35 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."

-LifeIsGood

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."

-Maito

Sweet Potato Gratin

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

-Thorsten

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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

-ITRIEDIT

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."

-jbb

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."

-worldmom12

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."

-*Parsley*

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."

-Dr.JenLeddy

Old-Fashioned Yams or Sweet Potatoes

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

-ashlynn08

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."

-Bluemonkey

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."

-*Bellinda*

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."

-Debbwl

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."

-PaulaG

Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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

-BLUE ROSE

Sweet Potato Casserole

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

-brandie_moses

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."

-lazyme

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."

-Hadice

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!"

-susospecialties

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."

-icanhavefun

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."

-PradaContessa

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."

-Nado2003

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!"

-sunshinestarr

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!"

-mamafoxthomson

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]"

-SarahBeth

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."

-mindynicole7

KEEP SCROLLING FOR NEXT STORY