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sauteed sweet potatoes

Easy Sauteed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian



3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

1 onion

3 fresh garlic cloves

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 knob of butter

Kosher salt to taste

black pepper to taste

paprika to taste

garlic powder to taste

dried oregano to taste

dried parsley to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Take a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet and put it on medium heat. A large skillet will make it easier not to crown the pan.
  3. Add some olive oil to the pan and let it get hot. Throw in your chopped garlic and allow it to come to a sizzle.
  4. When the garlic is fragrant, add the sweet potato cubes and onions to the hot pan in a single layer. Don’t overcrowd the pan. We want the sweet potato pieces to become golden brown on all sides. This will let them develop some really good flavor.
  5. Now sprinkle on all of the dried spices and toss everything around making sure the spices coat all of the sweet potato pieces and onions.
  6. Turn the stove up to medium-high heat. Let the sweet potatoes  and onions cook in the pan until they become brown and crispy. It should take about 5-7 minutes.
  7. As the sweet potatoes become crispy and onions caramelize, add another pinch of salt and another little bit of extra oil.
  8. When the sweet potatoes are golden brown and the onions are soft, add some butter to the pan and pop the pan in the oven. Make sure you use a pan that can go in the oven. If you use a cast iron pan you’re good because it’s oven proof. Leave it in there for 10-15 minutes to melt butter and let the sweet potatoes cook through.
  9. When there is about 5 minutes of cooking time left, turn all of the sweet potatoes and onions over so they cook evenly on all sides.
  10. When the sweet potatoes and onions are cooked through, remove them from the oven and transfer them to a serving plate.
  11. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Side Dishes

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