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Bowl of sweet potatoes, black beans, red onion and rice.

Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes & Black Beans

  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Sheet pan sweet potatoes & black beans is an easy meal that's sure to become a favorite!


  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups sweet potato, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1-15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed and towel-dried
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Optional Toppings:

  • 8 oz non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • hot sauce
  • cilantro


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Gently toss together until evenly coated with spices and olive oil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, stir, then bake for another 15 minutes. 
  4. Serve sheet pan sweet potatoes & black beans over a bed of brown rice. Top with any optional toppings such as non-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, hot sauce or cilantro. Enjoy!


  • I use minute brown rice when I need a quick dinner. 
  • Remember to dry the black beans with a kitchen towel. This helps them get crispy in the oven.
  • Sheet pan sweet potatoes & black beans is also great in a tortilla, taco style!

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