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    The 35 BEST Sweet Potato Recipes

    Sweet potatoes… those super tasty and healthy super foods are a staple in many pantries. They’re a great budget friendly way to pack in a ton of nutrients. They’re also very versatile.

    That’s why we decided to compile this list of easy Sweet Potato Recipes for you. Whether you’re looking for a quick side, a hearty main, or something festive for your holiday spread, you’ll find plenty of great options here.

    From soups and salads, to skillets and casseroles, to curries and pastas, there is plenty of variety to choose from.

    Cook your way through this delicious and nutritious list, maybe you’ll find a new favorite…

    The 35 BEST Sweet Potato Recipes.

    1. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

    Starting off our list, we have this sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel. Creamy sweet potatoes are already good, but adding crunchy, buttery, sweet, and salty pecans help to diversify the flavors.

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    2. Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    These easy baked sweet potato fries are a great way to bring the joy that comes with sweet potato fries to your own home. They are gluten-free, vegetarian, and perfectly seasoned. If you need a finger-food side, definitely give these fries a try!

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    3. Summer Detox Chicken Buddha Bowl

    Another great meal that’s also healthy is this summer detox chicken Buddha bowl. This colorful bowl is artsy and tasty, and perfect for if you aren’t wanting to do dishes, as it’s a full meal of things you’d normally eat packed into one bowl!

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    4. Chili Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

    These chili maple glazed sweet potatoes with pecans have a nice kick due to being topped with a marvelous maple-chili glaze. The maple syrup adds sweetness, and the chili adds spiciness to make for a great sweet and spicy combo.

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    5. Lazy Sweet Potato Mash

    This recipe is so easy to make, we call it lazy. Sometimes, it’s okay to be lazy, and if you need all the time you can get, then this one’s for you. The sweet potato is simply cooked in the microwave and mashed up, to make a dish that’s easy and delicious.

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    6. Sweet Potato Beef Stew

    Looking for some comfort food? This sweet potato beef stew will have you feeling cozy with delicious flavors that melt in your mouth. The stew is also freezer-friendly, so you can make a large amount and have leftovers for later.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    7. Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potato Cakes

    Sweet potatoes, and potatoes in general, always taste better when they’re cheesy. These cheesy mashed sweet potato cakes go perfect with bacon, poached eggs, or just by themselves. You’re sure to love these cakes!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    8. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    What better way to mix things up then by making sweet potatoes in the form of stuffed tacos? They can be ready in under twenty minutes, and they’re a perfect way to make Taco Tuesday both healthy and great tasting!##

    Get the Recipe @ belleofthekitchen

    9. Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos

    Another healthy entry on our list are these healthy grilled sweet potato nachos. They’re a great healthy alternative to eating regular chips, while not having to miss out on any of the goodness. The spectacular cheese sauce also adds a bit of garlic greatness.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    10. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

    These scalloped sweet potatoes are thinly sliced in fantastic garlic buttery sauce and then filled with cheese. It’s a great twist on classic scalloped potatoes, and the dish is also quite beautiful, which makes it perfect for a holiday meal.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    11. Sweet Potato Hash

    If you’re looking to sweeten up your skillet, try making this sweet potato hash. The recipe calls for sweet potatoes, Italian sausage, and bell peppers, but the recipe is super flexible and customizable, so you can change it to your liking.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    12. Hasselback Herbed Garlic Butter Sweet Potatoes

    These hasselback herbed garlic butter sweet potatoes have a complicated name, but they aren’t complicated to make. They’re also super versatile, and pair well with pretty much any side dish you can think to pair with it!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    13. Red Thai Coconut Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

    For the curry lovers reading, check out this red Thai coconut sweet potato chickpea curry. It’s a great vegetarian curry, and it’s filled with hearty vegetables and an amazing spicy coconut sauce. Definitely give this one a try!

    Get the Recipe @ wholeandheavenlyoven

    14. Southwest Sweet Potato Tater Tot Hotdish

    This spectacular southwest sweet potato tater tot hotdish is a perfect recipe to use your sweet potatoes to make something unique and great. The sautéed garlic, poblanos, mushrooms, peppers, black beans, and more combine to make a great dish.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    15. Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

    This recipe is exactly what it sounds like, creamy sweet potato soup. The blender soup is amazingly creamy, but doesn’t actually use any cream at all! It also adds coconut milk to add a silky sweet nuttiness to the soup.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    16. Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes With Parmesan

    These garlic butter smashed sweet potatoes with parmesan make for a great side dish! They’re sweet and tender on the inside, and they have crispy outer edges. They pair great with things like roasted chicken, turkey, fish, or steak.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    17. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

    Looking for a fun Thanksgiving dish that shakes things up? This roasted sweet potato salad is unique and delicious. It’s easy to make, and filled with flavor. It’s sweet and savory, and covered in a tangy orange balsamic vinaigrette.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    18. Sweet Potato Chili

    Chili is a great way to warm up if you live somewhere where the weather is getting colder, but even if you don’t, you should try this sweet potato chili. It’s loaded with creamy sweet potatoes, vegetables, and lots of beans. You can add any ground meat available, or make it meatless.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    19. Pasta with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Kale

    Pasta with caramelized sweet potatoes and kale tastes as good as it looks, and it’s super beautiful. It’s also seasoned with savory balsamic vinegar and garlic.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    20. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry

    It’s always nice having a dish that’s easy to make and only takes one skillet, and that’s exactly the case with this sweet potato and chickpea coconut curry. It can be ready in under thirty minutes and it’s layered with fabulous flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks

    21. Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

    Another great healthy recipe on our list is this healthy sweet potato shepherd’s pie. It’s a great comfort food, and a fun recipe to get you in the mood for the Autumn season. This shepherd’s pie is made with lean ground turkey, peas, spices, and mashed sweet potatoes.

    Get the Recipe @ healthyfitnessmeals

    22. Maple Pecan Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

    If you want a meal that’s creamy and smooth, try making these pumpkin spiced twice baked sweet potatoes. They don’t use many ingredients, and they make for a nice side dish. They’re also covered with cheese, maple syrup, and pecans.

    Get the Recipe @ wanderlustandwellness

    23. Sausage and Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Stuffing

    While it is called Thanksgiving stuffing, this sausage and sweet potato stuffing is great any time of the year. It’s filled with sweet and savory ingredients, seasoned with amazingly fresh herbs, and it can be customized to become gluten-free and vegetarian.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    24. Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

    These sweet potato hashbrowns are deliciously crispy. This spin on normal hashbrowns tastes good and provides another unique sweet potato meal. They use only a handful of ingredients, and you’ll love how they’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    25. Smoked Sausage with Sweet Potato and Fried Onion

    For the stir-fry fans out there, we have this smoked sausage with sweet potato and fried onion. It’s a great meal for a weeknight as it’s pretty easy to make, and only uses one pan. Whether you’re a fan of stir-fry or a fan of sweet potatoes, you’ll love this meal.

    Get the Recipe @ eatwell101

    26. Steak and Sweet Potato Skillet

    This steak and sweet potato skillet is packed with tasty, juicy, tender sirloin steak, sweet bell peppers, and creamy sweet potatoes. It’s a great nutrient-packed dinner that’s perfect for if you’re craving steak. It’s also gluten-free.

    Get the Recipe @ theforkedspoon

    27. Sweet Potato Latkes

    Believe it or not, we still have some sweet potato recipes left! These sweet potato latkes are sweet and soft on the inside, but crispy and salty on the outside, making for a delicious contrast that’s a great side dish.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingforkeeps

    28. Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Pasta

    Another recipe that’s indulgent but uses healthy ingredients is this creamy chipotle sweet potato pasta. It uses only ten ingredients that are all healthy, like sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds.

    Get the Recipe @ rainbowplantlife

    29. Indian Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

    This Indian chickpea sweet potato has great ingredients like sweet potatoes, chickpeas, Indian spices, and greens. It’s a super comforting meatless meal that goes great with rotis or rice.

    Get the Recipe @ rainbowplantlife

    30. Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

    It’s always nice to curl up with a warm soup, and you’re sure to love this sweet potato lentil soup. It’s vegan, gluten-free, easy to make, and packed with tons of fantastic flavors. Whether you’ve been looking for a lentil soup or you just want soup for dinner, it’s great.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyquinoa

    31. Savory Sweet Potato Waffles

    Savory sweet potato waffles are a wonderful combination. If you want your meal to be packed with nutrients, try topping them with something like yogurt, or your favorite vegetables.

    Get the Recipe @ thekellykathleen

    32. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowl

    We love recipes that involve easy meal prep, and little mess to clean up. This sweet potato and black bean burrito bowl has both of those. It’s filled with flavor, naturally gluten-free, and covered in a spicy tahini dressing.

    Get the Recipe @ eatwithclarity

    33. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

    This ground turkey sweet potato skillet is another great weeknight recipe to make. Everything is cooked in only one frying pan, which makes prepping and cleaning up easier. It’s great whether it gets served on it’s own, or it gets paired with a side.

    Get the Recipe @ andianne

    34. Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

    This marvelous Moroccan sweet potato salad is a perfect meal for summertime or Autumn. It’s another recipe that uses sweet potatoes in a fun and unique way, this time coming in the form of a tasty salad that you’re sure to love.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    35. Sweet Potato Pie

    We’re ending off the list with a classic, sweet potato pie. This dish often comes up first when thinking of sweet potatoes, and that’s for a good reason. This pie is delicious and creamy, and the filling is made with cream cheese to add a cheesecake-like creaminess.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    So there you have it, thirty five great sweet potato recipes to try. I wonder which you’ll cook first?

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    How to Cook Sweet Potatoes (35 Tasty Ways)

    This delicious collection of easy Sweet Potato Recipes will give you a whole new appreciation for that super nutritious orange spud. One of our favorites is this super quick sweet potato mash:


    • 6 medium sweet potatoes
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • Salt to taste


      1. Pierce sweet potato skins with a fork numerous times.
      2. Microwave sweet potatoes on high 2 minutes. Rotate. Repeat until sweet potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes total.
      3. Scoop insides on sweet potatoes into large saucepan. Add milk and butter. Mash until smooth.
      4. Add salt to taste.


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