Main Dish | February 19, 2014

Bacon and Kale Hash

I had a baby 2 months ago (she’s way too cute and smiley and full of pink and bows and scalloped edges. I love it.) so life has obviously been a little crazy. I took a little break from recipe creating in the kitchen, and while I was still cooking, I hadn’t had a delicious, hearty breakfast in a while. I’ve recently become obsessed with kale, and I’ve always been obsessed with bacon (who isn’t? OK, Carly isn’t, and all of our other vegetarian friends, but you can easily omit the bacon and use canola or coconut oil instead), so this easy dish came to mind! It’s full of veggies, bacon, is gluten-free, and has bacon!

Bacon and Kale Hash on plate with orange juice to the side

The variety of potatoes really makes the dish. The rustic baking potatoes, the velvety and creamy red potatoes, and of course the sweet sweet potatoes. Onions and red bell peppers break up the texture and give some wonderful flavor, the kale softens up a bit and boosts the nutritional value, and the poached egg, well….

Bacon and Kale Hash close up shot

Bacon and Kale Hash having egg yolk spill over

Kale is so dang healthy. Not only does it have huge amounts of Vitamin K, A, and C, but it has tons of anti-oxidants (fights cancer and other harmful radicals in your body), anti-inflammatory properties, can lower cholesterol, detoxifying properties, fiber, protein, I could go on and on. I add it to everything: soups, casseroles, breakfast, green smoothies, etc. Check out this crazy-tasty pasta dish and tips on prepping kale here.

Bacon and Kale Hash on plate

I’ll make a ton one day and have leftovers for quick lunches, dinners, I especially love it as a quick post-workout meal for some muscle-building protein.

Bacon and Kale Hash

5 from 1 vote
Bacon and Kale Hash
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A hearty breakfast fit for kings!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon and kale hash
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 494 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 4 potatoes russet, red, sweet, any combination, washed and cut into 1" pieces
  • half pound bacon
  • red bell pepper diced
  • half yellow onion chopped
  • one bunch kale washed and torn into pieces
  • egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Cut bacon into 1" slices. Fry in frying pan or cast-iron skillet. Set bacon aside.
  2. Fry potatoes in bacon grease until golden until almost softened.
  3. Add red bell pepper and onion. Cook until softened and potatoes lightly browned.
  4. Add kale and cook additional 3 minutes, or until kale has softened.
  5. Top with poached egg, or serve alongside eggs cooked to your liking.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Kale Hash
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 494
% Daily Value*
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 3518mg101%
Carbohydrates 105g35%
Fiber 21g88%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin C 97.1mg118%
Calcium 256mg26%
Iron 27.6mg153%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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