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Sweet Potato Hash (Potatoes O’Brien Recipe)

An easy recipe for Sweet Potato Hash Browns (A.K.A. Potatoes O’Brien) that features flavorful sweet potatoes cubed and oven-baked with savory prosciutto. Enjoy this hash for breakfast or as a hearty side dish!

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The Best Sweet Potato Hash

Have you ever heard of Potatoes O’Brien before? This classic American dish has been a longtime breakfast favorite since the early 1900s, and typically is made by pan frying or roasting cubed potatoes with a variety of veggies.

We’ve updated the recipe with a few tweaks to create this delicious, terrifically rustic, hearty Sweet Potato Hash. It features sweet potatoes, obviously, chopped and roasted with bell peppers, onions, salty prosciutto, and fresh jalapeno for an extra kick.

Our simple healthy hash recipe is easy to make and is a fabulous breakfast option to serve with eggs and your favorite breakfast meats. Or serve it as a zesty side dish at dinner with chicken, pork chops, or steaks. You can even use the hash as the base of vegetarian tacos or enchiladas.

Best of all? Only one sheet pan is needed to make this flavorful and super satisfying Sweet Potato Hash Browns recipe!

potatoes o'brien with sweet potatoes

Ingredients You Need

Our version of Potatoes O’Brien uses simple, fresh ingredients with lots of flavor.

To make this Sweet Potato Hash Brown recipe you need:

  • Olive oil or favorite oil for roasting
  • Sweet potatoesscrubbed and cubed
  • Bell pepperany choice of color, seeded and chopped
  • Onion peeled and chopped
  • Garlicpeeled and minced
  • Jalapenoseeded and sliced, for a great kick of spiciness
  • Fresh thymefor a pop of earthy flavor
  • Smoked paprikathe smokiness really compliments the sweetness of the sweet potatoes
  • Prosciuttoadds a great salty, meaty taste to the Sweet Potato breakfast hash
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Feel free to leave out the prosciutto for a vegetarian and vegan-friendly Sweet Potato Hash Browns recipe.

You can also skip the jalapeno for a mild Potatoes O’Brien breakfast hash.

chopped veggies on a baking sheet

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash Browns A.K.A. Potatoes O’Brien

This Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash – or flavorful dinner side dish – takes less than an hour to make and only requires one pan.

Here’s how to make the easiest, tastiest Potatoes O’Brien recipe with sweet potatoes and veggies:

Firstly, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and set out a large rimmed 13X18 inch sheet pan.

Next, prep the sweet potatoes. Peel and dice them into 1/3 inch cubes, and place the cubes on the baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the top, and toss to coat so that potatoes cook evenly and don’t brown.

Then seed and chop the bell pepper and jalapeno. Chop the onion and mince the garlic. Add the chopped peppers, onions, and garlic to the baking sheet with the cubed sweet potatoes. Now add the thyme leaves, paprika, 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. Toss well, and spread the hash out evenly on the baking sheet.

flipping veggies on a baking sheet

Bake for 15 minutes. Then flip with a spatula, spread out again, and bake for another 15 minutes.

Flip the hash one more time. Then sprinkle the diced prosciutto over the top. Bake for several more minutes until the prosciutto is crispy.

Mix again, sprinkle with a bit more fresh chopped thyme, and serve the hash browns warm.

Get the Complete (Printable) Sweet Potato Hash Recipe Below. Enjoy!

baked sweet potato hash recipe

Suggestions for How to Serve Sweet Potato Hash

This classic hash made with sweet potatoes is perfect to enjoy as part of a hearty weekend breakfast. Serve it as the base for Eggs Benedict with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Or, on the side of your favorite egg dishes with bacon or sausage.

You can eat it as-is, or top the hash with avocado, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, or other tasty condiments.

It’s also delicious as a dinner side dish, and pairs great with chicken, beef, pork, or vegetarian mains!

Try spicy and savory Potatoes O’Brien made with sweet potatoes as a side with Apple Baked Pork Chops or Grilled Pork Chops, Magic Grilled Chicken Breasts, or a simple and delicious steak.

How do you love to eat hash browns? Let us know in the comments below!

recipe for sweet potato hash

How to Store Leftovers

Once the Sweet Potato Hash has cooled, transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge. The Potatoes O’Brien will keep well for 3-4 days.

To reheat, bake in a 350 degree preheated oven on a baking sheet for about 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. You can also reheat the sweet potatoes in the microwave, although they will lose some of their tender texture.

plate of sweet potato hash browns

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Sweet Potato Hash (Potatoes O’Brien Recipe)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Sweet Potato Hash Browns (A.K.A. Potatoes O'Brien) – an easy, flavorful sweet potato hash recipe perfect for breakfast or as a side dish.
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes about 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 bell pepper any color
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves or 2 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 ounces diced prosciutto
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Set out a large rimmed 13X18 inch sheet pan.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and dice into 1/3 inch cubes. Place the cubes on the baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over the top, and toss to coat so the sweet potatoes don’t brown.
  • Seed and chop the bell pepper and jalapeno. Then chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Add the chopped peppers, onions, and garlic to the sweet potatoes. Then add the thyme leaves, paprika, 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. Toss well, and spread the hash out evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Then flip with a spatula and spread out again. Bake another 15 minutes.
  • Flip the hash one more time. Then sprinkle the diced prosciutto over the top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the prosciutto is crispy. Mix and serve warm.

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Notes

Not a sweet potato fan? You can use russet potatoes in this recipe as well!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 358kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 252mg, Potassium: 910mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 33022IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, dinner, Main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Irish
Author: Sommer Collier

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One comment on “Sweet Potato Hash (Potatoes O’Brien Recipe)”

  1. This is one of the BEST sweet potato has recipes that I have tasted! Like literally ever!