Sautéed Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes can be a nice substitute for hash browns. The cinnamon brings out the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, but Tex-Mex spices can be used in its place. Serve this dish with scrambled eggs or your favorite Paleo egg recipe.

Recipe based on one found on the Civilized Caveman Cooking site

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Sautéed Sweet Potatoes

Servings 2

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 140

carbohydrate 23g

protein 2g

fat 5g


  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet potato(es) grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cinnamon


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil.
  2. Once skillet is heated, sauté grated sweet potatoes until tender (a few minutes or so).
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and mix well.


  1. I’m new too!!….having a hard time putting together my menu for tomorrow!!….went grocery shopping, but don’t have EVERYTHING!!! My menu will have to consist of what I actually have on hand!!

  2. Hi Im new to the palio diet, will be starting on Monday (28/11/11), we’ve just come back from Thailand on holidays were my brother-in-law lives and he has been on this diet for about a year now although i think he is a little obsessed, he is my husbands twin brother and has lost quits a bit of weight and feels much better in him self so no hubby wants to try!! i also have arthritis and crohns so hopping it will help me as well any recipes or advice will be much appreciated
    thanks, Sharon.x

  3. Love this! Had it with a couple of eggs this morning and it as awesome. I’ve been looking for a new way to enjoy sweet potatoes and this is it!

  4. I’m also new to Paleo and I have to say I’m so excited and this site really helps with different options with meals =)

  5. I was looking forward to this, but was disappointed in the results. Maybe my pan wasn’t hot enough. They all turned dark not too long after. I want to serve them for friends who are coming for dinner, but don’t want them to flop (again).

  6. I am new to this Im wanting to put a menu togather.But Im not sure where to start there are so many options I want something simple ans easy to work with.Thanks.

  7. i am brand new to paleo – have not yet begun because i have given up meats as i don’t feel well eating them – sluggish; i’ve given up on DIETS and have gone to eating primarily fruits, vegies, nuts, seeds – a friend recommended this as i need to lose 40 lbs

  8. Hi, I am also new to paleo. When I look at the recipes especially baking recipes, all call for almond and coconut flour. There is minimal variation on ingrediences. It seems to me that everything will taste the same…. Pancakes are very dense for example. Can one make anythiing with these two flours that is fluffy and light? I am affraid that bread will taste the same as pancakes or muffins, will be dry and falling appart…. :-((((
    Any opinion, experiences, ideas? Thank you.

    1. Manuela – Yes, you can definitely make things that are fluffy and light, especially with almond flour. I also use tapioca flour a lot, which really lightens things up. You can mix a little in with the coconut flour or almond flour for a lighter texture.

  9. I’m new to Paleo. I’ve been trying different recipes and even a few I’ve mixed up on my own. I’m having fun. Who knew it was so easy. course after you get use to doing things the paleo way. :-) Good Luck to everyone on your healthy journey… :)

    1. Angela, thank for the comment. We use coconut oil as butter is not Paleo. Let us know if you try it with coconut oil.

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