Ham, Apple & Sweet Potato Scramble

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a way to add a little extra pizzazz to a pan full of plain old scrambled eggs…

whole30 compliant recipe markFor me, that means paleo hash! I can’t get enough of the stuff! My favorite part of the deal is hash is perfect for any meal of the day…and you can always load it up with great flavors that will make your hash special every time.

Try this one and I bet you’ll be wishing you doubled the recipe!

Just imagine these flavors together: ham, sweet potatoes, and fresh, tart apples. Yummy!

But that’s not all…I added cinnamon, spice and everything nice to really push this one over the top…you’re going to love how all the different flavors come together in this one.

The longer I’m paleo, the more I realize that delicious, healthy meals don’t need to be complicated. This one’s super-easy. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-2q0b0l’]

And when you use fresh, good quality ingredients, you’re pretty much guaranteed a successful dish.

You know, since switching to the paleo diet I can actually taste the yummy goodness in real food these days. It’s amazing how our taste buds become more attuned to the good stuff. I had a bite of chocolate cake at work this week. It was so sweet it almost made my teeth hurt. Not saying I don’t like sweets…now I just don’t see the need for them most of the time. You’ve probably noticed the same thing since starting your paleo lifestyle!

Real food just tastes better. And you can practically feel your body screaming with happiness…it makes it easy to never look back at wheat and processed foods again.

This recipe is a perfect example of great tasting paleo and gluten-free food made simple. Even non-paleoers will love it. And you can make it with or without eggs – it’s awesome either way.

Cook up this recipe and let your body do its own little happy dance. :)

Ham, Apple & Sweet Potato Scramble Recipe

Ham, Apple & Sweet Potato Scramble Recipe


  • 1/2 lb ham steak, chopped into cubes
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/4" to 1/2" thick cubes
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • coconut oil, for sautéeing
  • Spices
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Yield
  • Serves 2-3 meal-size portions


  1. In a small bowl, mix all the spices together
  2. In a large frying pan, add a tablespoon of coconut oil and heat to medium
  3. First sauté the onions 3-4 minutes and leave them in the pan
  4. Add the sweet potatoes to the onions along with more coconut oil and cook for about 5 minutes
  5. Next add the ham, apples and mixed spices to the pan
  6. Continue cooking until the sweet potatoes and apples are tender - remove everything from the pan and set aside
  7. Now scramble the eggs in your frying pan, then add everything you set aside back in and mix it all together
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. I have made this for the last 2 yrs. It is hearty and filling. We love this and I fix it several times a month.

    1. Thank you so much! :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is seriously my favorite paleo dish to make! Rest of family is picky eaters so I don’t have to share!! Thank you for a great dish!!

    1. You are welcome! It’s a favorite of mine too. :)

  3. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out. :) Does it do well eating days later? Meaning can I make a bigger batch and have it in the fridge and heat up in the microwave when I’m going to eat it?

    1. Hi Pam…this one should hold up well in the fridge for you 3-4 days. Hope you give it a try…it really is tasty!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I just made this tonight, it was amazing. I loved how it warmed at the end when I was all done eating

    1. So happy you enjoyed! :)

  5. Just made this for my family, it was DELICIOUS!!

    1. Thank you Jodie! :)

      1. Hello! Can you please tell me what type of apple would be best for this receipe? I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

        1. Hi Janet, there is no wrong apple for this recipe. I just use whatever I have on hand which is usually Fuji or Honey crisp. :)

  6. I am AIP and I usually do ground turkey instead of Eggs, and Ham!! One of my top fav’s! Ive also done this with adding in asparagus!!

  7. I found this on Pinterest, made it just now, and I’m a FAN! I used a white sweet potato instead of a yam, and it’s delicious. I’m going to try the yam next time and see if there’s a big difference. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Thanks for your comment! I think you will find the yam will make the recipe just slightly sweeter but still taste just as good! :)

      1. I would also add that I often get tired of a recipe after eating it about 3 days in a row, but this one is so good I think I could eat it for a month!

        1. I’m with you on that one, it’s just seems to have a great combo of flavors. Thanks for sharing your comment.

  8. I imagine the flavours miam miam

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