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One Pan Creamy Lentils, Japanese Sweet Potatoes, + Kale

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Sides


Creamy lemon lentils, sweet potatoes, and kale made in one pan!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Japanese sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, more to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup low sodium broth (I used bone broth)
  • 1 can of lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large handful of chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Juice of 1 lemon

For serving (optional):

  • Tahini
  • Chili oil
  • Pita or sourdough


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Stir in potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in seasonings and broth. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes, or until fork tender.
  3. Stir in kale, lentils, cream, and lemon. Allow to simmer until thickened to your liking, 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!