Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
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
Servings: 5
Calories: 226 kcal
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 5 c sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½ - inch cubes
  • 1 c sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ⅓ c cilantro finely chopped
  • ¼ c green onions finely chopped
  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 five 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. *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!*
  7. Just before serving sprinkle skillet sweet potatoes with cilantro, green onions and additional salt/pepper if desired. Enjoy!

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