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! 

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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 less 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. To get any of the recipes in this post, just click the recipe title under the photo; enjoy!

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.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts top photo of finished dish

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!

close-up 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 Gratin finished dish with some on serving plate

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 Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onion close-up photo

Sweet Potato Appetizers 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 Southwestern Stew with Pork, Bacon, Peppers, and Sweet Potatoes found on KalynsKitchen.com

Instant Pot Southwestern 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 finished chili in bowl

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!

Air Fryer Spicy Sweet Potato Fries found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Fellow Feta Cheese fans are going to love these Sweet Potatoes with Feta!

close-up of Instant Pot Split Pea Soup shown in serving bowl with salt-pepper shakers in background.


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

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