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17 Surprising, Tasty Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes

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Want to keep it simple? Chop one up, toss with a little coconut oil, and throw it in the oven to roast. But if you’re looking for a little healthy, delicious variety, these sweet potato recipes really deliver.

As you scroll through, you’ll likely be struck by how much you can do with the tasty tubers. From smoothies and casseroles to burgers, pizza, cookies, and pie, sweet potatoes sort of do it all.

That’s especially good news because they’re a veggie you definitely want to be eating on the reg, to take advantage of their high concentration of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant (among other important nutrients!).

Get started with these 17 smart, nutritious recipes—from our own database and top bloggers we love—now.

17 Amazing Sweet Potato Recipes

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BREAKFAST

Immune Booster Orange Smoothie
How to blend away cold and flu germs, courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread
Top with almond butter for a healthy, gluten-free breakfast or snack.

DINNER

sweet potato recipes Photo: Oh My Veggies

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Peas and Crayons makes a Mexican-inspired casserole with a sweet potato base that kids will love.

Sweet Potato and Sausage Bake
The simplest (Paleo-friendly!) meal you’ll ever make.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Made with ancient grains and spices, too, by Cookie and Kate.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili
Serve steaming hot, vegetable-packed bowls to everyone you know, since Healthy Helper’s recipe is both vegan and gluten-free.

Sweet Potato Pizza with Kale and Carmelized Onions
You definitely won’t miss the red sauce with this flavorful recipe from Oh My Veggies.

SIDES

sweet potato recipesPhoto: Crunchy Radish

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
The kids can have fries, sure, if they’re baked and antioxidant-packed like these.

Fully Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
These are like a genius, healthy, vegan approach to bar food, courtesy of Crunchy Radish.

Sweet Potato Latkes
For Hannukah, breakfast, or alongside a protein for dinner.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Save this one for Thanksgiving (or make it five times before then, too). Well Plated tops the creamy potatoes with pecans and oats instead of marshmallows.

DESSERT

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Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Football Brownies
Candice Kumai has game-day treats figured out.

Sweet Potato Pie Cookies
These grain-free goodies are filled with superfoods like spices, coconut oil, and hemp seeds.

Dessert Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Whole sweet potatoes for dessert?! It totally works when you fill them with things like dark chocolate, chopped coconut, and almonds, a la Nutrition Stripped.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes
Mashed sweet potato makes these gluten-free cupcakes super moist.

Simple Sweet Potato Cookies
My Whole Food Life’s recipe calls for just six ingredients, for the fastest nutrient-dense dessert you could make.

Healthy Sweet Potato Pie
We had to end with a healthy approach to the classic pie, created by Chocolate Covered Katie. Bookmark this one for the holidays.

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