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This collection of 15+ dietitian-designed recipes with sweet potatoes will give you plenty of inspiration for how to include the nutritious root vegetable in your cooking. Here you’ll find ideas for breakfasts, salads, main dishes, and sides that feature sweet potatoes as a key ingredient.

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In this post, you’ll find 15+ healthy sweet potato recipe ideas from the blog along with some sweet potato nutrition facts! Keep scrolling or click on the following sections to go straight to them:

Sweet Potato Nutrition Benefits

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, with one medium-sized sweet potato providing almost 4 grams (15% of your daily needs).

From a micronutrient standpoint, sweet potatoes are an incredible source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A. One medium sweet potato provides 386% of your daily vitamin A needs! Beta carotene also has antioxidant properties, helping to prevent cellular damage.

Sweet potatoes are also a source of other micronutrients, like:

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin C

Are Sweet Potatoes The Same As Yams?

Technically, no.

Yams are almost exclusively grown in Asia or Africa, and often have a black or brown bark-like skin.

What you see in most North American grocery stores are true sweet potatoes – with either orange or white flesh.

To prevent confusion, supermarkets apparently began to refer to the orange sweet potatoes as yams in order to differentiate between the two colours.

Growing up in Vancouver, we always referred to these orange guys as yams. When I lived in the States, we always called them sweet potatoes. Basically, I’m confused, too.

Bottom line – these recipes below are referring to the orange sweet potatoes (whatever you may call them)!


Sweet potatoes for breakfast? You bet! In this section you’ll find everything from sweet potato smoothies to plenty of sweet potato breakfast skillets.

1) Sweet Potato & Apple Smoothie

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This healthy sweet potato smoothie with apples and Greek yogurt tastes like a combination of sweet potato pie and apple pie, all in a creamy breakfast smoothie form! This recipe is naturally sweetened only with fruit, and uses raw, frozen sweet potato chunks for convenience. Ready in 5 minutes using a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix.
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2) Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Hash

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This sheet pan hash recipe is made with roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and protein-packed eggs. Easy, healthy, and SO delicious!
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3) One-Pan Taco Breakfast Skillet

overhead shot of black skillet with sweet potatoes, corn, zucchini, eggs, and avocado slices
This Taco Breakfast Skillet is packed with veggies and protein for a healthy one-pan meal. Gluten-free, with vegetarian and vegan options available!
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4) Root Vegetable Frittata

overhead shot of black skillet with a root vegetable frittata, goat cheese, and parsley inside
This oven-baked root vegetable frittata is the BEST autumn recipe. Three types of root veggies, fresh herbs, and goat cheese get paired with protein-rich eggs for an easy, delicious vegetarian meal that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
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5) Sweet Potato & Kale Skillet Hash

Sweet potato hash with red bell peppers, kale, avocado, and eggs in a skillet
This Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Skillet is packed with veggies, protein, fibre, and fresh herbs. An easy stovetop recipe with no oven required!
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Main Dishes

In this section you’ll find a handful of delicious main dish recipes that use sweet potatoes!

6) Salmon With Sweet Potato Mash & Miso Coconut Sauce

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This salmon with sweet potato mash recipe is served with the most deliciously creamy miso coconut sauce! It's an easy, cozy, and healthy dinner idea that's ready in about 30 minutes. Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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7) Pesto Quinoa Bowl With Broccoli & Sweet Potato

pesto quinoa bowl with sweet potatoes, broccoli, hard boiled egg, pecans
This Pesto Quinoa Bowl is packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients! It's great for meal prep or as a packed lunch. Recipe is gluten-free, with vegan option available.
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8) Sweet Potato “Fettuccine” With Shrimp

white bowl with sweet potato fettuccine noodles, asparagus, peas, shrimp, lemon
This Sweet Potato "Fettuccine" is made with tons of veggies and shrimp for protein! It's simple, fresh, and absolutely delicious. Recipe is ready in 30 minutes, and is both gluten- and dairy-free.
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9) Chimichurri Grain Bowl

grain bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, romanesco, radishes, chimichurri sauce, and a fried egg
This High-Protein Chimichurri Grain Bowl is a healthy vegetarian lunch or weeknight dinner idea. Recipe can be made ahead and enjoyed either warm or cold! 
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Sweet Potato Salads

Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favourite ingredients to add to hearty fall and winter salads. Below are two great options!

10) Sweet Potato Salad With Smokey Tahini

Overhead photo of a sweet potato, beet, kale, and tahini salad on a white plate.
This vegan roasted sweet potato salad is made with kale, beets, and a smoked paprika-tahini dressing. It's super hearty, nourishing, and easy to make. Can be enjoyed warm or cold.
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11) Massaged Kale Salad With Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This fall salad combines massaged lacinato kale, roasted sweet potatoes, pomegranates, and toasted pecans for a delicious and filling meal or side.
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12) Warm Prune Salad With Sweet Potatoes

warm prune salad on white plate with arugula, sweet potatoes, goat cheese, and toasted walnuts
This warm prune salad is made with seasonal sweet potatoes, quinoa, arugula, goat cheese, walnuts & prunes. It's vegetarian, gluten-free, and rich in many key nutrients that support bone health!
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Sweet Potato Side Dishes

Sweet potatoes make awesome side dishes. Below you’ll find two of my favourite ways to prepare them – roasted and mashed.

13) Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

Roasted sweet potatoes and carrots in a serving bowl.
These oven-roasted sweet potatoes and carrots are paired with sweet and savoury flavours, like maple syrup, cinnamon, rosemary, and thyme. Recipe requires only 15 minutes of active time – the rest is in the oven!
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14) Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges With Curry Tahini

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These oven-roasted sweet potato wedges are paired with the most flavourful and creamy curry tahini dressing! This is such a simple, healthy vegetable side dish to pair with a variety of meals. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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15) Miso Mashed Sweet Potatoes

miso mashed sweet potatoes in white bowl topped with walnuts and parsley
These Miso Mashed Sweet Potatoes are easy to make, healthy, and completely vegan. This recipe is a unique and savoury take on a sweet potato side dish!
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16) Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Japanese sweet potato cubes on a serving plate.
These oven-roasted Japanese sweet potato cubes are paired with a delicious miso maple tahini dressing. They're so easy to make, perfect for a comforting and healthy vegetable side dish! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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17) Smoked Paprika Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Savory mashed sweet potatoes in a serving bowl.
Looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes as a side dish? These savory mashed sweet potatoes are seasoned with smoked paprika, chili powder, and cayenne! You will LOVE their deliciously warm, smoky, and spiced kick. A healthy, super easy alternative to "sweeter" sweet potato recipes.
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More Recipe Roundups To Explore

And there you have it – 15+ Easy, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes to cook and enjoy. I so hope you found inspiration for some new and creative ways to use sweet potatoes!

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Get the Recipe: Easy, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

These oven-roasted sweet potato wedges are paired with the most flavourful and creamy curry tahini dressing! This is such a simple, healthy vegetable side dish to pair with a variety of meals. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Overhead photo of roasted sweet potato wedges with curry tahini dressing drizzled on top.
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Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Curry Tahini Dressing:

Optional garnish: fresh chopped herbs like green onion or parsley.


    • Preheat oven to 400F.
    • Wash + dry sweet potatoes. Remove any hard ends, and then cut into roughly 3/4-inch thick wedges. Leave the skin on for extra nutrients + fiber!
    • Toss sweet potato wedges in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread onto a lined baking sheet, leaving some space between each wedge. Bake in oven for 25-30 mins, until lightly browned and fork tender.
    • Meanwhile, make the tahini dressing by whisking together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Feel free to add additional water if you want a runnier dressing.
    • Serve the sweet potatoes and drizzle tahini dressing overtop. Feel free to garnish with some freshly chopper herbs + extra black pepper as desired. Enjoy hot!


    *LEFTOVERS: Leftovers of this recipe will stay fresh for about 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. If you know you’ll be having leftovers, feel free to store the sweet potatoes and dressing separately. The potatoes can easily be reheated in the microwave!
    *SERVING IDEAS: Because this recipe is a source of complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes) and healthy fats (tahini dressing), I recommend serving this with some non-starchy vegetables and a quality protein to balance out your meal. Some ideas:
    • pair with some simple seafood, like baked salmon or garlic-sautéed shrimp.
    • pair with simple meats or poultry, like grilled chicken
    • pair with plant-based protein sources, like baked tofu or tempeh
    • add to a salad or grain bowl – make extra curry tahini and use it as a dressing!
    • pair with other roasted veggies, like broccoli or cauliflower or some leafy greens, like sautéed spinach or kale


    As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

    Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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