37 Simple, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

The delightfully orange sweet potato (or "yam," as it's sometimes called) is a winter essential. With more nutrition value than a normal potato, it's perfect when mashed, baked, roasted, candied, or even in potato salad. It makes some of the simplest soup you'll ever have, and may be the only vegetable that pairs so well with marshmallows!

Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

"Tasty and healthy. I followed the directions except for the white wine. Very different and of course, slightly sweet. Very good with crusty bread. The second bowl I added some hot sauce, YUMMY!"


Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

"This hearty taco recipe features sweet potatoes, navy beans, corn and a spicy chipotle crème for a vibrant, healthy dinner."

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

"This is an excellent soup. It has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, with the full flavors of the sweet potatoes."


Kim's Sweet Potato Casserole

"I was never a big fan of sweet potatoes, but this recipe fixed that. I used all pecans and I used a little more butter in the topping."


Sweet Carrot Souffle

"This delicious souffle is perfected with a carrot and pecan topping."

Sweet Potato Cheesecake With Praline Topping

"Made this recipe on a whim for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was a huge hit and has been requested again this year. Very flavorful, we loved it!"


Sweet Potato, Pepper & Eggplant Bake

"Delicious! I left out the onion and stirred in some scallions before serving instead. Served it with some crusty sourdough bread and it was a delicious meal."


Sweet Potato Casserole Roses

"A stunning addition to the Thanksgiving table, this bundle of rose-shaped sweet potatoes will enliven the holidays."

My Sister's Sweet Potato Bread

"Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness. Baked beautifully, nice and dense. DH nearly ate an entire loaf in one day! This will be the perfect bread for holiday gift giving."


Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

"Yummy! Goat cheese and sweet potatoes were meant for each other. I used all ricotta and it was quite cheesy and flavorful."


Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

"I put all the ingredients (except marshmallows) in my food processor in order to have a smooth consistency. It was delicious!"

-Gwanny Hill

Pineapple Sweet Potato Muffins

"These low-fat, low-sugar muffins are very good. I'm looking forward to making these again, with the addition of some golden raisins or dried cranberries to boost the flavor a bit."

-Barb 3663

Sweet Potato Casserole

"This was awesome. The topping makes it exceptional."

-Chef #465659

Sweet Potato Pie

"This turned out great! I added brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon, just for taste preferences. This will be the pie I bring to the holidays."

-Robyn's Kitchen

Sweet Potato Fries

"I really liked these! I used some corn-starch, which helped make them crispy. This is a really nice way to prepare sweet potatoes."

-Mama Wendy

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Cinnamon Pecan Crunch

"This is a delicious recipe for sweet potatoes. I made them for Thanksgiving. Everyone raved about them, and I'll be making them again for Christmas! Thanks for a great recipe."


Baked Sweet Potato Chips

"These are so addictive! I used a mandoline to slice them thin, used a mister for the olive oil and added just a little salt to them."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Sweet Potato Bread

"This is a nice change of pace from banana and pumpkin breads. I cut the sugar a little and it was still plenty sweet."


Sweet Potato Spread

"This was a very different but great dip. It's easy and so healthy. All the flavors really go well together. We ate it with pita chips."


Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"These are awesome. I considered going back to eat leftovers as dessert. lol. Thanks Jackie for a wonderful new keeper."


Sweet Potato Gratin

"This melts in your mouth, and the combination with the cinnamon is outstanding. The pepper adds another tasty flavor."


Skillet Sweet Potatoes

"I normally like my sweet potatoes crispy (as in fries), but this recipe changed my mind. These are flavorful and make for a great side."


Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes were just what I was looking for. Had baked salmon and wanted an easy way to fix sweet potatoes. My husband loved them. They were delicious!"

-Carole in Orlando

Sweet Potato Casserole

"Wow! Made this for a dinner party and it was a huge hit! Everyone was asking for the recipe."


Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"We loved this recipe. The flavors turned out great."


Sweet Potato & Mango Bake

"Mmmm. What more can I say? I wanted to take a picture of this beautiful dish but it didn't last too long. Thanks!"


Sweet Potato Patties

"These patties made for a special treat. I liked the combo of brown rice and sweet potato. These are certainly something I'll make again."

-Sydney Mike

Sweet Potato Banana Muffins

"Made these exactly as directed, minus the nuts as I did not have any in hand. They are delicious! Great texture, slightly dense but still very moist and soft in the middle. Thanks!"


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"The potatoes turned out fantastic and so simple!"

-Naiomi H

Parmesan-Roasted Sweet Potato Skins

"We really enjoyed the rosemary-and-Parmesan combo on these. I like that these are healthier than regular potato skins."


Fried Sweet Potatoes With Honey

"This is such a comfort food! I pan fried them since I don't have a deep frier and that worked very well -- crispy outside and smooth and creamy inside! I loved the honey! They did really well reheated for breakfast (in the microwave). Thanks for posting Little! [Made for Veggie Swap January 2009]"


Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

"These are the best latkes I've ever made. The recipes I've used in the past (at least 3 others over the past 30 years) were okay, but they didn't have that perfect blend of soft potato mush in the middle and crispy outsides. This recipe has both, and good flavor."

-Is it Tasty

Candied Sweet Potatoes

"Everyone loved these. I think using fresh sweet potatoes is key in the way these taste. I doubled the sauce and sprinkled with pecans."

-Chef #603251

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

"I never thought I would enjoy cheese with sweet potatoes, but this was outrageously delicious. It's going into our regular recipe rotation."


Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

"I cooked this in a covered cast-iron skillet and the onions caramelized along with the lightly glazed potatoes. They were a real hit."


Old-Fashioned Yams or Sweet Potatoes

"These were really good! It was so easy to prepare, yet fancy enough to serve to company."


Grilled Sweet Potatoes

"This is a great side! I served these with a creamed horseradish sauce for dipping, which adds a tang."

-Jill in LSL