70 Sweet Potato Recipes to Satisfy Morning, Noon and Night

Updated: Feb. 21, 2024

They're loaded with nutrients and can be cooked in a flash. And did we mention they're delicious? Take a peek at these sweet potato recipes and you'll be buying your spuds by the bushel.

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Sweet potatoes usually make an appearance as a side dish. And for good reason! But the orange spuds (similar to yams) are more versatile than you’d expect. They take to flavor really well and can be savory, sweet or a little spicy. Personally, we cannot get enough sweet potato desserts!

These sweet potato recipes showcase classic Thanksgiving dishes, nostalgic bakes and everyday uses for the underrated starch.

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Skillet Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes dressed with buttery, herby, garlicky goodness make for a delicious side dish. You can top them with toasted nuts for some extra sweetness and crunch.

Also, check these best frozen sweet potato fries when you’re looking for an easy side to go with weeknight dinners.

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Creamy Sweet Potatoes

There’s a fun surprise in this creamy dish: orange juice! It’s a quick prep casserole with ingredients you probably already have on hand. What more can you ask for on Thanksgiving?
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Classic Sweet Potato Pie

You can’t beat the classics. The deep-dish pie has comforting flavors of pecan and pumpkin pie spice.
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Harissa Sweet Potato Fritters

Harissa is a hot chili pepper paste that adds kick and flavor to these fritters. Mix some with mayo for a dipping sauce.
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Sweet Potato and Turkey Couscous

This easy and nutritious dish is a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Ready in just 30 minutes, this savory meal hits every flavor note with orange zest giving it a subtle hint of citrus.
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Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey

Ground turkey is a great protein for this dish because it’s lighter and less hearty than beef. This complements the sweet potato and allows more of the spice to come through.
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Sweet Potato Dumplings with Caramel Sauce

Move over pancakes, we have a new sweet breakfast contender. These sweet potato dumplings pair well with bacon and eggs, and can even be served for dessert.
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Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

On its own or spooned over rice, this comforting chili is hearty and filling. Sweet potatoes add a natural sweetness and creaminess to chili. Cut the potatoes into bit sized pieces so they cook evenly.
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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola Spread

While this recipe works great with normal potatoes, sweet potatoes take it to the next level. Gorgonzola cheese has a bold flavor that contrasts wonderfully with the sweet potatoes.
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Roasted Sweet Potato & Chickpea Pitas

These Mediterranean stuffed pitas make for a quick 30 minute lunch. If you don’t like using the microwave, you can quickly sauté your garlic to make the creamy yogurt sauce.
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Sweet Potatoes au Gratin

The difference between scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes is the addition of cheese. These sweet potatoes are layered with Parmesan, but you can add your favorite cheeses, like cheddar, to the mix.
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Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Even meat-lovers will love this hearty vegetarian dinner. Short on time? This recipe can be refrigerated up to a week.
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Spicy Sweet Potato Chips & Cilantro Dip

Meet your new favorite snack! This cool and creamy dip contrasts with the spicy sweet potato chips. People won’t be able to stop eating these crispy chips.
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Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

Miso gives the holiday classic a savory twist. The sesame seeds on top give it nice texture and make the dish aesthetically pleasing.
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Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes and peppers are the sweet and spicy combination you’ve been looking for. This creamy and smoky potato salad hits all the right notes.
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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bread

This quick bread is moist and almost cake-like. Raisins and walnuts add sweetness and crunch.
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Blueberry Chops with Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

This sweet and spicy meal is perfect when the seasons transition from summer to fall. The cinnamon sugar sweet potatoes balance out the chipotle pepper blueberry sauce from the pork chops.
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Sweet Potato and Egg Skillet

This savory sweet potato mash is such a versatile brunch. Shredding the potatoes the night before makes for a quick and easy breakfast.
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Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars

These sweet potato bars are a fun alternative to pumpkin bars. To save some time, you can microwave the sweet potatoes for 8-10 minutes.
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Sweet Potato and Crab Soup

This sweet and savory bisque can be made with fresh or canned crab meat. It’s creamy with a hint of spice coming from cayenne pepper.
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Mushroom and Sweet Potato Potpie

This comforting potpie is not a flavor pairing you see often. Mushrooms and sweet potato combine to make a rich and tender dish. To really make this meal your own, you can use dry red wine or marsala in place of beer.
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Sweet Potato-Cranberry Doughnuts

Spudnuts are doughnuts made from mashed potatoes. This reimagined version uses sweet potatoes and a creamy apple juice frosting.
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Pork with Sweet Potatoes

This colorful pork dish will brighten up your dinner table. It’s a great blend of flavors that come together quickly. With apples, cranberries and sweet potatoes, there’s a variety of tenderness and crunch.
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Molly’s Sweet and Spicy Tzimmes Cake

Inspired by the Jewish stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits, this sweet potato cake would be great to serve for Rosh Hashanah.
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Southwest Hash with Adobo-Lime Crema

The smoky dish is sweet without being overpowering. If you have any leftover pork, it’s great to add to the mix.
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Gingersnap Sweet Potato Praline Pie

This pie is a cross between a pecan pie and sweet potato pie. The maple whipped topping adds more depth than classic Cool Whip.
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Sweet Potato Crisp

Fat free cream cheese makes this crisp a little less sweet than the traditional dish. Cranberries add a welcome tartness.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey-Maple Vinaigrette

Sharp blue cheese cuts through the sweet and savory vinaigrette. With sweet potatoes and spinach, this colorful salad will make a splash at your next gathering.
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Fried Sweet Potato Pies

You’d think a 25 pie yield would be excessive, but once you start eating these you really can’t stop. The filling is soft, sweet and creamy.
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Sweet Potato Stuffing

This quick prep stuffing is great for your next potluck or holiday dinner. It’s a nice pivot from traditional stuffing, if you want to mix things up.
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Sweet Potato Crostini

This sweet potato side dish turned appetizer is perfect for parties. It’s a great bite-sized sweet treat before or after dinner.
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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

These sweet and smokey potato bites have a bit of kick from cayenne pepper. It’s a nice change of pace from bacon wrapped smokies.
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Eggnog Sweet Potato Bake

Adding eggnog to mashed potatoes gives it the same creamy texture that milk or cream would with a newfound richness. It’s a great accompaniment to Christmas dinner.
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Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

Cajun spices bring the zing to roasted sweet potatoes. This mayo dip is great as a burger topping as well.
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Coconut-Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Coconut and bourbon work overtime to spice these sweet potatoes. With a crunchy topping and soft inside, this casserole will surely make its way into your holiday rotation.
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Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

This colorful salad makes a wonderful lunch. The garlic-ginger vinaigrette gives the dish a sweet, savory and tart flavor.
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Sweet Potato Orange Cups

Do you like easy cleanup? How about no plates or bowls? All you have to do is cut oranges in half, scoop out the fruit and fill the peel with the sweet potato mixture.
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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker. Coconut gives the classic a fresh twist.
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Southern Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes stuffed with pulled pork and coleslaw makes for a hearty meal. No bun required!
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Creamy Sweet Potato and Veggie Soup

This creamy veggie soup is stocked with potatoes, zucchini, onions and broccoli. It’s warm, comforting and ready in just 30 minutes.
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Black Bean-Sweet Potato Skillet

The bright orange and black colors makes this dish fun for Halloween. And black beans make it a complete meal. You can add more spice with chipotle and adobo.
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Sweet Potato Tortellini with Hazelnut Sauce

Using wonton wrappers instead of fresh pasta dough makes homemade tortellini easy to prepare. The sweet potato puree can be made and refrigerated the day before.
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Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

These twice-baked sweet potatoes can be prepared ahead of time. Cream cheese makes them really creamy while not being overly sweet.
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Harvesttime Chicken with Couscous

This slow cooker dinner is a nice all-in-one dinner. It has veggies, protein and carbs.
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

An orange glaze adorns this sweet potato pound cake, but you can really make it your own by trying out different toppings. A brown butter frosting or vanilla glaze would give the cake a whole different flavor.
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Sweet Potato Pone

Pone is a type of baked or fried bread that originates from the South. This take on the dish presents more like a sweet potato casserole.
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Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans

Sweet potatoes loaded with beans and a touch of peanut butter make for a hearty side dish, or a vegan dinner. Just microwave the potatoes and dinner will be ready in a snap.
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Beefy Sweet Potato Chili

Usually there is some kind of twist to sweet potato dishes. but what if the twist was the sweet potatoes? This one-pot chili is elevated with the bit of sweetness.
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Sweet Potato Chili Bake

This southwestern chili bake is topped with cornbread to soak up some of the broth. Top with a dollop of sour cream to complete the vegetarian meal.
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Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

These satisfying cookies are a step above your traditional oatmeal and raisin ones. Cinnamon, pecans and raisins ensure well rounded textures, spice and sweetness.
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Sweet Potato Waffles

Cardamom and pecans really make the flavor of these sweet potato waffles stand out. The overall taste is a bit earthy.
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Sweet Potato & Bean Quesadillas

These 5 ingredient quesadillas are simple and delicious with pepper jack cheese acting as seasoning. Serve with your favorite salsa.
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Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These mashed potatoes don’t rely on savory elements and are purely sweet. Orange and pumpkin pie spice ensure that the flavor isn’t overwhelming.
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Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup

Roasting sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips brings out their best features. This blended orange soup makes your house smell heavenly.
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Sweet Potato Pie

This creamy sweet potato pie is subtly spiced and slices beautifully. Do you always top your pie with ice cream? A scoop of vanilla is a must here.
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Sweet Potato Tartlets

These tartlets have crunchy phyllo shells and are topped with marshmallows. They’re not only fun to eat, but also quick to make. You can add ginger if you want some spice.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Tender sweet potatoes are tossed with crunchy nuts and chewy dried cherries in this textured salad. You can roast the sweet potatoes the day before.
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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

These muffins are so moist that they’re almost cupcake-like. Especially with the cinnamon sugar glaze on top, they’ll be a hit at any holiday party.
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West African Chicken Stew

This sweet potato stew can be served over rice like a curry. The sauce is savory and a little spicy with a creamy peanut butter base.
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Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Butter

Overlapping orange sweet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes look like medallions. The pretty side dish is topped with garlic butter and cheese.
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My Underground Vegetable Salad

A zesty vinaigrette tops this root vegetable salad. Unlike most salads, this one sits on a bed of endive.
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Holiday Sweet Potato Cheesecake

This make-ahead marbled dessert is a combination of a sweet potato pie and cheesecake. It’s topped with a sugared sour cream frosting.
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Orange-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes

Your house will smell like the holidays when you make this pork dinner. With apples, sweet potatoes and orange, the flavor comes across as spiced.
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Sweet Potato Enchilada Stack

These sweet potato stacks have a spicy kick. Filled with black beans and sweet potato, it’s great for a potluck.
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Billie’s Southern Sweet Potato Cake

This sweet potato cake tastes just like a carrot cake, all the way down to the cream cheese frosting. It’s spiced wonderfully with a hidden walnut crunch.
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Sweet Potato Soup

Ginger and peanut butter give this soup a really unique flavor. It’s mild and creamy even though it’s dairy free!
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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

These biscuits will be the star of your next breakfast. The honey butter and sweet potato don’t overpower each other, and instead create a nice balance of sweetness.
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Southern Sweet Potato Pie

This is the perfect recipe for any leftover mashed sweet potatoes you might have from the holidays. Try it with a dollop of whipped cream.
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Caribbean Potato Soup

This bright and hearty soup features a fun blend of ingredients like okra and black-eyed peas. If you don’t have kale on hand you can easily swap in spinach.