Simple Chorizo Butternut Squash Hash

I wish this recipe was exceptionally creative, but it’s not. Just has tasty ingredients that are easy to find and even easier to eat. I made this one morning, before I had to jump on a flight. I didn’t have much food, I didn’t have much time, but I wanted a big meal so I wouldn’t get hungry on the flight. Boom. A hash. I pretty much make a hash almost every day of some kind of compilation of food. That’s all that is on my instagram anymore. But has includes less thinking, and I dig that.

The other day didn’t include homemade hash, though. Nope. That’s probably why that food didn’t make it onto my instagram. It was girls day out. And I wasn’t trying to act like I don’t eat that naughty stuff. Oh no no. I like teasing people of instagram with all those foods that aren’t strict paleo. It’s just kind of funny. But when you’re consuming bloody mary’s (emphasis on plural) then wine then gin, well, I kind of forget about taking pictures of my food. So let me update you. I went out on a girls day celebration with my friend Stacy and Vanessa to shop and eat. So we stopped for a snack at Yard House which included Vanessa and I sharing a grilled artichoke and a salad. And when I say shared, I mean I ate 85% of the food and sucked 2 bloody’s down. Then we went back to the house where I had my absolute favorite dessert, Vanessa’s Chocolate Molten Lava Cake , then a couple spoonfuls of Cracked Nut Butter along with my glass of red wine. Then, since we (meaning me) hadn’t eaten enough, we headed to this restaurant called Sorrel where I had some crazy sweet gin drink while I ate some pork belly. Once I got home, feeling sick, I pretty much went straight to bed, feeling like dog balls. All through the night. And morning. Until I ate some veggies. It’s amazing what sugar can do to you when you’ve been cutting it out. Then cutting it back out sucks. Damn you sugar, you’re the devil.

I’m heading back to Colorado today. I’m so ridiculously excited. I probably won’t be quite as happy when it’s freezing cold there, but it’s home. And there is no place like home. I miss my workouts, I miss my gym, I miss my friends, I miss driving, I even miss my terrible, small kitchen. I just miss everything that Colorado has to offer.

I don’t get this whole Walking Dead thing. Probably because it gave me nightmares, but I don’t get why people like the misery and death and lots of blood. And it’s pretty slow moving. Not much happens other than people getting sick, people eating people, and people being really unhappy. No one smiles on this show. It’s such a downer. I mean, I AM basing this off of 2 episodes I’ve seen, so I pretty much know everything about the show. And I know I’ve seen a lot of knives through brains. I don’t think I’ll ever get into this show. I just can’t dedicate an hour to a show that’s all about death. Come on guys. Smiling is just way more fun.

OMG thank gosh Total Divas is back on for another season. No seriously. That’s like my favorite show ever. I’m not even embarrassed to say it. And there’s no blood. And lots of smiles.


Chorizo Butternut Squash Hash

  • Yield: 1-2 1x


  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced small (208 grams)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 pound chorizo
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 eggs


  1. Place a cast iron skillet or pan over medium heat. Add butternut squash and onion.
  2. After cooking the butternut squash on all sides for about 5-8 minutes or until squash is soft, add chorizo. Break up chorizo into small pieces and cook until completely cooked through. Add a bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Use a spoon to press in 5 little crevices. Crack eggs into the crevices. Place a lid over the pan and cook until eggs are cooked to over easy (or to preference), about 3-4 minutes.

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50 thoughts on “Simple Chorizo Butternut Squash Hash”

  1. Thanks again for another easy breakfast recipe, I can’t wait to give this one a try.

    As for The Walking Dead, this season is dragging along so far but it wasn’t always this slow… season two was the best by far.

  2. Yum! I just started reading Grain Brain and am 2 weeks into NSNG and feeling oh SO fine. Your blog has given me lots of recipes ideas, so thank you!!!

  3. Julie, give the walking dead another chance and start from the beginning. It’s more than just a zombie show. It’s a show about survival and bringing humanity back into a post-apocalyptic world. It’s about people and the human behavior, what they would do, what they become in the face of desperate times.

  4. I only started watching Total Divas because of you aaaaand….my mom and I love it! We are so stoked for the new season! Looks like Eva Marie is gonna bring on da drama!

  5. Just made this but turned it into a casserole. I cooked the veggies and chorizo as suggested and then added a few handfuls of Swiss chard and cooked until that wilted. Transferred everything to a casserole dish, added 6 scrambled eggs, and baked at 350 for roughly 20 minutes or so. Yay, breakfast tomorrow!

  6. I went to Trader Joe’s last night and they have fresh butternut squash already peeled and diced in a bag. Just thought I would share for anyone who, like me, dreads cutting open raw squash. 🙂 This recipe looks soooo yummy!

      1. They also have it already chopped up/cubed and for sale at Safeway (or Tom Thumb, or Randalls, depending on your city/state)

  7. OMG!! I made this tonight for my family and it was scrumptious. I will have to double the recipe from now on just so that I can have left overs to enjoy for breakfast. Even my youngest son, and the pickiest eater in the house scarfed this one down!! I love your blog and appreciate that you take all the fuss out of eating paleo to make it easy for the rest of us! You’re awesome.


  8. Just made this recipe tonight and it was AWESOME! I think this is my go to meal when people come over for brunch. Thanks for a great blog!!!!

  9. Totally agree on the Walking Dead thing…I didn’t get it. They just kept fighting off zombies the whole time (and I even saw a few more episodes than you!). Definitely not my cup of tea for a TV show. PS this recipe sounds really good and super simple, just how I like it.

  10. This looks amazeballs! I love chorizo! One question…and it might be a stupid one so bear with me. You don’t list any type of fat or oil to cook the squash and onion in…soooo…am I to assume that you just kind of fry it in the pan and then once you add the chorizo it cooks in the fat from that? And does anyone ever have trouble finding chorizo without gluten or added sugars??? I have such a hard time finding it so I end up substituting with pork sausage. Thanks in advance!!

    1. Sorry about that, it’s a great question. my cast iron skillet is pretty well seasoned so i didn’t have to add much oil. but feel free to add a little to help coat the butternut squash.

  11. Just had something similar for dinner, except I used sweet potatoes instead of squash and I was too lazy to cook the sausage. It was absolutely delicious!!!

  12. Just made this recipe this morning. Butternut squash is hard to peel and dice! My chorizo didn’t crumble as much as yours did when cooked but perhaps I got a different style. Regardless, it made a wonderful breakfast for me this morning.

  13. I live in Newnan, GA where walking dead is being filmed.. Plenty of the cast come through my coffee shop. All of my coworkers love the show. THANK YOU for your rational opinion about zombie stuff and also for a sweet breakfast recipe.

  14. I added bacon fat as I lack an awesome cast iron skillet like you…meh. However I did love the easy list of ingredients and enjoy making breakfast for dinner pretty often myself. love the burst of spice from the chorizo!!

    1. However I can NEVER get my eggs to cook and be soft. It’s either oozy in the whites or the yolk is overcooked. I use a lid like you say and everything. Haven’t found my niche there. 🙂

  15. I struggle with the same issues Betty, above has. I try Eggs in purgatory and thing like that where you put an egg on it and bake it and it’s hard to get them to come out..
    Any pointers on trying this with Mexican Chorizo?

    1. if you make everything on the stovetop, then you can just cover the pan with a lid and the eggs will cook to your perfect liking! i do that sometimes because it’s quicker!

  16. I just started eating pale three weeks ago and I have really enjoyed your recipes. Thank you so much for doing this…now on to your Hash, I bet its a knock out.

  17. Made this tonight with leftover ground chicken instead of chorizo. Sooooo good. If only the squash was easier to peel.

  18. Just made this for breakfast after a tough spin session. OMG is right!!! sooo yummy and sooo easy. Hardest part was pulling myself away from the pan and not sneaking more. Thanks soo much!!!

  19. This looks great! I need to add to my list of paleo breakfast options.

    Does anyone know where to find chorizo without all the added junk in it? In the picture it looks more like sausage; definitely not the same stuff that I’ve seen in stores.


  20. I am not a great cook, but even with my limited skills I was able to recreate this recipe and it was delicious. Thank you so much!

  21. This was delicious! I added a little bacon fat for sautéing. Instead of the over medium egg…I scrambled it in at the end like I usually do for the kids. My 17 year old daughter loved it and my picky 8 year old tried it before I told him what it was and he loved it too. He doesn’t really care for squash but didn’t even know…didn’t ask didn’t tell!

  22. Sautéed a bit of garlic and onion and used the Chorizo fat to cook the squash, my husband and I raved over this. Great recipe, got us ready for fall.

  23. Just made this for myself and my boyfriend and it was fantastic! I used red onion because we were out of white and just a touch of coconut oil because the onions started to stick at first. Thank you for the great idea!

  24. This was very good! I made everything but the eggs (meal prepping), but in the morning it is easy enough to cook up some eggs. I always have chorizo on hand since I buy bulk meat packages from my local butcher. Thanks!

  25. I have a problem with this recipe…it caused massive negotiation at the table with my husband and my 2 boys trying to get each others! Wow – this was delicious! Did half squash and sweet potato and now have to make it every weekend according to the family.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  26. I kept stumbling across this recipe but I NEVER have chorizo on hand so I substituted sausage that I had in my freezer instead. I also added an entire package of kale and sautéed it into the mix and it was perfect!

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