Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Hash

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Breakfast, Cooking, Dinner, Featured, Veggies

20150917_090435 (1)

As far as breakfast goes I’m a pretty boring person.  I would say 90% of the time I have my scrambled egg muffins with veggies or oatmeal.  Today after my workout and shower I couldn’t get the thought of some kind of hash with an egg out of my mind!  (which is weird because I don’t know if I’ve ever even eaten a hash.  Crazy I know!)  For the last almost 5 weeks I’ve been working out 6 days a  week and really trying to eat well to get rid of this baby weight so to at least somewhat stick to that I wanted to add some veggies and use some lighter options.  I opted for sweet potatoes and turkey bacon then happened to see a bag of cut up butternut squash in the fridge as well.  But then it looked to orange and I was out of parsley so I decided to go with some spinach.  (Kale would be great as well.)  Then because I add cheese to everything, I added a sprinkle of cheese to the hash before putting the egg on top so it would get nice and melted.  I am NOT good at cooking soft eggs because I prefer mine more well done and not gooey at all.  I probably still over cooked it, but I have to say I really enjoyed the soft yolk in this recipe.  Even my kids liked it and ate it! (Ok fine the 5 year old just picked the turkey bacon out and ate the eggs).  There are so many different things you could add to this to change it up but I think it is perfect for fall!  If you try it or change anything let me know in the comment section what you did and how it turned out.  I hope you enjoy it!

20150917_090525

Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Hash

(Serves 2ish but is easily adaptable to more or less)

1 1/2 cups of sweet potato, peeled and diced into small pieces (I used about 3 small sweet potatoes.  Add more or less depending on many servings you need)

3/4 cup of diced butternut squash (I cut mine into pretty small pieces)

olive oil and or butter

salt and pepper

dash of nutmeg (optional)

4+ slices of turkey bacon

fresh spinach, chopped

2+ eggs

shredded cheese (optional) I used a blend with cheddar, mozzarella, and monterey jack

20150917_090716

 

Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil, canola oil, butter, or a mixture in a large skillet over medium high heat.  (I used some olive oil and some butter)  Add the diced sweet potato and cook stirring every few minutes to lightly brown it and start to soften it.  Add the diced butternut squash and some salt and pepper.  If it looks dry you may want to add a little more oil or butter.  Cook for 4-6 minutes (or more or less depending on the size of your sweet potato and butternut squash).

Meanwhile cook your turkey bacon in another skillet.  (you can also use bacon, chicken sausage, or any breakfast meat you’d like)  Once it’s cooked (or with turkey bacon warmed through and slightly browned) chop it into small pieces.

When the sweet potato and butternut squash are soft when you poke them with a fork and slightly browned add your chopped turkey bacon.  Turn your fire to low heat.  Test your seasoning and add salt, pepper, nutmeg, or any other spice you’d like if needed!  While you let it cook together prepare your eggs however you like.  I simply sprayed a skillet with coconut oil and cooked my egg sunny side up seasoned with salt and pepper.

Finally add your chopped spinach and cook just until the spinach looks slightly wilted.

Put some of the hash on your plate and sprinkle lightly with cheese if desired.  Add your egg on top and enjoy!

20150917_090713

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Allison, about how long did the whole shebang take? This might be something I’d get ready the night before so I can just throw it in the skillet in the morning. Sounds yummy! Kathy

    • Hi Kathy! It depends on how fast you are at chopping! :) I was just making it for myself and the kids so it was fast. Just a couple of sweet potatoes and I bought the butternut squash from Trader Joes that is already peeled and in chunks so I just cut it a little smaller. As far as cooking goes, it cooks up really fast because the pieces are small. I’d say overall give yourself 15-20 minutes? I hope that helps! We actually had it for dinner last night with maple chicken breakfast sausage and it was really good!

      • More yum! Maple chicken breakfast sausage! Not a very fast chopper though… :)

Leave a Reply