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.
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.
Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, you are going to love how simple and delicious these patties are!
The exact measurements are found in the recipe card below.
- Sweet potatoes - you will need 1 ½ - 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!
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the cooked sweet potatoes, using a potato masher or a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Form the sweet potato mixture into 8 even-sized balls then flatten into patties.
- 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.
- Bake, flipping once.
Tips for Success
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.
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.
While absolutely delicious on their own, you can enjoy with any of these toppings for a boost of flavor and nutrition:
- Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Veggie loaded dips, such as:
- Ketchup or Ranch - if your child loves these condiments and are hesitant about trying new foods, like these patties, serving them alongside their beloved foods is a great way to encourage them to try new/disliked foods.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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!
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Healthy Sweet Potato Patties
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (240g or 1 ½ -2 medium)
- 1 cup cooked quinoa (130g)
- ½ cup shredded cheese (50g)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons almond flour (15g), or any flour of choice
- 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