21 Seasonal Sweet Potato Recipes

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We’ve got sweet potato recipes that will take you from sweet to spicy to savory.

Sweet potatoes are a very old root vegetable, domesticated in Central America more than 5,000 years ago. And the original sweet potato cultivators were on to something. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene (look out carrots), and they’re also good for getting complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. What else do sweet potatoes have going for them? They’re good for your heart, a good source of vitamins C and E. Add to that the fact that sweet potatoes work for sweet, spicy and savory dishes, and you’ve got one killer tuber. So, get some sweet potato on your plate with one of these 21 sweet potato recipes.

1. Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Cotjia Salad

Cook up some quinoa, add roasted sweet potato and top it all off with the classic Mexican cheese.

2. Sweet Potato Cornbread

This gluten-free cornbread is perfect on its own or with a hearty winter stew.

3. Baked Sweet Potato Falafel

With a dash of cumin and coriander, these falafel don’t require a deep fryer, which makes them simple and tasty.

4. Vegan Sweet Potato Hash Browns

For a seasonal brunch, try this creative (and vegan) take on a classic hash browns.

5. Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl

Is there anything better than a bowl of warm, seasonal vegetables? This one brings a bunch of healthy ingredients together.

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6. Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus

If you want a twist on a classic appetizer, give this one a try; with a dash of cayenne it has just the right amount of spice.

7. Roasted Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Arugula Sandwiches

Who said a sandwich had to be boring? With these ingredients you’re far from an average lunch.

8. Beluga Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Cold weather calls for a hearty dish, and this one just might become your new favorite.

9. Sweet Potato and Leek Pizza

Good as a comfort food dinner, or even as a starter with a large group of guests, this is not your average pizza.

10. Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream

These will go fast, you may want to consider making a double batch.

11.Coconut Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

A healthy rendition on a creamy sweet potato casserole. But without the marshmallows!

12. Risotto with Mushrooms and Sweet Potato

A risotto is always a good dish this time of year, and in this one, mushrooms and sweet potato are the ideal seasonal pairing.

13. Sweet Potato Truffles

Yes, you read that correctly. Make a batch of these for a tasty and healthy holiday dessert that’s sure to please your dinner guests.

14. Sweet Potato Scones with Beetroot Jam

A normally sweet recipe turns savory with bright red beets atop orange scones.

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15. Sweet Potato Crackers

Made with coconut flour, these simple crackers are grain- and gluten-free.

16. Date and Gorgonzola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A classier rendition of a baked potato, and much more interesting.

17. Petite Sweet Potato Pies

These pies are small for a reason; the idea is that you want to eat “just enough,” which is exactly what you get with these individually-sized pies.

18. Smoky Millet Stuffed Sweet Potato Crepes

Vegan and gluten free, these scrumptious crepes are sure to become a new favorite.

19. Sweet Potato and Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Perfect for the lazy three-hour long weekend breakfast you want to have with your French press.

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20. Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi is an easy pasta that you can make at home, and this version is even gluten-free.

21. Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

It’s like dessert for breakfast.

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.