Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs

December 3, 2014

Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs
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Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs

Many recipes caught my eye in this cookbook, but the moment I saw this Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs, I knew I had to make it.
For some unknown reason, I never make hash at home.
Why? I dunno.
It’s so delicious and so easy to to make. I should make this more often.
The entire hash is made ahead (there’s not chopping sweet potatoes or onions at 8 a.m.)
In the morning or at lunchtime or dinnertime (do we need talk about how amazing is breakfast food for lunch/dinner?) you just spread the hash in a baking dish, crack a couple of eggs on top and pop it into the oven.
When you come back, the whole kitchen will smell amazing and a breakfast worth looking forward to every morning will be ready.
Nourishing, delicious, comforting, and so easy.
This is a great recipe. Thank you TheKitchn!

Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs
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Adapted from the The Kitchn Cookbook

Serves 4

3 large sweet potatoes (about 3 lbs), skin on, diced into ¼ to ½-inch cubes
3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 ½ teaspoons fine grain salt, divided
1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
4 free-range organic eggs


Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and 1 teaspoon of salt and lower the heat. Cook, stirring every now and then, until onions are soft and golden brown, about 20 to 30 minutes.
In the meantime, in a large bowl toss diced sweet potatoes with the olive oil, 1 ½ teaspoons of salt, smoked paprika, a pinch of ground black pepper, and chopped rosemary.
When the caramelized onions are done, stir them into the sweet potatoes.
Spread mixture in one layer on the lined baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring at least a couple of times, until the sweet potatoes are soft and browned.
Let the hash cool and store it in a covered container (or Ziploc bag) in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
To serve, heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
Spread hash in a thin layer in a baking dish or a cast iron skillet (alternatively, you can bake the hash in individual ramekins) and crack in the eggs.
Season with salt and pepper and bake in the hot oven for 10 to 20 minutes, until the eggs are done to your preference (I like a runny yolk and don't even mind some loose white but that’s just me!)

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 503 calories, 25 grams of fat, 61 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of protein.


  1. This sounds fantastic, and would be a great post workout breakfast meal....although I may have to scramble the eggs as I am not quite ready for a fried egg, but I am getting there! Thanks for the recipe idea! I can only imagine how good that smells!

    1. WEll, tbh the egg is bakes not fried, but you can definitely scramble it if you feel like it!

  2. I've got to get my hands on this book. This looks incredible, Mike! My kind of breakfast without a doubt.

    1. You should totally check it out Matt, it's a great cookbook!

  3. Eggs are such a stunning addition to this sweet potato & caramelized onion hash - almost as stunning as the fact that (prior to this) you never made hash at home?!?!? Duuuuuude, hash is where it's at!!! I might even go so far as to say Hash is pretty awesmazing!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe & "book", Mike!

    1. Duuuuuude, I don't know what's up with me not making hash at home. But things have changed now, I'm going to make it every other weekend. Mmmkay?

  4. I keep eyeing that cookbook in the bookstore but haven't bought it yet...you're pleased with it, though? Love the eggs and sweet potato combo!

    1. I enjoy it a lot. It's definitely one of my fave cookbook lately.

  5. This is my kind of breakfast! I'm all for made ahead and just pop in the oven - don't think I'll ever succeed in being a morning person! :)

  6. This would make a great dinner or lunch for me. I love the combination of caramelized oinons and sweet potatoes.

    1. I'm all for having breakfast food for dinner. It's one of the best things ever!

  7. Looks amazing Mike. Can't wait to try this!

  8. I love me a good hash on Sundays for brunch. It's a great ways to eat your veggies too!

  9. Yum! Looks amazing!

  10. And when are YOU going to do a cookbook? Your website and recipes are AMAZING!
    Just sayin'!

  11. Can you be cloned... And have your clone move to LA ... And move in with me?! So he can cook me all this delciousness and then FEED IT TO ME too??? ;)

  12. This recipe looks awesome! I love the flavor of sweet potatoes and am always looking for more ways to use my cast iron skillet. I featured the recipe in my latest post, "Kick Start The New Year #4: 15 Healthy Breakfasts".

  13. Cooked this up last night and it turned out PERFECTLY. It was absolutely delicious!!! Excellent recipe.

  14. Cooked this for dinner last night and it turned out PERFECTLY. So impressed! So delicious!

  15. I made this for breakfast over the weekend and it turned out amazing! My husband and I couldn't get enough of it. GREAT recipe!!

  16. This looks incredibly yummy! And super nutritious!
    I'm guessing even our little mister will go nuts over this one as a lunch when we're all together. :)
    Just one little note; the calorie count. It seems way off, by my calculations at least 100 calories too high per serving... Maybe a good idea to check it out and update for those of us who are counting?
    Either way, I'm definitely having this asap and I cannot wait!

  17. This dish turned out great and will be making a regular rotation in our house for sure. The only thing I changed was that I cooked the onions in the skillet at the same time I was roasting the potatoes in the oven. When the potatoes were ready, I stirred in the onions and cracked 6 eggs on top, then back into the oven until the eggs were set.

  18. I love this recipe and make it all the time. I love it so much I use 6 sweet potatoes and 6 onions. I start having withdrawal if I skip making it for a
    while. I just make up potatoes and onions and fry eggs separately. Yum

  19. What’s the new calorie count for 1?