Are you wondering what you can make with sweet potatoes? We’ve gathered 30 sweet potato recipes that will help you out!
The sweet potato has gained wide-ranging exposure and high popularity over the last decade, finally digging itself out from being typecast as “the oversweet side dish served at Thanksgiving” role it has played for, let’s see, several centuries.
Known for their nutritional density, sweet potatoes nowadays are making appearances all throughout the day at breakfast, lunch, snack time, dinner, and even at dessert time!
Why all the fuss?
Well, multiple reasons, not the least, are that they are highly versatile and have a fairly neutral taste that you can enhance to swing either savory or sweet, making them perfect as Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry and Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup.
According to a recent USDA study, they cook up well in various ways, they are satisfying, and they are one of the fastest-growing crops in the USA.
Many use them as a plant-sourced color in other foods instead of artificial colors.
Newer varieties doesn’t require the traditional tropical growing conditions, so farming them in more temperate climates may be possible.
Every bit of this is good news for us consumers and lovers of all things sweet potatoes, especially when you get to try the bowl of goodness—#24.
If you have read this far and are not particularly a sweet potato fan by chance, I invite you to continue reading to see what to make with sweet potatoes!
Perhaps one of these 30 sweet potato recipes will spark your interest!
Beautiful one-inch diced sweet potatoes with a crispy outside and soft inside are seasoned with butter, olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning.
Snappy idea to add the seasoning in a resealable bag and while baking, stir often!
This is a classic savory creation among recipes with sweet potatoes.
Sweet potato fries are one of the best sweet potato ideas to come along!
They can even be ready in 30 minutes with fabulous seasonings!
The secret in this recipe is how the sweet potatoes are cut into the fry shape.
Gotta see it to believe it!
A sweet and savory sweet potato dish is coming your way in the form of sweet potatoes and apples and cinnamon with a touch of maple syrup!
This one comes together so fast, bakes for 30 minutes, and fills your home with a mouthwatering aroma!!
If you simply want sweet potato dishes with little fuss and maximum taste, this roasted sweet potato recipe is for you!
Cut them into one-inch cubes, bake at high heat, season them well and maybe add a drizzle of honey.
Love all the variations for personal preferences!
Gnocchi made with sweet potatoes is an excellent idea of what to make with sweet potatoes!
All that’s needed is sweet potatoes, flour, and salt.
It’s best to use a potato ricer to remove all lumps.
They can be made ahead and even frozen!
Two ingredients for beautiful tortillas made with sweet potato and flour!
These sweet potato ideas are creative and impressive!
You will be pleasantly surprised at how soft and pliable these tortillas are for any use!
Doesn’t get any easier than this!
Perhaps the quintessential of sweet potato dishes is this one, candied yams.
Ingredients combined are brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, butter, and cinnamon.
Most folks add marshmallows on top! Super sweet!
Taking the classic sweet potato dish to the next level is what happens when pecans enter the recipe!
The little extra salty-sweet pecan crumbles pure heaven when that brown sugar starts bubbling through the topping!
Slow cooker recipes with sweet potatoes always intrigue me, and here we have turkey chili made with them, adding in tomato, onion, bell pepper, green chiles, and seasonings!
Thick and hearty.
I can smell it already!
Instant pot instructions included as well.
Sweet potato recipes sometimes mimic regular potato recipes, as you see here with these loaded skins!
Crisp the skins with a bit of olive oil first, then add back in the mashed sweet potato.
Top with cheese, bake, add bacon and watch them disappear!
This creamy curry comes together in 30 minutes and is super filling!
Sweet potato dishes like this are a delight all year round.
Garlic, onions, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, red curry paste, chickpeas, and seasonings will round out the ingredient list.
A little frying, a little stirring, a little simmering, and you’re done!
If you have never tasted a sweet potato pie, making one gives insight as to what exactly it has inside!
When considering what to make with sweet potatoes, this dessert is a solid choice!
Super simple to make!
Mix all ingredients, pour into an uncooked pie shell, bake and enjoy!
You can serve it with ice cream!
A variation on curry includes lentils and is a much thicker consistency, allowing it to serve over rice.
Of sweet potato dishes, this one has decidedly Indian seasonings with cilantro stems and ginger, so maybe some Thai influence too.
Dry red lentils are the bean of choice because of the way they break down during cooking.
Easy and delicious are words I look for when picking out recipes with sweet potatoes!
These fritters are both of those and more!
Simple to mix and fry!
The avocado dipping sauce might steal the show!
Love this sweet potato finger food!
Going savory with this sweet potato dish!
Caramelized garlic and onions added last to the sweet potato bake and garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, pepper, and paprika—an excellent side that could go with any entree!
Smoked sausage and sweet potato stir-fry?
Sweet potato dishes do not just have to be sweet.
Here we get a savory sausage mixed with sweet potatoes in a one-skillet meal!
Adjust the seasoning and spice level to your preference and add additional veggies you have on hand.
Sweet potato recipes widen our horizons on the variety of uses where sweet potatoes come in handy.
This salad with black beans is super colorful and looks like it belongs as a picnic or block party potluck!
The surprise ingredient is roasted pistachios or pepitas, and the sweet, tangy, spicy flavors give your taste buds a party!
Here, a sweet take on roasted sweet potatoes includes olive oil, butter, lemon, and honey.
Slice and then dice those sweet potatoes, then coat them with the lemon butter, and that’s it!
Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
If you have an air fryer, listen up!
This sweet potato dish is for you!
Scrub, dice, toss in seasonings to coat, spread out in a basket or tray of an air fryer.
Love that several different seasoning options are given, so lots of choices to try at different times.
Considering what to make with sweet potatoes that boast a Korean flare?
You have come to the right spot.
Spoiler alert, this recipe leans hard to the sweet side! It uses
Korean sweet potatoes but regular ones will work as well, and the result may not be quite as sweet.
There are SO many things right with sweet potato recipes, and this one captured my interest immediately.
Beautiful presentation and full of textures and flavors combined into a tortilla!
The potatoes are baked first, and corn and then added to the black bean mix.
Sheet pan baking is catching on in this busy world we live in!
Sweet potato dishes that turn into full meals are the best!
That is exactly what we have here!
Sweet potatoes, broccoli, and sausage of your choice!
Keep adding ingredients to the pan based on how much time they need to bake, and dinner is served!
Talk about checking boxes.
Recipes with sweet potatoes appeal to lots of people for lots of reasons.
Here we have a nutrient-dense kale salad with sweet potato with pepitas!
Of course, you could add any number of your add-ins to meet your needs or preferences.
The chipotle dressing can be made ahead and is the perfect touch!
A bowlful of yummy deliciousness is a fantastic meal to choose when wondering what to make with sweet potatoes.
This buddha bowl is piled high with quinoa, kale, avocado, red onions, chickpeas, and of course, sweet potatoes!
Oh, and there’s a zippy lemon tahini dressing involved!
Ah, breakfast recipes with sweet potatoes have arrived!
Hash may have been something you ate out of a can with white potatoes.
This fresh hash has sweet potatoes, bacon, and eggs to please everyone!
It does take about 75minutes to make, so be sure to allow enough time, but talk about a superb start to your day!
Two thumbs up!
Another kale and sweet potato salad making an appearance here with totally different add-ins and seasonings making it a whole other recipe!
This sweet potato dish has wasabi peas, cranberries, avocado, pistachios, and a garlic tahini dressing.
Lots of variations!
Lots of deliciousness!
Very similar to the hash mentioned above, this one includes a few more veggies, namely Brussel sprouts and onions.
It’s easy to come up with sweet potato ideas when other recipes are so temptingly tasty!
Throw in any leftover veggies or cube up any protein on hand like ham, turkey, or pork.
You can also do all the special things one can do with russet potatoes with sweet potatoes!
And why not?
Here scalloped sweet potatoes are front and center of all the sweet potato dishes.
Slice them up super-thin, bake in garlic and butter and sprinkle on the cheese!
This sweet potato dish is hearty and a bit unexpected.
This sweet potato shepherd’s pie is meatless with black beans and mushrooms.
Best to tackle this recipe in two days cooking the potatoes and lentils one day and then the filling and baking the next.
Last but not least, a delightful addition to our list of sweet potato recipes is a lovely savory soup.
This cauliflower and sweet potato soup also have olive oil, garlic, seasonings, and water, but it does cook up fairly thick.
There is a blender involved to get the final product extra smooth!
The bottom line
You can use sweet potatoes in literally every possible way and at every possible means.
Thanks for exploring this list with me, and may all your sweet potato ventures be successful!
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Roasted Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi
- Vegan Sweet Potato Tortillas
- Candied Yams (Sweet Potatoes)
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
- Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
- Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
- Sweet Potato Curry
- Easy Sweet Potato Pie
- Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry
- Sweet Potato Fritters with Avocado Dipping Sauce
- 20-Minute Smoked Sausage with Sweet Potato and Fried Onion
- Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing
- Easy Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Korean Sweet Potato Recipe
- Sweet Potato Tacos
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal
- Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Chipotle Dressing
- Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
- Sweet Potato Hash
- California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad
- Roasted Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Hash
- Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
- Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Shepherd's Pie
- Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup
- Choose one or more options from our list of 30 sweet potato recipes here!
- Create your new favorite dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?