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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. Thanks Jeanette; hope you and your parents enjoy!

  2. 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!

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. Thanks Erica! Glad you like the recipes.

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

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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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!