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Broccoli sweet potato cakes

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A healthy vegan recipe for any meal

These colorful savory cakes are quick to fix and can be made ahead and reheated in the oven.  

A healthy vegan recipe for any meal

Broccoli sweet potato cakes

Serves 4-5


  • 1 pound broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large pot, combine broccoli, sweet potatoes, onion and water.
  2. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the vegetables and use a potato masher to mash the ingredients together.
  4. Add thyme and season with salt and pepper. Mash again.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Divide broccoli mixture into 10 patties.
  7. In batches, adding more oil if needed, cook the patties for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve hot with vegan butter and sour cream.

Cook's note: You can make these cakes up to two days ahead, let them cool completely, and keep them refrigerated until you're ready to serve them. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place cakes on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through and crisp on the outside.

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