Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a sweet and savory new twist on an old favorite!

Try making these delicious crispy sweet potato hash browns for something different and tasty! Hash browns are always easy to make and the perfect breakfast addition!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns on a plate with a bowl of sour cream beside it

A Breakfast Favorite

We love these!

  • Sweet potato hashbrowns come out crisp on the outside and tender inside.
  • They just need a handful of ingredients (that I always have on hand).
  • These are finished in the oven so it’s easy to make a big batch for a crowd.
  • Hashbrowns can be made ahead of time on the weekend and refrigerated for breakfasts throughout the week.

Ingredients

This recipe needs just a handful of ingredients

    • Sweet Potatoes are the base and we shred them with a box grater.
    • Onion is a flavorful addition and again, use the box grater. Onion powder (or even green onions) can be substituted.
    • Eggs & Flour A couple of eggs and a small spoonful of flour bind these so they hold together. Add salt (or seasoned salt), pepper and your favorites seasonings.

shredded sweet potatoes in a bowl for Sweet Potato Hash Browns

How to Make Sweet Potato Hash Browns

To make these you’ll shred the potatoes on a box grater and place in a bowl of very cold water. Drain very well and season per recipe below.

Fry & Bake

When making hashbrowns, it can be difficult to get the perfect browned crust and soft potatoes since they can burn easily.

The solution is a quick brown in the pan and finishing these in the oven. Perfect results every time and a great way to feed a family since a whole pan of hashbrowns finishes cooking at once!

Serve with sausage patties and poached eggs!

Kitchen Tip

Soaking potatoes in cold water removes the starches (we do this with roasted potatoes and french fries too). In this recipe, it keeps the potatoes from being gummy.

Once they’re finished soaking, drain them well and give them a little squeeze to remove as much water as possible.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns with sour cream

Variations

Tips for Crispy Hash Browns

  • Use an oil with a high smoke point, we prefer vegetable oil.
  • Make sure the oil is well heated before adding the sweet potatoes to the pan.
  • A cast-iron skillet is a great tool for making crispy hash browns (but not required).
  • Finishing the potatoes in the oven ensures a perfectly crisp exterior while being soft inside.

Leftovers

  • Sweet potato hash browns will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to four months.
  • Reheat in the oven or air fryer. You can reheat in the microwave but they won’t be crisp.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns with sour cream
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Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

These Sweet Potato Hashbrowns are perfectly seasoned and fried until golden & crispy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 large sweet potato peeled, about 3½ cups
  • 2 tablespoons onion grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or as needed

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Coarsely grate the potato and place in a bowl of cold water. Swirl a few times and drain. Gently squeeze out moisture from the potatoes.
  • Combine potato, onions, eggs, flour, salt & pepper to taste in a medium bowl.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of the potato mixture onto the hot oil and gently flatten with a spatula.
  • Cook until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Place browned hashbrowns on a baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve with sour cream.

Notes

Soaking the sweet potatoes in cold water removes starches and keeps the potatoes from being gummy. Once they're finished soaking, drain them well and give them a little squeeze to remove as much water as possible.
Use an oil with a high smoke point, we prefer vegetable oil.
Make sure the oil is well heated before adding the sweet potatoes to the pan.
A cast-iron skillet is a great tool for making crispy hash browns (but not required).
Finishing the potatoes in the oven ensures a perfectly crisp exterior while being soft inside.
5 from 23 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2hashbrowns | Calories: 156 | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16119IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. I made these and oh my gosh… So flavorful. Crispy on the outside and soft in the center. I almost opted not to use the onion but so glad i did. This is perfection, to my taste buds anyway. I drizzled just a little spicy honey on top. Yum.5 stars

  2. These were very tender and delicious! But I did have trouble with them sticking together in the pan. I added another Tbl of flour and 1 Tbl of seasoned bread crumbs. Definitely will make again.5 stars

    1. Reread my comment. I should’ve said, I had trouble with them NOT sticking together. All in all, a great recipe.

  3. These were a great success. I made a double batch for our larger family brunch and my 11 year old grandson had at least 4 himself! All were eaten by the end. Easy to make. I probably use a little more grated onion than your recipe. Thank you!5 stars

  4. Holly, if I plan to make these in advance and reheat them. At what temperature and for how long do I reheat them? Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the recipe Holly! How many teaspoons of onion powder should we use in place of 2 tablespoons fresh grated onion?