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.

1.Spicy Sweet Potato Patties

2.Sweet Potato Fries

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.


3.Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Ginger Crust

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?

4.Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger and Coconut Milk

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.

5.Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

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.

6.Sweet Potato Gratin with Coconut Milk and Chipotle Chili

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

7.Sweet Potato Enchiladas

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


8.Back Beans and Sweet Potatoes

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

9.Spicy Sweet Potato Puree

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.

10.Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger

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.

11.Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta

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

12.Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chowder

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!

13.Sweet Potato Napoleon with Wild Mushrooms

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

14.Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

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

15.Classic Sweet Potato Pie

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.


Kay M
Kay M4 days ago

Good afternoon and thank you for this article on SWEET POTATOES----I LOVE THEM -COOKED ANY AND EVERY WAY- I will try most of these recipes - the hash brown ones and the pasta - look so great -it is making me hungry- sincerely KAY M.

Daniela M
Daniela M5 days ago

They all look soooo good!!! Yum. I love the taste of sweet potatoes. Thank you for all the ideas!

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Kathy K9 days ago


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W. C
W. C1 months ago

Thank you.

Ruth C
Ruth C2 months ago

I love sweet potatoes!

sheena a
sheena arsenault2 months ago

yumm thanks :)

Joanne p
Joanne p2 months ago

i want a personal chef :(

Lone W
Lone W2 months ago

Great suggestions! Thank you.