Sweet potatoes for every meal of the day (+ snacks and dessert!)! We rounded up 50 of our favorite healthy sweet potato recipes from Fit Foodie Finds (+ from some of our friends) and put them all right here for you.
Get all the benefits and flavor of sweet potatoes with these delicious sweet potato recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert!
Sweet Potato for Every Meal
People can’t seem to get enough of the sweet potato! We understand why. The sweet potato is an amazing vegetable that can be baked, boiled, mashed, or mixed in to just about any recipe that you’re craving!
We love all potatoes, but the sweet potato has some added flavor and nutrient benefits compared to the regular white potato, so today we’re celebrating everything sweet potato!
First things first–> Are sweet potatoes healthy?
Sweet potatoes are a healthy root vegetable with so many benefits. Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate, high in fiber, and packed with Vitamin B and Vitamin C!
All the Ways to Prepare Sweet Potatoes
There are so many different ways you can prepare a sweet potato. Here are some of our favorites!
If we are ever at a loss for what to make for a meal we always chop up a sweet potato and roast it in the oven to have in a buddha bowl or as an easy side dish!
Who says you can’t trade out the traditional mashed potato for a mashed sweet potato for dinner? We are obsessed with our healthy mashed sweet potatoes! They are a hit during the holidays or as a fun side dish during the week!
You can buy sweet potato in a can at the grocery store or you can make your own sweet potato puree at home! We have an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to make sweet potato puree at home.
Sweet potato puree is a great addition to any baked good! Feel free to substitute sweet potato puree in any recipe that calls for pumpkin. It adds the same moisture and flavor.
You can also use sweet potato puree in pies, soups, and any other recipe where you feel like getting creative!
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Just l like any traditional white potato, you can bake a sweet potato, too! We love baking sweet potatoes in the oven and then topping them with our favorite toppings! Check out our favorite stuffed sweet potato recipes here!
Ceramic Knife – Best for Cutting Sweet Potatoes
There is a really good chance you’re going to need to slice your sweet potatoes in some way, shape, or form. We HIGHLY suggest picking up a ceramic knife because they cut through sweet potatoes and other hard vegetables like butter…no joke!
We LOVE this set by Chef’s Foundry. It’s only $69 for 3 different sizes of ceramic knives!
Buy now HERE!
Sweet Potato FAQs
How many calories are in a sweet potato?
In 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes, there is about 114 calories.
What are the macros for a sweet potato?
Sweet potatoes are a healthy root vegetable that have an amazing nutrition profile. Per 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes: 114 calories, .1g fat, 27g protein, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 6g sugar, 2.1g protein.
Are Sweet Potatoes the same as yams?
What’s the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? GREAT QUESTION. Sweet potatoes and yams are essentially the same thing! Actually, yams are a type of sweet potato. Crazy, right?
How many carbs are in a sweet potato?
In 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes, there is about 27g of carbs.
50 of the BEST Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes
Can you really use sweet potatoes in savory AND sweet breakfast recipes?! The answer is YES, my friends. From waffles to omelets to burritos, these sweet potato breakfast recipes will help you start your day off with a protein and veggie-packed breakfast.
- Sweet Potato Kale Hash by Fit Foodie Finds
- How to Make Sweet Potato Hash Browns by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Power Pancakes by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Crush Quiche by Fit Foodie Finds
- Healthy Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Potato Hash Browns by Fit Foodie Finds
- Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Protein Waffles by Ambitious Kitchen
- Healthy Sweet Potato Black Bean Avocado Breakfast Burritos by Ambitious Kitchen
- Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon by The Healthy Maven
- Sweet Potato French Toast with Bacon by Heartbeet Kitchen
Sweet Potato Lunch Recipes
You know we’re all about meal prep recipes at Fit Foodie Finds, and these recipes are perfect for lunches on the go. Not only do sweet potatoes keep well in the fridge, You can easily warm them up without losing texture.
- Sweet Potato Vegan Buddha Bowl by Fit Foodie Finds
- Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 3 Ways by Fit Foodie Finds
- Vegan Sweet Potato Quesadillas by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Lentil Stew by Fit Foodie Finds
- Cashew Curry Chicken Salad Sweet Potato Toast by Little Bits Of
- Grilled Sweet Potato Salad by Lexis Clean Kitchen
Sweet Potato Recipes for Dinner
It’s dinner time and these healthy sweet potato recipes for dinner are calling your name! Whether you’re serving a crowd, or just cooking a quiet weekday dinner, these recipes pack protein, veggies and all the good flavor.
- Sweet Potato Green Curry Quinoa Casserole by Fit Foodie Finds
- Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers by Fit Foodie Finds
- Green Curry Sweet Potato Chicken Meatballs by Fit Foodie Finds
- Easy Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Spinach Lasagna by Fit Foodie Finds
- Healthy Sweet Potato Chicken Enchiladas by Fit Foodie Finds
- Mexican Quinoa Sweet Potato Casserole by Fit Foodie Finds
- Curried Turkey Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Bowls by Little Bits Of
- Caramelized Onion Kale Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes by Little Bits Of
- Paleo Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup by Ambitious Kitchen
Sweet Potato Snack Recipes
We couldn’t leave you hanging without any yummy sweet potato snacks and sides! These recipes are great as appetizers for your next get-together, or simply served as a side of your main dish.
- Sweet Chili Sweet Potato Fries with Thai Curry Yogurt Dip by Fit Foodie Finds
- Baked Cheddar Sweet Potato Fritters by Fit Foodie Finds
- Kid-Friendly Sweet Potato Pizza Bites by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Hummus by Fit Foodie Finds
- Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Tater Tots by Fit Foodie Finds
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Muffins by Ambitious Kitchen
Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes
All my sweet tooth people out there! These desserts are DELICIOUS. Sweet potatoes add such great texture to baked treats without overpowering on flavor.
- Skillet Sweet Potato Brownies by Fit Foodie Finds
- Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole by Fit Foodie Finds
- Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies by The Healthy Maven
- Chocolate Dipped Sweet Potato Toast with Strawberry Salsa by Little Bits Of
- Superfood Sweet Potato Dessert Fries by Minimalist Baker
- Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips by Minimalist Baker
- Sweet Potato Pie with Sweet and Salty Pecan Crust by Ambitious Kitchen
- Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel by The Healthy Maven
- Bakery Style Gluten Free Coffee Cake by The HeartBeet Kitchen