Skillet Sweet Potatoes

Ever wondered what tastes good with sweet potato?

skillet sweet potatoes

Well, I have some news for you! I never would have thought CINNAMON AND GARLIC would be a good combination, but I promise you its wonderful. Even with the parsley too!

Why cinnamon and garlic?

Cinnamon and garlic are two powerful antioxidants that can be used to treat high cholesterol, parasites, respiratory issues, poor digestion, and low energy problems.

With regular consumption of garlic, you can help lower your blood pressure, control your blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and boost the immune system. Isn’t that amazing? Note that in order to maximize the benefits of garlic, you must chop or cut the clove so the powerful compound that gives you these excellent benefits, called allicin, is released.

Cinnamon is an all-natural anti-inflammatory spice and can assist you in lowering your blood sugar levels.

Below you’ll find the best, super popular, and super easy recipe: skillet sweet potatoes.

Sweet potato skillet is a healthy meal, easy to make, and hard to keep around because you’ll be scarfing these down in a hurry they taste so good! The best part about it all is that you’re enjoying a delicious recipe that is also healthy for you!

You may be thinking… But, Kelly! I’m on a diet! Can I eat this on a diet?

Here’s a quick chart with the most common diets and a Yes or No to indicate whether you can indulge in this delicious recipe during that type of diet:

Diet Can I indulge in skillet sweet potatoes?
Paleo Diet Yes
Keto Diet Yes
Vegan Diet Yes
Vegetarian Diet Yes

This means that you can add your skillet sweet potatoes recipe to your list of paleo recipes, keto diet meals, vegan recipes, or even your vegetarian recipes! This is one delicious and healthy meal!

Check out our nutritional info at the bottom of the blog post!

skillet sweet potatoes - delicious side dish for any occasion. goes great with most dinner meals.

I wanted to share with you a simple side dish recipe using sweet potatoes, which could be an awesome choice for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc). Hope you’ll try it and enjoy it. Skillet Sweet Potatoes is easy to make and full of flavor!

Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, which makes them a healthy food choice. I personally can’t get enough of them! They are one of my favorite healthy carbs.

I eat them probably about 4-5 times a week.  You can add this to your holiday dinner recipe, you can make a soup stew, you can make pan fried sweet potatoes, candied sweet potatoes with brown sugar, and more!  Personally, I bake them, roast them, add the roasted ones to salads, use them in stir fries, pour chili beans on top of a baked sweet potato, add them to soups or burritos… the options are endless!

If you decide to just indulge in the skillet sweet potatoes by itself, it has no saturated fats working against your dietary efforts. How wonderful is that?

Skillet Sweet Potatoes Recipe - great holiday side dish recipe! #Thanksgiving #Christmas #SideDishFor more healthy recipes like this one, try our clean eating meal plan… click image below.Clean Eating Meal Plan

Skillet Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  tsp sea salt
  • 2  TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • Estimated cooking time for skillet sweet potatoes: ~20 minutes
  • Estimated cooking time for a roasted sweet potato: 25-35 minutes


  1. For this heart healthy recipe, peel and cube the sweet potatoes.
  2. Heat up a skillet with oil to medium heat, add the potatoes and stir. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Stir often, making sure not to burn them.
  3. Add minced garlic, salt, cinnamon and parsley. Stir repeatedly and cook for another 4 minutes. Stir often and try not to burn the garlic.
  4. Reduce heat to low to let the flavors settle.

Enjoy when done!

You can roast these too, in the oven, instead if you prefer to do that. I just added all the ingredients to a roasting pan, stirred and baked at 425F for about 25-35 minutes – time varies on oven type and how big you chopped the sweet potato.

You can even sautée them for a delicious sautéed sweet potatoes .

Nutrition Information

calories: 240 (approximately 80 calories per potato) For a low calorie recipe, use less potatoes.

food category: side dish, but with added ingredients can be a full meal.

With just a twist of this recipe, you can mix these magical ingredients together and make an exceptionally delicious sweet potato recipe. Want the potatoes to be sweeter? Roast the garlic to bring out its sweetness, then mix it in and stir occasionally to blend the flavors. You can even tried fried sweet potatoes with your regular scrambled eggs and your choice of fat, maybe an avocado! For added proteins, you can some black beans in to the mix or even some cubed teriyaki chicken if meat if your go-to protein!

Love this recipe? Go ahead and print it, share it with your friends or cook them for your loved ones! They’ll be glad you tried out a new delicious and healthy recipe!

Comments 8

  1. Avatar for Randolph alleyne Randolph alleyne
  2. Avatar for Mary Mary
    • Avatar for Iñaki Iñaki
  3. Avatar for Barb Barb
  4. Avatar for Ruth Ruth
  5. Avatar for Lori Teague Lori Teague
  6. Avatar for Barbara Williams Barbara Williams
    • Avatar for admin admin

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.