Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

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

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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.

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.

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.

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

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

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."

Cleansing Broth

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

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.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Rating: 3.26 stars
Baking these reduces both fat and grease content of the chips.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

Rating: 3.56 stars
This side pairs well with, short ribs, or roast chicken.

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.

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash

Sweet and savory sweet potatoes and squash make this warm salad a perfect side dish.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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. 

Old Bay-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 3.53 stars

This sweet and spicy side goes well with roasted chicken or pork, seared steak, or sauteed shrimp.