Many consider sweet potatoes (and thus sweet potato recipes) as a great, healthy food to add to your diet. Sweet potatoes not only taste great and are relatively inexpensive but they also rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals! They are high in fiber as well as antioxidants which are good for protecting your body from various diseases and such. Sweet potatoes also promote better gut health with their two types of fiber and the various vitamins and minerals can positively impact your vision, brain function, immune system, and more! Here are 10 delicious sweet potato recipes that everyone will love.
1. Loaded Sweet Potatoes
When looking for good sweet potato recipes you can typically also look to great *regular potato recipes such as a loaded, baked potato. This recipe for loaded sweet potatoes turns your sweet potato (or more if you want, no judgment here) into a hearty and healthy meal! You’ll roast your sweet potatoes for about 45 minutes to cook them through then remove from the oven to smash them down with a spatula or small pot lid. Put some oil on and season with salt then continue to roast for about 15 minutes longer. Afterward, you’ll prepare your fix-ins such as black lentils, unsalted peanuts, red pepper flakes, grapefruit (or oranges/clementines, whatever you’d prefer), feta cheese, and more! Once you eat this delicious and healthy loaded sweet potato you won’t think twice about putting it on your go-to list for sweet potato recipes!
2. Spicy Sweet Potato Quiche Cups
Here’s one for all you out there looking for breakfast sweet potato recipes. This recipe for spicy sweet potato quiche cups is fairly straightforward and is super tasty. You’ll basically be using strips of sweet potatoes as the base of your quiche cups so you’ll use them to line your muffin cups. Then, you’ll add your combination of eggs, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Also add in some chopped up bacon, crumbled feta, and green onions. Fill up your sweet potato quiche cups with your egg mixture and bake them for about 20 minutes. You’ll get some delicious and healthy quiche cups that will be tough to resist. Start off your mornings right with sweet potato recipes like this!
3. Sorghum-glazed Sweet Potatoes
Just because sweet potatoes are vegetables doesn’t mean there aren’t tasty dessert sweet potato recipes out there! Here’s a recipe where you’ll make your own sorghum glaze over some baked sweet potatoes. For the glaze, you’ll need apple cider, sorghum, butter, whole-grain Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt, and cinnamon. You’ll combine those and pour them over your peeled and sliced sweet potatoes in a baking pan. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes covered tightly with aluminum foil, then remove the covering for an additional five minutes of baking. Sprinkle with your candied/spiced pecans and remember this to your go-to sweet potato recipes!
4. Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
If you want some sweet potato recipes for side dishes then this recipe for roasted sweet potatoes & carrots is perfect for you. It’s an easy recipe to make but does have a good amount of ingredients. Besides your sweet potatoes and carrots, you’ll need an onion, garlic, orange juice (fresh juice from an orange is preferred), butter, olive oil, salt, paprika, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, cayenne pepper, and mint leaves. If you want to add some savory roasted pecans then you’ll need a whole other assortment (some similar) of ingredients for that delicious addition. Basically, you’ll combine the majority of your ingredients then put onto a roasting pan and roast in the oven for about 45 minutes!
5. Sweet Potato Cakes With Kale & Bean Salad
If you took a second look at “sweet potato cakes” don’t worry you’re not alone, and no it’s not a typo. This is one of the healthier sweet potato recipes that combines a kale & bean salad with some sweet potato cakes on top. To make the sweet potato cakes you’ll scoop up your shredded sweet potatoes and make into mounds, then flatten them, and bake for about 25 minutes. You’ll have a healthy kale & bean salad with the added fiber and nutrients (and delicious taste) of sweet potatoes as well!
6. Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
Sweet potato recipes can be great if you’re looking for some tasty gluten-free alternatives! In this case, this recipe shows you how to make a delicious sweet potato pizza crust. You’ll use roasted sweet potatoes that have been mixed and pureed combined with egg, almond flour, arrowroot, olive oil, white wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, and salt! This gives you a gluten-free pizza crust that you can even freeze to use later. Even if you’re not gluten-free this is a delicious alternative to regular pizza crust that has lots of nutrients and fiber!
7. 3-Bean Sweet Potato Chili
This recipe for a 3-bean sweet potato chili is great if you want to try out new kinds of vegetarian chili! There’s a wide variety of ingredients, like most chili recipes, and should take you about one hour total to prep and cook. But in the end, you’ll have a delicious and very healthy chili with plenty of leftovers for another meal. A great choice for sweet potato recipes when you want to meal-prep for a couple of days in advance!
8. Parmesan Baked Sweet Potato Fries
This couldn’t be a list of sweet potato recipes without the well-loved choice of parmesan baked sweet potato fries! This recipe is a great side dish for burgers or sandwiches or even as just a tasty snack. It should only take you about 35 minutes total to make these delicious fries and the ingredients are pretty standard. In addition to your sweet potatoes, you’ll need oil, garlic powder, ground cayenne, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and salt & pepper. They’re a great, healthy alternative to french fries that arguably taste just as good!
9. Rosemary-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Any mashed potato lovers out there should pay attention! Sweet potato recipes don’t need to stray too far from typical potato recipes and sometimes they can even improve on them! This recipe for rosemary-pecan mashed sweet potatoes is easy to make and delicious. While you microwave and prepare your mashed sweet potatoes, you’ll work on roasting your pecans with rosemary and other ingredients. Once combined you’ll get a deliciously unique alternative to mashed potatoes that should immediately go on your go-to list of sweet potato recipes.
10. Sweet Potato Tea Cake
The ending note of these sweet potato recipes is another interesting take as you’ll make a sweet potato dessert. This recipe for sweet potato tea cake gives you a delicious dessert that anyone and everyone will love. It ends up with a great crisp on the outside yet staying chewy on the inside due to the sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes also give it those great vitamins and nutrients as well as the rich orange color!
What are your favorite sweet potato recipes? Share them with us in the comments!
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