Did you know that it’s “sweet” for your health to regularly include sweet potatoes in your diet? While many people associate the sweet potato with decadent, sugary holiday side dishes, pies, and desserts, this nutritious root vegetable can be served in a wide variety of ways for every meal of the day.
This versatility will certainly help you to incorporate sweet potato recipes into your meal plans throughout the year – and you’ll be reaping the benefits of all the antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients it contains. While sweet potatoes can usually be found in your local grocery store throughout the year, they are typically harvested in October, November and December throughout most of the country.
Check Out These Super Sweet Potato Recipes!
Listed below are some of our favorite sweet potato recipes. If you can’t find fresh sweet potatoes, don’t worry. Pick up a bag of our flash-frozen Organic Sweet Potato bites – these can easily be substituted for many of the ideas listed below.
Mexican Sweet Potatoes
This recipe uses a spiralizer for the sweet potatoes, but you could also use a food processor or mandolin. Add in shredded chicken, black beans, corn and melted Pepper Jack cheese for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Sweet Potato Casserole
The decadent recipe has both a crunchy, crushed corn flakes pecan topping and gooey marshmallows. When you’re looking for a sweet treat, this is it!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Carrot Mash
Sweet potato casserole is perfect for cold weather nights and this recipe has just the right amount of sweetness to complement most savory meat dishes.
Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These creamy sweet potatoes have a splash of smoky bourbon and are perfect for a holiday party or pot-luck. Just remember, they do contain alcohol. The recipe can be made without the bourbon, with a slight change in flavor.
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Wondering what to do with holiday leftovers? This Shepherd’s Pie uses ground turkey, sautéed mixed vegetables, sliced mushrooms and fresh herbs with a savory garlic sweet potato topping. Comfort food at its best!
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato
This hearty vegan quinoa salad features crisp and tender roasted sweet potato, toasted sunflower seeds and a pesto-inspired dressing. Makes for a nice side salad for soups and sandwiches.
Sweet Potato Tandoori Salad
Love Tandoori? These roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, are tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette that combines sweet, sour and spicy flavors.
Sweet Potato Lentil Vegan Chili
This hearty vegetarian chili can “go vegan” by simply swapping out the yogurt and cheese for your favorite non-dairy substitutes – you’ll never know the difference!
Sweet Potato Soup
This flavorful soups combines sweet potatoes with onion, garlic, and carrots. You can use chicken or vegetarian stock for the base. A splash of orange juice and a pistachio topping adds extra flavor and crunch.
Sweet Potato and Spicy Sausage Soup
Creamy sweet potatoes get a spicy kick with hot italian sausages (or your favorite spicy sausage vegetarian substitute). Wilted spinach offers another serving of veggies in this delicious, warming soup.
Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese with Brie and Bacon
Turn an ordinary grilled cheese into something amazing with brie, bacon slices, and a serving of mashed sweet potatoes. Grill it up and dig in!
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Oven baked sweet potato fries are so easy to make! Simply cut into wedges or rounds, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and herbs, and bake at a high temperature until lightly browned.
Thai Peanut Sauce with Sweet Potatoes, Red Peppers and Rice
Featuring a spicy Thai peanut sauce drizzled over roasted sweet potatoes and bell peppers on a bed of rice, this recipe is sure to be a vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free favorite. Be sure to make extra sauce for dipping veggies!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
Do something different for your next taco night with these smoky roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and toppings you can customize to make everyone happy. This one makes for a great Meatless Monday dinner!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
Everyone loves quesadillas and these are filled with spicy sweet potatoes, black beans and melted cheese. Makes for a great appetizer or busy weeknight dinner.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Breakfast
What to do with leftover turkey? Make this baked breakfast delight with sweet potatoes, eggs, spinach and Gruyere cheese – it is so good you’ll want seconds!
Sweet Potato Galette
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Here’s a holiday treat for you! This galette offers a crisp and buttery crust studded with herbs and caramelized shallots, roasted sweet potatoes and creamy tart goat cheese. Your taste buds will sing for sure.
Sweet Potato Red Pepper Frittata
This frittata would be great for breakfast, brunch or dinner! It’s full of caramelized sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, black beans, feta and cilantro.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
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Use those leftover sweet potatoes for breakfast! This moist and tender pancake recipe is super quick and easy, and made using common staples already found in your pantry.
Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash
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This one-skillet frittata is full of sweet potatoes, baby spinach and goat cheese. Great for any meal of the day and the leftovers (if there are any!) taste just as good.
Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream
These pancakes are fluffy, slightly sweet and covered in coconut cream and toasted coconut. These are certain to become a weekend favorite!
Healthy Vegetarian Freezer Burritos
With easy vegetarian freezer burritos, there’s no need to skip breakfast or head to the drive-thru on a busy morning. Featuring sweet potato hash, black beans and scrambled eggs you’ll start the day of with right with this recipe.
Sweet Potato Meringue Pies
These mini sweet potato pies are gently sweetened with banana, a touch of brown sugar and spices, then topped with a light meringue topping. Decadent without ruining your diet!
Sweet Potato Recipes: Are you ready to get cooking?
Have you been convinced that sweet potatoes can be successfully added to a wide variety of delicious recipes? Once you try some of these suggestions, let us know what you think! And don’t forget to share with us your favorite recipes using our Organic Seasoned Sweet Potatoes by posting in the comments or on social media. Happy cooking!