Sweet Potato Kale and Black Bean Skillet

4.56 from 18 votes
Jump to Recipe

This post contains affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet – a delicious hearty vegan skillet bursting with southwest flavor even picky eaters love!

kale, sweet potatoes, onions, and black beans in a bowl
Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week – and be sure to tag @sweetcsdesigns on social media – I love to see your creations!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Don’t want all the extras in a recipe post? We provide a skip to recipe button in the top left corner, as well as a clickable table of contents, just below, to help make this page easier to navigate.

We add lots of tips in our recipe – so you can make this dish, understand why it works and what each ingredient means to the flavor of a recipe. I also answer questions my friends and family have asked about my recipes, to help home cooks of any skill level better understand the processes we use and why!

kale, sweet potatoes, onions, and black beans in a bowl

Vegan Sweet Potato kale and Black Bean Skillet

This skillet is bursting with flavor thanks to a smoky southwest flavor, soft delicious pan roasted sweet potatoes, and has tons of protein thanks to black beans.

You can eat this as a main dish for Meat Free Monday, or even add it to meaty dishes. It’s great in enchiladas, tacos, and over rice, too.

Finding delicious, hearty meat free dishes can be challenging – but if you’re looking for a great meat free meal, this dish is packed with tons of flavor and protein.

We’re adding lots of southwest flavor with taco seasoning – you can use store bought taco seasoning, or make your own and use 2 tablespoons (which is the amount in a taco seasoning packet.)

We hope you love this delicious vegan skillet as much as we do!

How To Pan Fry Sweet Potatoes

To make this dish even easier, we’re cooking the sweet potatoes to soft in a skillet, so it is a true one pot dinner.

To get perfect soft sweet potatoes with a great bite on the stovetop, it helps to peel and cut the sweet potatoes into small chunks before cooking.

Keep sweet potatoes about 1 1/2 inches to help them cook quickly, without overly browning.

Use coconut oil or avocado oil – if you’re not avoiding dairy, you can also use butter.

I like to cook potatoes on medium – enough to lightly brown them while cooking to soft, but not pan fry.

We’re going for a softer, lightly crispy texture from these sweet potatoes, not a crunchy fried texture.

kale, sweet potatoes, onions, and black beans in a bowl

What to Serve With Vegan Sweet Potato and Bean Skillet

This dish pairs perfectly with lots of healthy, delicious dishes – we’re rounding up our favorite below (some will need to swap olive oil for butter.)

This skillet is over the top delicious with a wide variety of dishes – we love it spooned over rice or cauliflower rice, and if you eat fish, try it paired along with some of our favorite seafood dishes!

If you have a vegan cheese you love, you can shred or crumble it over the skillet, too.

kale, sweet potatoes, onions, and black beans in a bowl

Other Vegan Dishes You’ll Love

If you’re looking for more delicious dishes that are full of flavor – without dairy or meat – please check out some of our favorite vegan dishes!

Try these vegan recipes:

For our complete vegan recipe archives, please click here.

kale, sweet potatoes, onions, and black beans in a bowl

FAQs

How long can I keep leftovers?

This vegan skillet lasts for up to four days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be frozen for up to four months.

If you love this easy recipe please click the stars below to give it a five star rating and leave a comment! Pease also help me share on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!

Follow on Instagram

Follow
kale, sweet potatoes, onions, and black beans in a bowl

CONNECT WITH SWEET C’S!
Be sure to follow me on social media and get in on all the fun!

Only have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table? Sign up for my 30 minute dinner plans direct to your inbox!
Find and shop my favorite products in my Amazon storefront here!

Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week – and be sure to tag @sweetcsdesigns on social media – I love to see your creations!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Sweet potato and kale skillet salad.
Print

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet – a delicious hearty vegan skillet bursting with southwest flavor even picky eaters love!
Course Vegan
Cuisine American
Keyword kale skillet, sweet potato kale bean skillet, sweet potato skillet, vegan main dish, vegan southwest skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1″ chunks
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups kale chopped
  • 1 can black beans drained,
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Instructions

  • In a large nonstick skillet heat oil to shimmery, about 30 seconds, on medium.
  • Add diced sweet potatoes to pan, cook lightly until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning or sticking.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes and onion are soft, another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and taco seasoning, toss to evenly mix.
  • Add kale and black beans and stir, cooking until kale is soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from stove and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 761mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g

Sweet C’s Favorites

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out more of our reader favorites.

These tried and true recipes are loaded with family friendly flavor everyone loves!

[mv_create key=”1388″ type=”list” title=”Sweet C’s Favorite Recipes ” thumbnail=”https://sweetcsdesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Oven-Baked-Garlic-Parmesan-Chicken-Wings-Recipe-Picture.jpg” layout=”hero”]

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating