25 Awesome Sweet Potato Recipes
I don’t know why but whenever I think of sweet potatoes I always think of that traditional Thanksgiving side dish that my mom makes. Chunks of sweet potatoes, in a sweet brown sugar syrup and spiced up with cinnamon and perhaps a pinch of nutmeg. Then topped with miniature marshmallows and baked until hot and bubbly and the marshmallows are both melted and crispy browned.
But the funny thing is, you can buy sweet potatoes year-round and they are actually pretty inexpensive too. Fall is when they are in season though so this is the time of year to buy them at their lowest price point!
And boy are they healthy too! One cup of cubed sweet potato is only 114 calories and packs a whole lot of nutrients! There is 377% of your daily requirement for vitamin A which is the vitamin our bodies need for healthy eyes. Plus there is a nice healthy dose of 4 grams of fiber too.
Why not take advantage of the great prices on sweet potatoes and try and incorporate these tasty tubers in your meals? We have gathered 25 great recipes for you from some fabulous food bloggers. From breakfast, dinner, snacks, dessert and more you are sure to discover a couple new sweet potato recipes!
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
This hearty recipe is perfect for any chilly autumn day. Filled with black beans and sweet potatoes and spiced with onion, peppers and garlic. Top this meatless chili with some cilantro and lime juice!
– Checkout The Sensuist for the recipe!
Creamy Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup
If you are in the mood for soup then this recipe would hit the spot. It is quick and easy to prepare and full of sweet potatoes and cauliflower and seasoned up nicely with garlic, basil and thyme. The addition of a little cream is optional!
– Checkout Smell My Kitchen for the recipe!
One Skillet Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls
I love dishes that require just one skillet. Less dishes equals a happy mom! And this recipe fits that bill nicely. Packed with sweet potatoes, rice, veggies and spices and then topped off with some melted cheese. What’s not to love?
– Checkout Chelsea’s Messy Apron for the recipe!
Sweet Potato & Apple Mash
This delicious side dish combines two autumn favorites – apples AND sweet potatoes for a delicious and sweet dish. I think this would pair nicely with some roasted chicken or pork chops just as well as it would with the Thanksgiving turkey!
– Checkout The Little Hero Project for the recipe!
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Oh wow, these tubers look amazing! Yummy baked sweet potatoes have their flesh scooped out, mashed with some garlic, milk and feta cheese and piped into the potato skin shell and then, once more in the oven to finish them off!
– Checkout Spoon Fork Bacon for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Fries Wrapped in Bacon
Oh my! How can you go wrong with wrapping anything in bacon? Well you can’t go wrong with these salty and sweet treats! Wouldn’t these be amazing as a side for hamburgers? YUM!
– Checkout Spicy Southern Kitchen for the recipe!
Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancakes
Another great flavor combination is pecans and sweet potatoes and these gluten-free pancakes make that combo sing! Made with oat flour instead of wheat these are pancakes are both delicious and healthy!
– Checkout The Healthy Maven for the recipe!
Sweet Potato & Feta Crostini
Don’t let the fancy name “Crostini” fool you, this is a simple yet elegant appetizer (or snack). Roasted sweet potatoes, feta cheese, garlic, dried cranberries and more topped on toasted whole wheat bread. Yum!
– Checkout Love & Lemons for the recipe!
Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Sweet Potatoes
This lovely side dish recipe is pretty simple yet it would make a tasty addition to any meal, including Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes and onions are drizzled with olive oil and honey and slow roasted in the oven. And then topped with dried cranberries and some butter and cinnamon.
– Checkout Peanut Butter And Peppers for the recipe!
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you are on a Paleo diet then these delicious sweet potatoes stuffed with onion, bell pepper, apple, cranberries, bacon and spinach are for you!
– Checkout Civilized Caveman Cooking for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Biscuits
These tender and flaky sweet potato biscuits look amazing and from the reviews they are just as delicious as they look! They are buttery and melt in your mouth with a touch of sweetness!
– Checkout Flavor The Moments for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Waffles with Pecan Honey Butter
I am thinking these amazing waffles would make for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast. Warm sweet potato waffles are cooked up crisp and then topped off with a delicious pecan honey butter. The only thing missing is some bacon on the side!
– Checkout Wicked Spatula for the recipe!
Sweet Potato And Cinnamon Crackers
Oh sure, you can nosh on store bought crackers any day. But if you want something special how about making your own? These homemade sweet potato crackers are both savory and sweet and have just the right hint of cinnamon and spice!
– Checkout Pearls On A String for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Muffins with Pecan Streusel
Another great breakfast recipe these muffins are packed with sweet potatoes and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then topped with a pecan streusel topping. The perfect breakfast treat!
– Checkout Sugar Dish Me for the recipe!
Chocolate Chip Banana Sweet Potato Bread
I have always had a think for quick breads and this recipe looks and sounds amazing. How can you go wrong with adding some chocolate to the mix? Even better this bread is vegan and gluten free (if you want it to be).
– Checkout The Colorful Kitchen for the recipe!
Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Goat Cheese
This recipe is so easy and quick to throw together. Corn tortillas are filled with sweet potato and black beans which have been simmered in enchilada sauce. Then your tacos are topped with some lovely goat cheese. This is a vegetarian recipe but I don’t see why you could not add some shredded chicken if you must have some meat!
– Checkout Wandering Root for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Pie
No sweet potato collection would be complete without a Sweet Potato Pie! This southern treat is amazing and makes a wonderful dessert! This beautiful pie is decorated around the edges with some fun fall leaf cutouts!
– Checkout Hungry Shots for the recipe!
Brown Butter And Sage Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Now your talking! Check out this recipe for scalloped potatoes made with browned butter and seasoned with fresh sage. This would make an amazing Thanksgiving side dish for sure!
– Checkout Buttercup And Bourbon for the recipe!
Spiced Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread
Here in another amazing quick bread recipe that is perfect for snacking, breakfast or dessert. This sweet bread is made with whole wheat flour and has all the makings of a nice moist bread!
– Checkout Food Babbles for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Bars
These delicious Sweet Potato Bars are perfect for transporting to a potluck or other get together! A yummy sweet filling over a graham cracker crust and topped with sweetened whipped cream is the perfect dessert!
– Checkout Spicy Southern Kitchen for the recipe!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallow Gravy
If you like the classic marshmallow topped sweet potatoes then I think you are going to LOVE this recipe! Simple sweet potatoes are drizzled with a marshmallow “gravy” which is made from marshmallow cream and heavy cream. OH MY!
– Checkout Wonky Wonderful for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Gratin with Bacon
Here is another lovely cheesy gratin recipe for you. But this one features the addition of bacon. You cannot go wrong with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes paired with the saltiness of bacon and cheese?
– Checkout The Hobo Kitchen for the recipe!
Sweet Potato Granola
I love making my own homemade granola and so I was excited when I came across this recipe that uses sweet potatoes! What a perfect breakfast or snack!
– Checkout Minimalist Baker for the recipe!
Garlic Rosemary Baked Sweet Potato Chips
If you are a fan of the crunchy, salty and slightly sweet then these savory baked chips are going to fit the snacking bill perfectly! And because they are baked not fried they are a healthier snack option!
– Checkout Oh My Veggies for the recipe!
Sweet Potato-Pear Smoothies with Candied Pecans
We have covered main dishes, side dishes, desserts and even snacks in this collection but no drinks! How about a delicious smoothie filled with sweet potatoes and pears and then topped with a couple candied pecans? Perfect!
– Checkout Grab A Plate for the recipe!
There are SO many great sweet potato recipes I am not sure I can pick a favorite! How about you? Which one of these recipes is speaking to you?