37 Simple, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Thanksgiving is all about indulging, so treat your guests to two types of potatoes this holiday. Serve 'em mashed, baked, stuffed or worked into a soup or bread.

Skillet Sweet Potatoes

"I normally like my sweet potatoes crispy (as in fries), but this recipe changed my mind. These are flavorful and make for a great side."


Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

"Yummy! Goat cheese and sweet potatoes were meant for each other. I used all ricotta and it was quite cheesy and flavorful."


Sweet Potato Casserole Roses

A stunning additional to the Thanksgiving table, this bundle of rose-shaped sweet potatoes will enliven the holidays.

Sweet Carrot Souffle

This delicious souffle is perfected with a carrot and pecan topping.

Sweet Potato Gratin

"This melts in your mouth, and the combination with the cinnamon is outstanding. The pepper adds another tasty flavor."


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"Trust that the potatoes will eventually soften. After they slowly cooked, they mashed with ease. I added nutmeg and cinnamon."


Candied Sweet Potatoes

"Everyone loved these. I think using fresh sweet potatoes is key in the way these taste. I doubled the sauce and sprinkled with pecans."

-Chef #603251

Sweet Potato Fries

"I really liked these! I used some corn-starch, which helped make them crispy. This is a really nice way to prepare sweet potatoes."

-Mama Wendy

Sweet Potato Soup

"This is an excellent soup. It has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, with the full flavors of the sweet potatoes."


Sweet Potato Bread

"This is a nice change of pace from banana and pumpkin breads. I cut the sugar a little and it was still plenty sweet."


Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

"These are nicely sweet but not overly so. I did use the optional cinnamon, and I recommend using it. Nutmeg might be nice, too."


Baked Sweet Potato Chips

"These are so addictive! I used a mandoline to slice them thin, used a mister for the olive oil and added just a little salt to them."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Kim's Sweet Potato Casserole

"I was never a big fan of sweet potatoes, but this recipe fixed that. I used all pecans and I used a little more butter in the topping."


Old-Fashioned Yams or Sweet Potatoes

"These were really good! It was so easy to prepare, yet fancy enough to serve to company."


Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

"I never thought I would enjoy cheese with sweet potatoes, but this was outrageously delicious. It's going into our regular recipe rotation."


Grilled Sweet Potatoes

"This is a great side! I served these with a creamed horseradish sauce for dipping, which adds a tang."

-Jill in LSL

Sweet Potato Spread

"This was a very different but great dip. It's easy and so healthy. All the flavors really go well together. We ate it with pita chips."


Parmesan-Roasted Sweet Potato Skins

"We really enjoyed the rosemary-and-Parmesan combo on these. I like that these are healthier than regular potato skins."


Sweet Potato Casserole

"This was awesome. The topping makes it exceptional."

-Chef #465659

Sweet Potato Patties

"These patties made for a special treat. I liked the combo of brown rice and sweet potato. These are certainly something I'll make again."

-Sydney Mike

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

"I put all the ingredients (except marshmallows) in my food processor in order to have a smooth consistency. It was delicious!"

-Gwanny Hill

Sweet Potato Pie

"This turned out great! I added brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon, just for taste preferences. This will be the pie I bring to the holidays."

-Robyn's Kitchen

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

"I cooked this in a covered cast-iron skillet and the onions caramelized along with the lightly glazed potatoes. They were a real hit."


Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"We loved this recipe. The flavors turned out great."


Sweet Potato Casserole

"Wow! Made this for a dinner party and it was a huge hit! Everyone was asking for the recipe."


Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"These are awesome! I made as directed except that I was out of chives and used green onions to garnish. I considered going back to eat leftovers as dessert. lol. Thanks Jackie for a wonderful new keeper. Made for Whats on the Menu tag."


Pineapple Sweet Potato Muffins (Louisiana)

"These low fat, low sugar muffins are very good. I reduced the baking powder to 1 tsp and they still rose amazingly high. I'm looking forward to making these again, with the addition of some golden raisins or dried cranberries to boost the flavor a bit."

-Barb 3663

My Sister's Sweet Potato Bread

"Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness. I left out the walnuts (personal preference) and added pecans to one loaf. A little too strong on the cloves so I will cut down next time. Baked beautifully, nice and dense. DH nearly ate an entire loaf in one day! This will be the perfect bread for holiday gift giving."


Sweet Potato Cheesecake With Praline Topping

"Also came across this reciepe in ESSENCE last year and made it on a whim for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was a huge hit and has been requested again this year. Very flavorful, we loved it!"


Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Cinnamon Pecan Crunch

"This is a delicious recipe for sweet potatoes. I made them for Thanksgiving. Everyone raved about them, and I'll be making them again for Christmas! Thanks for a great recipe."


Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

"Save yourself a lot of trouble and buy frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes. No peeling, grating soaking, or drying required. Done in 10 minutes! Yummy recipe though."


Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

"Tasty and healthy. I followed the directions except for the white wine. Very different and of course, slightly sweet. Very good with crusty bread. The second bowl I added some hot sauce, YUMMY. Made for PotLuck Tag 09. Thank you."


Sweet Potato and Mango Bake

"Mmmm. What more can I say? I wanted to take a picture of this beautiful dish but it didn't last too long. Thanks!"


Sweet Potato Banana Muffins

"Made these exactly as directed, minus the nuts as I did not have any in hand. They are delicious! Great texture, slightly dense but still very moist and soft in the middle. Baked for 18.5 minutes one dozen at a time. Made 19 muffins total. Thanks!"


Fried Sweet Potatoes With Honey

"This is such a comfort food! I pan fried them since I don't have a deep frier and that worked very well -- crispy outside and smooth and creamy inside! I loved the honey! I added the sesame seeds to half and cinnamon to the other half. I had one for dessert last night and the other for breakfast this morning. They did really well reheated for breakfast (in the microwave). Thanks for posting Little! [Made for Veggie Swap January 2009]"


Sweet Potato, Pepper and Eggplant Bake

"I love this dish. Not the quickest prep time because I used everything fresh from our Michigan farm stands, but worth it. I did leave the coriander out b/c I HATE cilantro and anything derived from it. I also used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it went well with the flavor of the dish. I even pureed some for my 7 month old!! Thanks."