or beef seasoned the same way! Try it as is, change it up, or both! Let me know what you try and how you like it best!

Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 420. Cut sweet potatoes into cubes.
  2. Chop bell peppers and onion.
  3. Spread it all out in one layer on greased baking sheet. Coat with oil or ghee.
  4. Season with Cajun seasoning. Bake at 420 for 20-30 minutes. If you would like them to be a bit crispy, turn the broiler on for a few minutes after baking.
  5. Once soft all the way through, remove from oven. Adjust seasoning to taste and add salt to taste if needed.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s