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skillet russet & sweet potato hash with small bowl of arugula pesto on the side

skillet russet & sweet potato hash with arugula pesto

This skillet russet & sweet potato hash with arugula pesto is two recipes in one – both of which are tasty on their own, and even better together! It makes a colorful and hearty brunch side dish, but can be served anytime you wish, of course. Pair it with a protein pick, like plant-based sausage or eggs, and it becomes a truly satisfying meal.

  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large (about 9 ounces each) sweet potatoes, ends trimmed, scrubbed and cubed (about 3/4-inches)
  • 1 large (about 8 ounces) russet potato, scrubbed and cubed (about 3/4-inches)
  • 1 or 2 red bell peppers, large diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, green and white parts separated
  • 1/2 cup Plant-Based Arugula Pesto (see below) or pesto of choice


  1. In a wok or extra-large, deep stick-resistant skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add the sweet and russet potatoes and cook while stirring occasionally until the potatoes are lightly caramelized (browned), about 8 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook while stirring until the potatoes are just fork tender and all veggies are well caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the salt, cayenne, garlic, and white part is the scallions and cook while stirring until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl, sprinkle with the green part of the scallions, dollop with the arugula pesto, and serve.


Nutrition analysis includes the pesto.

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Category: brunch, side dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 rounded cup each
  • Calories: 410
  • Sugar: 8g includes 0g added sugars
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: hash, potatoes, hash browns, russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, arugula, pesto, arugula pesto, side dish, brunch, plant-based side, plant-based brunch