Sweet potatoes are a delicious, healthy, and versatile veggie that can easily be enjoyed sweet or savory. And these sweet potato recipes are going to help you enjoy this nutritious root vegetable in everything from smoothies and muffins to sheet pan and skillet dinners!
Do you have a bag of beautiful sweet potato in your fridge or pantry, but you are feeling a bit lost on how to put them to use? I hear ya! I love sweet potatoes, but I need to shake it up a bit in how I eat them so that I don’t get sweet potato burnout (its a thing, TNNers).
Health benefits of sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a starchy root vegetable that is available in many places year round! Known for their dazzling orange color, these root tubers serves up some serious vitamins and minerals. Such as…
fiber. They have oodles of it. Especially when you eat the skin. 1 medium sweet potato has 6 grams of dietary fiber. (source)
potassium. A good alternative for those of you who can’t eat or don’t like bananas.
copper. This is an essential metal for making red blood cells and keeping your heart healthy.
vitamin C. One cup of baked sweet potato 52% of your daily requirements. Move over oranges! (source)
beta-carotene. Like carrots, sweet potatoes can be great for eye health.
Manganese. 43% of your daily value of manganese can be found in one cup of baked sweet potato. Manganese is important for brain health.
Okay. I’m convinced. Let’s sweet potato-load all the foods!
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Here is a collection of some of my favorite recipes using the amazing and beautiful sweet potato! A little something for everyone and all the meals….including dessert!
This sweet potato smoothie is creamy and beautifully thick. Made with either cooked or canned sweet potato, it also features banana, cinnamon, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt. Ready within 5 minutes using a high-powered blender, it makes for a wonderful veggie-loaded breakfast smoothie or snack
These Sweet Potato Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are the perfect easy breakfast to throw together and take on the go. Perfectly sweet, veggie-loaded, and a classic flavor combo, this no-cook recipe will be a favorite.
Fluffy, moist, flavorful and perfectly sweetened, these sweet potato muffins are delicious, made with whole wheat flour, are lower in added sugar than traditional muffin recipes, and a wonderful veggie muffin to add to your breakfast or snack rotation!
This Crustless Spinach Sweet Potato Quiche recipe is the perfect, easy vegetarian breakfast. With the combination of potatoes, spinach, onion and goat cheese, it is a delicious way to eat more veggies. Naturally gluten free and great for meal prep.
Sweet PotatoPeanut Butter Muffins are easy peasy to whip up and a delicious way to get vitamin-rich sweet potato into your family’s bellies. Paired with delicious peanut butter and made with just 8 simple ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or are a healthy snack.
These mini Healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes are made with simple ingredients you probably already have, are naturally sweetened, the perfect size for little eaters and are a delicious way to get veggies in at breakfast.
This black bean sweet potato quesadilla recipe is easy to make, loaded with flavor, and is full of healthy ingredients. Vegetarian and easily gluten free, this is a simple veggie meal that is always a crowd pleaser!
Cozy, warm, and full of seasonal flavors, this Baked Apple Sweet Potato Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to wake up with. Veggie-loaded with amazing sweet potato and brought next level with sweet apple and warm spices, this baked oatmeal can easily be vegan and gluten-free.
No peeling! No chopping! Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are such an easy and quick way to cook-up whole sweet potatoes. Fork tender, delicious, simple, and done in about 30 minutes—the perfect healthy vegetable side dish to any dinner.
These Skillet Sweet Potatoes are the perfect veggie side dish. Done in about 15 minutes, this versatile dish goes with so many meals, uses just 4 ingredients and is the perfect addition to your meal prep!
Looking for a delicious side dish? Or maybe just a jumping off point for an easy, healthy dinner? Try Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes! Minimal prep, just one ingredient (sweet potatoes!) and done baking in about an hour, these fluffy + perfectly cooked sweet potatoes are perfect to enjoy in so many ways.
This Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie is loaded with vegetables and protein. The ground turkey filling is cooked with an easy flavorful gravy and mixed with easy frozen veggies. Topped with fluffy mashed sweet potatoes and then oven-baked, this is the perfect healthy and comforting weeknight dinner. Perfect as part of meal prep and easily gluten free and/or dairy-free.
This easy one-pan dinner recipe is perfect for when you’re short on time, but looking for a dinner idea that’s satisfying. In 35 minutes, it combines ground turkey and sweet potato cubes with black beans, spinach, and salsa, creating a simple but hearty meal. Top with cilantro, sour cream, and avocado, and enjoy!
Who doesn't love a quick and easy 30-minute meal made in a skillet? This sweet potato apple sausage skillet dinner comes together super quick, is full of flavor and protein. Gluten free and easily made Paleo and Whole30 with compliant sausage
This Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies is going to be your new favorite easy dinner! Sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and your favorite sausage all seasoned to perfection and roasted up in just 20 minutes on one pan.
This Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting is smooth, creamy and downright decadent! Made with cooked sweet potato, melted chocolate chips, cocoa powder and just a little maple syrup, you will be amazed by how delicious this vegan frosting is.
These Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes are rich, moist and the perfect sweet treat. Mixed all in one bowl, naturally sweetened, and done in 20 minutes, these cupcakes are dairy-free and easily gluten free. Top them with rich sweet potato frosting for an extra decadent dessert.
Super moist texture, the perfect balance of natural sweetness, and studded with chocolate chips, this sweet potato banana bread is quick to become a favorite. Easy to make and lighter on sugar than most banana bread recipes. Perfect for a healthier dessert or fun snack option.
These Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies are so dang good! Naturally gluten free and made with real food ingredients, they are packed with goodness! Perfect for a healthy snack, breakfast or lunch box addition!
Fudgy and delicious, these one-bowl Sweet Potato Brownies are super easy to make! Packing good-for-you sweet potatoes, you are going to be dazzled that these bites of heaven are also Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free.
Made from whole grains and naturally sweetened, this Healthy Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread is a delicious breakfast, snack or treat. Mixed together in one bowl and into the oven it goes, this recipe will be a new family favorite!
These easy Sweet Potato Cookies are a simple and flavorful dessert. Easy to make in minutes, can easily be gluten free and vegan. Roll them in a little coconut sugar before baking to make these cookies a little extra-special!
One-Bowl Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins are easy peasy to whip up and a delicious way to get vitamin-rich sweet potato into your family’s bellies. Paired with delicious peanut butter and made with just 8 real food ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or as a healthy snack.