Sweet potatoes like you’ve never seen them before!

sweet potato hash browns

The recipe is simple and requires only four ingredients. The best part is, you can enjoy these tasty browns for breakfast or a side dish (or an afternoon snack).

I’ve also put together a short cooking video to help you: How to Make Sweet Potato Hash Browns. I hope you like this recipe as much as I do!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

1 ½ pounds sweet potato, peeled, shredded
1 cup chopped onion
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Mix sweet potatoes and onions in a large bowl. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-low to medium heat in a large skillet. Add about half of the sweet potatoes and onions, and stir to coat. Press with a spatula to flatten. Cook about 7-8 minutes; do not stir. Flip, and cook another 3-5 minutes. Remove from skillet, and set aside. Repeat to cook remaining vegetables. When done, combine the two batches in the skillet. Cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about ½ cup)
Recipe Notes
  • To shred potatoes, it’s best to use a food processor (shredding disc attachment), although you can do it by hand.
  • Variation: Use a combination of sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold or russet potatoes.
  • Makes a great breakfast dish!


  1. I would love to give this a try. I love sweet potatoes! They are good for our health. 🙂

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  6. Cheryl Thompson says:

    I’m a little confused on the instructions. After you flip and cook and you cook the remainder of the sweet potatoes, you put it all back into the skillet again?

    • Yes, just to warm up the first batch. The only reason to do that is if you have too many shredded sweet potatoes to fit in the skillet at the same time. Does that make more sense? Thanks for your question!

      • Elizabeth B says:

        Awesome!! I love sweet potatoes and always look for different ways to cook them. I just tried cutting them in circles rubbing in olive oil and baking. It tasted so good It felt like I should not be eating them. I will try them shredded.

  7. Can I have broiled plantains on broiled sweet potatoes on the Daniel fast. Like broiling in the oven?