Sometimes people tend to feel fed up whenever they eat the same food over and over. I experience moments like this, especially with my baked sweet potatoes.
These potatoes won't be missing in action at our table every week. This caused me to lose interest in the recipe. But my insatiable appetite came back after I found these creative and savory toppings for sweet potatoes online. Who would expect that this recipe is so versatile?
If you have the same fate as I am, take this guide with you and step up your baked sweet potato game today!
1. Cucumber and chile crisp
If you're fond of spicy stuff, this combination of sliced cucumbers and chile crisp is your next big thing.
If you’re new to chile crisp, it’s a type of condiment made of chili peppers, onion, garlic and seasonings in oil. It's a great addition to incorporate spicy flavor and texture for steamed dumplings, rice, or it can be a good spice on your nachos.
This blend offers the contrast of crunchy, creamy, tangy, and spicy flavor profiles packed into one. If you don't have a cucumber on hand, pickled onions work great too.
2. Cottage cheese and hot sauce
Top your baked sweet potatoes with some cottage cheese, then drizzle them with Piri Piri hot sauce (which consists of chili peppers, lemon, vinegar, garlic, and bay leaves) and a splash of olive oil. It's positively mouth-watering!
The presence of cottage cheese adds a creamy texture to the potatoes while the Piri Piri, which consists of chili peppers, lemon, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, and oil, infusing a hint of spiciness and tanginess.
3. Bolognese sauce and parmesan
Your leftover Bolognese sauce won't go waste anymore if you turn them into a potato topping. Who said that this sauce only works for lasagna?
Put your leftover sauce on top of freshly baked sweet potato to add savory flavors to your potatoes. Everything gets more fun and exciting if you add some parmesan cheese at the last minute of the preparation.
4. Bacon and honey
Honey and bacon are the perfect combinations if you want to incorporate additional texture and sweetness to your baked sweet potatoes.
The rich flavor of honey blends perfectly with the creamy texture of the potatoes while the addition of bacon creates a nice smokey flavor variation to the overall dish.
If you feel adventurous today, feel free to include a pinch of chili flakes or ricotta cheese.
5. BEC (bacon, egg, and cheese)
BEC is one of my favorite baked sweet potato toppings. Well, nothing beats the combination of bacon, egg, and of course...cheese. Who’s with me?
The addition of these ingredients creates a nice burst of interesting flavors to the potato dish. Addicting!
Just keep in mind to cook your bacon until it's crispy so you can achieve that nice smokey flavor. Choosing what cooking method for your eggs is up to you, you can opt for fried or poached--both blend well with bacon and cheddar cheese.
6. Broccoli and cheese
Putting broccoli and shredded cheese on top of baked sweet potatoes adds texture and extra creaminess to the recipe.
You can either steam or branch your veggie. If you have leftover cooked broccoli from your last meal, then that's big, good news!
7. Hawaiian ham and pineapple
8. Pulled meat with BBQ sauce
Spice up your baked sweet potatoes with this BBQ-style topping. Trust me, adding them to your potatoes will be your best decision ever!
Partner pulled pork, beef, or chicken with any BBQ sauce to your liking. Add jalapeno, cilantro, and sliced avocado to the toppings to achieve that hearty and savory meal.
9. Eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes
If you want to take the breakfast route for your baked sweet potatoes, this combination of eggs, bacon, avocado, and baby tomatoes is your best option!
This blend offers fresh, creamy, and umami-packed flavors that are so tempting! If you feel creative today, feel free to add sauteed spinach, crumbled sausage, grilled onions, and a dollop of salsa.
10. Chicken, hot sauce, and ranch
Imagine tossing chicken with hot sauce to your freshly baked sweet potatoes then drizzle it with some ranch and fresh chives. Yum!
This fun combination of ingredients gives both hints of spiciness and creaminess to the overall dish. If you haven't tried the topping, then this might be a perfect time!
11. Yogurt and fish
If you want to avoid beef, chicken, and pork to your topping, this yogurt-fish combo is for you!
Smear some plain Greek yogurt on top of your sweet potato before layering them with smoked fish, scallions, and briny capers.
Add them to your baked sweet potatoes and then expect a smoky and tangy flavor in every bite!
The bottom line
So the next time you wonder what to put on a sweet potato, then taking a glance at this collection again is your answer!
From cucumber and chile crisp topping combo to yogurt and fish, this compilation of savory sweet potato toppings is sure to be a big hit and satisfy the hungry crowd!
How about you? How do you prepare your baked sweet potato? Feel free to share it in the comments!
- Cucumber and chile crisp
- Cottage cheese and hot sauce
- Bolognese sauce and parmesan
- Bacon and honey
- BEC (bacon, egg, and cheese)
- Broccoli and cheese
- Hawaiian ham and pineapple
- Pulled meat with BBQ sauce
- Eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes
- Chicken, hot sauce, and ranch
- Yogurt and fish
- Pick few baked sweet potato toppings to try
- Serve them at your family table