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

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.