Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon, Pecans & Greens

by Chef

Serves: Serves 6 - 8Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 15 minutes


For the hash:

  • 5 cups peeled and small-chopped sweet potatoes
  • 6 slices smoky bacon (such as Benton’s Smoky Mountain Hams)
  • 1 cup small-chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup coarse-chopped pecans
  • 2 cups coarse-chopped kale or Swiss chard
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper


For the hash: Preheat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Render bacon slices in the skillet until almost crisp, about 7 to 10 minutes, then remove the bacon, chop small and set aside.

Pour off half the bacon fat from the skillet and add the sweet potatoes so they fill the bottom of the skillet. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes or until edges become brown. Turn them once with a spatula. Stir in the onions and cook another 5 minutes. Add the greens and wilt. When potatoes are fork tender, add chopped bacon and pecans. To caramelize, let sit 3 to 5 minutes, without turning, just before serving. Taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve right away.