This butternut squash hash is the perfect blend of sweet and savory with sautéed butternut squash, greens, and smoky chorizo. The runny egg yolk on top takes this meal to a whole new level. You’ve gotta try it!
This recipe is “one for the books,” literally! It’s inside The Best Homemade Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet and came in handy the other day when I was looking for something to make with the two bags of frozen butternut squash I found in the back of the freezer.
Breakfast foods are one of my favorite things to make, even for dinner, and this paleo-inspired hash keeps it healthy without sacrificing flavor.
To make it even more epic, this butternut squash hash is completely Whole30 approved. So if you are trying to eat clean as a family, this is one recipe that should be on your weekly meal plan! You can find more clean, family-friendly recipes just like this one in my Family KickStart Program.
What is Chorizo
Chorizo is a seasoned sausage made with ground pork and plenty of paprika, chili spices, garlic, and cumin. It brings a depth of smoky, paprika flavor to soups, stews, bean dishes, and more. Growing up in Spain, we used chorizo sausage in many of our dishes.
Making Breakfast Hash with Butternut Squash and Chorizo
While hash recipes are traditionally considered a breakfast option, we usually serve it for dinner since my kids prefer slightly more traditional breakfast recipes, like pancakes and waffles, for breakfast.
Here’s how to make it:
- Cook the chorizo
Remove the chorizo from the casing and cook in a large skillet until browned. Transfer to a plate and reserve the drippings in the skillet.
- Add the veggies
Add the onions to the drippings and cook over medium-high heat until golden brown and softened. Add the butternut squash and seasonings, cook until softened before adding the kale and sausage.
- A squeeze of lime
Cook all the veggies until the squash is browned and fork-tender. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with lime juice, season with salt and pepper.
- Fry the eggs
In a clean, non-stick skillet, cook the eggs to your liking.
- Dish up
Serve the breakfast hash topped with 1-2 fried eggs.
You can also watch how this recipe is made in the video below:
How to Serve Butternut Squash Chorizo Hash
This recipe can be enjoyed by itself or as a part of a meal. Below are a few delicious ideas you can use to incorporate it as an entree or side dish with your favorite protein.
- In a tortilla: like these Butternut Squash & Kale Tacos.
- In a power bowl: brown rice, avocado, butternut squash hash, and a fried egg.
- As a side: you can swap the egg for grilled chicken or alongside my Melt in Your Mouth Chicken.