The Quintessential Fall Breakfast Hash Portrait

Butternut, ham, and Kale Hash




Yield 1 serving

Welcome fall with this quintessential fall hash for breakfast or dinner! 



Warm the seeds in a non-stick skillet over medium heat with a sprinkle of salt while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Toss a few times and cook until crispy, about 6-7 minutes.

Remove the seeds from the skillet and set aside.

Add the butternut and ham to the skillet and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook until they start to carmelize tossing every minute or two.

Add the kale to the skillet with a splash of water and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes until the squash softens.

Remove the cover and cook until the water evaporates. Be sure to scrape all the yummy bits from the bottom of the skillet, so they incorporate into the dish. This will also help keep the white from sticking.

Pour the egg white into the skillet right on top. Let it cook for a minute, then toss, scraping the bottom and breaking up the larger bits.  Repeat this until the egg white cooks to your liking. I enjoy mine a little overdone.

Transfer the hash to a plate. Sprinkle with the seeds and drizzle with Sriracha.


  • This would work with any winter squash or even sweet potato. 
  • I used egg white to keep the overall fat down since I was using the seeds. You could always use a whole egg or two instead. 
  • Of course, you could skip the Sriracha if you aren't in to spicy. Old me would have made this with a drizzle of ketchup. 
  • Ham was on sale at my deli counter so I asked them to cut me a couple of thick slices. That's what I used to make my cubes. 
  • Sriracha is the only non-paleo, non-Whole30 ingredient I believe so if you are following those plans be sure to replace with an approved hot sauce. 

Courses Breakfast, Dinner

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size entire recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 350

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7 g


Total Carbohydrates 36 g


Dietary Fiber 4 g


Sugars 10 g

Protein 35 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by GreenLiteBites at