3-Ingredient, One-Pan Healthy Sweet Potato Hash

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Hey, hey!

I’m breathing life into an old recipe, but it’s one that has changed and morphed so much over the years, it’s practically a new one all together. It’s definitely become a tried-and-true meal that we make again and again, so I just had to share the updated and easier (!!) recipe. I swear, this meal comes together in no time at all, especially if you use pre-cut sweet potatoes, and since it only requires one pan for cooking, there isn’t much clean-up either!


clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

3-Ingredient, One-Pan Healthy Sweet Potato Hash

  • Author: Tina
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: breakfast, lunch, dinner


An easy, one-pan recipe that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!



1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut oil

2 medium/large sweet potatoes (1.75lbs pre-cut)

1lb ground beef (can sub turkey or chicken)

1 Tbsp garlic

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp sea salt

45 handfuls of baby spinach


  1. Dice sweet potato into small pieces and add to pre-heated large saute pan with oil, garlic, salt & cinnamon. Coat sweet potatoes in oil & spices, cover with a lid and cook on medium for 12-15 minutes. Mixing occasionally.
  2. Once the sweet potatoes are semi-soft, add ground meat to the pan. Break up the meat as it cooks and toss around the sweet potatoes on occasion.
  3. Continue to cook the sweet potatoes and meat until it is no longer pink. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Serve & enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Protein: 27

Keywords: breakfast, lunch, dinner, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free


IMG_6522 (1024x768)


Dice sweet potatoes (peel them if you’d like) into small pieces and then add them to a large saute pan with oil, garlic/onion powder, salt, and cinnamon. Coat sweet potatoes in oil and spices, cover with a lid, and cook on medium heat for about 12-15 minutes, mixing occasionally.

IMG_6520 (1024x768)

When the sweet potatoes are semi-soft, add the ground meat to the pan. (It’s okay if the sweet potatoes aren’t fully cooked; the fat from the meat will help them soften.) Break up the meat as it cooks and toss around the sweet potatoes on occasion.

IMG_6527 (768x1024)

Continue to cook the sweet potatoes and meat until it is no longer pink. Then, add the spinach and cook until it is wilted.

IMG_6530 (1024x768)

Remove pan from heat and serve immediately.

IMG_6532 (1024x1024)

I love this meal so much. It’s so easy to make, and it’s soooo tasty! I hope it becomes a staple in your house too! 🙂

IMG_6544 (1024x1024)

Makes 4-5 servings



  1. I LOVE this recipe. I found it on CnC years ago, and I probably make it a few times a month. It’s a favorite in my house. I also add a squirt of ketchup or Sriracha on top. 🙂

  2. Yummmmmm this looks amazing! A really great idea for a weeknight meal. When I get home I’m so hungry that I want to eat everything in sight, so I always try to make dinners that are quick whip together. I’ll have to try this next week! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Love this one! I’ve been making it since you first debuted. My favorite is to top it with feta cheese. The saltiness of the cheese plus the sweetness of the potatoes and savory of the meat is amazing!

  4. I’ve made this a few times from your original recipe and love it! Do you ever pair this with something else? It’s enough for a meal for me but my husband always says he thinks it’s a side dish and something else should go with it. Any suggestions? Thanks!!

  5. Holy mother of pearl, that looks fantastic. It’s similar to the sweet potato hash my wife and I bake, it’s just cubed sweet potatoes, sliced almonds, a sliced onion, a splash of amaretto, and some thyme baked for about 15 minutes (or until the potatoes are soft). It’s phenomenal. I haven’t tried a skillet like this before for a sweet hash with cinnamon in it. I will so be doing this!

  6. Love this recipe. I felt like it was a bit bland, so I added some garlic salt and mixed in some avocado. YUM! it’s a hit in my household!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!
© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.