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15 Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes

15 Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes

From enchiladas to pasta to pie, there are many ways to serve sweet potatoes. Not only is this autumn powerfood versatile, but each dish delivers an abundance of beta-carotene, Vitamins B6 and D, Iron and Magnesium. Here are our 15 favorite ways to eat this underground gem.

First up, sweet potato patties — perfect for an appetizer, side dish or gluten-free entree.

Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Patties

A flavorful and healthy alternative to the standard, sweet potato fries are antioxidant rich and have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes. Try them spicy, sweet, or savory and with various dipping sauces suggested in the following recipe.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Ginger Pecan Crust: The name alone induces mouth-watering. The health benefits of ginger and sweet potato cancel out the caloric cheesecake part, right?

Recipe: Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Ginger Crust


For a slightly less indulgent route to ginger and sweet potato health benefits, try this warm, Asian-inspired soup. Make it vegan by swapping out the sour cream for soy plain yogurt.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger and Coconut Milk


Hearty and nourishing chili is the perfect meal for when the weather starts to cool. Immune-boosting garlic, fiber-rich black beans and beta-carotene sweet potatoes make this dish an all-star healthy option. Try it with pumpkin biscuits for a perfectly Autumn meal.

Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

This sweet and spicy treat calls for coconut milk rather than heavy cream, making it healthy and vegan!

Recipe: Sweet Potato Gratin with Coconut Milk and Chipotle Chili


Try this unique and delicious version of a classic comfort food – enchiladas.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Enchiladas

For a vegan enchilada version, subtract the cheese and add some black beans with this second vegan recipe.

Recipe: Back Beans and Sweet Potatoes


Forgo the marshmallow-laden candied yams and buttery mashed potatoes for this lighter and more delicious Sweet Potato Puree. Add some chipotle powder for a spicy kick.

Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Puree

Want a vegan burger that doesn’t leave you disappointed? Try this recipe from ExtraVeganZa — black beans, sweet potatoes, almond butter and olives come together to form the perfect burger texture.

Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger

Sweet potatoes in pasta? This unlikely, but delicious, recipe comes from Eating Well Magazine.

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta

In this quinoa Chowder dish, sweet potatoes contrast with salty feta and sharp cilantro for a medley of fresh flavor against a background of nutritious vegetables. Make it in under 35 minutes!

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chowder


This delicious late spring or autumn dish can be paired with scallops, fish or tofu.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Napoleon with Wild Mushrooms

Spice up the standard hashbrown fare by substituting sweet potatoes. Here is a delicious way to serve them.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Hashbrowns


Don’t think we forgot about pie. For those who want a variant of the standard pumpkin pie, here’s its creamy and anti-oxidant filled sister.

Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Pie


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4:14AM PDT on Jun 22, 2015

Thank you

2:34PM PDT on Mar 18, 2015

these r wonderful. thanks so much. i never like all the sweet ones served at holidays.

10:34AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Thank you

8:36AM PST on Feb 17, 2015

Thank you.

6:15AM PST on Feb 14, 2015

I like yams very much.

1:23PM PST on Jan 16, 2015

Never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but looks good anyway :)

6:31AM PST on Jan 10, 2015

Thank you

1:12AM PST on Dec 23, 2014


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3:41AM PST on Dec 14, 2014

great recipes, thank you

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