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Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

I love savory dishes with sweet potatoes for an occasional treat and here are my Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes! If sweet potatoes are a carb splurge for you, check my suggestions for making many of these lower in carbs! Use the Recipe Round-Ups to find more round-ups like this one.

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For 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, the ones that so many people serve for Thanksgiving.

Since then I’ve experimented with different ways to prepare savory sweet potatoes and now sweet potatoes are something I really like. Of course they aren’t super low in carbs, so they’re an occasional treat for me, but here are my Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes. And many of these recipes can be made lower in carbs by using less sweet potatoes and more of the low-carb ingredients, so notice those tips in this post.

And even if you’re one of the people who likes 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!


Title photo for Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal is a recipe that’s been hugely popular on the blog, and this is easy to make lower in carbs by using more sausage and broccoli and less sweet potatoes if you’d prefer that!

Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onions title photo

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

Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme title photo

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

CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk is another sweet potato recipe that’s been really popular; use more turkey and less sweet potatoes if you want to reduce the carbs in this one!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan title photo

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan is a delicious sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving, or any time you want a special side dish. And of course you can use less sweet potatoes and more Brussels Sprouts to make this lower in carbs.

Instant Pot Southwestern Pork Stew with Bacon, Peppers, and Sweet Potatoes title photo

Instant Pot Southwestern Pork Stew with Bacon, Peppers, and Sweet Potatoes has sweet potatoes providing texture and flavor, and this is delicious! You can use less sweet potatoes and more of the other ingredients if you prefer a lower-carb version.

Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Chili title photo

Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is delicious and if you don’t care about Paleo just think of it as chili with no processed ingredients. And of course you can make this lower in carbs with more turkey (or ground beef) and less sweet potatoes!

Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes title photo

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

Air Fryer Spicy Sweet Potato Fries title photo

I love these Air Fryer Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, but if you don’t have an Air Fryer just use the oven and bake my Spicy Sweet Potato Fries!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Red Onion and Feta title photo

And fellow Feta Cheese fans are going to love these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Red Onion and Feta!

More Tasty Savory Sweet Potato Recipes:

Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Cups with Sour Cream, Chipotle, and Lime
Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms with Thyme
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac
Lentil and Sausage Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Herbs

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    24 Comments on “Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes”

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

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

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

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