easy southwest sweetpotato bowl

Are you looking for a new power bowl for lunch or meal prep for the week? This simple Southwest Sweetpotato Buddha Bowl is filled with delicious ingredients like roasted sweetpotatoes, quinoa, black beans, corn, pico de gallo and salad greens. Easy to make, loaded with flavor, and sure to keep you powered throughout your day.

I have been trying to plan my meals out for myself more often. Last week I made some Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowls to pack for my own lunches and loved that they were ready to go. This week I wanted to go meatless. This Southwest Sweetpotato Buddha Bowl is packed 16g of protein and 12g of fiber, it’ll will fill you up and keep you full.

So if you are looking for a Meatless Monday option or your family prefers to follow a vegetarian diet- this Buddha bowl is for you! And if you like to meal prep, make the roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa ahead of time and reheat when ready to make your bowl.

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southwest sweetpotato bowl

What we love about these Southwest Sweetpotato Buddha Bowls

  • Loaded with protein and fiber
  • Easy to prepare
  • Flavorful
  • Vegetarian
  • Great for meal prepping
how to make a southwest sweet potato buddha bowl

Key Ingredients for this Sweetpotato Power Bowl

southwest sweet potato buddha bowl

What we love about sweetpotatoes

Not only do sweetpotatoes taste great, they are loaded with many wonderful benefits for our bodies. Sweetpotatoes are loaded with Vitamin C and A. Vitamin A is a great nutrient for our vision and skin health and aids in a healthy immunity. There are so many ways to prepare sweet potatoes that will accommodate your family’s needs. In this power bowl recipe, we roast them with seasonings.

Sweet Potatoes

How to make this easy Southwest Sweetpotato Buddha Bowl

First preheat the oven to 400°F. Then line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and set aside.

Wash and prepare the sweet potatoes by peeling and dicing. Then toss the sweetpotatoes with olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake about 15-20 minutes, or until tender.

Meanwhile cook the quinoa according to the package. Rinse the black beans and prepare the lettuce for the bowls.

When sweetpotatoes are finished cooking, make your bowls. Add the cooked quinoa to 4 bowls. Then top with sweetpotatoes, black beans, corn, salad greens and salsa. Enjoy!

You can also make your sweetpotatoes in the air fryer, simply cut them into 1 inch cubes, place them in the air fryer, spray lightly with olive oil, and cook for 9 minutes at 400 degrees. Done!

southwest sweetpotato buddha bowl

Additions & Substitutions:

  • Have brown rice on hand instead of quinoa? That would swap out great.
  • Like different veggies? Try some avocado, peppers, or some fresh sliced tomatoes.
  • Looking for more nutrition? Try it with fresh spinach versus lettuce.
  • Like a little heat? Add some jalapenos, red pepper flakes, or hot sauce!
southwest sweetpotato buddha bowl

Southwest Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

Tracy Shaw
These sweet potato power bowls are loaded with protein, fiber, and flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dairy Free, Entree & Main Dishes, Lunch, Meal Prep
Servings 4
Calories 494 kcal


  • 2 sweetpotatoes peeled, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked according to package directions
  • 15 oz low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn thawed. You can also used canned. I like the fiesta corn!
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1 cup fresh pico de gallo


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Lay single layer on baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add cooked quinoa to 4 bowls. Top with sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, salad greens and salsa.


Calories: 494kcalCarbohydrates: 92gProtein: 19gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 624mgPotassium: 1134mgFiber: 17gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 16809IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 5mg
Keyword buddha bowls, quinoa, sweet potato
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