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Slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these sweet potato patties are not only super easy to whip up but are flavorful and nutritious! Enjoy for breakfast, as an easy side dish, or add to school lunch box.

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Sweet Potato Patties Recipe

Sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile and nutritious foods, and I find myself turning to them a lot of times when I need to put food on the table fast!

I like to roast a whole bunch of sweet potatoes (you MUST try these Baked Korean sweet potatoes!) over the weekend so I can easily add them to various meals, like these sweet potato cookies, homemade teething biscuits, and this creamy sweet potato pasta sauce.

I also heart the combination of this root vegetable and quinoa. They compliment each other so well in this vegetarian lasagna, these chickpea patties, and now these sweet potato patties!

Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, you are going to love how simple and delicious these patties are!

Ingredients

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The exact measurements are found in the recipe card below.

  • Sweet potatoes – you will need 1 1/2 – 2 medium potatoes.
  • Quinoa – Yellow variety will work best but you can also use red quinoa, which has a slightly chewier texture and slightly nutty flavor.
  • Cheese – My personal favorite is cheddar but you can use any shredded cheese of choice
  • Oregano – Again, feel free to use whatever seasoning(s) you wish, such as smoked paprika, ground cumin, curry powder, etc. But do try with oregano the first time you make these!
  • Almond flour – Added to hold the patties together. I wanted to keep this recipe gluten-free and egg-free but any flour (e.g all purpose flour, wheat flour) will work!

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the cooked sweet potatoes, using a potato masher or a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Form the sweet potato mixture into 8 even-sized balls then flatten into patties.
  3. Transfer to a large baking tray. This is hands down my FAV baking sheet. I also like to line it with a silicone baking mat. You can also use parchment paper or grease it.
  4. Bake, flipping once.

Tips for Success

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Cook quinoa and sweet potatoes in advance so it’s one less thing you have to do the day of. While you are at it, cook a large batch to enjoy throughout the week.

You can enjoy it in Korean beef and broccolimeatballs, baked quinoa, and overnight quinoa, the perfect make ahead breakfast!

For sweet potatoes, my personal cooking method is roasting as they get nice and caramelized with a more intense flavor compared to steaming.

Don’t force flip! Depending on the size of your patties, you may need to cook for longer before flipping.

They should flip easily (be gentle). If they don’t, return the pan back into the oven and cook for a few more minutes until they do. Otherwise, they will break. 

Serving Suggestions

A whole patty with another cut into bite sized pieces served with cucumber and ricotta.

These patties are a great finger food and also a complete meal for babies. They include an iron-rich food (quinoa), high calorie food (cheese), and a vegetable (sweet potatoes).

While absolutely delicious on their own, you can enjoy with any of these toppings for a boost of flavor and nutrition:

Now what if I told you that you can make ANY bean or yogurt dip with whatever you have on hand RIGHT NOW? With my formulas, you can whip up endless balanced and delicious concoctions without relying on recipes!

These sweet potato cakes are the perfect side dish. They also pack really well for school lunch boxes.

Patties in a school lunch box with ricotta, peaces, cucumber, and bell peppers.

Master List of Lunch Box Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cook these sweet potato patties on the stove?

Absolutely! I like to bake them because it’s easier and I don’t have to baby sit it but if you prefer to fry them, here’s what to do:

Heat oil in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

What is the best way to store the leftovers?

You can store in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 3 months. What I recommend is flash freezing before transferring to an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag.

When ready to enjoy, thaw and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. You can also microwave briefly or enjoy cold!

More Sweet Potato Recipes

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Healthy Sweet Potato Patties

Slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these sweet potato patties are easy to make, flavorful, and nutritious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 patties
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (240g or 1 1/2 -2 medium)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (130g)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (50g)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour (15g), or any flour of choice

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients until well-incorporated. Form into 8 even-sized balls and press down into patties using your palms.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, flip halfway through.
  • Serve with your favorite dip/sauce

Notes

Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to enjoy, thaw and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. You can also microwave briefly or enjoy cold!

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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39 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My husband made these for our son (shows they’re easy because he wasn’t scared off from making them 🙂 ) and we all loved them. SO nice to have healthy, daycare-friendly finger foods for him. We froze a few and I’m wondering how to bring them back to life. If we thaw cooked patties overnight, do they need to be re-heated in the am before being packed for daycare, or can they be eaten cold (assuming they’re thawed) without being reheated? I was told a few times frozen homemade purees need to be heated to piping hot before serving, so wasn’t sure if the same thing applied here…

    Thank you!

    1. Yes you can reheat briefly in the microwave or just pack cold, which is what we do! Once thawed in the fridge it is safe :).

  2. Hi there!

    So in the ingredients do you mean cooked quinoa by 130 grams raw and then cook that amount or I cook some and measure 130 gramms out of the cooked quinoa? Because it’s very confusing.

    Thank you!