The BEST sweet potato recipes to jazz up your lunch or dinner routine! Use this list to find new and creative ways to use sweet potatoes, including baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato casseroles, and sweet potato mash!
Baked Sweet Potato Recipes
The perfect baked sweet potato comes in all shapes and flavors. Here is a selection of my favorite baked sweet potato recipes.
Before getting into fancy recipes, the most important recipe you’ll find here is how to bake the perfect sweet potato. I watched my grandma bake potatoes like this for years, and it took me a while to develop the patience to really allow the potatoes to cook down to sweet creamy perfection! This recipe serves as a base for a lot of other sweet potato recipes!
Save oven space on holidays by baking your sweet potatoes in an air fryer! They come out with a crispy, salty skin, and are perfect for eating on their own, stuffing, or scooping the flesh for other recipes. This is such an easy method you might just use it year-round!
The instant pot is a great tool for cooking sweet potatoes, especially when you need an easy way to make sweet potato puree for a recipe, like my sweet potato muffins, pizza crust, casserole, or brownies.
Swap the orange potatoes for ones with a deep purple hue. While having a similar taste to regular sweet potatoes, the flesh is drier, so the baking process is slightly different. The next time you see some of these beauties, pick them up for a colorful addition to your dinner plate!
Read my method for baking up the perfect crispy sweet potato fries! These make the perfect side to your burger or sandwich, or an indulgent addition to a salad.
6). Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Learn a simple method for making crispy sweet potato fries in an air fryer! This method works perfect if you’re only making fries for 1 or 2 people.
Using the method above for the perfect baked sweet potato, these 4 easy recipes require NO COOKING and minimal prep. Keep these fillings in your fridge for quick, healthy, gluten free meals. Choose a Greek Salad, Tart Cherry Tuna Salad, Black Bean Burrito, or Sweet Berry Almond Butter filling.
The best of both worlds: the ultimate creaminess of a baked potato and the Mexican flavors of chicken fajitas gathered in a great dinner to share with friends or family.
You will need only a few ingredients to step up your baked potato game and give it the incomparable flavors of the Southwest! Start with a baked sweet potato, then fill it up with black beans, corn, and lots of veggies. A complete meal!
Meet your new favorite dinner/meal prep! After making Crockpot Enchilada Chicken, stuff a sweet potato, then top top with cheese, olives, cilantro, and tomatoes. These healthy stuffed sweet potatoes are one of the best dinners ever served in my house! We fight over the leftovers, so the recipe is for a large batch.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes
Sweet potatoes for breakfast? If you have never thought about it, here are some inspiring and easy-to-make recipe ideas to get make the perfect Sweet Potato breakfast. They are all meal-prep friendly and gluten free!
The ultimate sweet potato recipe for a make-ahead breakfast or to meal prep a healthy lunch ! Call it Sweet Potato Quiche or Casserole, this easy recipe is made with a sweet potato crust, kale, bacon and mushrooms. Not only is it gluten free, it also is Whole30 compliant and dairy free. Almond and coconut milk keep it moist and creamy, so you can enjoy it longer.
This Sweet Potato Frittata is one of my favorite breakfasts, with its crust made of shredded sweet potatoes baked into a layer. I added spinach and caramelized onions to turn it into a wonderful and nutritious breakfast.
13). Sweet Potato Waffles
Enjoy sweet potato waffles as a sweet or savory breakfast! Top with eggs and avocados if you’re feeling savory, or berries and syrup for a sweet option. This recipe uses grated sweet potatoes, so there’s no need to bake them first.
This healthy and Whole30 breakfast burrito would not be the same without its layer of creamy roasted sweet potatoes. Eggs and turkey sausage would have most likely felt lonely, wrapped in their crunchy collard green, without a sweet companion!
Load up your sweet potato waffles with your favorite breakfast sandwich fillings. This version uses egg, sausage, and avocado. Cheese, bacon and tomatoes would also be delicious!
A delicious combo of sweet potato hash, kale, eggs, and bacon. A perfect weekend breakfast!
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet potatoes make magic when used in these creative ways. Learn to use sweet potatoes as a nutrient-dense alternative to wheat products!
17). Sweet Potato Muffins
My favorite muffins of all time! Sweet potato lends a lightly sweet flavor to these cinnamon spiked muffins. The pecan streusel topping is optional but highly recommended! These are a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes after a holiday meal.
Fall in love with this gluten free and paleo-friendly Sweet Potato Pizza Crust the way I did. A truly amazing taste and texture, with crisp edges and a lightly sweet flavor.
These Salmon Sweet Potato Croquettes have definitely made it to the top of my appetizer list! Baked and not deep fried, they make a super healthy starter or a light crispy lunch.
Playing with leftovers can be quite an art — transform your turkey into a new and delicious meal. These Leftover Turkey Sweet Potato Enchiladas are an example of how you can avoid wasting precious food that dries out too quickly. Sauce and cheese are doing the trick and turn this one into another great sweet potato based dinner.
Sweet Potato Casseroles
Casseroles are one cozy way to gather great ingredients into one heart-warming dish.
Swap the marshmallows for this flavorful, buttery nut and seed topping. No one at your Thanksgiving table will have a complaint!
22). Loaded Sweet Potato Scallop Casserole
Everyone’s favorite potato toppings, on a healthy sweet potato casserole. The thinly sliced sweet potatoes brown and the edges get crispy while this bakes. I honestly think I’d prefer this to the sweet version for Thanksgiving!
Sweet Potato Chilis and Soups
What’s better than a chunky chili or a vegetable-packed soup to get you through the long winter evenings? This selection of Sweet Potato Chilis and Soups provide you with some delicious ideas for your chili and soup cravings.
A cozy, silky bowl of sweet potato soup, elevated with a touch of spice and some roasted red peppers. This soup always gets rave reviews!
24). Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk
Quite possibly the best soup you’ll ever make! A creamy sweet potato and coconut milk soup is spiced with ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon, for a delicious meal that’s bursting with anti inflammatory properties.
A fun way to mix up your chicken soup! This version has a flavorful Thai red curry broth, with zucchini noodles, sweet potatoes, and tender chunks of chicken.
26). Whole30 Chili
This bean-free beef chili uses roasted butternut squash, but swap in cubed sweet potato for the same satisfying sweet flavor in a spicy chili!
Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes
You’ll never guess the main ingredient of this rich and fudgy frosting! SWEET POTATOES! Baked sweet potatoes add a creamy and sweet base for a light sweetener and some cocoa powder. Add this to your favorite chocolate cake for a healthier dessert option!
If you’re team FUDGY brownie, these gluten free and paleo Sweet Potato Brownies are for you! Made with sweet potatoes and sunflower seed butter, they pack in some nutrition.
Have other ways you like to use sweet potatoes? Let me know in the comments!