Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

March 17, 2022

Looking for an easy breakfast idea? This sweet potato breakfast hash will be perfect. Whenever a student asks me or our health coaches what they should eat for breakfast, we often tell them: a sweet potato hash. It's easy, full of healthy fats and protein, and has an extra punch of nutrients from vegetables.

A hash is pretty simple. This one is a ground turkey hash, so the base of it is made from a lean meat. Add in some veggies and herbs, and you've got a tasty combination.

Big On Nutrient Density

My turkey hash recipe includes sweet potatoes, which have nutrients such as

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6

...and more! Then, there are carrots added, which contain Vitamins A, K, and potassium. The Brussels sprouts are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. Their nutrient profile includes folate, Vitamin C, and fiber.

You don't need to have an ingredient list as long as your arm to get this kind of nutrient density, either, as you'll see in this ground turkey sweet potato hash recipe!

The Step-By-Step Process

You'll want to start by gathering your ingredients. Hopefully, you'll already have quite a few as staples in your pantry and fridge. Here they are for this turkey hash recipe:


  • Avocado oil
  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Marjoram
  • Sea salt
  • Ground turkey
  • Fresh parsley or other herbs (optional)


ingredients for sweet potato hash


What's nice is that you'll only need one pan for this recipe. To that pan, you'll add avocado oil,  sliced sweet potatoes, and sliced carrots. Let it cook up and soften for about 10 minutes. 


sweet potatoes and carrots for breakfast hash


Then, toss in quartered brussels sprouts, garlic, marjoram, and sea salt, cooking for another 5 minutes.


Brussels sprout hash


The final step is getting your ground turkey added to the pan. Break it apart with a spatula or other utensil, allowing it to cook through. It should take about 5-7 minutes in total.


Top it with some fresh herbs and serve right out of the pan!


finished breakfast hash


Is this sweet potato hash paleo?

It sure is! A paleo diet means that you eat like our ancestors did. Whole foods are the hallmark of a paleo diet. There is a focus on lean meats, like ground turkey, and getting plenty of vegetables in. This ground turkey sweet potato hash would fit the bill perfectly.


What is breakfast hash?

A lot of people overthink the idea of breakfast hash. It could be made with just about anything you need to get rid of in the fridge. The goal is to have a meat for protein, vegetables for nutrient density, and other flavor additions like herbs and sea salt. The combinations truly are endless for a good breakfast hash!


Is this an AIP breakfast?

Yes! I often recommend to people to eat what is called autoimmune protocol, or AIP, when they want to extinguish the flames of inflammation that are causing issues in their bodies. This breakfast hash is AIP compliant and a fantastic way to start your day that won't involve a blood sugar roller coaster.


Will this breakfast hash store well?

If you're fortunate enough to have leftovers, this breakfast hash will store in the fridge for a couple of days. I also want to take the opportunity to mention that it's a good idea to invest in a set of glass containers if you don't already have them. I don't recommend storing anything in plastic, and definitely don't reheat any food in the microwave in a plastic container. If you need to invest in some glass storage containers, here is a link to a set of pretty good ones (I don't get anything from Amazon by directing you there; I'm simply trying to be helpful).


Looking for more AIP breakfast ideas?

People can have a really hard time switching over from eating bread and cereal in the morning to a better balance of fat, protein, and fiber. I have a YouTube channel that you may have checked out before. On it, you'll find more videos that you will find helpful for breakfast ideas. That includes this video talking about my typical breakfast, as well as videos like this one that will walk you through other great breakfast ideas.


Ready for the recipe in full? Here it is:


Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash




  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced 
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup Brussels sprouts, washed and quartered
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more if needed
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Fresh parsley or other fresh herbs, for topping



  1. In a large pan  over medium heat, add the avocado oil,  sweet potatoes, and carrots, and cook for 10 minutes, then add the Brussels sprouts, garlic, marjoram, and salt, cooking for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground turkey and, using a spatula, break apart the turkey and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked through.
  3. Top with parsley and serve.


That's all there is to it. And remember, you could do this with a ton of different combinations of meat, veggies, and herbs, depending on what you have on hand.


I hope you enjoy this ground turkey hash recipe!


finished ground turkey hash


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