Upgrade your side dish game with easy sweet potato ideas you can pair with your favorite entrées!
Sweet potatoes are an incredibly versatile root vegetable. You can bake them, fry them, roast them, sauté them, mash them, and more. While there are plenty of sweet potatoes recipes to choose from, we’re focusing on how you can pack more beta carotene into your side dishes.
Whether you prefer them sweet or savory, there’s a recipe waiting for you. You can pair them with chicken, steak, or any protein entrée you dream up. For simple meals, try making curly sweet potato fries cooked in tallow or show-stopping Hasselback spuds with herby ghee.
If you need to curb a sweet tooth, there’s twice-baked sweet potatoes with blueberries and pecans or maple sweet potatoes with cinnamon and nutmeg. Craving something savory and zesty? Try a buttery (but dairy-free) mashed sweet potato with garlic.
Whether you need to throw together a quick weeknight meal or are looking to show off your kitchen prowess, we’ve got the sweet potato side dish that’s right for you!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Ghee and Pecans
Forget the maple butter! This dairy-free recipe subs in ghee for a luxuriously silky mouthfeel. Topped with crunchy pecans, it offers a ton of delicious textures and flavor.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Ghee and Pecans
Paleo Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving classic, but this Paleo (and vegan) version makes for a delicious side dish at any time of the year.
Recipe: One Lovely Life | Paleo Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
This recipe includes a sticky sweet glaze that coats both sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. It makes a delicious veggie-packed side dish you can feel good about.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes are a labor of love and you won’t miss the starchiness of white potatoes here! Give this Paleo sweet potato version a try for ultimate satisfaction.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Drizzled in Rosemary Ghee
Need an impressive way to showcase sweet potatoes? Give them the Hasselback treatment by thinly slicing (but not all the way through) and drizzling with rosemary ghee. The result is a crispy-edged side dish that will impress any dinner guest.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Drizzled in Rosemary Ghee
Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
You only need a handful of ingredients to whip up these rosemary roasted sweet potatoes. Pro tip: use a variety of sweet potatoes for a colorful version of this dish.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
Curly Sweet Potato Fries
French fries are a classic no-fuss side dish to Paleo burgers and sandwiches, but these curly sweet potato fries are a healthier and tastier alternative.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Curly Sweet Potato Fries
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Achieve heavenly texture with these maple mashed sweet potatoes. The best part is, they’re made with naturally flavored candied pecans.
Recipe: The Real Dieticians | Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Creamy Tex-Mex Mashed Sweet Potatoes
When you’re craving something savory and spicy, this Tex-Mex recipe has your back!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Tex-Mex Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These stuffed sweet potatoes make for a hearty side dish you can fill with bacon, broccoli, and chicken!
Recipe: Against all Grain | Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Smothered in Buttery Maple Ghee
More a technique than a recipe, this how-to instant pot recipe ensures fork-tender sweet potatoes with buttery sweet ghee.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Smothered in Buttery Maple Ghee
Skillet Sweet Potatoes
Combine your favorite protein with sweet potatoes for a stovetop recipe that’s hassle-free. It comes together in less than 25 minutes with minimal ingredients.
Recipe: Our Paleo Life | Skillet Sweet Potatoes
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Buttery Maple Ghee
Maple ghee strikes again with this insanely delicious recipe. Thin slices of sweet potatoes lock in rich flavor throughout!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Buttery Maple Ghee
Broccoli and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed sweet potatoes are an easy, crowd-pleasing side dish – and this version doesn’t disappoint! Its balsamic and coconut sugar flavor profile pairs perfectly with additions like bacon, broccoli, and mushrooms.
Recipe: Healy Eats Real | Broccoli and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Spicy Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Here’s a unique way to prepare your sweet potatoes: Try smashing them into crispy-edged, spicy rounds. They work especially well alongside your favorite Latin-inspired meal.
Recipe: Paleo Cupboard | Spicy Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Doused with zesty chipotle sauce and all the fixins, this recipe is a hearty side or a meal all on its own.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters with Herb Aioli
Do you love those little hash brown cakes you can hold in your hand? Then this healthier sweet potato version is the recipe for you. These are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even at snack time.
Recipe: Bulletproof Blog | Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters with Herb Aioli
Paleo Sweet Potato Fries
Everyone needs a good sweet potato fry recipe in their arsenal and this recipe is definitely worth saving!
Recipe: My Natural Family | Paleo Sweet Potato Fries
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Blueberries and Pecans
This unique recipe combines blueberries and pecans for a dessert-like sweet potato filling.
Recipe: Bravo for Paleo | Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Blueberries and Pecans
Roasted Garlic Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Despite the name, these mashed sweet potatoes are dairy-free. Ghee stands in for buttery rich flavor and includes a fragrant touch of roasted garlic.
Recipe: Do You Even Paleo? | Roasted Garlic Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Every Paleo sandwich needs a Paleo-friendly sidekick, and these easy baked sweet potato chips are just the thing.
Recipe: A Spicy Perspective | Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Paleo Muffin Tin Sweet Potato Mash
This handy recipe lets you batch cook and freeze mashed sweet potatoes into individual portions. It’s ideal for quick weeknight dinners that come together in minutes.
Recipe: I Heart Umami | Paleo Muffin Tin Sweet Potato Mash
Maple-Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes are good on their own, but a little bit of bacon and slightly sweet red onion really ups your side dish game.
Recipe: The Real Food Dietitians | Maple-Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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