Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

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

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Smoky Sweet-Potato Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 41
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.

Honey-Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 3.5 stars 160
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.

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 Vegetables with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Rating: 3 stars 674
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 stars 1256
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.

Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 104
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."

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.

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.

Cleansing Broth

Rating: 3 stars 72
Sip this broth throughout the day for optimal effect.

Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 173
This soup is smooth and creamy with a dash of spice.

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 4 stars 89
This is a hearty Indian-style stew without meat but chock full of protein.

Simple Vegetable Curry

Rating: 3.5 stars 175
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
Rating: Unrated 117
This side pairs well with, short ribs, or roast chicken.
Kale, White Bean, and Sweet Potato Soup
For a vegetarian version of this soup, substitute Homemade Vegetable Stock for the chicken stock.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Rating: 3.5 stars 94

Baking these reduces both fat and grease content of the chips.