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Skillet Sweet Potatoes

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Crispy, sweet, and totally delicious, skillet sweet potatoes can easily be made on the stovetop in under 30 minutes and make the perfect, nourishing vegetable side dish.
Course Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword hash, skillet, sweet potato
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4.5
Calories 207


  • 1 ½ lbs sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tb avocado oil or other neutral flavored oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter or vegan butter, omit for whole30


  • Heat the avocado oil in a large, 12-inch skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, sprinkle with salt, and sauté for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through, stirring frequently. Note: Sweet potatoes can burn easily, so don’t walk away from the pan. Be sure to stir every few minutes to avoid burning. If the potatoes start to brown too quickly, turn the heat to medium, and continue cooking until tender. If they dry out too much, add 1-2 teaspoons of additional oil.
  • Add the butter and stir to coat. Taste and add additional salt if desired.


Nutrition information calculated with butter and avocado oil.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21528IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg