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The Ultimate List Of Sweet Potato Recipes

Switch up your menu with these Sweet Potato Recipes from There are over 110 to choose from.I love baked sweet potatoes so much. It’s one of my favorite sweet potato recipes.

I usually buy sweet potatoes at the farmers market. Shop local, support local, right?

Our farmers market usually has really great sweet potatoes earlier than I can get them in stores. And since we work the farmers market every week, I don’t even have to go out of my way to get my sweet potatoes.

What are your plans for these when you buy them? If you need ideas, you’re in luck. I put together a list of Sweet Potato Recipes to help you decide.

The list is split into four sections: sweet potato breads and muffins, sweet potato foods (which is mostly anything savory), sweet potato fries, and sweet potato desserts.

At the end of the post, you’ll get a little more information about sweet potatoes, like if they’re related to potatoes (spoiler alert: they’re not) and how to pick a ripe sweet potato.

The Ultimate List Of Sweet Potato Recipes

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Sweet Potato Breads & Muffins

1. Sweet Potato Buns

2. Sweet Potato Roti

3. Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread

4. Sweet Potato Mango Muffins

5. Sweet Potato Flatbread

6. Healthy Sweet Potato Bread

7. Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Muffins

8. Chocolate Muffins with Sweet Potato

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Sweet Potato Foods

9. Baked Sweet Potato Casserole

10. Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

11. Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple

12. Cheesy Sweet Potato Waffles

13. Creamy, Vegan Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce

14. Sausage and Cajun Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

15. Sweet Potato Chickpea Coconut Curry

16. Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

17. Spiced Sweet Potatoes

18. Pan-Fried Sweet Potatoes with Leeks with Honey

19. Sweet Potato Burritos

20. Vegan Thai Green Sweet Potato Curry

22. Whole 30 Grilled Flat Iron Steak Over Marinara Tossed Sweet Potato Noodles

23. Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

24. Sweet Potato Enchiladas

25. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

26. Sweet Potato Hummus

27. Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos

28. Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

29. Savory Sweet Potato Fritters with Avocado and Fried Eggs

30. Cherry Lentil Turkey Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

31. Veggie Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

32. Leek and Sweet Potato Latkes with Cumin-Garlic Yogurt Sauce

33. Chicken and Sweet Potato Asian Noodle Soup

34. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Steel Cut Oats

35. Baked Sweet Potato Fritters

36. Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

37. Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Tacos

38. Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese

39. Brussel Sprouts And Sweet Potatoes

41. Sweet Potato Fritters with Cashew Lime Cream

42. Savory Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

46. Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole

47. Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

48. Sweet Potato Maple Granola

49. Sweet Potato Leek Soup

50. Brown Sugar Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

51. Coconut Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Pecan Drizzle

52. 20-Minute Peanut Sweet Potato Noodles with Spinach

53. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Sage

54. Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

55. Buckwheat Sweet Potato Pancakes

56. Sweet Potato Soufflé with Toasted Marshmallow Topping

57. Loaded Sweet Potato Dauphinoise

58. Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Lime Rice Bowls

59. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

60. Holiday Praline Sweet Potatoes

61. Easy Elegant Sweet Potato and Black Bean Dip Rounds

62. Vegetarian Quesadillas with Black Beans and Sweet Potato

63. Candied Sweet Potatoes

64. Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli Rice Bowls

65. Browned Butter Sweet Potatoes with Sage

67. Sweet Potato Frittata

68. Sweet Potato Celeriac Hash Browns

69. Curry Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

70. Sweet Potato Taco Bowl

71. Harissa Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs

72. Baked Sweet Potato Kale Tots

73. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

74. Chipotle Lime Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

75. Thai Sweet Potato Curry

76. Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl w/ Cashew Curry Sauce

77. Sweet Potato Pad Thai with Shrimp

78. 30-minute Sweet Potato Falafel

79. Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

80. Cheesy Sweet Potato Stuffed Pepper

81. BBQ Sweet Potatoes

82. Sweet Potato Chicken Nuggets

83. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

84. Savory Sweet Potato, Feta and Caramelized Onion Tart

85. Healthy Sweet Potato & Zucchini Nuggets

86. Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

87. Sweet Potato Pasta from Scratch

88. Healthy Sweet Potato Quinoa Bites

89. Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Chickpeas

90. Sweet Potato Kale Soup

91. Sweet Potato and Zucchini Healthy Strata Bake

92. Vegan Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

93. Turmeric Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Bowls

94. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

95. Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Pecans, Chicken, and Bacon

Plate of bacon-wrapped grilled sweet potato fries on a white plate with a mason jar of sriracha maple dipping sauce to the side.

Sweet Potato Fries

96. Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

97. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

98. Taco Loaded Sweet Potato Wedges

99. White Sweet Potato Fries

100. Oven Roasted Cajun Sweet Potato Wedges

101. Spiral Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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Sweet Potato Desserts

102. Sweet Potato Puffs

103. Sweet Potato Vegan Edible Cookie Dough

104. Sweet Potato Pie For One

105. Sweet Potato Skillet Cake with Broiled Coconut and Pecan Icing

106. Sweet Potato Cheesecake

107. Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

108. Sweet Potato Bars with Maple Frosting

109. Easy Sweet Potato Dump Cake

110. Sweet Potato Blondies

Are sweet potatoes related to potatoes?

So this is actually really funny. But a sweet potato isn’t related to a potato. That’s a complete misnomer. Sweet potatoes are actually related to morning glories, the flower.

But don’t go ahead and start calling your sweet potato by its other name, a yam, and think you solved all confusion.

Because the yam, when you’re referring to a sweet potato, is unrelated to true yams as well. Real yams are a root vegetable, like yucca. Which is nothing like that sweet orange “yam” your grandma makes at Thanksgiving. Or the pale white variety of sweet potatoes.

So why do we (in North America) call them yams? They were misnamed. Farmers were using a non-English word to describe them, and the word translates to yams in English. So farmers went with it, consumers went with it, and here we are.

The thing sweet potatoes and potatoes have in common is that they’re both tubers. Tubers, in as simple of a way as I can put it, are plants that grow underground and grow edible bits from their underground parts. Potatoes are stem tubers, which means that the potatoes that are edible are actually thickened stem. Sweet potatoes are root tubers, which means that they’re thickened root.

Sounds like a delicious fact you should bring out this holiday season. “No Aunt Edna, I don’t want to eat your thickened root, even if it is covered in marshmallow and pecans.”

When is sweet potato season?

Sweet potatoes grow year round in warm, sunny areas, and with the way the world has become so small because of transportation, you should be able to get sweet potatoes year round at your local grocery store. And that’s why most restaurants can have sweet potato fries as an alternate to traditional fries all the time.

Depending on your climate, you may be able to get the at your local farmers market as well. Ours usually starts carrying them in August-ish.

But generally, peak season is October through December, which is why sweet potato casserole is a popular dish for Thanksgiving.

How do you pick a ripe sweet potato?

You want a sweet potato that’s small to medium sized. Those are going to be the softest and easiest to eat. Once a sweet potato starts to get too large, they become really starchy and don’t taste great.

Look for a smooth skin on the sweet potato. You don’t want any cuts, bumps, bruises, soft spots, or mold on the sweet potato’s skin.

Choose a sweet potato that is hard/firm. Soft/mushy sweet potatoes have gone bad, so you’ll want to leave those at the store.

Which of these sweet potato recipes is your favorite?