Ham and Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Course Breakfast, brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham-sweet-potato-hash, potato-hash, sweet-potato-recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 4-5 cups 1/2-inch cubed sweet potato About 2 large
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less to your taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb cubed fully cooked smoked ham
  • 6 large eggs
  • fresh chives for garnishing


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • On the stove top in a 12-inch cast iron or similar oven safe skillet cook the bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain then crumble. Reserve 3 Tbsp drippings.
  • Add the butter to the drippings and melt. Cook the diced onion and bell pepper in the drippings over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Add the garlic salt, paprika, red pepper flakes and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the sweet potato cubes to the skillet. Continue to cook over medium for 10-12 minutes or just until fork tender and beginning to caramelize. Add the cubed ham and mix well.
  • Crack the eggs on top then transfer to the oven.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the egg firmness is to your liking.
  • Serve immediately garnished with chives and crumbled bacon.