Gear up this season, and prepare your favorite sweet potato recipes to fulfill everyone's cravings. You’ll love all the things you can do with sweet potatoes, so check out my list of sweet potato recipes for decadent and savory meals!
Yummiest Sweet Potato Recipes For The Homesteader
I just love the flavor of sweet potatoes, it has that kind of oomph that makes for the perfect side dish. It's a hearty root crop that'll yield you a great harvest if tended right. Enjoying the fruits of your labor? Here are some sweet potato recipe ideas you can try. Make it a side dish, part of your main course, or even a dessert idea. The possibilities are endless!
1. Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Who can resist this healthier version the classic American french fry? I sure can't. It's so easy to make. In just minutes, you'll have a delicious snack to enjoy. Devour them all by themselves, try them with your favorite dip, or have them as a side dish.
2. Sweet Potato Noodles With Spinach
Even sweet potatoes can be turned into noodles. Learn how and be amazed! This scrumptious and versatile, vegan recipe with sweet potato noodles, onions, spinach, and a drizzle of cheese is a great way to cut down on carbs and save on calories!
3. Five Spice Sweet Potato Soup
A nutritious and delicious soup you can make any time of the day. It has the enchantment of five Chinese spice, making it even more warming and comforting. I can't wait to try it for dinner tonight. Can you guess what the five spices are?
4. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Ever tried roasting sweet potatoes? This is the perfect recipe for you to try it with. Honey and cinnamon are just the best combinations! This decadent recipe of sweet potato is Paleo— vegan— and gluten-free— a perfectly delicious Thanksgiving side dish.
5. 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancake
Not sure what to serve for breakfast? Just grab some sweet potatoes, eggs, and a few spices to make your breakfast pancake. A delicious 2-ingredient recipe great for breakfast or as a healthy snack. I'm sure both kids and adults will love this!
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6. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Forget mashed potatoes, I'm all in for these mashed sweet potatoes now! Here's the easiest way to make perfect mashed sweet potatoes with just 4 ingredients, and you can even easily make it Paleo: simply use coconut milk or almond milk. It's also a great food for babies starting solids.
7. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
A vegetarian taco that will have you think if tacos need meat at all! When I first made it, it was a hit with my family. They never thought there wasn't any meat in it. This taco recipe is good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
8. Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bars
You won't be able to stop eating once you've taken a single bite from these delightful sweet potato marshmallow bars. The kids will absolutely enjoy this as a dessert, and you'll love this as a snack on busy days. The good news is, you don't have to wait for Thanksgiving because this sweet potato recipe is easy enough to whip up every day.
9. Sweet Potato Waffles
Had sweet potato pancakes this morning? How about sweet potato waffles tomorrow? Sweet potato waffles provide a perfect twist to your ordinary waffles. These savory sweet potato waffles recipe is a hit in my homestead, and aside from being nutritious, it's made with just three basic ingredients.
10. Smoked Haddock Sweet Potato Hash
A guilt-free comfort food you can serve to the entire family. Perfect to start your day with, light yet loaded with vegetables and protein to fuel up your long day. And I'm pretty sure no one will complain if you make it for dinner, too.
11. Sweet Potato, Pinto Bean, And Kale Quesadillas
Have more than just cheese on your quesadillas with this easy sweet potato, pinto bean, and kale quesadillas recipe. It's a great quesadilla recipe you can serve to all your vegan family and friends.
12. Sweet Potato Sheperd's Pie
Do you ever have a craving for something truly delectable? Without a doubt you do! That was most likely a stupid question out of the clear blue sky. I got a craving for some shepherd's pie and found this scrumptious recipe that takes shepherd's pie to a whole new level. Check it out and see for yourself. This is a real game changer!
13. Sweet Potato Tots With Creamy Ketchup
What happens when you run out of potatoes for tater tots? You use sweet potato instead! Make your own homemade tots! These sweet potato tots with creamy ketchup are the best indulgence – and way better than fast food tots!
14. Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers With Roasted Garlic Cream And Avocado
This smoky sweet potato burger with roasted garlic cream and avocado is so much healthier than a lean turkey burger. It's probably okay if you eat two! You can even prepare the garlic cream the day before to buy you some time, especially if you're serving a crowd.
15. Twice Baked Jalapeno Sweet Potatoes
You'll certainly love the flavorful combination of garlic, green onion, cheese, and jalapenos in this sweet potato recipe. A hint of healthy sweetness with the right kick!
16. Sweet Potato Fry Nachos
You haven't had nachos like these before. Delicious skillet nachos starting with fries and packed with healthy toppings. A hint of sweetness with all the nacho goodness.
17. Spinach-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
Loaded with cheese, spinach, and topped with crumbled bacon—these stuffed sweet potato skins are absolutely my new favorite dish for dinner or just every time I crave for something hearty and nutritious.
18. Italian Chicken Meatballs And Sweet Potato Spaghetti
Are you curious about how the sweetness of sweet potato spaghetti will go with Italian tomato sauce? I know I am! Make it with this Paleo, allergy-free and gluten-free recipe. This yummy-licious take of the classic will surely become a new homestead dinner favorite!
19. Campfire Sweet Potato Hash
You don't have to be at a campfire to make this campfire sweet potato hash.–though the smoke from your campfire does give it a distinct flavor.
20. Crispy Sweet Potato Cakes
Ten minutes, three ingredients, one awesome cake! These simple, quick, and extremely delicious crispy sweet potato cakes will surely plaster a smile on your face.
21. Jalapeno Poppers
Balance the spice from the jalapeno with the sweetness of the sweet potato. It's a discovery worth sharing with all your family and friends. These jalapeno poppers are naturally low-carb and gluten-free.
22. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
This guilt-free breakfast bowl is the perfect make-ahead recipe you can serve yourself. It's a delicious meal packed with sweet potato, raisins, almond butter, and chopped nuts. You can never have too much of this meal every morning.
23. Sweet Potato Muffins
If you want to make a muffin with less guilt, this is it! These little cakes look exceptionally scrumptious! Aside from its naturally sweet taste, you'll also love the texture coming from that crunchy flax topping.
24. Secretly Skinny Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies
Indulge in this low-fat, low-sugar, and gluten-free brownie treat. No one would ever guess how these fudgy and gluten-free brownies are healthy, nor would anyone know they had sweet potatoes in them! These brownies are delicious, rich, and freezer- friendly!
25. Microwave Sweet Potato Mug Cake
A quick and simple dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth whenever your craving strikes. Whenever you want to sink your teeth into a yummy cake, this is it!
Want more sweet potato recipes? Check out this quick and easy video tutorial on how to make sweet potato balls from Roti n Rice:
Sweet potatoes are such a great alternative to regular potatoes. When you want to make something with a hint of sweetness, this is your guy! I can't wait to try all of these sweet potato recipes!
Which one of these scrumptious sweet potato recipes are you trying first? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Vanessa Thompson says
The sweet potato balls look amazing BUT due to ALLERGIES I can not have any bread ( Wheat or Regular) or rice products ! Any suggestions on what could be substituted ???? Wanting some really bad !! Thanks
Try it with Ground Flax seeds. Good, slightly nutty taste and great for your heart and delicious mixed in with a smoothie or sprinkled on yogurt oatmeal or salads.