40+ Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato casserole isn’t the only way to enjoy sweet potatoes! Whether you’re looking for breakfasts, dinners or even desserts, you are sure to find something you love in one of these Sweet Potato Recipes.

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Sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients. They are very popular in the fall, but we like to enjoy them all year round! But before we get into their deliciousness, let’s learn a little about them.

Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable in the morning glory family. They are native to Central America and South America, but grown all over the world and are very popular in North America.

There are many varieties of sweet potatoes with the skin ranging from pale yellow, to brown and often a dark tan and the flesh from creamy white to orange. Some are even purple (not to be confused with the ube which is a purple yam!)

Sweet potatoes are put into two categories:

  • Firm sweet potatoes- golden skin and paler flesh
  • Soft sweet potatoes- copper/dark brown skin and orange flesh

They are very versatile and can be cooked a variety of ways, but it is important to know if you are working with soft or firm versions first.

  • Baked– either firm or soft (whole or chopped)
  • Fried– best for firm (soft have trouble getting crispy and staying put together)
  • Sautéed– either firm or soft
  • Steamed– best for firm
  • Microwaved– either first or soft
  • Boiled– best for firm
  • Mashed – this works best with soft so you can get a fluffy potato

So now that you know a little bit about what sweet potatoes are and which ones are best to use when, let’s get into all of the delicious recipes!

Did You Know SweetPotato is One Word?

Did you know that sweetpotato is actually one word? Most people still use two, so we do as well, but in 1989 this nun (not an adjective) was officially changed to one word to help standout against it’s very commonly confused cousin the yam.

And as we know, sweet potatoes are not yams! You’ve likely never even had a yam in your lifetime because they aren’t grown in the US. So bring up this little bit of trivia at your table tonight.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! 
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Sweet Potato Quiche can be made as a brunch, entree or side dish. Roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, bacon and rosemary make this a winning quiche recipe!

Sweet Potato Quiche Recipe

Sweet Potato Quiche can be made as a brunch, entree or side dish. Roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, bacon and rosemary make this a winning quiche recipe!
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Sweet Potato Toast

This sweet potato toast recipe is topped with avocados, microgreens, radishes, raspberries, edible flowers, and sesame seeds. It’s super savory, delicious, and beautiful! They’re ridiculously simple to make and they hit the spot.
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Sweet Potato Muffins

These healthy, vegan, gluten-free sweet potato muffins are healthy and delicious. They’re great for meal prep and customizable to your taste!
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Easy Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

Easy Sweet Potato Sausage Hash is made in one pan and ready in 25 minutes! Made with ground pork, sweet potato, apples, kale, and warming spices, it’s perfect for a sweet and savory comforting breakfast and great for meal prep!
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

A tasty and easy breakfast casserole, this Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole will be a hit! Packed with sausage, sweet potatoes, onion, and peppers and seasoned with classic southwestern flavors. Make it for a comforting brunch or meal prep!
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stack of sweet potato pancakes with syrup dripping

Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

Super fluffy sweet potato banana pancakes that are gluten-free, vegan and healthy ! A really great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes!
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Appetizer Sweet Potato Recipes

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Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread all baked in a cast iron skillet.
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Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks are a simple and visually appealing side dish or appetizer fit for any occasion. #sweetpotatostacks #sweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potato Stacks

Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks are a simple and visually appealing side dish or appetizer fit for any occasion.
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Southwestern Sweet Potato Pancakes

Southwestern Sweet Potato Pancakes are made with mashed sweet potatoes, green chile, corn and southwest spices making then sweet and smoky. Served with a cool, avocado dipping sauce. 
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Sweet Potato Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing

This Sweet Potato Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing can be served cold or room temperature. If you haven’t tried sweet potatoes in potato salad, this is definitely the time to start.
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Sweet Potato Hummus

This sweet potato hummus is a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect all year round!
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Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes take the deliciousness of whipped sweet potatoes and put them into their own little, serveable boats. #twicebakedpotatoes #sweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes uses bold flavors like mascarpone, garlic, and oregano to complement the classic, sweet tuber.
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Burrito Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Super delicious and SIMPLE roasted sweet potatoes with beef burrito filling, these Burrito Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the best!
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Baked Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These baked spinach stuffed sweet potato skins topped with bacon and a sprinkle of cheese are a hearty, delicious and vitamin-rich treat!
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Apple and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These deliciously sweet and salty Apple and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate are the ultimate comfort food. Simple to make baked sweet potatoes are overstuffed with shredded apple, cinnamon and crispy bacon then topped with a bright red pop of pomegranate arils and more bacon.
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buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes on a sheet pan

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a tasty appetizer, hearty dinner, or perfect game day meal. They are easy to make and an absolutely delicious stuffed sweet potato recipe loaded with shredded chicken, mashed sweet potato, veggies, spicy mayo, hot sauce, and spices!
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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are so easy to whip up and they make the perfect weeknight meal!
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Sweet Potato Dinners

This BBQ Chicken Hobo Dinner is a great dinner option for families on the go. These chicken foil packets are packed full of flavor for a weeknight meal! #hobodinner #chickenfoilpackets #hobopackets www.savoryexperiments.com

BBQ Chicken Foil Packet Recipe

This BBQ Chicken Hobo Dinner is a great dinner option for families on the go. These chicken foil packets are packed full of flavor for a weeknight meal! 
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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup is a healthy blend of vegetables with a sweet and spicy kick! This soup definitely falls under the category of easy soup recipes! #sweetpotatosoup #easysouprecipes #sweetpotatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Spicy Sweet Potato Recipe

Spicy Sweet Potato and Chorizo Bisque is a delightful blend of vegetables with a sweet and spicy bite.
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best vegetarian sweet potato chili in a bowl

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

This EASY Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect Meatless Monday weeknight dinner! It's simple to make plus freezer and meal prep friendly.
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Easy Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

Enjoy these easy and DELICIOUS sweet potato tacos for a quick weeknight meal. Made with satisfying black beans, zesty roasted sweet potatoes, and crunchy pickled onions. A flavorful and easy to make meal!
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi is easy to make and taste just like a store-bought one. You can experiment with different varieties of sweet potatoes in the recipe. I have used purple sweet because of its gorgeous purple color!
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Steak and Sweet Potato Skillet

Steak and sweet potato skillet made in just 25 minutes with just 10 simple ingredients. Tossed in a smokey chipotle sauce to bring it all together for an easy and healthy one-pan dinner recipe!
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sheet pan pork tenderloin with veggies

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes

Juicy pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes so yummy you’ll eat them right off the pan! Meal prep the night before and this meal takes only 30 minutes to make. It’s a real family favorite!
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Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos are flavorful and easy to make in about 30 minutes. Topped with fresh pico de gallo and avocado slices, these naturally vegan and gluten-free tacos are sure to become a family favorite.
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slice of sweet potato crust pizza with olives

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

This Sweet Potato Pizza Crust Recipe is reason for pizza lovers to rejoice! It’s a great gluten free pizza crust, and full of nutrients and protein instead of empty calories.
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Sweet Potato Side Dishes

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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

These Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries are the ultimate fall side dish! Perfect for serving with a burger, or as a delicious snack!
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a delightful side to serve with just about any main dish. They're easy to make and perfectly crispy!
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Pan Fried Sweet Potato Recipe

Honey Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes are a cast iron recipe that utilizes just a few simple ingredients. Sweet potatoes, honey, cinnamon and butter are all it takes for this verstile side dish recipe.
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This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever! #sweetpotatomash #mashedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

This Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe uses baked sweet potatoes with natural sugars, bay leaf infused cream and a spike of orange juice for the best sweet potato mash ever!
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Microwaved Sweet Potatoes

Cooking sweet potatoes doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process. All you need are your spuds, a microwave, and a fork, and you are in business. 
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Parmesan and Garlic Sweet Potato Fry Recipe

Oven Baked Parmesan Garlic Sweet Potato Fries will jazz up your dinner!
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corn flake topping on sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Souffle (Marshmallow & Pecan Topping)

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is the ultimate sweet potato souffle recipe using fresh sweet potatoes, pecan topping and marshmallows.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

These healthy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips make the perfect easy & crispy snack! You only need three simple ingredients to make these air fried veggie chips in a snap!
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Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes

Bowl of sweet potato ice cream with white chocolate chips and nuts

Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Sweet potatoes and ice cream may seem like an unlikely combination, but this Sweet Potato Ice Cream, packed with white chocolate and toasted pecans, will convince you that sweet potatoes make the best fall ice cream flavor!
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Sweet Potato Cookies

These Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies are a great way to start your day! Packed with nutritious ingredients like sweet potato, oatmeal and walnuts this healthy breakfast cookie recipe is delicious too.
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Sweet Potato Brownies

These gluten free vegan sweet potato brownies are a quick and easy recipe with great ingredients and natural sweetener options – deliciously rich and fudgy!
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Sweet Potato Pecan Cupcakes

Rich and moist Sweet Potato Pecan Cupcakes are topped with a sweet caramel frosting. These festive cupcakes have all your favorite fall flavors.
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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