START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

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

 

Read more: All recipes, Desserts, Food, Side Dishes, Soups & Salads, Thanksgiving

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Healthy Living Editors

Healthy Living offers more than 10,000 ways for you to improve your life, your home, your community, and even the world. From the latest healthy and green news to simple DIY tips, our informative and inspirational content empowers you to make a difference.

161 comments

+ add your own
5:49PM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thanks

3:28AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thanks!

3:23AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

ty

8:20AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

yum

1:52PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Baked then grilled some sweet potato the other night. It was really good. Everyone ate it. I should have bought more, but I didn't know how it would be received. Now I know, and we will be eating this more often. Thanks for the recipes. Will have to try some this weekend!

12:28PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Thank you, have not tried some of these, good ideas.

12:16PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Sweet potatoes and yams are some of the healthiest foods around. But if you need to fry them, remember to use the smallest amoutn of oil needed, and use peanut or olive oil.

9:03AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Yummy! On my way to the store now. Sweet potato patties on the menu for dinner and the cheesecake (drool, drool, just like my little doggie) for dessert.

Thank you!!!

1:39AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

Love sweet potatoes.
Thanks

2:01PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

thank you

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Cows have to suffer and die just so we can exfoliate skin?

What was this article about I forgot already

Thank you for the insight~

Well I'm definitely going to lower the temperature when I sleep;) Who knew "Brown Fat" could be so g…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.