Hash it Out

Sunday evening always culminates with a family dinner together. Because Sean’s work schedule during the week rarely affords him the opportunity to join us for dinner, I really treasure preparing a special meal for all of us to start the week off on the right foot.

This Sunday, I made a simple, healthy, and delicious sweet potato hash. I adapted this recipe from http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2016/03/sweet-potato-kale-hash/. It’s an incredibly versatile dish that is ready in under 20 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled & grated
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • half of a sweet onion
  • 16 ounces ground sausage
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • salt & pepper to taste



In a large skillet, sauté the sliced onions in olive oil on medium high until translucent. Next add the garlic and sauté until fragrant. Then add the ground sausage and sauté until brown. H-E-B recently offered their ground sausage products at two for $5. I always love a great deal, so I decided to try their Italian and sage options. The sage proved to be a wonderful compliment to this recipe.


Toss in the red pepper. I usually keep a jar of fire roasted red peppers on hand. The prep work is even easier when you used jarred peppers because you don’t have to worry about cutting out the stem or cleaning out the seeds.  The fire roasted flavor is a perfect addition to this dish too.

Add the grated sweet potato and sauté for about seven minutes. Grating the sweet potato helps it cook evenly and quickly. I’ve also found that grating a sweet potato is even easier than cutting it. I have the best luck with my large box grater.

sweet potato hash

Fold in the spinach until wilted and then sprinkle the dish with salt and pepper. Serve with multigrain bread and a side of fresh tomatoes for an easy, flavorful, and oh so yummy meal.


The versatility of this dish makes it an ideal way to hash it out in the kitchen. Make it vegetarian by substituting the sausage with a fried egg served over the top. Mix up your protein with applewood smoked chicken sausage. Add mushrooms for another level of flavor. Substitute the spinach with kale. The sky is the limit!

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It’s the kind of meal that will have your family eyeing you with the, “Is dinner ready yet?” look! Enjoy!


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