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Breakfast Hash with Turkey and Pears

This gluten-free breakfast hash has turkey, pears, potatoes, bell peppers, and ground turkey as its main ingredients. All of these flavors work together to build a delicious drool-worthy breakfast hash that the whole family will love.

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What is Breakfast Hash

Breakfast hash is a dish that includes some type of meat, potato, and other ingredients fried together in a pan for a quick and easy meal.

I was first introduced to hash as “pytt i panna” when I lived in Sweden. It directly translates to “small bits in a pan” and it involves frying leftovers in pan for breakfast or brunch.

Typically though, my family and the school I attended just served it as small diced potatoes with small diced ham.

And while potatoes and ham are absolutely delicious, I assure you this hash recipe is far more flavorful than that.

Hash is not the Same as Hash browns

Breakfast hash as mentioned above, is a dish with a mix of foods all fried together in a pan. Hash browns are simply are bunch of small pieces of potatoes fried together (sometimes with onion) (I’m pulling this from the dictionary here).

Dictionary Definition of Hash Browns

So I’m not just loading you up with fried potatoes with this recipe (as satisfying as that might be). I’m also giving you tons of flavor with the pears, peppers, and turkey!

Is Breakfast Hash Always Gluten-free?

Breakfast hash is not always gluten-free. Whether you’re ordering hash in a restaurant, making them at home, or someone else is preparing them, it’s important to make sure they are gluten-free.

Sometimes restaurants, recipes, or home cooks will coat their potatoes in flour for crispier potatoes. And if you’re ordering hash in a restaurant, it often can be fried in the same oil and pans as gluten containing dishes. This is why it’s essential to check on preparation and ingredients when eating any form of fried potatoes at breakfast.

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Making Breakfast Hash With Turkey and Pears

When making breakfast hash, the timing of what you put in the pan and when is important. Kind of like with sheet pan dinners, different ingredients have different cooking times so you have to be mindful of that.

But that’s how most one-dish meals work. You have usually have to time cooking the ingredients right.

In the case of this gluten-free breakfast hash, we start with browning the turkey because that will take the longest in cooking. By browning the turkey we will also release fat in the pan that will help cook the rest of the ingredients faster.

The next thing that needs cooked the longest are the onions and potatoes. After your turkey has browned, it’s time to add in the potatoes and onions to make sure they cook through.

As you’re cooking the potatoes and onion with the turkey, make sure you moving them around the pan to keep them coated in fat from the turkey.

Once the potatoes start to turn slightly soft, you’ll add in the bell peppers and pears which will take only a few minutes to warm up and soften.

Then you’re ready to serve!

Breakfast Hash With Turkey and Pears

Gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast hash made with turkey and pears.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, fasano diet, Gluten-Free, grain-free
Keyword: breakfast hash, breakfast hash with turkey, gluten-free breakfast hash
Servings: 4
Calories: 321kcal


  • 16 oz ground turkey (85%) (if you use lower fat, you may need to substitute oil for a frying effect)
  • 2 small potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 can sliced pears in pear juice, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pan, brown the turkey on medium heat until you see a decent amount of grease building up in the pan
  • Once the turkey is browned, add in the diced potato and onion and continue cooking on medium heat until the potatoes aren't fully soft (you couldn't mash them yet) but they aren't rock solid (I.E. when you press your spatula in them, it leaves a dent but they don't fully mush yet)
  • Once the potatoes are soft but not mushy, add in the sliced peppers and canned sliced pears to the pan and cook until potatoes are soft and the pears and peppers are soft.
  • Then season with salt and pepper to taste and serve!


Make this recipe low-nickel by using fresh pears or pears that come in a plastic cup (affiliate link).

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