With over 20 of the best Sweet Potato Recipes you can easily have a healthy side dish or complete dinner ready for your family tonight! From a baked sweet potato and roasted sweet potatoes, to whole30, vegan, and gluten-free recipes, there are so many ways you can skin this potato!

​Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are hands down one of the tastiest and best shelf-stable ingredients that are also incredibly healthy for you! 

Packing in loads of Vitamin C and filling fiber, they will keep you full and well. While their natural sweetness adds a wonderful balance to more traditionally savory dishes. To answer are sweet potatoes healthy, read about it in this post.

And bonus: they are great for keeping on hand. Sweet potatoes can last up to 3-5 weeks when stored in a cool, dry place or up to 3-4 months when kept in the refrigerator.

To start off, you’ll want to try out our Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes for a simple, yet elegant delicious side dish.

You’ll then want to switch up the combination of flavors you can add to a sweet potato with this Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie recipe for a hearty show stopper.

Lastly, try out this Sweet Potato Hash for the perfect addition to your weekly meal plan!

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes the recipes you find will call for already cooked sweet potatoes.

If that’s the case, there are a variety of ways you can cook sweet potatoes and they’re all SO incredibly easy:

  • How to Microwave a Sweet Potato – This is by far the fastest and easiest method for a perfectly cooked sweet potato—it takes less than 10 minutes!
  • Baked Whole Sweet Potatoes – These can be used for stuffing with taco-style ingredients or shredded BBQ chicken.  Or, just top them with a bit of cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat!
  • Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes – Another way to quickly cook whole potatoes for your favorite mashed or stuffed potato recipes.
  • Boiling Sweet Potatoes – This is a super simple way to soften potatoes so they can be turned into a burger patty or mashed until creamy and smooth.

25+ Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes

​Whether a weeknight dinner or a fancy holiday meal, sweet potatoes can fit nearly any occasion. You’re sure to find your favorites among these recipes:

Toasted and roasted sweet potato cubes in a gray bowl.

1. Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

Roasted sweet potato cubes are a healthy, easy, and quick way to make sweet potatoes in the oven!  This baked sweet potatoes recipe makes perfectly crispy cubes every time and is a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and Whole30 side dish.

Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

4.09 from 48 votes
These healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes are so quick and easy, you'll have dinner ready in no time. Simply peel, dice, and season sweet potatoes and then bake them in the oven until they're perfectly crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside.
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A wooden spoon is used to dish a serving of sweet potato shepherd's pie.

2. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Make the best ever Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie for a comforting meal with this easy recipe! The traditional filling of ground beef, carrots, corn, and peas in a thick sauce is topped with healthy mashed sweet potatoes. This simple yet hearty dish is perfect for family dinners, or even meal prep since it freezes beautifully!

A baking dish of sweet potato shepherd's pie is served for dinner.

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

5 from 4 votes
A traditional dish gets a flavor upgrade in this best-ever Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie recipe! The subtle sweetness of the mashed potatoes pairs exceptionally well with the rich filling made of ground beef, vegetables, and a thick and hearty sauce.
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A Fall-inspired healthy quinoa recipe with sage, sweet potatoes, chicken apple sausage, and kale.

3. Sausage, Kale, & Sweet Potato Quinoa

Sweet potatoeschicken apple sausage, and kale combine to form one of the best and easiest quinoa bowl recipes. All of the basic ingredients are cooked in one pot, or skillet, to make a healthy quinoa recipe that is full of sage and savory Fall flavors!

A one-pot dinner meal idea for sweet potatoes, quinoa, sausage, and kale.

Sweet Potato and Sausage Quinoa Bowl

4.38 from 24 votes
It's never been easier to make a healthy one-pot meal than with this Sweet Potato and Sausage Quinoa Skillet! Satisfying quinoa is tossed with sweet potatoes, kale, and seasonings for a filling meal that's full of sage and herb flavor.
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A skillet full of a sweet potato hash recipe with eggs.

4. Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash is a delicious and hearty breakfast hash brown recipe that is made with olive oil, eggs, full of jalapeños, red onions, red bell pepper, and then topped with a spicy Sriracha mayo and a sprinkle of cilantro.  These easy sweet potato hash browns are gluten-free, dairy-free, and can easily be made Paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

4.82 from 11 votes
Sweet Potato Hash is a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that is so easy to throw together. Full of simple ingredients like eggs, jalapeños, onions, and red bell pepper, this dish is topped with a spicy sriracha mayo and a sprinkle of cilantro for ultimate flavor. 
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Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are served on a white plate for a gluten-free side dish.

5. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are perfectly crispy, super simple to make, and a healthy side dish for busy weeknights. It is so quick to cut sweet potatoes into fries, season them up, and pop them in the air fryer. Dinner just got a lot easier with these homemade fries.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 4 votes
Getting extra crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries is so easy with a few secret tricks! Placing the cut potatoes into a single layer in the air fryer basket and knowing the correct cooking time will give you soft middles and crunchy outsides.
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Fried eggs and hash browns are served for breakfast

6. Sweet Potato Hash Browns

The best and crispiest Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe is incredibly easy to make. Shredded sweet potatoes are mixed with flour and egg to help them sick together, then cooked in a cast iron skillet. Serve these homemade hash browns with an egg for breakfast, or sour cream and chives for dinner!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe

5 from 3 votes
You're only a few simple ingredients away from the BEST and crispiest Sweet Potato Hash Browns with this quick and easy recipe. Shredded sweet potatoes are mixed with a little flour and egg and then cooked in a cast iron skillet to get that delicious crunch.
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This Harvest Bowl is so full of healthy ingredients, and it's surprisingly easy to make.

7. Harvest Bowl

Fall Harvest Salad that is full of sliced apples, roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans, and is tossed in a delicious maple apple cider vinegar dressing.  Use kale or spinach to make an easy, healthy, and vegan salad recipe for a dinner party or Thanksgiving meal. 

This Harvest Bowl is so full of healthy ingredients, and it's surprisingly easy to make.

Harvest Bowl Recipe

5 from 4 votes
When you meal prep this Harvest Bowl, you'll have a healthy salad that's ready when you are. Chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and goat cheese are tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette and served over wild rice for an easy, irresistible meal.
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Quick and easy seasoned sweet potatoes cooked in the air fryer.

8. Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are healthy side dish that’s on your table in HALF the time as roasting them in the oven! Simply toss cubed potatoes in oil and seasonings and air fry for 10 minutes. This easy recipe will quickly become your new go-to weeknight dish to please everyone, even the kiddos!

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are the perfect blend of tender and crispy and so full of flavor. Red potatoes are tossed in a lemon-garlic sauce then topped with Parmesan cheese before roasting them in the air fryer.
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A bowl full of creamy mashed sweet potatoes that are savory with garlic and herbs.

9. Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an easy, healthy, vegan, and Paleo side dish recipe for a Thanksgiving dinner or to switch it up without the regular potatoes.  Learn How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes that can be served with brown sugar, maple syrup, savory bacon, or garlic powder, melted butter, green onions, and fresh herbs.

Easy mashed sweet potatoes recipe using boiled or baked potatoes.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

5 from 4 votes
If you love mashed potatoes then you're going to go crazy for these creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes! They can be prepared sweet or savory, and make the perfect side dish for any weeknight or holiday meal.
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A sweet potato fry is lifted up by a hand for a healthy side.

10. Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries are the absolute best crispy and healthy side dish. Learn how to cut the sweet potatoes and get them perfectly roasted in the oven. This quick and easy homemade recipe is the ultimate companion to burgers and delicious when served with ketchup or your favorite sauce.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

4.63 from 8 votes
Baked Sweet Potato Fries are the absolute best crispy and healthy side dish. Learn how to cut the sweet potatoes and get them perfectly roasted in the oven.
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Air fry a whole sweet potato.

11. Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

This quick and easy Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato recipe is ready in less time than baking in the oven! It is so simple to get dinner ready once you know how to air fry sweet potatoes with a little bit of oil and salt. You will find this is the best way to make these tasty spuds, and it’s the perfect kid-friendly side dish!

A plate has three air fried sweet potatoes with butter.

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

5 from 1 vote
This quick and easy Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato recipe is ready in less time than baking in the oven! It is so simple to get dinner ready once you know how to air fry sweet potatoes with a little bit of oil and salt.
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Hasselback sweet potato recipe is served on a white plate and topped with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

12. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with brown sugar and pecans make a great gluten-free and vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner or any other special occasion meal!

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Recipe

4.67 from 15 votes
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look gorgeous and are secretly so easy to make for your next holiday dinner! Once you learn how to cut the potatoes into slices, you can top them with butter, brown sugar, and spices.
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Healthy and easy sweet potato casserole is the perfect fall side.

13. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole is topped with a pecan and oat crumble for a lightened-up, gluten-free version of your favorite Thanksgiving Day casserole. It’s the perfect base dish for any holiday meal!

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Crumble

4.63 from 8 votes
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole is topped with a pecan and oat crumble for a lightened-up, gluten-free version of your favorite Thanksgiving Day casserole!
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A piece of homemade sweet potato pie is eaten for Thanksgiving.

14. The Best Sweet Potato Pie

Thanksgiving dessert can be delicious and even a little good for you with this Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe. Simply swap in coconut milk with the pumpkin purée and fall spices, and bake it all together in a flaky, buttery pie crust. This recipe is the perfect sweet for all your holiday celebrations, and it can easily be gluten-free and vegan, if needed!

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Thanksgiving dessert can be delicious and good for you with this Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe. Simply swap in coconut milk with the pumpkin puree and fall spices, and bake it all together in a flaky, buttery pie crust.
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Taco stuffed sweet potatoes with black beans and corn for a vegan dinner recipe.

15. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a healthy dinner recipe that can easily be meal prepped for busy weeks!  Baked sweet potatoes are loaded with canned corn, black beans, fresh tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, and homemade taco seasoning with chili powder for a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan family-friendly recipe.

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

4.50 from 8 votes
These Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a healthy dinner recipe that can easily be meal prepped for busy weeks!  Baked sweet potatoes are loaded with canned corn, black beans, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and homemade taco seasoning for a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan family-friendly recipe.
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A hand holding a skillet of gluten-free Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes with a silver spatula inside.

16. Skillet Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Skillet Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes are a super quick and easy side dish to serve with chicken, steak, turkey, or pork!  The best part is that this healthy recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, Paleo, and makes a great weeknight, Christmas, or Thanksgiving vegetable side dish, too!

Skillet Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

4 from 6 votes
Skillet Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes are a super quick and easy side dish to serve with chicken, steak, turkey, or pork!
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Easy BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes on a white plate.

17. BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are an easy, healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free weeknight dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy! This stuffed sweet potatoes recipe can also easily be made Paleo and Whole30.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

5 from 6 votes
BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are an easy, healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free weeknight dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy!
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A hand squeezing the juice of a lime onto Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Noodles.

18. Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Noodles

Learn how to make cilantro lime sweet potato noodles with a spiralizer in under 15 minutes!  These sweet potato spiral noodles are an easy, healthy, gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, and Whole30 side dish that is a breeze to whip up!

Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Noodles

5 from 1 vote
Learn how to make cilantro lime sweet potato noodles with a spiralizer in under 15 minutes!  These sweet potato spiral noodles are an easy, healthy, gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, and whole30 side dish that is a breeze to whip up!
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A Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with quinoa on a slab with a blue napkin.

19. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with Quinoa

This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger recipe is made with quinoa and loaded with spices for a hearty and filling veggie burger.  You can bake this black bean quinoa burger in the oven with black pepper or sear it on the stove for a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan burger recipe!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with Quinoa

5 from 4 votes
You didn't know a Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe could be so delicious and filling! Sweet potato, black beans, quinoa, oats, onion, and seasonings come together for the best plant-based patty that even meat lovers will appreciate.
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Pan fried sweet potatoes in a bowl with chopped green onions as a garnish.

20. Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro

Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro make a quick side dish for any meal!  This simple sweet potato recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, paleo and vegan.

Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes Recipe

4.07 from 16 votes
Skillet Sweet Potatoes are the best sautéed side dish for almost any meal and are so easy to make on a busy weeknight! Simply cut sweet potatoes into cubes, sauté with onions, and then serve with a sprinkle of cilantro and green onions.
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Salad dressing being poured into a quinoa bowl recipe.

21. Sweet Potato Broccoli Quinoa Bowl

This Sweet Potato Broccoli Quinoa Bowl recipe is full of nutritious fiber, lean chicken, topped with a sesame-ginger salad dressing and is gluten-free and dairy-free.  It is will easily become a favorite healthy and easy chicken quinoa bowl!

Sweet Potato Broccoli Quinoa Bowls

5 from 3 votes
This Sweet Potato Broccoli Quinoa Bowl is full of nutritious fiber, lean chicken, topped with a sesame-ginger salad dressing and are gluten-free and dairy-free.  It is one of our favorite healthy and easy chicken quinoa bowl recipes in our house!
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A serving bowl filled with Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus with pretzels on the side.

22. Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus WITHOUT Tahini

roasted sweet potato hummus recipe that is made without tahini!? It is full of hearty sweet potatoes, spices, and garbanzo beans, making it a super healthy vegan and gluten-free snack or appetizer.

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus Without Tahini

5 from 4 votes
A roasted sweet potato hummus recipe that is made without tahini!!  It is full of hearty sweet potatoes, spices and garbanzo beans making it a super healthy vegan and gluten free snack or appetizer.
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A large skillet with sweet potatoes, broccoli, and chicken covered in a honey barbecue sauce.

23. Honey BBQ Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Even on those crazy-busy weeknights, you can have a healthy dinner ready in under 30 minutes with this one-pot honey BBQ chicken and sweet potatoes recipe!  

A large skillet full of honey BBQ chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli for a one-pot meal.

BBQ Chicken, Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

4.50 from 32 votes
Easily make this one-pot Honey BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli in under 30 minutes for dinner tonight!  Cubed sweet potatoes and chicken get cooked together in a sweet and savory honey barbecue sauce for a healthy meal the whole family will love.
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Enchiladas are served from a white baking dish.

24. Sweet Potato Black Beans Enchiladas

You won’t even miss the meat in these Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas! They’re a delicious vegetarian twist on a classic Mexican recipe. Cubed sweet potatoes, whole black beans, kale, and cheese are mixed together, loaded into corn tortillas, covered with a salsa verde, and then baked in the oven.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

5 from 3 votes
You won't even miss the meat in these Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas! They're a delicious vegetarian twist on a classic Mexican recipe. With a few simple substitutions, this easy enchiladas dish can also be made vegan and dairy-free!
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Vegetarian black bean sweet potato tacos with cheese in a corn tortilla.

25. Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

These Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos are gluten-free and vegetarian. They make a wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner taco recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes!

Vegetarian black bean sweet potato tacos with cheese in a corn tortilla.

Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

5 from 4 votes
Vegetarian Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos make a simple lunch or dinner recipe that is so easy to meal prep!  Sweet potato cubes are cooked with onions in a skillet, layered with canned refried black beans, and topped with cheese and cilantro in a healthy corn tortilla.
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A cozy bowl of ground turkey chili is topped with sour cream for a healthy meal.

26. Healthy Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Chili

Sweet potato ground turkey chili is a healthy and quick gluten-free dinner recipe that is full of black beans, corn, and lots of chili flavor! It is the perfect way to incorporate sweet potatoes so casually into your diet.

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

5 from 37 votes
Make a classic recipe even BETTER with this healthy Sweet Potato Turkey Chili– a quick and cozy meal that is PERFECT for Fall weather and game days.
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A bowl filled with gluten-free chicken curry with coconut milk ready to eat for dinner.

27. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry that is made with coconut milk and sweet potatoes—what could be better? This curry chicken recipe is an easy, naturally gluten-free recipe and makes a delicious lunch or dinner when served with rice.

Crockpot Curry Chicken Recipe

4.10 from 143 votes
This Crockpot Chicken Curry is loaded with all the flavors you love with only a few simple spices. You don't need a jar of curry paste, but it tastes just as good—if not better!—than your favorite restaurant. And the best part, you can easily adapt this recipe to fit your dietary preferences.
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