15 Healthy (And Ridiculously Tasty) Sweet Potato Recipes

mbg Contributor By Leah Vanderveldt
mbg Contributor
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.

Sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine year-round, but they seem especially appropriate in fall.

One of the coolest things about sweet potatoes (besides how good for you they are) is that they're great in both sweet and savory dishes.

Read on for some next-level sweet potato ideas.

1. Breakfast-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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It seems so obvious now, but a baked sweet potato is the perfect parcel for breakfast foods like bacon and eggs.

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2. Two-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Photo by Happy Healthy Mama

You had me at two-ingredient.

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3. Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie With Banana

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I love a nutrient-packed smoothie that tastes like a fancy milkshake.

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4. Paleo + Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

Photo by Tessa Domestic Diva

Customize these muffins with your favorite add-ins (I highly recommend chocolate chips!).

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5. Moroccan-ish Sweet Potato Sunshine Salad

Photo by The First Mess

This is the kind of salad I want to eat every day — filled with delicious and nutritious foods.

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6. Chipotle Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Photo by Connoisseurus Veg

Black beans and sweet potatoes are a winning flavor combo.

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7. Coconut Curry With Sweet Potato Noodles

Photo by Food Faith Fitness

Get out that spiralizer and turn your sweet potato into noodles for this dish.

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8. Sweet Potato Kale Balls

Photo by Ricki Heller

A great meat alternative, these sweet potato balls are simple and fun to DIY.

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9. Sweet Potato, Kale + Shrimp Skillet

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A quick, colorful, one-pan meal is always a good move.

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10. Loaded Vegan Sweet Potato Fries

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I challenge you to find a better-looking plate of loaded fries.

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11. Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos With Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa

Photo by Half Baked Harvest

These may be the most autumnal tacos I've ever seen. And they're perfect.

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12. Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips

Photo by Minimalist Baker

Salty-sweet and super simple.

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13. Ella's Sweet Potato Brownies

These brownies are so incredible, they helped launch Deliciously Ella's first book deal.

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14. Paleo Pumpkin Sweet Potato Custard

Photo by Stupid Easy Paleo

Whip up these adorable single-serve custards for a paleo finish to Thanksgiving (or any occasion!).

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15. Vegan Mexican Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding

Photo by The Vegan 8

Rich, creamy, and cinnamon-spiced.

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