12 Ways to Turn Sweet Potatoes into Dinner
Sweet potatoes are affordable, a nutritional powerhouse, and they also happen to taste amazing. Whether they’re mashed, stuffed, roasted or baked, you won’t be able to get enough of these irresistible sweet potato recipes.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
The creator of this recipe got sick of how mushy and one-note normal potato salad is, so they created a more dynamic version with sweet potatoes instead. Tossed in a honey Dijon dressed and paired with a rainbow of sweet and savory ingredients such as red peppers, black beans, corn, and green onions.
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
Some days, nothing hits the spot except a big bowl of soup. Sweet potato soup is warming for the heart and soul, and the unique addition of orange juice works extremely well. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and fresh cilantro or basil.
Sweet Potato Burritos
When a Mexican craving hits, say no to the fast food and try this sweet potato burritos. You can sub black beans for pinto based on preference, but thank to the creamy avocado and fiery chili, you won’t even miss dairy. That being said, if you do want to use a sour cream or cheese, consider a dairy-free option like Daiya.
Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
A stuffed baked potato is one of the most indulgent but calorie-filled meals out there, so why not add some more nutrition to the mix by stuffing them with veggies and quinoa. Cranberries add some sweet tartness against the fluffy grain and warm, smooth base. Combined with kale, almonds, and onions, this winter-friendly dish is surprisingly hearty.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Ok, this is technically more of a side dish, but they’re so addictive, you can eat them on their own. They’re crispy, simple, deliciously seasoned, and best of all, good for you! The trick to this recipe’s success? Coating the fries in cornstarch to get that ultra- crisp exterior which is hard to get with baked fries of any sort.
Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
We’re always in search of the ultimate veggie burger, and this sweet potato recipe with a delicious avocado topping won’t make you miss the meat at all. Mixed with the sweet potato and white beans, greens, onion, and spices. If you crave that breaded crunch when you bite into your burger, add the optional Panko bread crumb layer on the outside as a final touch.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Everyone gets so hyped about mashed potatoes, but mashed sweet potatoes are just as satisfying and always hit the spot. Sweet potatoes can be sickeningly sweet when topped with maple syrup and marshmallows. But they’re already naturally sweet so we prefer our mashed sweet potatoes with some savory herbs, garlic, and spices.
Sweet potato & goat’s cheese ravioli
Sweet potato and goat cheese are the combination you never knew you needed in your life. Padded with chili notes, pumpkin seeds and arugula, this dish will impress any houseguest with its nuanced flavors. And yes, this recipe even shows you how to make your own pasta dough. It’s easier than you think!
Pasta With Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce
This is like the sweet potato version of pasta Alfredo. You’d never think that a sweet potato based sauce on spaghetti would be tasty, but combined with coconut milk, you get a silky smooth and buttery main dish that’s healthy as well. It’s absolutely heavenly and you can adjust the thickness of the sauce based on how much coconut milk you use. If you don’t want that nutty undertone, you can always sub for broth or another kind of milk.
Beef and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry
This stir fry will heat all your comfort food cravings in one swift go. Filled with essential minerals and vitamins, the juicy and tender beef contrasts with creamy sweet potato, aromatic ginger, and crunchy green veggies. We have a feeling that the longer this sits in your fridge, the tastier it’ll get.
Zucchini & Sweet Potato Latkes
Latkes are absolutely delicious, but sometimes a little greasy and not exactly the most diet-friendly. However, this is a Whole 30 compliant version made up of zucchini and sweet potato. It’s an easy but complex tasting side for any meat or vegetarian dish – you might even eat it as your main. Make sure to save a few for breakfast with poached eggs.
Sweet Potato Chili
Mmm. Chili. There’s nothing better on a rainy, cold, or depressing day than some slow cooked chili, which is enhanced ten-fold by some sweet potatoes. Cooked in the slow cooker, this child will come out perfect every time and can be eaten on its own as well as with rice, bread, or chips. It’s warming to the heart and soul – there’s Italian sausage in this one but it can be made veggie.