Now that I'm cooking for myself, I've realized how much I love breakfast food (hash included)! And since I've discovered yams/orange sweet potatoes, I've fallen in love with them! So this obviously evolved into a sweet potato hash...the healthier version that's missing the fatty unhealthy meats, the less nutritious russet potatoes, and the excessive amounts of oil that people cook it all up in.
Turkey Sweet Potato Hash
- 10oz. ground turkey breast --OR-- 2-3 links turkey sausage, diced** --OR-- 3-4 slices turkey bacon, diced (or a mix of all of them)
- 1 large orange sweet potato/yam, peeled and diced
- 1/2 C onion, diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (or less if you want it less spicy)
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
- Lay out diced sweet potato in a flat layer on the baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, flip/stir-up the pieces, and cook another 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in medium saute pan over medium heat, brown and break up the ground turkey. If using turkey sausage or turkey bacon, also add them now. Season with pepper and cook about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and onions to pan and cook until onions are JUST tender. Try not to burn/char the onions.
- Turn heat up to medium-high and add baked sweet potato, paprika, and cayenne to the pan. Toss all ingredients together and cook until potatoes brown/char a bit on the outsides.
- Divide into servings and serve hot! Pairs well with other breakfast foods like waffles or omelets, and works equally as well as a main dish for dinner next to a large salad.
**Turkey sausage is easier to dice before cooking if it's partially frozen. If you plan on cooking it completely thawed, consider cooking it first, removing it from the pan to dice it, and returning it to the pan.