Easy Sausage & Bleu Cheese Sweet Potato Hash
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
I came up with this for "Cook a Sweet Potato" Day. This is a novel flavor combination that I haven't seen with sweet potatoes. A lot of sweet potato recipes are similar. For some reason, I thought the funk of bleu cheese would taste good with potatoes. I also thought sausage would taste good too. And I was right. :)
You can make this as a quick baked sweet potato (also shown below) or as a sweet potato hash as in the title. I think adding spinach would also taste good. You could also add a fried egg for a hearty breakfast or meal.
History of Cook a Sweet Potato Day
"No official origin of Sweet Potato Day itself can be found, however it is likely that various cultures have honoured this food for centuries. In fact, the sweet potato has been cultivated and enjoyed for thousands of years, as the origin and domestication of the sweet potato are estimated to have happened at least 5000 years ago.
When digging up the remains of an ancient Peruvian culture, researchers found remnants of sweet potatoes that may date back as far as 8000 B.C."
For some other fun posts on sweet potatoes or are they yams? Check out these links.
- Cooked Italian sausage (or breakfast sausage if you like)
- Bleu Cheese crumbles (from the salad bar)
- Sweet potato
I like to microwave potatoes and sweet potatoes to quickly cook them. Baking them in the oven tastes a little better, but it takes a lot longer. I think microwaving them tastes pretty good. :)
For this potato, I put some holes in it with a fork and microwaved for ~5 min to make it soft.
I cooked the Italian sausage in my Toaster Oven/Air Fryer. If you are making the hash, you can cook the sausage while the sweet potato is in the microwave. Then, you can use that same pan to make the hash (see below).
To make the baked sweet potato version (which is slightly faster), you just put it all together. Yum!
To make the hash, put a pan with a little oil on the stove on medium/medium-high.
Cut the sweet potato into chunks and then saute the chunks to get a little brown caramelization. It only takes a few minutes.
Then just put it all together. Give it a try! We are good at this!