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CHICKPEA & SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST HASH

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with chickpeas is a hearty and delicious way to start the day! This easy sheet pan recipe is vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, and ready in 40 minutes.

top down view of plated sweet potato breakfast hash with items surrounding.

Why We Love This Recipe

Roasted sweet potato breakfast hash with chickpeas, onions and colorful bell peppers has been my obsession lately. Add to that sliced avocado and a spicy sriracha tahini dressing, and it’s seriously the BEST and so easy to make!

When the weekend arrives, or you have a little extra time in the morning during the week, this sheet pan sweet potato hash recipe is a great way to start the day. It’s healthy, well-balanced, full of nutrition, and is just plain tasty!

Plus, it isn’t just for breakfast and makes a perfectly acceptable vegan lunch or dinner. So bon appetit my plant-based loving friends!

top down view of ingredients used to make best sweet potato breakfast hash.

Ingredients + Variations

Here is everything you will need for this sheet pan breakfast hash, including substitutions and variations:

  • Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are delicious in this recipe, but feel free to change it up using your favorite potatoes. I’ve also made this potato breakfast hash with gold potatoes, and sometimes I’ll use a combo. Whatever potato you decide to use, you’ll need roughly 1 1/2 pounds, about 3 large will do.
  • Bell Peppers – The combination of the green and red bell peppers are my favorite. You can mix and match various bell pepper colors to suit to your taste, or use what you have on hand.
  • Onion – Use your favorite onion, any will do – yellow, white or red.
  • Chickpeas – Chickpeas add a fair amount of protein and fiber to this potato breakfast hash, and of course are delicious!
  • Spices – We’ll be keeping it simple by using just garlic powder, mineral salt and fresh cracked pepper, allowing the flavors of the produce to shine through, even just salt and pepper would do. And if you have garlic flavored olive oil on hand, by all means use it!
  • Oil – Use your favorite neutral flavored oil. To make this oil-free, try tossing the veggies with a couple tablespoons of chickpea water.
  • Dressing – The dressing is a creamy mix of tahini, a little lemon juice, pinch of salt and sriracha. It’s super minimal, but tastes amazing adding the perfect finishing touch. If you prefer a not so spicy sauce, just the lemon is perfect. For variation, try this Sriracha Cashew Cream Sauce!
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How To Make Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Making this sweet potato hash recipe is simple as can be!

Here is a quick look at the steps involved. (Note, the recipe card below for the full printable instructions)

  • Start by prepping the produce and rinsing the chickpeas.
  • Place the sweet potatoes, onion, bell peppers, and chickpeas on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper, toss to coat.
side by side photos of breakfast hash on baking sheet and making tahini sauce.
  • Spread in a single layer and bake at 425 F. for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Turn up the heat to 500 F., give a good stir and cook another 15 – 20 minutes, stir again halfway through.
  • While the hash is roasting make the sriracha tahini sauce and set aside.
  • When potatoes are ready, remove from oven, let cool a few minutes and enjoy with sliced avocado and creamy sauce!

That’s it, nutritious and delicious sweet potato hash made easy!

I hope you enjoy this super simple recipe as much as we do!

Top Tips

  • Add a chile pepper. Sub out the green bell pepper for a mild poblano or Anaheim chile. Or add a diced jalapeno to the mix.
  • Add herbs + spices. Change up the flavoring adding a sprinkle of dried thyme, old bay, or chipotle powder.
side angle view of baking sheet with fresh from the oven sweet potato breakfast hash.

FAQ’S

How long does sweet potato breakfast hash last?

Although best served fresh, this sweet potato hash can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days. It’s also freezer friendly, and can be kept for up to 2 – 3 months stored in freezer safe containers or bags.

Can I make this sweet potato hash oil-free?

Yes! Instead of using oil when roasting, try tossing the veggies with a couple tablespoons of the canned chickpea water.

More Breakfast Inspiration!

For more breakfast ideas worth getting out of bed for, try these other vegan breakfast-brunch recipes with friends and family, you just may find a new favorite!

side angle view of plated sweet potato breakfast hash with items surrounding.

If you try this breakfast hash recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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CHICKPEA & SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST HASH

Healthy and nutritious, this sheet pan sweet potato breakfast hash with chickpeas is a great way to start the day! Recipe adapted from Food Network.

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: roast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, cut into 3/4 – 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 can (15oz.) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • generous pinch of mineral salt, or to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Sriracha Tahini Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • sriracha, to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, a silpat, or lightly grease with oil.

Assemble: Place the sweet potatoes, onion, bell peppers and chickpeas on the center of the sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, toss well to coat. Arrange the sweet potato mixture in a single layer.

Roast 1: Place sheet pan in the oven, on the center rack, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Roast 2: Turn heat up to 500 degrees F., stir a second time and continue baking for another 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool a few minutes.

Dressing: While the breakfast hash is roasting, whisk together the tahini, water, lemon, salt, and sriracha in a small bowl. Let rest for flavors to develop. Taste for flavor before serving.

Serve: Place in individual bowls and serve with sliced avocado and creamy sriracha tahini sauce. Season with salt + pepper to taste. You may also like this easy Sriracha Cashew Cheese Sauce!

Serves 3

Store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days.

Notes

Nutritional Information is calculated using 1 tablespoon of oil and without the tahini dressing. The dressing will add an extra 125 calories per serving, and 10 grams of fat. It also adds more protein and calcium.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

Updated: Chickpea + Sweet Potato Hash was originally published in January 2019. It has been retested and updated with new photos in January 2021. Recipe has stayed the same and is just as delicious as ever!

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28 Comments

  1. This was so good! Thank you! Especially the tahini sauce – so easy and sooo tasty!

  2. THIS. IS. SO GOOD. I have 3 picky eaters at home and I had just recently made sweet potato wedges which convinced them that healthy food CAN taste good…. what!? I happened to stumble across this recipe and HAD to try it, as I love chickpeas as well! And let me just say that this is the first healthy breakfast that everyone loved and wanted more!! They even loved the sauce! A quick adaptation I made the second time around was in the last 5 minutes of baking I cracked 3 eggs in little “pockets” I made on the tray and that was yummyyyyy. Thanks again for a great breakfast!

  3. I started weekly meal prepping for my vegetarian son recently. This was one of the first recipes I tried for him and he loved it and requests it every week.!! Myself, I had never eaten a chick pea in my life and live on all the wrong foods to eat..but when I tasted this..I said OMG..I can really eat healthy and enjoy it!! And never would have thought that onions and sweet potatoes would be a good combo…I was so wrong!! It was truly delicious! His dad said he thinks our son is secretly trying to lead us to a life of healthier eating lol and that’s a wonderful thing!! Thank you.

  4. this was so good!!!

  5. Has anyone tried to freeze this? I love making a big weekend batch and freezing individual sizes for work day eating.

  6. Katherine says:

    Just made this for dinner… excellent!!! Restaurant quality! Thank you!

  7. I woke up craving chickpeas and luckily found this recipe! Already had bell peppers and sweet potatoes ready to go. Pretty simple, just takes some time to bake, and delicious! Really hit the spot for me this morning. Thanks!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Thanks so much for sharing Brandie! :)

  8. Could this be made in an air fryer? No oven in my camper, but it sounds great! Going to give it a try!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Hi Tina, so sorry for the late response. I’ve never worked with an air fryer, but it’s on my to-do list. Would love to know how it went!

  9. WOW!!! Best GF Vegan meal I have ever made! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      So glad you loved it! Cheers :)

  10. Kathleen M Henry says:

    Ooo yes! This is my favorite type of breakfast. I can’t wait to make it this weekend. I love that it’s hands-off. Making a hot breakfast with a toddler can be a challenge!

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