Josh’s Famous Sweet Potato + Bacon Hash

Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) Sarah and I love having people over for breakfast. We call it Breakfast at the Rhodes because that’s how witty we are. It’s a good way to get a Saturday rolling right and I love cooking up some goodness for people. If you ever come over for breakfast (or brunch if you’re a late riser like some people we know), 9 times out of 10 I will make my sweet potato hash. I love a good savory breakfast, and since I’m cooking, that’s what gets made! It’s easy, so so good, and gets you amped for the day. The sweet potato is less starchy than your regular ol’ spud, which makes you feel good about eating three servings of it. 😉 In fact, this dish is 100% Whole30 approved (if you’re into that type of thing). I just went through about 40 days of the program, and I feel great! The fact that I could eat this dish every now and then is what kept me going.

Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe)Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) Sweet potato hash, serves 2-3.

-1-2 sweet potatoes
-fresh rosemary 
-4-5 fresh garlic cloves
-6-8 pieces of bacon (I use Applegate uncured Sunday bacon.)
-steak seasoning
-2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
-serve with fresh tomato, avocado, and a couple of fried eggs

The first thing you’re going to do is quarter up the bacon slices and throw them into the heated pan. Let them sizzle and cook and smell up your place real good. While the bacon is doing its thing, you can chop the sweet potato down to bite size pieces. When the bacon is cooked through (not all the way crispy yet) drain the grease and add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil or butter. Toss in the sweet potatoes and cover.

Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) At this point, cut up the garlic, onion, and rosemary sprigs.

Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) I like the potatoes to cook till they brown, which can take about 15-20 minutes. It depends on how many potatoes you used/heat/pan. When everything is looking good and close to being finished is when you’ll throw in the rosemary, onions, garlic, and seasoning. Let this cook for a couple minutes. Oh man, it smells so good at this point! In a separate pan, you can get your eggs going, so everything is ready at once. 

I like to put the sunny side up eggs on top of everything so I get yolky business over everything, but do what you want!

Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) Gimmie! Sweet potato + bacon breakfast hash (click through for recipe) For me, pretty much every breakfast must include fresh sliced tomato and avocado, no exception here. Don’t forget the coffee!  -Josh

P.S. Today is Josh’s last official day at ABM. (Insert crying sounds here). We’ll still hear from him from time to time as we have a few more HFHS project posts scheduled throughout this spring. But be sure to wish Josh well as he pursues other dreams and warmer climates with his family. We’ll miss you Josh—You’re a good egg. 🙂 

Credits // Author Joshua Rhodes. Photography: Joshua Rhodes and Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I really love hash brown but I want to eat something different for breakfast sometimes! This is a great recipe because it gives me some variety with one of fave breakfast item!

  • So I’m not a cooking person, but I love ABM so much…the other day for my housewarming I used your feta, watermelon and balsamic skewers recipe which was super popular with my friends, and today, while I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, I used this post as a jumping off point! I live in Australia and kangaroo is really lean and high in iron, so I did marinated kangaroo steaks with roasted sweet potato with bacon and rosemary…amazeballs. Thanks so much ABM honestly you make me try new things!

  • Delicious! First try this sunday morning and my husband and I loved it!
    Thanks 🙂

  • looks so good ! definitely gonna try this!

  • Oh my! This looks amazing! I must make this.

    It’s been ages since I have been on this blog – and I remember why I loved it so much before!

  • Oh god that looks good. I’m obsessed with egg but my fiance doesn’t like it – what?!

    If you’d like a bit of a laugh have a look at my post on the 16 things all bloggers do – hint, banana bread is involved! x
    The perks of being a hipster- 16 things all bloggers know!

  • It looks yummy and easy to make. Sure going to be my Saturday morning breakfast. Thanks.

  • This looks so yummy…plus, it’s Paleo! That’s a winner in my book…pinning now!

  • Josh, your posts have been much enjoyed… you will be missed….enjoy the heat.

  • This looks absolutely delicious, i am always hesitant to experiment with hashes because y potatoes never cook quite right. I am going to give this one a whirl though!

    x Jess

  • What a sweet way to start your morning =) Maybe with a side of cronut or cruffins? Juju Sprinkles

  • YUMMMM!!!! This looks amazing! I am so making this for breakky on the weekend 😉 Thanks for the easy way to download your recipes 🙂

  • I agree with you, 1000 %. We will miss you Josh!
    Best wishes for you and your family. Hope you ROCK it.
    Love and kisses XOXO

  • What? I love Josh and his post, he should not be allowed to leave 🙁 Sad, sad news. Thanks for the goodbye recipe, though. Looks and sounds really good.

  • This looks delicious! I think my kids and I will be doing breakfast for dinner so we can enjoy it tonight!!!!

  • Perfect timing – I was just thinking what to make for breakfast! That’s what I will have! Thank you

  • This looks so unbelievably delicious!


  • This looks delicious !

    With love,
    Hayley x

  • This looks delicious! I love that it calls for sweet potatoes rather than regular ones. Saving this to try later!

  • OMG What a perfect site. I loved meeting you <3

  • This looks so good!! Another great way to do the sweet potato hash is to spiralize the sweet potatoes first. It creates an amazing texture and a great visual aesthetic!

    xx Jill
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  • This looks so delicious, I think my stomach just rumbled haha! x

  • I’ve definitely done something similar to this for dinner instead.. but who say’s I can’t have breakfast for dinner? 😀

  • I’ve seen a lot of people using sweet potatoes in hashes and other savory dishes lately. I always grew up with sweet potatoes being sweet (Candied sweet potatoes with brown sugar and cinnamon, as an example), but these more savory dishes always look good and I’m starting to think I need to seriously give it a shot!

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure

  • yum! this looks great. and bye josh, you will be missed at ABM!

    xx nikki

  • I’ve never tried a sweet potato hash before, but I love love regular potato hash! The addition of bacon and rosemary always pair so well with taters!


  • So nice! I have added it to my Pinterest ‘food’ board. Since I’m living on my own, I love to try new recipes so I will definitely try this one ^^

    x Val / Valerie Randomness

  • I’m doing a Whole30 right now! I love that you did one too. I’m on day 12, so I’m definitely going to give this a try!! Good luck Josh with everything!

  • That looks delicious! We’re having guests on Friday night/Saturday morning so this will be perfect.

    All the best, Josh! 🙂

    Always, Anita

  • Say it ain’t so Josh!

    Thanks to you, my patio went from a hot mess to a beautiful mess (ha ha…I just had to.)

    So sad to see you go but this delicious recipe softens the blow just a tad. All the best in your new adventures!

  • Gracious! That looks yummy!! And these pictures are totally not helping with me trying to resist snacking today. Just sayin’!

  • All the best, Josh! Your building posts were some of my very favorite! And I’m serious, if you ever come out with a book (which you should!) I”ll be lining up to buy it.

  • Love this! I’m on day 14 of my second whole30 and I would love to hear more about anyone on the ABM team’s experience (if anyone else dared try ;0)and recipes you loved!

  • Had lunch one hour ago and am hungry now again beacause of that great and yummy post! Damn, haha.

    Have a great day! 🙂

  • So happy you shared this recipe!! I’m making it this weekend!
    HUGS!! elsie

  • First of all, I love sweet potato hash! It is my favorite savory breakfast. I also love that you had great results from the Whole 30. Eating that way makes me feel great too so all that yum is completely win-win.

  • Great recipe for us, sweet potato lovers, out there! Will definitely try 🙂

    Josh: may you and yours have loads of happy and fun adventures in your new path!
    You were such a great, creative addition to ABM! My favourite post was the CMYK photo dissection display 🙂 And, oh-so-many shelves and tables… Sometimes, wood projects can be scary, but you proved they can be so much fun!

  • YUMMER! I’d do thins as a veggie version though, by not adding in the bacon. But thumbs up! Wish I was having this right now ;]


  • Josh, I’ll miss your humor–it comes through in your writing and made posts even more enjoyable. Good luck on whatever is next…

  • Yum, sweet potato hash! This looks like such a hearty and healthy breakfast. I should give this recipe a try this weekend ❤

  • This looks so delicious,I’ll have to try it for breakfast one day 🙂

    Valentina from

  • Josh, i am super sad you are leaving!!! Loved your diy posts and even got my husband interested in this blog trough your posts. I havent made one of your projescts but stared using the drill and other diy tools I used to be scared of (can I just say chainsaw) and super motivated to do more things myself. Thanks! Wishing you and your family all the best!
    Also, would totally buy your book if you ever decide to do one! ?

  • I still can’t believe Josh is leaving!! But I’m glad that before that, he left us with another culinary wonder, cause I loved the last one and can’t wait to try this one too.
    We love you Josh and we’ll miss you. Good luck!

  • This looks delish! I like to add spinach or kale to my sweet potato hash to make me feel less guilty about eating a fistful of bacon.

  • This looks delicious! My mom made a similar hash this year for our Christmas breakfast – it had the sweet potatoes and bacon, but also some diced apple. So good!

  • This looks so delicious! I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes I’m going to try this recipe over a nice weekend breakfast.

  • Nooooo!! (Regarding Josh’s last day.) I love his woodworking posts and it was fun to get a dude’s perspective every so often. Good luck on your next adventure, Josh!

    By the way, this looks tasty.

  • Looks tasty! I’m always looking for new recipes for sweet potatoes, and I’ll be trying this one for sure!


  • Ooh! Looks yummy! I never thought of making hash with sweet potatoes!

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