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 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.

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.

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. 

Smoky Sweet-Potato Soup

Rating: 3.29 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.

Baked Sweet-Potato Chips

Rating: 3.24 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.

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 3.92 stars 89
This is a hearty Indian-style stew without meat but chock full of protein.

Pork Tenderloin with Kale Salad

In this easy and nutritious weeknight recipe, a kale salad is prepared and left to marinate in the dressing, which ensures crunchy—not tough—greens (thanks to the tenderizing effects of the olive oil). Meanwhile, a super simple pork tenderloin is seared and baked, along with earthy sweet potatoes and nutty quinoa that both are tossed into the salad before serving. 

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 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."

Cleansing Broth

Rating: 3.03 stars 72
Sip this broth throughout the day for optimal effect.

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash

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

Inspiration and Ideas

Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup
Rating: Unrated 173
This soup is smooth and creamy with a dash of spice.
Simple Vegetable Curry
Rating: Unrated 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.
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.