Easy weeknight vegetarian dinners never looked so good! These Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls are easy to make, bold, and vegetarian-friendly!
This amazing and meatless Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl recipe is packed with great flavors, healthy options, and nutrient rich ingredients.
If you love vegetarian dinners and are looking for an easy weeknight recipe to add to your rotation, this nutrient packed bowl recipe is for you!
Sweet Potato Bowls Recipe
Sometimes keeping things simple brings out the most incredible flavors. I can go from gourmet meals to a one pan dinner overnight.
Although very different (but always flavorful), I am a big fan of simple and easy dinner nights, like these One Pan Skillet Chicken Enchiladas. I also love a recipe I can double or triple accordingly to have lunches ready for the next day!
Roasted Sweet Potato Power Bowls are busy-human approved, family-approved, and pretty healthy!
Meatless Sweet Potato Bowl Ingredients
Open those pantries and spin those spice racks; we are going to need a handful of ingredients to make these bowls (and tasty dressing)!
Sweet Potato Bowls Ingredients
Sweet potatoes: for this recipe I used everyone’s favorite – sweet potatoes. You can also use yams or Japanese sweet potatoes if you prefer.
Healthy grains: quinoa adds a great texture to the dish and is packed with nutrients. If you are looking to change things up and try other flavors here, consider substituting with brown rice.
From the garden: greens are an essential part of every health dish. That said, you will need sprouts, avocados, and also from the garden and healthy, but not green, radishes.
Beans and nuts: hummus, pine nuts, and an optional add to for nutrients and color: black beans!
You can also swap avocado for some fresh guacamole!
Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients
Dairy: for the base of the dressing you will want to use whole milk Greek yogurt.
From the garden: basil, parsley, chopped chives, and garlic clove.
Wet ingredients: extra virgin olive oil and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon lemon.
Herbs & spices: Kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
*For a detailed list of ingredients and measurements, please reference the recipe card down below.
How to Make Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls
Prepare the bowls
1. Prepare the seasoning. Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
2. Roast the sweet potatoes. Place the seasoned sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with about a half-inch in between each one. Roast for 15 minutes, toss and continue roasting for 10-15 mins until golden brown and crispy.
3. Cook the quinoa. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to package instructions.
4. Prepare the sweet potato bowls. Spread the hummus over one side of the bowl, then add the quinoa and sweet potatoes in sections. Layer with sprouts, avocado, pine nuts, and sliced radishes. Drizzle the Green Goddess Dressing over top and enjoy!
Prepare the dressing
I know making your own dressing can sound like a pain or might look complicated when you see a long list of ingredients, but this one comes together in one easy step!
1. In a food processor, combine the yogurt, basil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined. Taste and add more of any ingredient you like.
What makes a Buddha Bowl?
If you have never heard of a Buddha bowl, it’s a vegetarian meal, served in a big bowl. These are the ones I use for all my power bowls!
The meal includes whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, plant proteins such as chickpeas or tofu, and vegetables. I love adding Roasted Red Peppers to mine!
The name comes from Buddha’s round belly shape, represented by the bowl. Many different meals and bowls can be refered to as Buddha bowls as long as it meets the following criteria:
- one-bowl meal consisting of rice or whole grains
- roasted veggies
- a dressing
- protein (by way of beans, tofu, lentils, or in some cases meat or fish)
What flavors go well with sweet potatoes?
If you love sweet potatoes like I do, you probably think everything pairs well with a sweet potato. However, below is a quick guide to pairing flavors with sweet potatoes.
Herbs & spices: season your potatoes with some exciting flavors like chili peppers, cilantro, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, jalapeño, nutmeg, oregano, rosemary, and thyme.
Produce: looking to add flavor in other ways? Consider a squeeze of lime juice or roast your potatoes with onions and carrots.
Savory: the sweetness of sweet potatoes blends perfectly with rich meats like as pork, duck, and ham.
More Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sweet Potato Toast
- BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
More Weeknight Dinner Recipes To Try
- 15+ Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
- Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
- Wild Mushroom Beyond Meat Burgers
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
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Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls
Sweet Potato Bowls
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 large sweet potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1.5 cups quinoa
- 1 cup hummus
- 2 cups sprouts
- 2 avocados, sliced or cubed
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 6 radishes, thinly sliced
Green Goddess Dressing
- In a food processor, combine the yogurt, basil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined. Taste and add more of any ingredient you like. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Sweet Potato Bowls
- Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
- Place the seasoned sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with about a half-inch in between each one. Roast for 15 minutes, toss and continue roasting for 10-15 mins until golden brown and crispy.
- Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to package instructions.
- Spread the hummus over one side of the bowl, then add the quinoa and sweet potatoes in sections. Layer with sprouts, avocado, pine nuts, and sliced radishes. Drizzle the Green Goddess Dressing over top and enjoy!