19 Super Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Here are some of the healthiest, most delicious sweet potato recipes available. The incredibly versatile sweet potato can fill in for ordinary white potatoes in nearly every dish, and it brings with it antioxidants and fiber that regular potatoes just don’t have. It plays well with others, but also works well all by itself. Enjoy these healthy sweet potato recipes today and you may never look at sweet potatoes the same way again.

Take a look at these super healthy & unique sweet potato recipes…

1. Sweet Potato Pizza

Sweet potatoes make a great pizza topper, providing plenty of texture, and adding nutrients that many pizza toppings just don’t offer. This pizza is well balanced, with a flaxseed crust, chicken for protein, cottage cheese replacing mozzarella, spinach for phytonutrients, minerals, and added fiber, and of course the sweet potatoes, cut thick for added appeal. This is one pizza you won’t have to regret eating when you’re finished, and the recipe shows you how to make a single-serving size so it’s great when you want pizza but you’re flying solo. Kylie created something really special here, and in 30 minutes or less!

sweet potato chips recipe

Photo: The Sweet Life

2. Baked BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

One way to make potato chips healthier is to make them without potatoes. Subbing in sweet potatoes immediately adds more to the equation in terms of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You’ll also be getting fiber that you just don’t get from ordinary potato chips. With the addition of barbecue seasonings you’re getting one of the most popular potato chip flavors but on a healthy snack instead of one that will make you feel gross after eating it. They show you how to assemble all of the spices, and these are baked, not fried, so you’re skipping out on all of that oil.

3. Grain Free Sweet Potato Brownies

That’s right, you can turn sweet potatoes into brownies, and not just any brownies but chocolatey, delicious brownies that are loaded with fiber and antioxidants. There aren’t any grains used in these, with the sweet potatoes adding the necessary texture, along with coconut flour and tapioca starch. Only natural sweeteners are used here, so there are no refined or processed sugars to slow you down. This is a way to get your brownie fix without blowing your healthy eating intentions, and they’re great to share with family and friends. It’s not every day that you find sweet potatoes in brownies, so it’s a conversation starter as well.

4. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Warm Cannellini Bean Salad

A baked sweet potato is a great foundation for just about whatever you want to pack inside it or place on top of it. Here they’ve decided to load it with a warm cannellini bean salad consisting of bell peppers, garlic, shallots, tomatoes, basil, and more so there’s a lot going on here. This can be used as a side dish along with a protein for a complete meal, or eaten by itself as a light meal when needed. The sweet potato will help you feel satiated longer, especially when combined with the beans and other ingredients. All of the flavors blend nicely, and there’s a good mixture of textures.

5. Sweet Potato Soup with Harissa and Greens

Making a soup from sweet potatoes is a great idea. It will come out thick and creamy without the need of cream. This recipe shows you how to enjoy it with a harissa, a spicy chili sauce, and incorporates other vegetables into it, making it extra healthy. They’ve even managed to use peanut butter so you’ll get added protein and healthy fat. It includes turmeric and cumin, two powerful spices that will help your body in a number of ways, not least of which is helping to boost your metabolism. Overall, a knock-out soup you can add to your regular menu line-up.

sweet potato fries

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6. Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Cashew Aioli

Sweet potato fries have shown up on many restaurant menus as an alternative to traditional french fries made from white potatoes. It’s often billed as a healthier option, and all else being equal it is, thanks to the added nutrients in sweet potatoes. These sweet potato fries make a strong case for being your go-to side item for any main dish that would complement it. These are baked, and have a smokiness to them thanks to the smoked paprika. For the aioli, a traditionally fatty condiment, they’re using cashews so you’ll get healthy fats instead.

7. Sweet Potato Au Gratin with Panch Phoron

Potatoes au gratin has to be one of the more popular potato side dishes in America, and you can replicate it here in a healthier format with sweet potatoes standing in for white potatoes. They’ve combined sweet potatoes with peppers and onions to form the au gratin, using parmesan cheese as a healthy cheese option. Added to that is panch phoron, a mixture of in this case five different spices, all combining for a very distinct flavor. This is a side dish that will pair well with chicken or beef, adding much-needed fiber to the meal and helping you feel satisfied long after the meal has finished.

8. Naked Sloppy Joe Buns

This modified Sloppy Joe recipe shows you just how versatile sweet potatoes can be. Instead of a bun they’re using spiralized sweet potatoes. And instead of using Sloppy Joe sauce from a can they’ve come up with their own healthier version so that you’re getting a protein, carb, and vegetables, making this a complete meal you don’t have to feel bad about eating. You’re taking out the bun, and subbing in sweet potatoes so there’s more fiber, and it’s a different form of carbohydrate so your body will digest this more easily.

9. Spinach Hummus & Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quesadilla

These quesadillas may just become your regular quesadilla option, and for good reason. They’re built from the ground up to be a healthier version of this popular dish, and sweet potatoes play a big part in that. The sweet potatoes will add substance to these, the same way that chicken or beef would, and although they’ve added shredded chicken to this, they do note that it’s optional, and could easily be made without it. There is a spinach hummus used as a topper, adding plenty of flavor and even more nutrition to the meal.

One Reply to “19 Super Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes”

  • Lea

    Just wanted to point out that for # 11, you mention that the shepherd’s pie is made one way with traditional white potatoes, and one way with sweet potatoes. However, the first one isn’t made with white potatoes, but is actually made with cauliflower. Not that it matters too much considering this article is specifically about sweet potato recipes, but it looks like both are really good healthy alternatives to the traditional white potato shepherd’s pie. 🙂

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