Southwest Sweet Potato & Pineapple Hash

A quick vegetable hash is one of my go-to’s for an easy elevated weekend breakfast. Vegetable hash is a wonderful way to get in a few extra servings of vegetables at breakfast!

I just love the pineapple in this recipe. It adds a ton of flavor to the dish and helps keep it lower sodium. Something about the combination of sweet potatoes and pineapple I just can’t get over it!

This recipe is very high in potassium. This is a good thing for some people with kidney disease, but may be too much for others. You can leave off the avocado, which would reduce the potassium to 584mg per 1 cup serving.

You can create your own hash by combining your favorite veggies and spices. Try an Italian inspired hash with potatoes, artichoke and tomato seasoned with basil, rosemary and thyme. Or, experiment with Greek flavors using potatoes, chickpeas, zucchini and a few olives seasoned with oregano and garlic. The possibilities are endless!

Happy Eating!


southwest sweet potato and pineapple hash
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Southwest Sweet Potato & Pineapple Hash

Quick and easy southwest inspired breakfast hash!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: southwest hash
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 246kcal


  • 2 small sweet potatoes peeled & cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 4 eggs over easy


  • Put sweet potato and water in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 4 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove plastic wrap (be careful – the steam is very hot!) and drain potatoes. Dry on paper towels.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, microwaved potatoes, spices and 1 dash of salt. Cook until peppers are soft, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add pineapple. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pineapple is warmed.
  • Mash avocado with juice from 1/2 the lime. Add 1 dash of salt. Cut remaining half of lime into 4 wedges.
  • Serve 1 cup hash with 1 egg (cooked to your preference), 2 tablespoons mashed avocado and lime wedge. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts (per 1 cup hash + 1 egg + 2 Tbsp avocado): 246 calories, 14g fat, 3g saturated fat, 187mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 5.2g fiber, 0g added sugar, 9g protein, 67mg calcium, 593mg potassium, 149mg phosphorus, 23 mg oxalate

9 thoughts on “Southwest Sweet Potato & Pineapple Hash”

  1. Wonderful! Great combination. The pineapple replaces using a lot of brown sugar because it is sweet naturally, especially when cooked.

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. It is a surprising combo, but those sweet potatoes and pineapple together are delicious – in my opinion!

  2. 1 star
    Hi, Melanie –

    I tried the links again, and still got the old, incorrect links. Hope you can fix this soon, because I’m really interested in the info and recipes.



    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Susan! Potatoes are often ostracized on a “kidney” diet because they are high in potassium. However, not everyone with kidney disease needs to limit potassium, in fact, a high potassium diet can be good for some people. Learn more about potassium here!

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