Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

30 minutes Cook
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These sweet potato cakes are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a classic comfort food. They are easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a healthy side dish or a satisfying main course, these sweet potato cakes will not disappoint.

Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes

These sweet potato cakes are made with mashed sweet potatoes, bread crumbs, and flavorful spices. They are then pan-fried until golden brown and crispy on the outside, while remaining soft and tender on the inside. The result is a tasty and nutritious dish that is sure to be a hit with everyone.
prep time
15 minutes
cooking time
30 minutes
total time
45 minutes


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Potato masher or fork

  • Non-stick skillet

  • Spatula


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Boil the sweet potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender, about 15 minutes.
Drain the sweet potatoes and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to mash them until smooth.
Add the bread crumbs, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the mashed sweet potatoes. Mix well until fully combined.
Form the sweet potato mixture into patties, using about 1/4 cup of the mixture for each patty.
Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the sweet potato patties to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
Serve the sweet potato cakes hot and enjoy!


To make these sweet potato cakes vegan, use vegan bread crumbs and substitute the olive oil with vegetable oil. For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free bread crumbs instead.
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