28 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes That Never Get Old

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Oh, sweet potatoes. We’ll never get tired of you. Not only are you loaded with protein, fiber and vitamins, you’re also undeniably delicious. And because they’re potatoes, aka the most versatile and beloved starch around, there are endless ways to enjoy these orange tubers from burgers to grilled cheese. Here, 28 healthy sweet potato recipes that are as wholesome as they are tasty.

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1. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema

There’s no wrong way to eat a taco. But these are begging to be enjoyed alfresco with a few lime-kissed Mexican lagers.

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2. Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce

Meet swoodles: They’re nutritious, yet decadent like regular pasta. And this creamy rendition will only take you 20 minutes to whip up.

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3. Overstuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle-Lime Yogurt

Sure, you can serve these baked beauties alongside grilled chicken. But they’re actually filling and impressive enough to take centerstage.

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4. Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

You’ve been burned by dry veggie burgers before. Luckily, these are ultra-moist thanks to sweet potatoes and cauliflower rice. The smashed avocado and spicy mayo don’t hurt either.

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5. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Because fries should never be off the table, no matter your diet.

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6. Sweet Potato Hash Browns Made with a Waffle-Iron

Brace yourself. Brunch at your place is about to get an epic upgrade.

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7. Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Herbed White Wine Sauce

You’re only five ingredients away from these itty-bitty pillows of cheesy goodness.

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8. Sweet Potato Rösti with Fried Eggs and Greens

Meet the latke’s sweet Swiss cousin that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. (Psst: Feel free to swap sweet potatoes for carrots or squash.)

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9. Buffalo-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Did you know baked potatoes can last up to five days in the fridge? Just a 15-minute stint in the oven before serving and they’re ready to devour. Hello, meal prep.

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10. Sweet Potato Crostini

Choose your topping: smoked salmon or cranberry-almond.

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11. Quiche with Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crust

Crispy, cheesy, low-carb and ever-so-chic.

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12. Charred Sweet Potatoes with Pistachio-Chili Pesto

Fresh herbs, citrus, jalapeños and goat cheese bring this autumn side to life.

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13. Sweet Potato, Tomato, Kale and Halloumi Sheet Tray

Maximum flavor, minimum clean-up.

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14. Sweet Potato Hummus

With 3 grams of protein in every two-tablespoon serving, this might just be one of the healthiest midnight snacks you can eat.

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15. Sweet Potato, Bacon and Broccoli Egg Muffins

Breakfast for a crowd has never been so easy. P.S., these muffins make a great second home for any sad-looking veggies in your crisper drawer.

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16. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

In a word, epic. But you can make them even better with this super easy yogurt sauce.

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17. Lemon-Roasted Potatoes, Chicken and Spinach with Tzatziki

Caesar? We don’t know her. This hearty make-ahead salad can be vegetarian if you trade chicken for chickpeas or beans.

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18. Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

Mix up this year’s Thanksgiving menu with ingredients like red curry paste, fresh ginger and tamari-roasted almonds.

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19. Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you’re one of those people who hates on marshmallow-topped sweet potato dishes (these sugar cookies will change your mind, BTW), this is the holiday alternative you’ve been waiting for.

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20. Vegetarian Chili

One-pot meals never get old. And this one’s loaded with sweet potatoes, corn, chickpeas and black beans. Skip the sour cream and boom, it’s vegan.

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21. Skillet Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Even your kids won’t be able to complain about this stick-to-your-ribs main.

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22. Sweet Potato Granola

Toss cinnamon-spiced oats in sweet potato purée, coconut oil and honey, then bake. Twenty minutes later, you’ve got the fall breakfast of your dreams.

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23. Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Eight ingredients and 30 minutes stand between you and the ultimate cold-weather comfort food.

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24. Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese

Drizzle it with balsamic glaze and you’re in business.

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25. Charred Sweet Potato and Steak Taco Bowl

The ancho chili marinade, spiked with lime, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce, would taste great on shrimp, chicken or fish too.

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26. Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

These crunchy bites blow store-bought chips out of the water. Skip the frying and bake them instead for a low-fat spin.

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27. Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla

Even carnivores won’t be able to turn their noses up at this smoky lunchtime masterpiece.

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28. Sweet Potato, Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas

A five-ingredient dinner for six? Ready in an hour? Be still our cheese-loving hearts.

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