Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos

2018-10-04T19:57:34-05:00September 14th, 2018|Food, New|8 Comments

I’m trying to introduce more vegetables into my diet, and these Sweet Potato Tacos are so good I could eat them 3 times a week.

I actually wanted to wait to share them with you, but I couldn’t help myself – so here you go!

I’ve indulged quite a bit this summer, so moving into fall, I’ve made it a goal to introduce more plant-based meals into my diet. I started following more plant-based instagram accounts, and started seeing unique veggie tacos, so I thought – I could make that work! So here we go: Sweet Potato Tacos.

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This recipe is for 2 people (3 of the small corn tortillas per person).

Grab 1 sweet potato per person, wash it off and stab it a bunch of times with a fork. We’re “baking” these in the microwave, so this keeps them from exploding!

Place your potatoes in the microwave, and use the potato button setting (just adjust it to the number of potatoes you’re making).

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Once your potatoes are done, heat a skillet on the stove while you scrape out one potato at a time. I used a little ramekin to mash my potato in (however, I made a mess.. so, you do you).


After you mash up the potato, add in some spices / salt / pepper. I highly, highly recommend this Fire Roasted Chile and Garlic seasoning! It’s perfect on sweet potatoes. While you’re doing this, spray your hot skillet with cooking spray and throw your corn tortillas on.


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After you flip your tortillas, add a little cream cheese (I used Trader Joe’s Vegan Cream Cheese), then top with your smashed sweet potato, and a slice of avocado. I add a little salt to the avocado, and squeeze some lime over them.


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Take ’em off when the bottoms are toasted, and top with cilantro! Enjoy your Sweet Potato Tacos with a marg (or a La’Croix, because we’re being healthy).


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Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos

These Sweet Potato Tacos are perfect for sneakily eating more plant-based meals. 6 tacos serves 2 people!

Course Main Course
Servings 6 Tacos


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Vegan Cream Cheese (or regular)
  • 6 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 2 tsp Lawry's Chile Garlic Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Lime
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Wash your sweet potatoes, then poke holes in them using a fork.

  2. Place your sweet potatoes in the microwave. Use the microwave potato setting (make sure if you're cooking two to adjust the setting).

  3. While your potatoes are cooking, slice your avocado! I typically cut it in half, then cut each half into thirds. This way each taco gets a slice.

  4. When the microwave is almost finished, get your skillet hot on the stove.

  5. When your sweet potatoes are done, slice each one down the center and let them cool for a minute. Once they're okay to touch, scoop the insides out of one at a time (I usually cook three tacos at once). 

  6. Put the scooped potato into a small bowl (I use a ramekin), and mix in spices. The amounts listed are an estimate – you should spice to your own taste!

  7. Spray skillet with cooking spray and put three tortillas into the hot skillet. Once they are toasted on one side, flip.

  8. Spread a small amount of cream cheese onto each tortilla. I split 1 tablespoon up per 3 tortillas. 

  9. Add your sweet potato mush to each of the tortillas on the skillet.

  10. Add your avocado slices to each tortilla.

  11. Salt the avocado and squirt the tacos with lime!

  12. Take the three tortillas out of the skillet, then repeat for the remaining 3. Once they're all done, garnish with cilantro.


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  1. Stine Mari September 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    What a great way of adding more veggies to your diet, it looks delicious!

  2. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife September 14, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    This is such a fun an yummy twist! Love it! I will have to give them a try soon!

  3. Krystin September 14, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Okay these look SO good, I’m definitely trying them asap! Love tacos and sweet potatoes!!

  4. Luci September 14, 2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    These tacos looks so delicious. I’ll have to try this out the next time I am craving them, it will be a nice change.

  5. Cassie September 15, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Looks delicious and it’s so simple! I can’t wait to try the chile garlic seasoning 🙂

  6. Anna Hettick September 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    These look delicious!!! I love sweet potatoes and am also trying to add in more veggies to my diet!

  7. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats September 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I love this combo! Or any taco for that matter! 😉

  8. alia September 17, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Yum! These look and sound so good! Going to have to try this one.

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