Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
I love savory dishes with sweet potatoes for an occasional splurge and here are my Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes! If sweet potatoes seem like too much of a carb indulgence for you, I do have suggestions for making many of these dishes lower in carbs!
For years I was one of those people who’d wrinkle their nose up at the mere mention of sweet potatoes (or yams as they are often mistakenly called.) Then I tried Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and had a sweet potato epiphany. I realized that what I don’t like is those overly-sweet dishes with sweet potatoes that so many people serve for Thanksgiving.
Since then I’ve experimented with savory sweet potato recipes and now sweet potatoes seem like a must-have vegetable for Thanksgiving in my family. Of course they aren’t low in carbs, so they’re a special 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 fewer sweet potatoes and more of the lower-carb ingredients, so notice those tips in this post. If you like sweet potatoes enough to indulge when it’s sweet potato season, I bet some of these favorite sweet potato recipes might be fun to add to your menu for a treat.
Are they yams or sweet potatoes?
Even though they are often mistakenly called yams in U.S. grocery stores, the vegetables used to make these recipes are orange-fleshed sweet potatoes! But your store may call them yams or sweet yams.
Looking for Thanksgiving Ideas that are really low in Carbs?
Check out Keto Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads for the Holidays or Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes if you’re looking for special Thanksgiving ideas that are really low in carbs!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts is a delicious sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving, or any time you want a special side dish. And of course you can use just a few sweet potatoes and lots more Brussels Sprouts to make this lower in carbs.
If you’re preparing Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd you may like the appeal of these easy and tasty CrockPot Sweet Potatoes, cooked entirely in the slow cooker! You can use a large oval slow cooker if you don’t have this casserole-shaped one!
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!
When we tested the recipe we swooned over this Sweet Potato Gratin and this is a hit with everyone who likes the tangy flavor of goat cheese. This has been a Thanksgiving fave for my family, although we do have some sweet potato avoiders.
Sweet Potato Bites with Feta are a delicious healthy nibble featuring sweet potatoes. This is perfect for a holiday meal and if you use portion control it’s not a huge splurge on carbs.
Instant Pot Mexican Pork Stew has bacon, peppers, and 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.
Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is delicious and this is a 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!
Fellow Feta Cheese fans are going to love these Sweet Potatoes with Feta!
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup isn’t too photogenic, but my version has ham, sweet potatoes, and red bell pepper and this is so tasty!
More Tasty Savory Sweet Potato Recipes:
- Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
- Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms
- Turkey Sweet Potato Stew
- Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Soup
- Slow Cooker Turkey Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes