Southwest Sweet Potato Hash
Southwest Sweet Potato Hash

Southwest Sweet Potato Hash is a delicious and nutritious dish that combines the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes with the bold flavors of southwestern spices and ingredients. Itโ€™s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a side dish for dinner. Hereโ€™s a simple recipe to make Southwest Sweet Potato Hash:


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeรฑo pepper, finely chopped (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, sliced green onions, sour cream or Greek yogurt, shredded cheese


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced sweet potatoes to the skillet and season them with salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10-12 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and have some crispy edges. You can cover the skillet to help them cook faster, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the diced red onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and jalapeรฑo pepper to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until the spices become fragrant.
  5. Add the black beans and corn to the skillet, stirring to combine with the sweet potatoes and vegetables. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the beans and corn to heat through.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve the Southwest Sweet Potato Hash hot, garnished with optional toppings like avocado slices, sliced green onions, a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt, and shredded cheese if desired.
  8. Enjoy your flavorful and satisfying Southwest Sweet Potato Hash!

This dish is not only delicious but also versatile. You can make it spicier by adding more jalapeรฑo or hot sauce, or you can customize it with your favorite toppings and ingredients. Itโ€™s a great way to enjoy the flavors of the Southwest with the goodness of sweet potatoes.