Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy Avocado Sauce (2024)

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This sweet potato hash pops with color and flavor, thanks to a creamy avocado sauce. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you.
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As Kristen of Dine & Dish and I gear up for an avocado link-up party, we are happily slicing and dicing California Avocados into every meal that crosses our kitchen tables.

There is no doubt that avocados fit snugly into many breakfast dishes. On bush school mornings, we like to serve our kids . When we have a little more time on the weekend, hits the spot.

We are not strangers to sweet potato hash in our house, but this time I wanted to add a pack of protein to make the hash versatile enough to be served as a full meal. Besides, black beans and bacon know how to play very nicely with avocados.

For the sauce, the avocados are tossed in the blender with some Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. The result is a spreadable sauce that begs you to eat it with a spoon. So it's a good thing that there's a little leftover in this recipe!

While you're busy dreaming up California avocado recipes for the link-up, be sure to take a minute or two to check out Kristen's California Avocado Breakfast Casserole. Oh yeah.

The sweet potato hash:

The sauce:

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In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, water, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

The potatoes:

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet and russet potatoes and cook until just tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) set over medium-high heat.

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

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Stir in the cooked sweet and russet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes start to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

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Stir in the black beans, bacon and cilantro.

Divide between 8 plates and top each portion with 1 tablespoon of the avocado sauce.

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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

This sweet potato hash pops with color and flavor, thanks to a creamy avocado sauce.

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Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 17 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes minutes

Servings: 8 Servings

Calories: 119.9kcal

Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

The Sauce:

  • 1 avocado skin and seed removed
  • cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

The Potatoes:

  • 1 ¼ pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • ¾ pound russet potatoes peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup black beans cooked
  • 4 strips cooked bacon
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro

Instructions

The Sauce:

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, water, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

The Potatoes:

  • Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet and russet potatoes and cook until just tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) set over medium-high heat.

  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

  • Stir in the cooked sweet and russet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes start to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir in the black beans, bacon and cilantro.

  • Divide between 8 plates and top with each portion with 1 tablespoon of the avocado sauce.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 4 (SmartPoints), 3 (Points+), 2 (Old Points)

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5Cup Hash + 1 tablespoon Sauce | Calories: 119.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.9g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 5.2mg | Sodium: 318.5mg | Potassium: 449.2mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 2.2g

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  1. Kaly

    This looks amazing! Does anyone know if it freezes well?

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  2. Michele

    I make a salad dressing using alot of what you use for the avacado sauce an one thing from your recipe. Wonder if i just minus that thing from recipe an make the dressing an use it. Oh my recipe i use is simple. 1 cup plain greek yogurt 1 avocado hand full fresh cilantro an a squeeze or 2 of lemon juice an a pinch of salt to tast it brings out flavors put all ingredients in food processor an blend them together depending on how thick your yogurt is depends on how thin or thick this will come out i use for dip, salad an on variouse other meals like Mexican now i am gonnacut this recipe of sweet potato hash in half an fix for myself i am single whole recipe is to to much lol thanks for sharing

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  3. Megan

    I admit that I've never been a sweet potato fan. But my friend made this hash for me about a month ago and I fell head over heels. It's become our favorite Sunday morning breakfast.

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  4. Lala

    I followed this recipe (minus the bacon, I'm a vegetarian.) and made a few tweaks adding mushrooms, red and white onion and green pepper. It is sooo delish! Thanks so much for this quick and super easy (uber delicious) hash. I will so make this again!! And again... And again.

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  5. Ellen

    Made this added onion and I used diced Spam instead of bacon. Doubled the sauce. This was soooooo good

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  6. Tanya H.

    I doubled the recipe and called it dinner for six people (3 adults/3 kids). Absolutely delicious. I added an onion, because that never hurts.

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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy Avocado Sauce (2024)

FAQs

Is avocado and sweet potato good for you? ›

Both ingredients are high in fiber and potassium, but like every dynamic duo, they bring out the best in each other. The avocados have fats to help your body absorb the sweet potato's vitamin A, and they also add immune-boosting vitamin C, says nutritionist Tara Dellolacono Thies, R.D.N.

What is the sticky liquid from sweet potato? ›

The ooze is actually referred to as "sap." It is made up of sugar and starch combined with the moisture found in the vegetable, and it escapes out of the damage made from the knife. The sap really equals the sweetness. If it's pouring out of your potato, that means it's a sweet and delicious vegetable.

Can eating a sweet potato every day unhealthy? ›

If you enjoy sweet potatoes, you can absolutely enjoy them daily. However, eating multiple sweet potatoes every day could cause a harmless condition called carotenodermia, where your skin turns yellow-orange. You may also want to be cautious about your sweet potato intake if you have a history of kidney stones.

What organ is sweet potato good for? ›

Just one sweet potato gives you 102% of the vitamin A you need each day. This helps keep your eyes healthy as well as your immune system, your body's defense against germs. It's also good for your reproductive system and organs like your heart and kidneys.

What are the white dots inside sweet potatoes? ›

All it is is just a mixture of the natural sugar. starches in water that comes out like sap. when the cell walls of the plant are damaged and cut. This is actually indication of a really fresh potato, so it may taste even sweeter and better.

Can dogs eat sweet potatoes? ›

Good news: vets give the OK when it comes to dogs and sweet potatoes! In fact, sweet potatoes are considered a healthy treat for dogs and offer lots of nutritional value for your pooch. Just be careful how you go about introducing this fiber-rich starchy root to your pooch.

What is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? ›

Are Yams and Sweet Potatoes the Same? No, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same. Yams have rough, dark brown skin that is often compared to tree bark, and their flesh is dry and starchy like a regular potato. Sweet potatoes have smooth reddish skin, softer flesh (when cooked), and a sweet flavor.

Are avocados healthy or fattening? ›

Although the fat content of avocados makes them high in calories, a 2022 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association observed that people who ate one avocado per day for six months maintained a stable body weight. In other words, avocado consumption did not contribute to weight gain.

What is the healthiest way to eat sweet potatoes? ›

Boiling sweet potatoes retains more beta-carotene and makes the nutrient more absorbable than other cooking methods such as baking or frying. Up to 92% of the nutrient can be retained by limiting the cook time, such as boiling in a pot with a tightly covered lid for 20 minutes.

Is avocado the healthiest food in the world? ›

Avocados are often considered a superfood because they are nutrient-rich and a good source of vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds.

Are avocados healthy or unhealthy? ›

Compared with other high-fat foods, avocados are a healthy option. An 80g portion counts towards your 5-a-day and contains vitamins, minerals and fibre.

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