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.
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!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Appetizer Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet Potato Cornbread
Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread.
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.
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.
Sweet Potato Hummus
This sweet potato hummus is a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect all year round!
Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipes
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes uses bold flavors like mascarpone, garlic, and oregano to complement the classic, sweet tuber.
Savory Sweet Potato Skins
These savory stuffed sweet potato skins are addicting! They’re a little spicy from the salsa verde, cheesy, and the most satisfying snack or dinner! They come together in about 90 minutes with very little hands on time and are perfect for meal prep, entertaining or healthy family dinners!
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.
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!
Sweet Potato Dinners
BBQ Sweet Potato and Chicken Packets
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Sweet Potato Side Dishes
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!
Honey Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
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.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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!
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.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is the ultimate sweet potato souffle recipe using fresh sweet potatoes, pecan topping and marshmallows.
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!
Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes
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!
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.
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!
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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