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November 3, 2021

20 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

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.

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.

Sweet Potato Side Dishes

Honey Balsamic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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!

Honey Balsamic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Tuck fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage in between the thin slices of these hasselback sweet potatoes for a beautiful side that looks much more complicated than it actually is to make.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Grape Wild Rice

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.

Sweet Potato Grape Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Potato Mushroom Stuffing

With toasted sourdough bread, shallots and fresh thyme, this vegan sweet potato mushroom stuffing is the perfect veggie-filled side for any big meal including Thanksgiving.

Sweet Potato Mushroom Stuffing

Salad Recipes with Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Chickpea Kale Salad

With sunflower seeds, feta and lemon garlic vinaigrette, if there is such a thing as a simple sheet pan salad, this sweet potato chickpea kale salad is it.

Sweet Potato Chickpea Kale Salad

Autumn Chopped Salad

Try the combination of roasted sweet potatoes, apples, pears, romaine, kale and sherry vinaigrette in this autumn chopped salad that’s all about the best flavors of fall.

Autumn Chopped Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Salad

With a mix of spinach, farro and scallions, this roasted sweet potato cauliflower salad is hearty and filling enough to count as dinner or lunch.

Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Potato Brussels Sprout Salad

This roasted potato brussels sprout salad is fresh, crunchy and filling with sweet potatoes, new potatoes, kale, scallions and crumbled blue cheese all tossed in garlic vinaigrette.

Roasted Potato Brussels Sprout Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

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.

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Main Dishes

Chickpea Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Roasting the main ingredients together in the oven makes these chickpea spinach stuffed sweet potatoes an easy vegan multi-tasking recipe. I drizzle them with tahini once I have them assembled.

Chickpea Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

With crispy sage and brown butter, this homemade sweet potato gnocchi is the flavors of autumn on a plate. Roasting the potatoes helps keeps the dumplings pillowy and light.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Appetizers

Sweet Potato Skins

Appetizer, game day snack or even dinner, these healthy vegetarian sweet potato skins are filled with spinach, black beans, salsa and just a little cheese. They’re topped with scallions and cilantro.

Sweet Potato Skins

Baked Sweet Potato Fritters

These baked sweet potato fritters have a spicy kick thanks to cumin and cayenne pepper. You can serve them as an appetizer, a salad topper or even a veggie burger.

Baked Sweet Potato Fritters

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

With a spicy mix of cumin and cayenne pepper, bake these easy sheet pan sweet potato black bean quesadillas in the oven so they’re all ready at the same time.

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

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.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Try a spicy mix of seasoning with Spanish paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper for a healthy snack with these oven baked sweet potato chips.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Soup Recipes with Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Soup

Cumin and red pepper flakes add heat and spice to this simple sweet potato soup. Then finish each bowl with a yogurt swirl and fresh herbs.

Sweet Potato Soup

Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

To give the vegetables their moment to shine, other than salt and pepper, just a touch of cumin is the only other seasoning in this roasted sweet potato cauliflower soup.

Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

Sweet Potato Poblano Soup

A little bit spicy and smoky would be the best way to describe this easy vegan sweet potato poblano soup with cumin, garlic and cilantro.

Sweet Potato Poblano Soup

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