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Sweet Potato Morning Hash for Your Instant Pot

Earlier this year I declared my undying love and loyalty to my Instant Pot — it’s made cooking soups, stews and all kinds of stir fry recipes a total pleasure. In fact, I have been obsessively scouring Pinterest boards and blogs devoted to the amazing device for gluten-free and Paleo recipes of all kinds.
So you might be able to guess the level of excited I got when Fit Bottomed Eats was given a copy of The I Love My Instant Pot Recipe Book by Michele Fagone of Cavegirl Cuisine for review. (I let out a big “Woot!” and accepted the assignment right away.)
This book is the perfect companion piece for my Instant Pot with 175 easy-to-follow recipes that are both quick to pull together and tasty. Not only does Fagone cover Paleo and gluten-free meals, but also vegetarian and gluten-laden options such as mushroom risotto and macaroni and cheese. I’ve experimented with several recipes from the book including an amazing bone broth, Korean short ribs and carnitas lettuce wraps.
sweet potato morning hash
My absolute favorite recipe is the Sweet Potato Morning Hash — it’s the perfect meal to have after a good workout session. It’s a nice combination of savory and sweet and is incredibly easy to prepare. The only extra item you need to have on hand is a glass bowl that fits inside the pot.
The publishers were generous enough to let us share the recipe, which I encourage you to play around with. I have made my own little adjustments to the recipe, including substituting sweet potato for butternut squash and using sausage infused with sage and garlic (no need for Italian seasonings!).

Sweet Potato Morning Hash
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
Whether you’ve just finished up a CrossFit class or finally managed to get your kids on the bus, you are starving. Let your Instant Pot® be your personal chef and cook this gluten-free, paleo Sweet Potato Morning Hash while you are showering off and getting ready for your day. When ready, ladle a bowl of flavor-filled protein and veggies into your breakfast bowl to help you tackle the day.
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups water
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Press the Saute button on Instant Pot®. Stir-fry sausage, sweet potato, onion, garlic, and bell pepper for 3–5 minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Transfer mixture to a 7-cup greased glass dish. Pour whisked eggs over the sausage mixture.
  4. Place trivet in Instant Pot®. Pour in water. Place dish with egg mixture onto trivet. Lock lid.
  5. Press the Manual button and adjust time to 5 minutes. When timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid. Remove dish from Instant Pot®. Let sit at room temperature for 5–10 minutes to allow the eggs to set. Slice and serve.
Excerpted from The I Love My Instant Pot© Recipe Book: From Trail Mix Oatmeal to Mongolian Beef BBQ, 175 Easy and Delicious Recipes by Michelle Fagone (CavegirlCuisine.com). Used by permission of the publisher, Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. Photography by James Stefiuk.

What are your favorite meals to create in an Instant Pot? —Margo

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  1. Hempsoft says:

    Thanks for information.

  2. Jessica says:

    I followed the recipe exactly. I let the casserole sit on the counter for 10 minutes. My eggs were not set. I decided to just finish it in the oven. What do you think I should try differently next time?

  3. Erica says:

    I have a couple questions as a new Instant Pot user:
    -What do you mean by “stir fry” on step 2? Is that with the lid off and stirring?
    -In the manual mode in step 7 what level should the pressure be on? I believe mine let’s me select low and high.

  4. Margo says:

    It’s me, FBG Margo! Thank you for responding to this post. I love this recipe and make it often. Let me see if I can address your questions.
    1. By stir-fry, yes you do that directly in the pot, with the lid off and stir.
    2. You just enter manual and then set the timer for 5 minutes. The Instant Pot sets the pressure on its own.
    Please let me know if I can answer anything else for you. Enjoy in good health!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t have a glass bowl, can I put directly in the instant pot metal liner?

  6. Mary says:

    This glass bowl idea sounds like a very bad idea. Some glass is OK for oven type heats, but NOT made to be under pressure. Why not just use a metal insert pan and be safe?

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