15+ Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Love


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These sweet potato recipes prove just how versatile this simple vegetable can be. Enjoy sweet potato from breakfast to dinner in all forms — baked, mashed, spiralized, you name it! It’s truly the best ingredient for endless sweet and savory meals.

Sweet potato soup topped with watercress and coconut cream.

Sweet potatoes have always been one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. If you haven’t fallen in love with sweet potatoes yet, let me tell you why you should.

  • They’re a nutritional powerhouse that’s high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants.
  • They have a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness that makes them such a versatile ingredient in a wide range of recipes.
  • There are many ways to prep and cook them. You can roast them in cubes, spiralize them into noodles, mash them, and so much more. No matter which cooking method you choose, they’ll fill you up and add a welcome pop of sweet-savory flavor to any meal!

Best Sweet Potato Side Dishes

These sweet potato side dishes are simple to make and don’t require much alteration to the original spud. Simply dice a few up to roast on a sheet tray, slice them into wedges and bake them, or spiralize them into curly fries.

Roasted sweet potato on a sheet pan.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes: This is my favorite ingredient to meal prep! It can be used for a breakfast casserole, macro bowls, or as a simple vegetable side dish to complete your dinner plate.

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

Baked Sweet Potato: Nail perfectly baked sweet potatoes with this recipe. Slab it with butter, salt, and pepper for a classic side, or stuff it with veggies and proteins for a full meal.

Mashed sweet potatoes topped with butter.

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Nothing beats a side of creamy mashed sweet potatoes, especially during the holidays!

Mashed sweet potato topped with a pecan crumble in a white casserole dish.

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole: This version is topped with the best nutty pecan crumble and sure to be a hit for Thanksgiving.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Curly Sweet Potato Fries: Put your spiralizer to use to make these crispy curly sweet potato fries!

A single piece of sweet potato wrapped in prosciutto and baked.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potato wedges are wrapped with prosciutto and brushed with a maple balsamic glaze. The best holiday appetizer!

Healthy Sweet Potato Dinner Ideas

When it comes to dinner, think outside the box! Mix sweet potato noodles into a salad, blend them into the creamiest fall soup, or completely transform them into gnocchi.

Two bowls of sweet potato soup.

Sweet Potato Soup: This fall soup is the perfect creamy blend of sweet potato, carrots, fresh ginger, and warming spices.

Sweet potato noodles salad is a combination of spiralized sweet potato noodles, cabbage, lentils, sautéed onions and Swiss chard. It's topped off with fresh herbs, toasted pine nuts and a zesty Dijon vinaigrette.

Sweet Potato Noodles, Cabbage, and Lentil Salad: If warm salads are your jam, you’ll love this sweet potato version. It’s loaded with veggies and plant-based protein.

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

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: This is my favorite way to stuff sweet potatoes! It starts with shredded chicken coated in BBQ sauce, then it’s topped with sliced red onions and cilantro.

(gluten-free, paleo) Sweet potato gnocchi topped with a delicious sage walnut pesto. It's the perfect hearty and savory meal for fall and winter.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi: If you’ve got time, turn sweet potatoes into chewy gnocchi for the best gluten-free pasta dish!

Sweet potato brownies on parchment paper

Sweet Potato Brownies: Dinner isn’t complete without dessert! Mashed sweet potatoes are the star ingredient in these soft and rich vegan brownies.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes

Add more healthy vegetables to your breakfast routine with delicious sweet potatoes. The dose of vitamins and nutrients will get your day started on the right foot!

Cubed sweet potato and vegetables in a skillet with eggs.

Skillet Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash: A breakfast hash always hits the spot for a hearty meal. This version is the best combo of sweet potatoes, kale, bacon, onion, and bell peppers.

(gluten-free, vegan, paleo) These sweet potato hash browns make for the most delicious and healthy breakfast!

Crispy Sweet Potato Hash Browns: If you love a side of crispy hash browns, this recipe is a no-brainer!

Spiralized sweet potato egg nests are a simple, delicious and healthy breakfast recipe. It's one of my favorite spiralized sweet potato recipes and it's perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests: This is a fun way to incorporate spiralized sweet potato into breakfast.

Baked sweet potato toast on baking sheets.

Sweet Potato Toast: Did you know you can slice and bake sweet potatoes as a toast alternative? Plus, you can store them away, then reheat and add your favorite toppings throughout the week! I love to make smoked salmon sweet potato toast or spinach and prosciutto sweet potato toast.

More Recipe roundup Ideas

This is just the start of many more delicious sweet potato recipes! If you give any of these a try, I’d love to hear what you think in a comment below!

Two healthy sweet potato recipes.

15+ Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

5 from 10 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
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. Watch how I make it in the video below!



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


  • Prep the potatoes. Preheat your oven to 400°F and poke 4 to 5 holes in each sweet potato with a fork or sharp knife.
  • Bake the potatoes. 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: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Sweet Potato, Baked Sweet Potato Recipe, sweet potato recipes
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Recipe roundup originally published November 2019, but updated to include a few new sweet potato recipe favorites!

About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. 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

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    1. The sweet potato gnocchi is perfect for this time of year! You should definitely give that a try and let me know what you think. :)

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

    1. Hi Lisa – I’m glad you loved the tips! And yay for whipping up baked sweet potatoes. They’re so simple and versatile and perfect for this time of year. Enjoy!