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Easy Chorizo Hash (Paleo + Whole30)

Originally published September 4, 2016. Last updated January 8, 2019.

An easy one pan breakfast, this Paleo + Whole30 chorizo hash with eggs is so hearty and flavorful. With crispy bits of perfectly cooked chorizo, tender potatoes, onions, peppers and eggs, what’s not to love?

easy chorizo hash in skillet with two eggs on top

Chorizo – What It Is And Where To Find It

Chorizo is a Spanish pork sausage, and it gets its flavor from dried smoked red peppers. My step-dad loves it, and I can remember him making it when I was younger. It is a little fattier than regular pork sausage, and given its smoky flavor it is often used to add flavor to dishes. We’ve found clean, sugar-free pork chorizo in a couple of places:

If you can’t find a chorizo you like, you can make your own at home (this is a fairly easy recipe). Or, you can substitute regular breakfast sausage or even an Italian sausage. We highly recommend chorizo though and if you haven’t tried it, it’s worth the extra effort to make it or find it!

easy chorizo hash on a plate with eggs and salsa on top

Why a Chorizo hash For Breakfast?

This easy chorizo hash makes for a tasty combo of protein, fat, carbs and greens. The chorizo adds some smokiness to the hash and you’ll leave breakfast feeling satisfied and ready to take on your day! One item of note is that you can substitute the yukon potatoes for red, regular white, or sweet potatoes or even plantains. You know we love pork and plantains!

Easy chorizo hash in skillet. Close up angle shot with two eggs on top.

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Your Turn to Try This Easy Chorizo Hash

Figure out where you can get some chorizo made with clean ingredients, like Pederson’s Natural Farms or Natural Grocers, and make this chorizo hash! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Also, take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out!

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Easy Chorizo Hash (Paleo + Whole30)

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
With crispy bits of perfectly cooked chorizo, tender potatoes, onions, peppers and eggs, this Paleo + Whole30 chorizo hash is an easy one pan breakfast.
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  • 1 lb small red or yukon gold potatoes, diced into small cubes (or substitute 1 small white or sweet potato if desired)
  • 1.5 lbs sugar-free ground chorizo
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, stem and seeds removed and sliced into strips
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional toppings: avocado, salsa, cilantro


  • Cut up potatoes and heat a large pan over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp avocado oil. Once hot, add potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown and tender, about 8 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking, cut up garlic, onion, and bell pepper.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, remove from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same pan add in chorizo, garlic, and onion. Stir everything together well and cook until the chorizo is browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • Add in bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked potatoes and spinach to the pan and mix to incorporate. Cook until spinach wilts, about 1 minute.
  • Create small divots in the hash for the eggs. Crack eggs into the divots and cover the pan. For over easy eggs, cook until the egg whites turn completely white but the yolk is still soft, about 4-5 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook eggs in a separate pan. Serve hash with eggs and any optional toppings.
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6 thoughts on “Easy Chorizo Hash (Paleo + Whole30)

  • There is something super special about the chorizo and potato combo – it’s so hearty. Makes me want to hop right out of bed for breaky. Yum!!!

  • I thought you couldn’t have potatoes with the paleo diet? If you did then limit to sweet potatoes? Am I wrong?

    • Nope. Both sweet and white potatoes are considered paleo! Of course it depends what your healthy goals are. Neither of us is actively trying to lose weight, but if you are you would probably want to consider limiting your potato intake because they are starchy, more so than other veggies.

    • We haven’t tried freezing this one. I think it would work, but when you reheat, if you just do it in the microwave the potatoes might get mushy. If you have time to reheat on the stove that would probably work best for the texture. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try!

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