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Show of hands everyone. Let me see your hands if you also love sweet potatoes.
These amazing tubers are popular in a lot of kitchens today, not only for their great taste, but also for the tremendous health benefits they offer.
And when it comes to cooking, there are only so many ways to enjoy them. From mashing, to frying, to stuffing to roasting and so much more. Sweet potatoes are really worth the hype they get.
If you’re wondering what exciting dishes you could make with them, then you’re in the right place.
In this post, we’ll discover the nutritional and health benefits of sweet potatoes, as well as 25 incredibly delicious sweet potato recipes you need to try today.
From main dishes, to sides, appetizers, snacks, you name it. These yummy sweet potato recipes are sure to leave you drooling.
Let’s dive in.
Sweet Potatoes 101
Sure we enjoy eating them in a variety of dishes. But what exactly do these tasty tubers have in store for us?
While they look pretty similar and are sometimes used in place regular white potatoes, it might surprise you to know that they come from different plant families.
Sweet potatoes come from the plant family “morning glory”, while the white ones come from the family “nightshades”.
And while they tend to be available year round, their peak season tends to be around early/late fall, all through the winter, which explains why they make great comfort foods.
But enough about what comes from where. Let’s take a peek at their nutritional and health benefits.
Nutrition And Health Benefits
For something this tasty, you’d be happy to hear that these bad boys sure packs a nice nutritional punch.
A medium to large sweet potato, say about 130g, packs a nice 112 calories, 26g of total carbs (of which 4g are fiber), about 2g of protein, and next to zero grams of fat.
And it doesn’t just stop there. They’re also rich in other important nutrients, such as Vitamins A, B5 & B6, potassium, manganese, copper and so on.
Source: Nutrition Value
Due to their rich nutritional profile, they offer a couple of interesting health benefits, which include but are not limited to;
- Improving insulin sensitivity and supporting healthy blood sugar levels
- Helping to lower your risk of certain types of cancer
- Supporting heart health and lowering cholesterol levels
- Helping to fight against inflammation, and more.
Let’s not forget their versatility. Like I said earlier, there’s only so many ways you can enjoy them. Baking, frying, mashing, boiling, roasting, stuffing (yes), and so on.
But hey, enough of the nerdy talk. Let’s get into the yummy stuff shall we.
Here are 25 of the best sweet potato recipes from some of the most talented food bloggers out there. Get your forks out, and get ready to dig in.
25 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes
1) Baked Sweet Potato
Like I said earlier, there are so many ways to enjoy this awesome veggie. In need of a quick healthy comfort food? Then try out some baked potatoes. Super simple and easy to make, and impossible to go wrong with.
2) Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Juicy, delicious, properly seasoned, and roasted to perfection. I don’t see how anyone could pass on this.
3) Spiral Sweet Potato Bake
No matter the occasion you’ve got coming up, this spiral delight is sure to deliver. It features buttery sweet potato slices, arranged in a spiral pattern and baked to tender juicy perfection.
These make for the perfect healthy side dish to enjoy at your next celebration, or just any other normal day.
4) Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Just because they’re from a different veggie family doesn’t mean they can’t be swapped here and there.
These mashed sweet potatoes are blessed with a variety of herbs, butter and cream, and are every bit as delicious. You’ll honestly want to keep on making it.
5) Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
When it comes to yummy and healthy dinners, stuffed veggies are really hard to beat.
This version features well-cooked sweet potatoes, with a super tasty black bean stuffing. It’s then topped off with some chopped avocados and a creamy cashew sauce.
Not only is it super delicious and healthy, but it’s also completely plant-based and vegan friendly. But I assure you, it has what it takes to get the meat lovers drooling.
6) Thai Sweet Potato Curry
Speaking of irresistible plant-based recipes to try out, this Thai-inspired sweet potato curry is definitely a must-try. It is super easy to make, and bursting with good flavor. And it takes just 10 simple minutes to prep the ingredients.
7) Sweet Potato Soup
What better way to keep warm on a chilly fall/winter’s night than with a nice comforting bowl of soup. This yummy sweet potato soup is just the thing for the occasion. It comes together in just about 30 minutes too.
8) Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes
Speaking of easy and yummy 30-minute dinners you can make, this sweet potato skillet is definitely worth the shot.
With black beans, corn, avocados, and lots of cheesy goodness, it has just what you need to satisfy your tex-mex cravings. And making it couldn’t be any easier.
9) Sweet Potato Casserole
Enjoy this yummy holiday classic. Super easy to make, and sure to leave everyone at the table smiling.
10) Loaded Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Sweet potatoes aren’t only meant for the dinner table. They can pretty much be enjoyed for breakfast too.
Combined with sausage, bell peppers, tomatoes and more, this breakfast hash is the perfect mix of sweet and savory. And it comes together in under 30 minutes from scratch too.
11) Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Still on the breakfast subject, this easy and yummy breakfast bowl might be the perfect thing to help you start your day.
It features well-cooked potatoes and zucchini, combined with a nice avocado tomato salad, and topped with some scrambled eggs. Super tasty and nutritious, and ready in under 30 minutes.
12) Maple Orange Sweet Potato Salad
Your salads don’t have to be boring at all. This delicious fall/winter salad is super delicious, healthy, and literally the easiest thing to put together.
It combines well-roasted sweet potatoes, some cranberries, pumpkin seeds and pecans, and then tops it all off with a nice orange maple dressing that makes it even more irresistible.
Packed with good flavor and ready in just about half an hour. This makes for the perfect holiday side dish.
13) Sweet Potato Chorizo Sausage Cheese Balls
Looking for the perfect appetizer to wow your guests? Well look no further. These sweet potato chorizo sausage balls are just the thing for the occasion. Served alongside a spicy orange marmalade, they’re just too good to resist.
14) Easy Roasted Veggie Tacos
These vegan tacos are going to leave you wanting more for sure. It features perfectly roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes, combined with some black beans, and topped with a nice homemade chipotle lime cashew crema.
It comes easily in under an hour, and is made in a sheet pan, so you don’t have to worry about any stressful cleanup afterwards.
15) Autumn Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup
With seasonal favorites like butternut squash and sweet potatoes, combined with some tasty Italian sausage, tomatoes, chickpeas and more, this hearty soup is the perfect combination of yummy and healthy. Seconds, anyone?
16) Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries
Move over regular fries! These tasty sweet potato fries are here to dethrone you.
Covered in a nice cinnamon sugar glaze and paired with an equally tasty and creamy vanilla dip, there’s no way anyone could resist this.
17) Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Forget your regular flour-based crust. This yummy spinach and goat cheese quiche takes things up a notch, by using a nice sweet potato “crust” instead.
It’s healthy, gluten-free, low in carbs, and every bit as delicious. Say hello to your new favorite breakfast/brunch this season.
18) Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
Your search for the best vegan burger ends here. This sweet potato black bean burger is everything you’ve been asking for. Easy to make, with just a couple of ingredients, incredibly delicious, and also healthy too.
Good enough to make even the meat-lovers jealous. Throw in your favorite burger toppings and enjoy.
19) Sweet Potato Cookies
Savory dishes aren’t the only things you can make with this awesome veggie. Try out these yummy sweet potato cookies, topped with a nice cinnamon and cream cheese frosting. You’ll thank me afterwards.
20) Sweet Potato Pie Bars
Speaking of sweet treats to make this season, these sweet potato pie bars are a must try. From their nice oat pecan crust, to their tasty maple sweet potato filling, they’re just what you need to satisfy your cravings this holiday season.
21) Paleo Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
Give your favorite pizza the healthier twist it needs, with a nice sweet potato crust. Way more nutritious and healthier, great texture, and not to mention super delicious as well. Throw in your favorite pizza toppings and munch away.
22) Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Bake
This yummy delight is as easy to make as it is delicious. And it’s sure to leave you satisfied.
23) Italian Sweet Potato Noodles
Looking for a healthier alternative to regular pasta? Then try out these yummy sweet potato noodles.
Spiralized sweet potatoes are combined with a couple of tasty veggies, cooked to perfection in a juicy tomato sauce, and topped with all the cheesy goodness you crave. You’re welcome.
24) Sweet Potato Chili
The perfect vegetarian chili recipe to keep you warm and cozy on those chilly nights. Pretty easy to make in just a few steps, and bursting with all the yummy seasonal flavors you love.
25) Sweet Potato Cake
Another yummy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season. You’ll find yourself reaching for another slice for sure.
When it comes to tasty veggies, you just can’t leave out the goodness of sweet potatoes. Super nutritious, delicious, and pretty versatile too.
These 25 amazing sweet potato recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings, regardless of the occasion. Which one was your favorite? Let me know down below.