Forget the fries – there’s so much more to a sweet potato than this standard finger food, and these versatile sweet potato recipes prove it!
Here are 38 sweet potato recipes that go beyond your average sweet potato fries (although, those are delicious, too).
Bake them, shred them into noodles, mash them into burgers, shape them into balls, blend them into soups, simmer them in curries or turn them into pancakes – no matter what you do, the sweet potato can hold up to it!
These versatile champs are packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, so you’ll want to keep them exciting as long as possible. Here are deliciously easy sweet potato recipes to get you started, both from our PaleoHacks recipe experts and our Paleo-blogging friends worldwide.
Sweet Potato Plantain Waffles Recipe
These sumptuous waffles burst with the flavors of fall. This recipe is also freezer-friendly; to reheat, simply take out of the freezer and pop in the toaster!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Plantain Waffles
Bacon-Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
These main course baked potatoes are supremely satisfying: packed with bacon and shrimp and seasoned generously, you’ll never go back to the traditional baked white potato again.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Bacon-Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Skins Recipe
This healthy spin on a game day classic loads up on avocado and bacon to deliver that hearty taste you’ve been craving.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Skins
Salmon Bites with Sweet Potato ‘Buns’
These adorable finger foods are filled with lettuce and tomato. Stick a toothpick in each one and chow down!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Salmon Bites with Sweet Potato ‘Buns’
Sweet Potato Lime Soup Recipe
Blend your sweet potatoes into a delicious soup balanced with ginger, coconut and lime.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Sweet Potato Lime Soup
Sweet Potato Pad Thai Recipe
This is not something you’ll spot on a take-out menu anytime soon. The noodles are made from spiraled sweet potatoes!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Pad Thai
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Apple Sauce Recipe
With sweet Honey Crisp apples, sweet potatoes and just a little water, your slow cooker can turn two ingredients into a revelatory apple sauce.
Recipe: Yankee Kitchen Ninja | Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Apple Sauce
Sweet Potato Chili Recipe
This rich and hearty chili cooks down mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and spices until a rich and spicy broth emerges.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Chili
Sweet Potato Banana Mini-Muffins Recipe
Enjoy these bite-sized treats that are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Banana Mini-Muffins
Sweet Potato Apple Hash Recipe
Any potato hash recipe is made better with sweet potatoes, and from there, you can add anything you want. This recipe, with onion, sausage, and green apples, is a good starting point. Add a fried egg to amp this up even more!
Recipe: PaleOMG | Sweet Potato Apple Hash
Spicy Cajun Sweet Potato Mash Recipe
This super-easy Cajun mash calls for one sweet potato and five spices, so you can have your side dish served up in a snap.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Cajun Sweet Potato Mash
Raw Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
Most sweet potato recipes call for roasting, baking, or pan frying , but why not give them a go in their raw form? Spiralized into noodles and topped with a curry almond sauce, this tasty and filling salad will do wonders for your immune health.
Recipe: Jesse Lane Wellness | Raw Sweet Potato Salad
Taco Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
In this Mexican spin on a traditional British dish, ground beef and veggies simmer in taco seasonings and are topped with sweet potatoes sweetened with coconut milk. Bake, top with avocado, and enjoy!
Recipe: The Lucky Penny Blog | Taco Shepherd’s Pie
Maple Nut-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
This is not your traditional Thanksgiving recipe! Here, sweet potatoes are blended with coconut oil and topped with pecans and hazelnuts covered in cinnamon and maple sugar.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Nut-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Meringue Pie Recipe
Forget key lime! This zesty pie recipe is worthy as both a summery island treat and the Thanksgiving table itself.
Recipe: CupcakesOMG | Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Try this easy recipe of scalloped sweet potatoes, drizzled in a decadent sauce of coconut milk and chipotle puree.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests Recipe
Impress your friends at brunch with these fancy-looking creations. The “nests” are simply sweet potatoes grated into muffin tins!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests
Sweet Potato Rosti with Smoked Salmon Recipe
These crunchy Swiss-style hash browns are topped with dill-mayo and salmon for a stick-to-your-ribs Paleo breakfast of kings.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Sweet Potato Rosti with Smoked Salmon
Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe
Just add tahini, lemon, paprika and chili powder to blended sweet potatoes to make the best hummus knockoff we’ve found yet!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus
Sweet Potato Snackers Recipe
These “snackers” are party-worthy hors d’oeuvres: baked rounds of sweet potato topped with goat cheese, thyme, walnuts, cranberries and honey for the perfect sweet-salty festivity bite.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Sweet Potato Snackers
Thai Sweet Potato Curry Recipe
Warm up with the rich flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger and chili in this Paleo-friendly curry recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Thai Sweet Potato Curry
Pesto & Shallot Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Everyone’s raving about Hasselback potatoes these days, and the method works even better with sweet potatoes. The super thin slices allow the garlic, pesto, shallot and pine nut flavor to permeate every single bite.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Pesto and Shallot Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Loaded Mashed Sweet Potato Balls
Use leftover sweet potatoes to make these bacon-filled appetizers!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Loaded Mashed Sweet Potato Balls
Cinnamon Bacon Backyard Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Somewhere between the summery days of barbequing and the autumn days of cinnamon-spiced everything is this perfect merge of seasons: grilled sweet potatoes, doused with fall flavors. And bacon.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Cinnamon Bacon Backyard Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Orange-Chipotle Acorn Squash & Sweet Potato Recipe
Roasted sweet potatoes are always nice, but when paired with acorn squash and flavored with sweet orange and spicy peppers, they become something new entirely.
Recipe: Paleo Girl’s Kitchen | Roasted Orange-Chipotle Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato Pasta with Hearty Meat Sauce Recipe
With strands of sweet potato as noodles, this bone-warming dish is packed full of vitamins with tomatoes, bell peppers and mushrooms.
Recipe: Mark’s Daily Apple | Sweet Potato Pasta with Hearty Meat Sauce
Bacon ‘n’ Dill Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
Served warm or cold, as a side dish or left overnight for the flavors to meld just so, this versatile potato salad is at once tangy, salty and fresh.
Recipe: Robb Wolf | Bacon ‘n’ Dill Sweet Potato Salad
Bacon Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe
Yes, you read that right. When you combine sweet potato with egg and bake it in bacon-lined muffin tins, magical things happen.
Recipe: Robb Wolf | Bacon Sweet Potato Muffins
Sweet Potato Tater Tots Recipe
Tap into your inner child’s desires and fry up these Paleo tater tots using only three ingredients!
Recipe: Rubies & Radishes | Sweet Potato Tater Tots
Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers Recipe
Forget the mushrooms and lentils: this sweet potato burger offers just the right amount of sweet in your veggie-inspired slider.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
Ginger-Mint Japanese Sweet Potatoes Recipe
If you can get your hands on a Japanese sweet potato – that is, a sweeter-style potato with deep purple skin – try this lighter treatment with coconut milk, fresh ginger and mint.
Recipe: Rubies & Radishes | Ginger-Mint Japanese Sweet Potatoes
Southwest Sweet Potato Stew Recipe
This hearty, meaty stew can be made either in the Crock-Pot or in a pressure cooker for the perfect cold-weather reprieve.
Recipe: Real Food Liz | Southwest Sweet Potato Stew
Sweet Potato Chips
Ridiculously easy to make and the perfect thing to curb cravings, these sweet potato chips are a great snack food.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato & Poached Eggs with Ghee Hollandaise Recipe
The hollandaise sauce is the real star of this Benedict-style breakfast, made with lemony cultured ghee emulsified with egg yolks.
Recipe: Real Food Liz | Sweet Potato and Poached Eggs with Ghee Hollandaise
Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe
These surprisingly healthy brownies, made with sweet potato puree, avocado and date paste, are best served cold after a few days in the fridge. This blogger promises they are “knock-you-right-off-your-feet” delicious!
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Sweet Potato Brownies
Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe
These super easy Paleo pancakes are delicious with a drizzle of maple syrup, a smear of peanut butter, or just a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Recipe: Smile Sandwich | Sweet Potato Pancakes
Twice-Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Twice baked potatoes are just dandy on their own, but when you add bacon and eggs? You get to mix breakfast and dinner, sweet and savory, all at once.
Recipe: Plaid and Paleo | Twice-Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato and Kale Balls Recipe
Use them in place of meatballs, serve them as a side dish or even straight out of the fridge! These goodies – sweet potatoes and kale baked with shallots, garlic, and topped with flaxseed – might change the way you think about snacking.
Recipe: Ricki Heller | Sweet Potato and Kale Balls
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