Sweet Potato Hash Browns

American Diabetes Association
Try this version of a family favorite. Simple, quick and satisfying, this uses sweet potatoes for extra fiber and nutrition.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 120 kcal


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Wash, peel and grate sweet potatoes. Finely chop onion.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Heat skillet to medium-high and add oil.
  • Add onion mixture to skillet, either all at once or separated into patties.
  • Cook mixture for 5-7 minutes, then turn over and cook another 5 minutes on the other side until golden brown.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • Look for sweet potatoes that feel heavy for their size and have no bruises, soft spots or sign of sprouting. Handle them gently; they bruise easily.
  • Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place for up to a week. Do not refrigerate.
  • Sweet potatoes are not true “yams,” even though it is a common name.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • To save time, use frozen, shredded sweet potatoes.
  • Enjoy for breakfast with eggs and fruit or as a side dish with dinner.
  • Add a pinch or two of cinnamon or nutmeg for additional flavor.
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