Recipe: Bacon and Mushroom Sweet Potato Hash

by JJ Virgin on February 23, 2017

Breakfast hash is often an afterthought, but this dish is guaranteed to make it the main attraction!

Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber and vitamins, and their naturally sweet flavor is the perfect balance to the salty, savory taste of bacon and mushrooms. This versatile breakfast dish also doubles as a quick weeknight supper.

Bacon and Mushroom Sweet Potato Hash is the next recipe on our Breakfast In Bed menu, joining the Peach-Berry Bliss Protein Shake; Espresso-Almond Shake; and Gluten-Free Pecan Pancakes with Strawberries.  

Bacon and Mushroom Sweet Potato Hash

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February 23, 2017

Potato hash sometimes flies under the breakfast radar, but this tasty, savory mix of sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and bacon will change all that! Perfect for breakfast in bed or brunch.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 1 Serving


1 small sweet potato (about 5 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced into thin half-moons

4 nitrate-free bacon

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic, sliced

1/4 tsp dried basil

1/4 tsp ground cumin

4 oz. white mushrooms, sliced

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper


1Place the sweet potato in a small saucepan and add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until the potato is crisp-tender, about 2 minutes; drain and set aside.

2Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with paper towel, and then cut into 1-inch-pieces.

3Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the skillet and heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, basil and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until they are starting to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and continue cooking until they are tender. 4 to 5 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon, salt and pepper.

This recipe is part of the Breakfast In Bed menu, with a Peach-Berry Bliss Protein Shake; an Espresso-Almond Shake; Gluten-Free Pecan Pancakes with Strawberries; and Bacon and Mushroom Sweet Potato Hash. Check out the Breakfast In Bed Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and tricks for the perfect breakfast in bed.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

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Nutrition Facts

Sodium1292 mg
Protein15 grams
Total Fat10 grams
Saturated Fat3 grams
Total Carbohydrates43 grams
Dietary Fiber6 grams

Coming soon: more recipes that are perfect for breakfast in bed, plus fun tips and ideas to treat your special someone (or yourself)!

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