Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Savory sweet potatoes for breakfast? This paleo and gluten-free recipe is a yummy way to add a superfood to your breakfast routine. Instead of traditional hash browns made with white potatoes and unhealthy oils, why not add a healthy dose of fiber and vitamin A to start your day?

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns:
Yield: 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large sauté pan, sauté the diced onion with oil and garlic over medium-high heat.
  • When onions are softened, add the grated sweet potato to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook about 15-20 minutes until sweet potato is soft, lightly browned, and cooked all the way through.

Tip: If your potatoes look dry and take too long to cook, add ¼ cup water to the pan.

Make it your own:

  • For a well-rounded breakfast, top your hashbrowns with a fried egg and diced avocado.
  • For lunch or dinner options, top the hashbrowns with ground turkey browned in homemade taco seasoning.
  • Add diced red bell pepper with your onions. It will add extra fiber and antioxidants, and make you feel fuller for longer.
  • Top with salsa or diced tomato at the end for added lycopene
  • Fresh chopped cilantro is a nice garnish

-True Health Clinical Health Consultant Stacie Wheatley, MA, RD, LD

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*This blog post originally appeared on the myHDL blog. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. was recently acquired by True Health Diagnostics.