Breakfast for Dinner: Sweet Potato Hash

Is it Spring yet? I am so over the cold, wind, and snow. I spent the weekend with my family in New Jersey, and while they didn’t have snow, they had plenty of cold and wind. All I want to do until April is cozy up under a blanket, drink red wine, and eat.

Getting away for the weekend was wonderful, made especially so because last week was awful. Between a stressful week at work, no sleep, and being diagnosed with a lung condition, thanks to my neighbor’s insistence on smoking inside, I was ready to collapse with exhaustion on Friday. Lots of sleep and family time later, and I am feeling better. . . but still lacking in energy. I think I just need some warmth and sun.

Healthy comfort food is always a win-win; you get to eat something warm and cozy while also feeling good about feeling your body with nutrients, despite wanting nothing more large quantities of cheese.

I was in the mood for eggs and sweet potatoes, so for dinner last night I came up with a quick and easy sweet potato skillet hash, topped with eggs.

sweet potato

Since my amazing husband braved the snow on Sunday to fully stock the house with groceries, I had a lot of delicious add-ins to make this easy dinner pretty spectacular.

sweet potato hash


large sweet potato, grated

2 cups black beans

2 cups frozen pepper strips

1 cup corn kernels

2 eggs

guacamole, hot sauce, Greek yogurt, hot sauce, and cilantro for topping

sweet potato hash

I threw this dinner together by sautéing the potato, beans, peppers, and corn together in some olive oil until the pan was dry and sizzling at the bottom. The plan was to create a crust with the potatoes.

I cracked two eggs and gently placed them on top then popped the skillet into a 400 degree oven and kept an eye on it until I saw that the whites were fully cooked. This resulted in perfect, slightly runny yolks. Yes.

sweet potato hash

We added our own mixes of toppings to our bowls of hash; mine included lots of cilantro, guacamole, hot sauce, and a tiny dollop of Greek yogurt.

sweet potato hash with eggs

This made for a delicious dinner that didn’t make me feel bad about my food decisions. It seems that the second I stopping being able to sleep, I lost the excellent workout routine I started with my new job, and poor eating habits followed, which finally resulted in constantly beating myself up over weight gain, something I haven’t done in years.  Time to get back on a healthy track while also being a little easier on myself, I think. It’s also time to start some serious yoga and/or meditation to create a little quiet when everything feels like overwhelming chaos.

How are things with you?

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Tags: breakfast, dinner, healthy, recipe, sweet potatoes. food, Vegetarian

  1. Lin @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    I wish I had even just one tenth of the creativity you have in the kitchen. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip home!


  2. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    I love anything with a runny egg on top of it – this looks delicious! And sorry to hear about your smoking neighbor. When I lived in Nashua, I had a neighbor who also smoked in his apartment, and the smell came through my vents. It was so unpleasant!


  3. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    I’ve been making something similar to this for breakfast this week…I just love sweet potatoes. I like all the extra veggies you added!


  4. Megan’s avatar

    I love this dinner idea. Shredding the sweet potatoes must have made the meal come together super quickly.


  5. Sues’s avatar

    Oh my gosh; you poor thing! Sounds like a rough week! But a dinner like this definitely makes things a little bit better :)


  6. Daisy’s avatar

    this looks so delicious! I have been crazed at work, things are so busy but I miss you!! I am so sorry to hear about the lung condition, your neighbors need to get a grip!


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