Roasted Apple and Potato Hash

A delicious sweet and savoury spin on a classic hash, all done on one pan in the oven. This works as a side dish for breakfast, brunch and even dinner. The unexpected subtle sweetness of the Ontario Honeycrisp mingles perfectly with the smoky bacon and hearty potato mixture. To make it a complete meal consider adding either a fried egg to the top or some crunchy chicken fingers.

Serves 6

Chef Tip: Recipe developed by Andrea Buckett

Variety Tip: Any Ontario apple variety will work for this recipe, including Ontario Ambrosia and Gala


4 Yukon gold potatoes, diced (680g)
2 Sweet potatoes peeled and diced (680g)
2 Ontario Honeycrisp apples, peeled and diced (380g)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cooking onion, diced
4 slices thick cut bacon, cut into ½” strips (140g)
3 tbsp Canola oil
1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
1 ½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 375F

  1. Add the potatoes, Ontario Honeycrisp apples, onion, bacon and canola oil to a large bowl and toss until everything is evenly coated with the oil.
  2. Mix together the thyme, smoked paprika, onion powder and salt.
  3. Sprinkle half the spice mixture over the potato and apple mixture and toss to combine. Add the remaining spice mixture and toss one more time.
  4. Pour the potato and apple mixture onto one large sheet pan (17x11) or two smaller ones. Place it in the oven on the middle rack.
  5. Roast for 50-60 min, stirring every 20 min or so. Cook until tender and slightly golden brown. 
  6. Garnish with green onions and serve.