15 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Love

These sweet potato recipes might just convince you that these spuds are the best vegetable ever. Sweet potato is so darn versatile and can be used in numerous recipes (hello… breakfast, lunch, dinner, soup, salad and appetizer) for endless savory combinations. Trust me, these recipes sure won’t disappoint.

Baked sweet potato is a healthy side dish or main meal. Learn how to bake sweet potatoes in the oven perfectly.

If you haven’t hopped on the sweet potato bandwagon yet, let me tell you why you should. First of all, sweet potatoes have a delicate, natural sweetness and insanely creamy texture when cooked. A combination that makes it one of the most versatile vegetables to use in the kitchen.

But the best part is that even though you blend, mash, roast, or bake it. It’s delicious sweet n’ savory flavor just gets better and better in any form.

Beyond their delicious flavor and tenderness, these spuds are one of the biggest nutritional powerhouses you’ll find in your produce section. They hold a variety of health benefits and are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. For me, this makes incorporating them into my daily meals a worthy goal.

Cubed sweet potato and vegetables in a skillet with eggs.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes

I don’t know about you, but sweet potato for breakfast always sounds like a good idea. Especially when you make it with some freshly cooked eggs. But if you haven’t yet mixed this into your breakfast meals, below are a few fun ways to kick the flavor up a notch.

BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are a healthy, easy, gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 meal.

Main Course Sweet Potato Recipes

When sweet potatoes are used in the main course, you know you’ll have a filling, hearty meal. However, these recipes aren’t your average way of serving them. I’m going to show you how to mix sweet potato into a lentil salad, stuff it with shredded chicken, or completely transform it into gnocchi. Are you up for the challenge?

Mashed sweet potatoes topped with butter.

Sweet Potato Side Dish or Appetizer Recipes

When you find yourself with tons of sweet potatoes on hand, whipping up a large sweet potato side dish or appetizer is a great way to use it up. These side dishes are simple to make and don’t require much alteration to the original spud. Simply dice it up to roast on a sheet tray, slice them into wedges to bake it, or spiralize it into curly fries. Either way, you just need a little bit of seasoning on each and you’re done!

If you have a favorite sweet potato recipe that you’ve tried, let me know in a comment below!


Two healthy sweet potato recipes.

15 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
With so many sweet potato recipes to choose from, you certainly can't go wrong with a basic (but not boring) baked sweet potato. It's an easy and healthy side dish recipe!


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • butter or ghee, optional


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Poke 4-5 holes in each sweet potato with a fork or sharp knife.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until soft. Then top with butter or ghee and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Calories: 102.6kcal, Carbohydrates: 23.6g, Protein: 2.3g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 41mg, Fiber: 3.8g, Sugar: 7.4g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Sweet Potato, Baked Sweet Potato Recipe, sweet potato recipes
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25 comments on “15 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Love”

  1. Hi Lisa, I love mixing my sweet potatoes with carrots, have you tried it?5 stars

  2. Very lovely recipes. Have tried the sweet potato toast and really loves them. Where can I get the unbleached towels to buy. Unable to get them in Toronto. Thx

  3. Looking forward to trying your recipes!

  4. I want to try this sweet potato dish! they look yummy and healthy. Thanks for sharing

  5. Your recipes seem really tasty and easy to follow. I suffer from inflammation in my hands and knees really bad. So, I’m super excited to try many of the anti-inflammatory drinks. As well as incorporating the 8 ; well not all 8 of the foods you’ve also posted. Thanks a million for having this available to hear, see and print.

    Thank you!
    Tamiaka5 stars

  6. Dear Lisa
    Your channel/blog couldn’t have came up at a greater time for I’ve now yet to challenge myself into eating and leading a healthier lifestyle. Going gluten free is something I’ve put off of doing but now I’m going for it 100% with the help of your brilliant resipies and sneaky ways of bringing more veggies into any meal. I’m truly looking forward to follow along and start a new chapter with your experties in experience and advise. Thank you in advance.
    P. S. Stay safe and sanitize.

    Thank you for reading.
    Nandi5 stars

    • Hi Nandi- I’m so happy to hear my content has been able to help you lead into a healthy lifestyle and start a new chapter for you! If you ever have any questions or concerns, always let me know. Hope you’re staying safe and healthy as well.

  7. One of my favorite cooking blogs! Probably tried all of your recipes and everyone of them was just perfect 😍 keep up the good work! 5 stars

    • Hi Nusa – Wow, I am so happy to hear that! Thanks so much for following along to Downshiftology and hope you continue to enjoy all my recipes :)

  8. I just bought a bunch of sweet potatoes to make because I love them so much! Definitely trying the gnocchi first!5 stars

  9. I love the sweet potato nests. My new favourite breakfast recipe!5 stars

  10. I adore sweet potatoes! They’re so versatile and tasty.5 stars

  11. Our family loves sweet potatoes and these are perfect for cold-weather comfort food or a hearty Thanksgiving side dish. Yummy!!5 stars

  12. We love sweet potatoes at our house, more than regular potatoes!! I am going to try them all!!!5 stars

  13. Great tips! I love baked sweet potatoes! They’re so satisfying. I have mine in the oven now.5 stars