38 Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

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Roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato dip, and other easy sweet potato recipes

Sweet potato fans, this one’s for you! We’ve compiled our favorite sweet potato recipes, including basic cooking methods, sides, mains, and sweets. YUM! (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

And in case you’re not already on the sweet potato admirers list, let us convince you why to join. Sweet potatoes:

  • Are rich in vitamin A precursors and antioxidants
  • Contain vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6
  • Supply minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium
  • Plus, they keep well, are versatile, and are incredibly delicious!

The Basics

A pan of perfectly roasted sweet potatoes
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How To Roast Sweet Potatoes
A quick and easy, fool-proof way to make perfectly roasted sweet potatoes every time in HALF the time. Plus, two delicious topping ideas!
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Spoonful of tahini resting on a plate of easy stovetop sweet potatoes
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8-Minute Sweet Potatoes
Our go-to method for quick and easy sweet potatoes! Slicing thin and quickly sautéing while covered yields the perfect, tender sweet potato rounds! Just 2 ingredients, 1 pan, and 8 minutes required!
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Sides

Watering tin filled with Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
Cajun-spiced sweet potato fries baked to crispy perfection. Simple, healthy, fast, and packed with spicy-sweet flavor! Just 9 ingredients!
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Baking sheet of Sweet Potato Wedges beside a measuring cup of No-Honey Mustard Sauce
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Sweet Potato Wedges with No-Honey Mustard Sauce
30-minute roasted sweet potato wedges with creamy “no-honey” mustard dipping sauce! Savory, sweet, and so healthy and delicious.
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Overflowing bowl of Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots with a jar of homemade ketchup in the background
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Easy Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots
7-ingredient baked sweet potato tater tots tossed in a cinnamon panko coating that gives them a crisp outer crust. If you like sweet potato fries, you will LOVE these tots!
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Top down shot of an overflowing bowl of Baked Sweet Potato Chips
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Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Baked sweet potato chips that are incredibly flavorful and crispy. Perfect alongside sandwiches, burgers, chili, and the like.
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Bowls with our Southwest Black Bean Dip recipe and with plantain chips
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Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip
Loaded with wholesome, everyday ingredients, this 30-minute Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side dish on Mexican night. It’s also a great addition to burrito bowls, tacos, nachos, and more!
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Slicing into Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters on a plate
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Crispy Quinoa Sweet Potato Fritters
Easy-to-make sweet potato fritters with quinoa, spinach, and eggs! A delicious, gluten-free vegetarian side or snack ready in 30 minutes!
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Bowl of Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots with slices of vegan butter
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Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
Incredibly vibrant mashed sweet potatoes and carrots whipped with turmeric, ginger, fresh garlic, and dairy-free butter. The ultimate salty-sweet side!
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Baking sheet filled with Sweet Potato Casserole Boats for Thanksgiving
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Sweet Potato Casserole Boats
An EASY approach to sweet potato casserole made with 1 pan! Twice-baked, halved sweet potatoes cook FAST and are topped with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and pecans!
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Pan of Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Mash topped with pecans
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Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Mash
A healthier sweet potato casserole with butternut squash, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped with toasted, lightly sweetened pecans. The perfect side dish for fall and holiday gatherings.
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Skillet of Sweet Potato Hashbrowns alongside fresh parsley and ketchup
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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Easy, delicious 2-ingredient sweet potato hash browns! Cooked in the skillet using simple methods for perfect and fast results!
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Plate and pan of our gluten-free Butternut Squash Gratin recipe
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Herbed Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Bake
A sweet potato and squash bake inspired by Spanish tortilla! Infused with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs. A hearty, delicious, gluten-free side dish!
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Mains

Plate of our Fall Breakfast Hash made with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato
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Breakfast Hash with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
Cozy breakfast hash made with just 10 simple ingredients. Crispy Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic marry perfectly with a runny egg. Options for vegans and vegetarians included!
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Cast iron skillet of Spring Vegetable Frittata made with asparagus
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Spring Frittata with Leeks, Asparagus, and Sweet Potato
An easy, flavorful, and dairy-free frittata made with vibrant spring produce! Very versatile and only 9 ingredients required.
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Wooden salad bowl filled with our Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad drizzled with tahini dressing
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Sweet Potato & Avocado Green Salad
A simple yet flavorful and satisfying salad with organic greens, roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, and a lemon-maple tahini dressing. 30 minutes, naturally sweetened, so delicious!
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Big bowl of Crispy Chickpea Sweet Potato Salad for a healthy vegan meal
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Roasted Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad
An amazing, hearty salad with swiss chard, roasted sweet potatoes, and crispy chickpeas with a creamy, tahini dressing. A healthy, plant-based meal.
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Fork cutting into a bite of Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales
Easy tamales stuffed with roasted sweet potatoes and chipotle-seasoned black beans. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for this hearty, plant-based, naturally gluten-free dish!
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Plate and baking dish filled with our vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
Smoky, hearty vegan enchiladas with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and kale! This recipe puts our Easy Red Enchilada Sauce to use. The perfect simple, 9-ingredient meal for Mexican night!
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Healthy Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls beside a bowl of tahini sauce and skillet of chickpeas
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Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Flavorful, filling, 30-minute Buddha Bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, onion, kale, crispy chickpeas, and an AMAZING tahini-maple sauce! A healthy, satisfying plant-based meal.
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Baking sheet with Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
10-ingredient quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes with salsa, tortilla chips, and a creamy avocado-cilantro sauce! A hearty plant-based entree or side.
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Plate of Sweet Potato Black Bean Boats topped with sliced green onion and avocado crema
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Loaded Black Bean Sweet Potato Boats
Loaded sweet potato boats with black beans, manchego cheese, salsa, onion, and simple avocado crema.
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Bowl of Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes for a simple and healthy vegan meal
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Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
Simple, 30-minute baked sweet potatoes topped with roasted chickpeas, a simple garlic-herb sauce, and a parsley-tomato salad. Delicious, fresh, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten free.
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Large plate of Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Masala Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Perfectly baked, stuffed sweet potatoes topped with tandoori masala spiced chickpeas and green chutney. Just 10 ingredients required!
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Bowls of our Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner recipe beside a bowl of tahini sauce
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Sheet Pan Meal: Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas
We love when dinner is made entirely on 1 pan! Enjoy this simple sweet potato, chickpea, and cabbage dish seasoned with Indian spices like garam masala! Serve with fresh or steamed greens, tahini, lemon, and sides of choice!
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Plate with naan, roasted cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Cauliflower Curry
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Sweet Potato Cauliflower Curry (30 Minutes!)
A cauliflower sweet potato curry inspired by aloo gobi with sweet potatoes and roasted cauliflower! Simple ingredients and 30 minutes required for this delicious, hearty plant-based meal!
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Holding a pot of Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Soup made with green beans
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1-Pot Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
1-pot lentil soup made with sweet potatoes, green beans, and warming spices! The ultimate easy meal to enjoy throughout the week or to please a crowd. 
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Bowl of Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili topped with diced avocado and cilantro
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5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Simple, 5-ingredient sweet potato black bean chili that comes together in less than 1 hour! Easy, delicious, super healthy, and so satisfying! Throw in whatever spices you have to amp up the flavor.
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Cast-iron skillet filled with Garlicky Sweet Potato Pasta and Crispy Kale
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Garlicky Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta (8 Ingredients)
Insanely delicious vegan garlic alfredo sauce over sweet potato noodles! Just 8 ingredients, healthy, flavorful, and so satisfying!
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Baking pan filled with homemade Sweet Potato Lasagna drizzled with basil pesto
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Sweet Potato Lasagna
Simple, 9-ingredient sweet potato lasagna with tofu ricotta and a pesto drizzle. Entirely plant-based and so delicious!
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Pan of Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie with a spoonful removed
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Lentil & Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
A colorful take on classic shepherd’s pie with lentils, vegetables, and a fluffy sweet potato topping. You’ll love this 10-ingredient plant-based meal!
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Sweets

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Immune Booster Orange Smoothie
A simple sweet potato smoothie that’s packed with nutrients and naturally creamy and sweet. Healthy, easy, and so nutritious.
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Bowl of Sweet Potato Pie Oats topped with pecans
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Sweet Potato Pie Oats
7-ingredient, 30-minute oats infused with sweet potato puree, cinnamon, and brown sugar. A simple, fast, and healthy breakfast option for any time of year, especially fall.
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Spoon in a glass bowl filled with Sweet Potato Granola
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Sweet Potato Granola
Simple sweet potato granola with oats, nuts, pepitas, and cranberries. Crunchy, sweet, and satisfying. Perfect over oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies or swimming in a bowl of almond milk.
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Cutting board filled with Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins beside ingredients used to make them
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Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)
Incredibly fluffy, wholesome sweet potato muffins that are naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and swirled with roasted almond butter. The perfect sweet treat made with good-for-you, whole-food ingredients.
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Stack of Sweet Potato Brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)
Incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies with cacao, almond butter, and oats. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans and chocolate chips for the ultimate healthier treat!
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Plate of Superfood Sweet Potato Dessert Fries drizzled with chocolate syrup
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Superfood Sweet Potato Dessert Fries
Sweet potato dessert fries packed with 5 superfoods: sweet potatoes, dark chocolate, nuts, pomegranates, and coconut. Super simple, too, requiring just 8 ingredients and less than 1 hour.
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Overflowing bowl of Dark Chocolate Baked Sweet Potato Chips
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Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips
Crispy baked sweet potato chips dusted in sea salt and dipped in creamy dark chocolate. A sophisticated vegan, gluten-free dessert that requires just 5 ingredients.
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  1. Tari says

    We just made the loaded sweet potato boats tonight. I did add sautéed onions, sweet pepper & corn to the black beans for a little extra flavor. They made a delicious vegetarian dinner.
    I don’t see the stars to rate this recipe, but I give it lots of stars. 😋

  2. Marie Madeleine says

    You guys are just mindblowing what you all come up with! Thank you so much for your very appreciated efforts to make this world a better, tastier, less harmful (vegan) place 🙏🏼❤️

  3. SHARON KNORR says

    Thanks so much for all these great sweet potato recipes. Getting more sweet potatoes into my menus is one of my newest health goals and you have just helped me achieve it. Can’t wait to give them all a whirl.

  4. Elizabeth Elliott says

    Is there a plan to compile these recipes in a cookbook? I don’t have a working printer. If there is no forthcoming cookbook, is it possible to buy printouts of these recipes from you?

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