Roast them, mash them, bake them or even blend them, these healthy sweet potato recipes are some of the best ways to enjoy this hearty and sweet veggie! Not your boring old mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries.
You really can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes. They’re such a versatile vegetable that are also a great source of nutrition. I like to keep them in the house at all times because they can be used in both sweet and savory dishes and everyone in my family loves them!
But before we get into some sweet potato recipes, I wanted to share bit more about this nutritious veggie and why you’ll want to keep them in your home too!
Sweet Potato Nutrition
Sweet potatoes are a fantastic root vegetable to turn to when you’re wanting to improve your nutrition. They’re a great source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and even fiber!
One cup of mashed sweet potato contains 19% of your daily iron intake which is pretty impressive! All the more reason to enjoy these sweet potatoes recipes.
How to Store Sweet Potatoes
Before you’ve cooked your sweet potatoes you’ll want to keep them stored in a cool, dark place away from any fruit that may cause them to start sprouting shoots.
If stored properly they will last for 3-5 weeks.
Once cooked you’ll typically want to enjoy your sweet potatoes within 3-5 days. Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How to Roast Sweet Potatoes
To make your basic roasted sweet potatoes follow these directions:
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Spread out 1 large sweet potato cut into cubes on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
- Drizzle with olive oil or melted butter
- Option to sprinkle with spices (cinnamon, garlic powder, cumin, paprika or even chili powder are all great) and salt and black pepper.
- Roast for 30-40 minutes, flipping halfway through or until edges are crispy and inside is tender.
Keep in mind that sweet potatoes can be enjoyed as more than just a side dish! From baked sweet potato to sweet potato casserole, and just about everything in between here are some of my favorite and creative ways to enjoy the taste and flavors of sweet potatoes!
16 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Everyone loves a good sweet potato fry! But how do you make them crispy while baking them in the oven? This article teaches you how to make the perfect crispy sweet potato fries without having to deep-fry them! Baked sweet potato fries have never tasted this good.
Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili
Lightened-up chili using ground turkey and sweet potato! This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili can be made in one-pot and will feed you all fall and winter long for dinner or lunches alike. The flavor is absolute perfection. Your whole family will love it!
Sweet Potato Egg Boats w/ Avocado Crema + Bacon
The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.
Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Wedges
These sweet and savory Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes are your next dinner staple! They’re tossed in olive oil and real maple syrup, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and caramelized.
Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowls
Change up your smoothie routine this fall with this Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie Bowl. The sweetness of sweet potato, paired with cinnamon spices makes this a breakfast you will crave but is also good for you! Don’t forget the hidden veggies for an extra healthy punch.
Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies
Looking to pair the fudgy sweet flavors of brownies with the nutrition of vegetables? This Sweet Potato Brownie recipe is deliciously decadent but still a healthier alternative to conventional boxed brownies!
Warm Lentil + Sweet Potato Salad
Warm the soul with this Warm Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad with sautéed kale and a delicious balsamic dressing. A perfect midday lunch or soothing dinner recipe for any night of the week.
Sweet Potato Cornbread
A sweet and savory snack or side, this Sweet Potato Cornbread will easily become a staple this holiday season. This fall dish has the earthiness of cornmeal mixed with the sweetness of sweet potato for a moist and delicious healthy sweet potato cornbread loaf.
Sweet Potato Mushroom Veggie Burgers
Get in your veggies with these easy and wholesome homemade veggie burgers made with mushrooms and sweet potato. No extra additives and they’re vegan too!
Sweet Potato Pancakes
This sweet potato pancakes recipe is a delicious and healthy twist on traditional pancakes. Made with fresh or canned sweet potato, they are packed with nutrients and have a unique sweet and spicy taste. These pancakes are perfect for breakfast or brunch, and can be topped with your favorite syrup or butter.
Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup
A sweet and zesty soup with the flavours of fall from butternut squash and sweet potato. This soup will keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months.
Sweet Potato Rice Pudding
A delicious twist on rice pudding, this sweet potato rice pudding is packed full of healthy ingredients and plenty of flavor!
Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes w/ Miso Sauce
Change up your usual sweet potato dish with this delicious Japanese sweet potato recipe drizzled with a simple tahini miso dressing. Just chop, roast and enjoy the sweetness and health benefits of sweet potato as either a side dish or easy snack.
Orange Pecan Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole
Welcome Fall with this zesty and flavourful sweet potato side dish! This Orange Pecan Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole is easy to make, and the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table or weeknight dinner.
Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai
Swap the rice noodles for sweet potato in this healthy Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai. This tangy and spicy thai recipe makes an easy 30-minute, one-pot meal for weekday dinners!
Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Treat your pup with these Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats made from just 5 wholesome and healthy ingredients. Your dog will love eating them as much as you enjoy spoiling them!