This list of the 20 best sweet potato recipes includes healthy vegan and vegetarian ideas for every part of a meal from appetizers and salads to sides and main dishes.
There are few ingredients more perfect than sweet potatoes. Besides just being an absolute dream to eat (hello, fries!), there are endless things you can do with them. Resist the urge to eat roasted sweet potatoes straight off the sheet pan. Instead add them to grains for a side dish or to greens for a hearty fall – winter salad.
But roasting isn’t the only thing you can do with sweet potatoes. Simmer those spuds in broth for silky soups with plenty of vegetables. And of course you can mash them into a lighter version of the comfort classic side dish. You have my permission to make a batch of oven-baked sweet potato fries and call it a meal too.
These honey balsamic mashed sweet potatoes have a touch of sweetness with a little acid and heat. With so much flavor and personality, they don’t require a pat of butter. They are a healthier version of mashed potatoes with A LOT more going on!
Looking for a gluten free side? You can’t go wrong with rice and the mix of roasted veggies and raw ingredients in this sweet potato grape wild rice. It’s finished with walnuts, scallions and fresh herbs.
Jalapeño lime vinaigrette gives this sweet potato salad with red peppers and black beans a spicy kick. There is always a place for a no-mayo potato salad. And the leftovers make a great quesadilla filling.
These spicy sweet potato fries are tossed in a spice blend with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper for some heat before they are baked in the oven. They are made with Japanese sweet potatoes.