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Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Here are Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes that are perfect for any dinner where you want a tasty sweet potato side dish! Sweet potatoes are not low in carbs, but these recipes are all meatless, gluten-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet friendly for an occasional treat. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.

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Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

For many, many years I was one of those people who would wrinkle their nose up at the mere mention of sweet potatoes (or yams as they are often mistakenly called.)  I didn’t think I’d ever like them, but then I tried Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and had a sweet potato epiphany. I realized that what I didn’t like was those overly-sweet dishes with sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and mini-marshallows, the ones that so many people serve for Thanksgiving.

Since then I’ve experimented with different ways to prepare sweet potatoes sans marshmallows. A few years ago I picked six favorite sweet potato recipes, and now I’m updating this post with four more. That’s a total of Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes to recommend for your Thanksgiving table, or any dinner when you want a sweet potato side dish. Even if you’re one of the people who like those marshmallow-topped holiday sweet potato dishes, I bet some of my favorite recipes for sweet potatoes for might be things you’d like to add to your sweet potato options. To get any of the recipes in this post, just click the recipe title under the photo; enjoy!

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

My latest sweet potatoes creation combines two of my favorite flavors; loved these Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Feta.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onions are a delicious healthy nibble featuring sweet potatoes.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

When we tested the recipe we swooned over this Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Another great idea for roasted sweet potatoes is Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms with Thyme and Parsley.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

If you’ve ever had a Chinese stir-fry dish with sweet potatoes you can understand the appeal of these Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Seeds.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

If you live somewhere that still has warm weather, you might enjoy this Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

I’d love these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac for Thanksgiving!

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

If you’re preparing the entire meal for Thanksgiving you may like the appeal of these easy and tasty Spicy CrockPot Sweet Potatoes, cooked entirely in the slow cooker!

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

They aren’t traditional for Thanksgiving, but I’d never turn down Spicy Sweet Potato Fries!

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

And last, but certainly not least is these Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Cups with Sour Cream, Chipotle, and Lime. I loved these when I made them for Thanksgiving.

I hope these ten examples of sweet potato recipes that aren’t loaded with sugar help you think outside the box a little for these tasty vegetables.

Do you have a good idea for cooking sweet potatoes that’s also diet-friendly?  If so, let us know about it in the comments.

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

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24 comments on “Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes”

  1. I wouldn't know where to start. They all look so delicious. If I had to pick one, it would be the one with the red onions!

  2. Comment disappeared….. Who ever came up with the bright idea of marshmallows on sweet potatoes should be banished from the table…. These look delicious!

  3. Kalyn, I enjoy visiting your blog! I love your recipes. I have tried so many of them and they are always delicious. The breakfast casseroles are a staple at my house. Thank you!

  4. I definitely prefer the savory sweet potatoes to the sweet. And since I'm the cook in the family, everyone else is learning to love savory, too!

  5. I am in the same camp with you on the sickly sweet sweet potato recipes. I can handle them diced and then cooked in a covered dish in the oven with butter, salt and cinnamon but NO SUGAR PLEASE! My absolute favorite savory sweet potato recipe is a gratin with winter greens on top of the sweet potatoes. Its my new favorite Thanksgiving dish. And then I always love sweet potato black bean burritos made with the leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat too.

  6. Thanks everyone for the nice thoughts about my sweet potato ideas. And I love the idea of sweet potato gratin with winter greens from Elizabeth. I'm gone away for the weekend visiting my sister's family but just thought I'd check in.

  7. I did not appreciate sweet potatoes until a few years ago, probably because the ones I remember from growing up were the syrupy ones that came in a can, but now I do love them simply baked as well as baked sweet potato fries. Your soy glazed sweet potatoes with sesame seeds look especially good.

  8. You always have a way to make me NOT miss the sugar! One question: I have never cooked with sumac. Where do I find it?

    Donna

  9. Donna, I buy Sumac online from the Spice house. Love it.

  10. Wonderful list!I love sweet potatoes and all your recipes look delicious.

  11. Thanks Erica! Glad you like the recipes.

  12. My love for sweet potatoes knows no bounds and I can't wait to try out some of these for the big day!

  13. Yum I love sweet potato and we eat it a lot. ALWAYS savoury! I just don't understand why so many people add sugar! ICK!

    I often roast cubes of sweet potato and keep them in the fridge to add to salads – a favourite is with rocket/arugula, steamed green beans, a few pine nuts and some blue cheese. And maybe a bit of grilled proscuitto. Or even just a basic salad with green leaves, tomato, avocado, red onion and maybe a bit of fetta.

  14. Joanne, I am not surprised to hear that you're a sweet potato lover! Hope you have fun trying one or two of these.

    Mel, your salad ideas are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Kalyn, what a yummy collection of good-for-you sweet potato recipes. They all look delicious!

  16. mmmmmmm love this!!! Need to try it soon.

  17. I've got a few roasted sweet potatoes sitting in my fridge so I'll be trying one of these recipes tomorrow – my parents love eating sweet potatoes so I'll share this with them as well. Thanks Kalyn!

  18. Thanks Jeanette; hope you and your parents enjoy!

  19. Sweet potatoes are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal! But minus the marshmallows. 😛

  20. Joanne, we are in complete agreement about the marshmallows!

  21. Those double baked sweet potatoes look incredible! I'm making those asap.

  22. Sweet potatoes + Feta; how can you go wrong!

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