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Pan fried sweet potatoes in a bowl with chopped green onions as a garnish.
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Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro

Easy skillet sweet potatoes make a quick side dish for any meal! This simple sweet potato recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, paleo and vegan.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 226 kcal


  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 5 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½ - inch cubes
  • 1 cup sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions finely chopped
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #9


  1. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Add sweet potatoes and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add remaining olive oil and onions. Stir to combine.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover skillet with a lid. Cook for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove lid and add garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, increase heat back to medium and cook for 4-6 minutes more.*

  6. Just before serving sprinkle skillet sweet potatoes with cilantro, green onions and additional salt/pepper if desired. Enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #9.

Recipe Notes

  • If you would like your sweet potatoes to be slightly crispy you can increase your heat to medium-high during the last two minutes of cooking. Be sure to keep an eye on the sweet potatoes so they do not burn!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 542mg24%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 18990IU380%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.