Recipe: Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

by | Feb 7, 2019

Since February is Sweet Potato Month, we are here to bring you the tastiest sweet potato recipes that are easy for anyone to whip up!

North Carolina is the number one producer in the country for sweet potatoes, supplying over 55% of the nation’s supply.  Wilson, Nash, Johnston, Edgecombe, Duplin, Lenoir and Martin counties are the state’s leading counties in sweet potato production, which are all primarily located in the eastern part of the state.

Sweet potatoes can make for any sweet or savory dish and are very easy to find here in North Carolina. Save this easy, savory recipe for a delicious breakfast.


1 lb. fresh sausage
2 NC sweet potatoes (diced)
1 medium red onion (diced)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon ground coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
4 local eggs
1 Tablespoon butter


Break up your sausage and cook it in a pan over medium high heat. When the sausage is nearly finished, drain some of the grease and add the sweet potatoes and onion. Add the cumin and coriander and mix well. Continue to cook until the sweet potatoes are tender and cooked through, approximately 10 minutes.

When the hash is cooked through transfer to a medium serving bowl. Cover the hash with the extra sharp cheese and cover the entire dish with foil.

Wash out the pan and melt one tablespoon of butter. Crack the eggs into the pan and cook over medium high heat. When the eggs are done, remove foil from serving dish and add eggs.

Sprinkle the entire dish with salsa and enjoy!