20 Easy and Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes to Make Now
Sweet potatoes are a less starchy alternative to potatoes, and a delicious way to get a dose of vitamin A.
“Fries” With a Twist
Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, and phytochemicals in these Purple Viking potatoes (they have purple skins and white flesh; try those with purple flesh, too) can help lower blood pressure. Plus, because they’re oven-baked, they have far fewer calories than fries, and are lower in fat, than even a small serving of the fast-food variety.
Recipe: “Fries” With a Twist
Warm Sweet Potato and Kale Salad
Delight your palate with this warm sweet potato and kale salad, featuring a tangy red wine vinaigrette to balance the tartness of kale and the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Fun fact: Sweet potatoes are high in potassium than bananas!
Recipe: Warm Sweet Potato and Kale Salad
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Adding sweet potatoes to a gnocchi recipe makes it a little easier for the home cook to pull off, because sweet potatoes have less starch than potatoes, and a high starch content can make gnocchi dense and tough. The combination of sage and sweet potatoes is one for the ages.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Caribbean Sweet-Potato Soup
The secret to making this soup really smooth is to let the blender do a good job. Sometimes I blend the soup, strain it to remove any fibrous sweet-potato pieces, then give it a second spin to make it silky. I also strongly recommend that, for the best flavour, you use fresh-ground natural peanut butter with no added sugar.
Recipe: Caribbean Sweet-Potato Soup
Orange-Maple Sweet Potatoes
Try this method of cooking sweet potatoes and you’ll discover how subtly delicious they are. Here, they are glossed with an orange-maple glaze. Beta carotene and fibre are the sweet potato’s secret weapons against heart disease.
Recipe: Orange-Maple Sweet Potatoes
One-Pot Sweet-Potato Couscous
This quick and easy weeknight couscous dish blends chickpeas and cubed sweet potato with the flavours of raisins, feta cheese and walnuts.
Recipe: One-Pot Sweet-Potato Couscous
Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup
This soup is a perfect balance of sweet from the sweet potato, earthy from the almonds and heat from the smoky chipotle – good for you too! A great weekend lunch or light dinner with crusty bread and a simple salad or serve in little sake or espresso cups for a cocktail party.
Sweet-Potato Savoury Scones
We kept the calorie count low in these fluffy, vibrant orange scones by not including cheese or cream. Serve with seafood chowder, or your favourite soup or stew.
Recipe: Sweet-Potato Savoury Scones
Sweet Potato and Cucumber Salad
Sweet potatoes are a healthy alternative to their cousin, the potato. They are high in vitamins A and C, and a good source of beta-carotene and dietary fibre. When buying them, be sure the flesh is free of blemishes and sprouts.
Recipe: Sweet Potato and Cucumber Salad
Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes aren’t just for dinner anymore. Top them with breakfast favourites to power up your morning.
Recipe: Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet potatoes with sausage and sage make a happy dish.
Recipe: Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
Cynthia Beretta’s Shepherd’s Pie
If you love a hearty, wholesome family meal, you won’t be able to get enough of this organic beef, sweet potato and potato pie.
Recipe: Cynthia Beretta’s Shepherd’s Pie
Sweet Potato Noodle Stir-Fry
You get another chance to break out your spiralizer to craft this nutritious sweet potato recipe.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Noodle Stir-Fry
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Embrace the winter cold with this healthy, creamy sweet potato soup.
Recipe: Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet Potato Salad with Raisins & Spiced Nuts
This Middle-Eastern inspired salad is ready to eat in just 35 minutes.
Sweet Potato Spinach Bowl With Hummus Dressing
Have you vowed to clean up your eating habits? You’ve found the right go-to dish.
Chicken and Sweet Potato Salad
This wholesome salad is a riot of flavours and textures. Slices of poached chicken, sweet potatoes and salad vegetables are served on a bed of leafy greens with a chunky pineapple salsa.
Recipe: Chicken and Sweet Potato Salad
Chicken, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry
This one-pot sweet potato curry makes dinner prep and cleanup quick and easy.
Sweet Potato Pancakes with Rhubarb Maple Syrup
Fluffy and not too sweet, these pancakes are made with quinoa flour for a great gluten-free brunch option.
Thai Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
This hearty soup eats more like a meal because of the coconut milk in it. Enjoy it with a salad on the side for the perfect light meal at dinner or lunch.
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