This easy roasted sweet potato and Canadian bacon hash recipe is just what the name says: easy! No standing at the stove and pan-frying, this hash is made in the oven. Throw everything together, and let the oven work its magic. Serve this hash as a side dish, or serve it with a fried egg on top for breakfast, brunch of lunch. This hash is a little bit sweet, a bit savory, and packed with flavor.
All about this recipe for Easy Roasted Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash
I created this recipe using scraps in my fridge! Half a red onion, one lonely, large sweet potato, and a package of Canadian bacon are the stars of this dish, and they came together beautifully to create a delicious and flavorful dish. Like any other recipe, you can add any vegetables you have on hand; but I truly think the stars of this show are the sweet potato, which is a great contrast against the savory Canadian bacon and roasted red onion.
Sweet potatoes are such an excellent food, packed with vitamins and minerals. They are so great for you, and delicious, too. I love to compliment the flavors of sweet potatoes with warm spices like paprika and cinnamon. The spices bring out the natural flavors of the sweet potato and enhance this dish. The Canadian bacon adds a savory, hickory flavor profile to this dish, and the red onion (when roasted) adds more sweetness and depth of flavor to this hash. All together, this is a delicious combination of flavor.
Seasoned with basic pantry staples like paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper, this recipe couldn’t be easier to pull together. The best part is, this is made entirely in the oven. No frying pan, oil, or work involved. Once you chop the ingredients and combine them, the oven does all of the work for you.
Because of the ease of this recipe as well as the ease of reheating, this recipe is great to make ahead, and would also make a great brunch item to serve to guests.
You might also enjoy this similar recipe: One Pan Kielbasa Hash
What you will need to make this recipe
- sweet potatoes
- For this recipe, you will need 12 ounces of sweet potatoes. This is the equivalent of one, large sweet potato (weighed once peeled and diced) or two smaller potatoes.
- red onion
- Canadian bacon
- olive oil spray
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper
How to make this sweet potato hash with Canadian bacon
Preheat the oven to 400F.
To make this recipe, start out by peeling and dicing the sweet potato (the smaller the better), and dicing the red onion and Canadian bacon. Add the potato, Canadian bacon, and onion to a roasting pan or casserole dish, and spray them generously with olive oil spray. Next, add the onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Toss the ingredients together and roast for 45 minutes. Toss the vegetables at the 20 minute mark to prevent sticking.
A serving of this hash is 3/4 cup. This recipe works beautifully along side eggs for a healthy breakfast or lunch option.
How to store and reheat this dish
To store this dish, keep it covered in a glass storage container in the fridge. To reheat, simply pop the dish back in the oven to reheat through, or microwave.
Easy Roasted Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash
- baking dish or casserole dish
- 12 oz sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small pieces; about 1 large sweet potato or two smaller ones
- 1 cup red onion, diced
- 10 slices Canadian bacon, diced
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.
- Dice the red onion and the Canadian bacon.
- Add the diced sweet potatoes, red onion and Canadian bacon to a casserole dish or baking dish.
- Add olive oil spray to the dish.
- Add the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper to the dish and toss it combine.
- Roast for 45 minutes; toss the mixture at the 20 minute mark to prevent sticking or burning.
- Garnish with the chopped scallions.
- 3 WW points (green and blue plans)
- 1 WW point (purple plan)
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