Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Find healthy and delicious sweet potato soups, salads, fries, chips, baked sweet potatoes and more recipes!

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Honey-Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 3.56 stars
Honey glazes this simple side dish of roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips with sweetness and sheen. Walnut halves and thyme sprigs roast along with the vegetables for additional fall flavor.

Roasted Vegetables with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.1 stars
You can either extract your own pomegranate juice with a juicer or buy pomegranate juice at your local grocery store.

Baked Sweet-Potato Chips

Rating: 3.24 stars
A mandoline or a hand-held slicer will quickly turn out thin, even slices of sweet potato, although a sharp knife and a steady hand will also work fine.

Cauliflower-Sweet Potato Curry

Hunks of sweet potato and cauliflower soak up a creamy sauce of garlic, ginger, onion, coconut milk, and red curry paste in this colorful vegetarian main. In the last moments of cooking, a heap of green goodness, including baby spinach, edamame, and zucchini, hits the scene, followed by a blast of cilantro and lime juice.

Roasted Sea Bass with Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, and Salsa Rustica

Salsa rustica is an Italian-inspired blend of fresh herbs, capers, vinegar, and oil. Here, it's made with parsley and used to dress a sheet-pan supper of meaty sea-bass fillets, warm spinach, and garlicky sweet potatoes.

Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

Rating: 3.66 stars
For a hearty lunch or dinner, make this Passover holiday classic with a twist—no meat!—with this family lunch or dinner recipe from Jonathan Safran Foer, author of "New American Haggadah."

Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

This plant-powered lunch is packed with healthy fats from avocado and fiber-packed ingredients like sweet potatoes and black beans. It will fuel your afternoon and keep you sated until dinnertime. 

Simple Vegetable Curry

Rating: 3.46 stars
This warmly spiced dish is quick and satisfying. Who knew vibrant flavor could be such a cinch? Try adding cubed extra-firm tofu or chicken breast along with the vegetables if you like.

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 3.92 stars
This is a hearty Indian-style stew without meat but chock full of protein.

Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

Toasted ancho chiles add smoky, earthy flavor to this meatless chili that teams vitamin-rich sweet potatoes with protein-packed black beans.

West African Peanut Stew

Peanuts are the star of this hearty plant-based stew that's inspired by the cuisine of West Africa. Featuring superfoods like sweet potatoes, collard greens, and millet, it uses the humble peanut two different ways: peanut butter to thicken the brothy base, and roasted and chopped, to provide a crunchy contrast to the tender vegetables. 

Cleansing Broth

Rating: 3.03 stars
Sip this broth throughout the day for optimal effect.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
Rating: Unrated
This side pairs well with, short ribs, or roast chicken.
Smoky Sweet-Potato Soup
Rating: Unrated
A puree of sweet potatoes, apple, and leeks gets an earthy spiciness from a chipotle chile coated in adobo sauce—which can be omited for spice-free eaters. The silky Sweet-Potato Soup relies on its fresh ingredients, not heavy cream or butter, to achieve its rich flavor.

Sweet-Potato Toast 4 Ways

Swap toast for taters! Go gluten-free with roasted slices of sweet potato you can make ahead and reheat in the toaster oven. These toasts are nutrient-dense and you can make them even healthier with one of our sweet or savory toppings, all are packed with protein and beneficial fats.