Vegetarian Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet Recipe in 30 Minutes

Sharing is caring!

This Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is an easy, weeknight meal idea! Perfect vegetarian dish for Meatless Mondays! Ready in 30 minutes.

This easy, weeknight Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is delicious and hearty. Perfect for meatless Mondays, and you can leave out the cheese for a vegan dinner idea!

Click HERE to save recipe to Pinterest

I always thought dinner with 4 toddlers was hard. Life was busy back then, when my kids were little, but it pales in comparison to life with teenagers (and a preteen).

While I’m not physically exhausted by dinner time, I’m mentally DONE.

Trying to keep track of all our schedules, who has to be where and when, and helping with homework, OMG. Seriously. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have a husband who is amazing.

Not only does he eat grilled cheese and tomato soup with a smile on his face, if that’s all I can get around to putting together for dinner, but he is THE BEST homework helper.

Somehow I graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree…yet I can’t understand sentence structure or basic geometry. I’m sure it’s from all those pregnancies and lost brain cells (right???). Needless to say, my sweet husband is there for our kids.

And while he is pouring over homework, I’ve been heading to the kitchen to come up with some healthy dinner ideas. With a house full of active kids, we need something that not only tastes amazing, but fills us up too.

How to Make Sweet Potato Skillet

This easy, weeknight Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is delicious and hearty. Perfect for meatless Mondays, and you can leave out the cheese for a vegan dinner idea!

Today’s Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is awesome. Ready and on the table in under 30 minutes, this dish is HEALTHY comfort food!

It’s vegetarian as written, but you can also skip the cheese to make it vegan too. I’m still working on making healthy meatless meals that I know my family will enjoy, and this one has become part of our regular rotation. It’s that good.

And it’s hearty enough that my family doesn’t even miss the meat!

To start, heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat and add diced sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add in peppers and cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cumin, taco seasoning, juice of 1 lime, and salt. Heat until it begins to boil, then reduce heat to low. Cook covered fora bout 15 minutes until potatoes are soft.

Sprinkle with cheese and add avocado and cilantro. Serve hot over rice. ENJOY!

This easy, weeknight Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is delicious and hearty. Perfect for meatless Mondays, and you can leave out the cheese for a vegan dinner idea!

What to serve with Tex Mex Skillets

This delicious, easy Pico de Gallo recipe is made from fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, with a touch of salt and lime juice! Fresh and crisp! Perfect on top of the skillet, or served with a side of tortilla chips!

Next time you crave guacamole add some sweet diced mangoes to the mix! Mango Guacamole was a big hit at our home!

Need more dinner inspiration?

smoky-sweet-potato-chili-2

Smoky Sweet Potato Chili: a delicious vegan dinner idea. Plus, another sweet potato recipe!

Spicy Grilled Fish with Citrus Slaw: a delicious and healthy dinner that puts color on your plate! #fish #healthy #dinner www.shugarysweets.com

Spicy Grilled Fish with Citrus Slaw: this is our “go-to” fish seasoning recipe. Healthy and tasty!

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers: a healthy dinner made with ground turkey. Lots of flavor! #stuffedpeppers #healthy #dinner www.shugarysweets.com

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers: packed with flavor, you’ll love this variation on a classic dinner recipe!

Connect with Shugary Sweets! 

Be sure to follow me on my social media, so you never miss a post!

Facebook | Twitter |  Pinterest | instagram 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag #shugarysweets so I can see all the wonderful SHUGARY SWEETS recipes YOU make!

I created a fun little group on facebook and I’d love for you to join in! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, ask questions, and see what’s new with Shugary Sweets (so that you never miss a new recipe)! If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.

Yield: serves 6

Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet

Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is an easy, weeknight meal idea! Perfect vegetarian dish for Meatless Mondays!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp oil (I prefer coconut oil)
  • 6 cups diced sweet potatoes (about 1 lb)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup diced peppers (I use a variety of sweet red and green bell peppers...about 2 total)
  • 1 can (14 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15oz) corn, drained
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
  • 1 avocado, diced or sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, snipped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat and add diced sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in peppers and cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cumin, taco seasoning, juice of 1 lime, and salt. Heat until it begins to boil, then reduce heat to low. Cook covered fora bout 15 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and add avocado and cilantro. Serve hot over rice. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 697mg Carbohydrates: 86g Fiber: 16g Sugar: 28g Protein: 14g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

This easy, weeknight Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet is delicious and hearty. Perfect for meatless Mondays, and you can leave out the cheese for a vegan dinner idea!

 

**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

4 comments on “Vegetarian Sweet Potato Tex Mex Skillet Recipe in 30 Minutes”

  1. Sounds like you have a great husband! What a delicious and hearty vegetarian meal!

  2. This skillet looks delish! I love the sweet potato 🙂

  3. I can only imagine that it must be so tough to juggle after-school activities, homework and life with four kids! Luckily, you have this skillet to save the day. It looks SO good! Love the tex mex flavors!

  4. Love the sweet potato in this and it looks so good!!  I have to agree- pregnancy brain never goes away no matter how old your kids are! 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.