Sweet Potato, Kale, and Shrimp Skillet

The combination of sweet potatoes and kale tastes like autumn to us! Add shrimp and garlic to this recipe for a quick and tasty family-friendly meal. Looking to spice it up? Head over to Spicy Lady for any seasoning you could desire.


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups diced sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups fresh shrimp
  • 3 cups trimmed and coarsely chopped kale leaves
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt


In a cast iron skillet, add the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and red pepper flakes. Cook until onions are soft and golden. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add sweet potato and cook until soft. It is about 10-15mins. In case you need, add a few tablespoons of water to help steam the sweet potato. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they turn pink. Turn the heat to low and add kale, stirring until wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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