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8 Sweet Potato Recipes We Can’t Stop Making Right Now

January 20, 2024
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? They’re versatile, delicious, and loaded with health benefits. We have them on hand at all times for all kinds of meals and snacks. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that promotes skin health, eye health, and cognitive function. They’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Plus: Sweet potatoes are delicious and versatile, fitting into sweet and savory dishes all day long. Here are 8 sweet potato recipes that we’re loving right now.

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1. Sweet Potato Cookies

Sweet potato cookies

Courtesy of Well Plated

Pumpkin has long been a dessert hero, but here, sweet potato shines as the base of these wholesome chocolate chip cookies. Pro tip: The dough freezes well, so make a double batch and freeze some for cookie emergencies (that’s totally a thing).

Try this recipe from Well Plated.

2. Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos

Grilled sweet potato nachos

Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

A healthy twist on classic nachos, these boast the irresistible combination of smoky grilled sweet potatoes with crunchy chips, creamy refried beans, a luscious homemade cheese sauce, and any toppings you like. 

Try this recipe from Pinch of Yum.

3. Grilled Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Butter

Grilled Japanese sweet potatoes with miso butter

Courtesy of Holistic Foodie

An umami-packed twist makes these extra-special. Slather baked and grilled Japanese sweet potatoes with butter combined with miso and nori, and get ready for a flavor explosion. 

Try this recipe from Holistic Foodie.

4. Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi

Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

Yes, you can make gnocchi from scratch – it’s easier than you think. Experience pillowy perfection with these tender dumplings, which combine tender sweet potatoes, creamy ricotta, and just a few more pantry ingredients. 

Try this recipe from Pinch of Yum.

5. Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Mashed purple sweet potatoes

Courtesy of The Endless Meal

Add a serious pop of color to your table with mashed purple sweet potatoes. Enhanced with sesame brown butter, this side dish is both visually stunning and utterly delicious. 

Try this recipe from The Endless Meal.

6. Tahini Sweet Potato Blondies

Sweet potato tahini blondies

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

These gooey and indulgent bars bring together the nuttiness of tahini and the caramelly flavor of baked sweet potatoes (and don’t forget the chocolate chips!). Trust us — you’ll want to make these gluten free, no-refined-sugar treats on repeat. 

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

7. Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air fryer sweet potato fries

Courtesy of Eating By Elaine

Arguably one of the best uses of both sweet potatoes and the air fryer, these fries offer the perfect balance of crispiness and sweetness, all without excess grease. 

Try this recipe from Eating by Elaine.

8. Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

Sweet potato carrot soup

Courtesy of Veggie World Recipes

Get cozy with a comforting bowl of plant-based sweet potato soup. This velvety blend of sweet potatoes and carrots features ginger and lime for zip. 

Try this recipe from Veggie World Recipes.

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