If you’re anything like us, you’re probably a fiend for sweet potato. And, what’s not to love? There’s so much that we can make with this yummy orange tuber. First of all, they are great for us. Sweet potatoes are possibly one of the highest sources of beta-carotene, plus they are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, fiber, manganese, and copper. While we could sing the nutritional praises of sweet potato all day long, what really makes it a winner in our books are both its flavor and versatility. We love their subtly sweet flavor and creamy texture. Roasted, steamed, or puréed in a soup — it’s all good, and that’s only talking about the savory side of the spectrum.
We love the subtly sweet flavor and creamy texture of sweet potato. Not to mention, any way you make it — roasted, steamed, or puréed in a soup — it’s all good. You can keep it simple and try something like these Kale and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes or go the fusion route and make this Sweet Potato Sushi Burrito. So far, we’ve only talked about the savory side of the food spectrum, but sweet potato makes a great addition to baked goods, too! To see how you can also use sweet potato in desserts, check out 15 Dairy-Free Fall Desserts You Can Make With Sweet Potato. Then once you’ve planned out what you’re having for dessert, come back for these 15 must-make sweet potato dinners.
1. Indian Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie
Ready for some wholesome comfort food inspired by Indian flavor? This Indian Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie is flaky and fragranced with a delicious spice blend. Serve it with raita, an herby yogurt dip that pairs perfectly with the warm flavors of this dish.
2. Crispy ‘Chicken’ Sweet Potato Sandwich
World’s greatest sandwich isn’t a term anybody should throw around lightly and yet, here these Crispy “Chicken” Sweet Potato Sandwiches are. They look like fast food patties on the outside, but on the inside, they’re soft and tender. Made from rice and sweet potato and coated in herbed breadcrumbs, then fried until crispy, they’ll satisfy all your crunchy sandwich cravings. Top with traditional fare like pickles, lettuce, and ketchup or get creative with your own toppings.
3. Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Creamy Tahini Sauce
Need a meal that encompasses both simplicity and big flavors? These Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Creamy Tahini Sauce will be your new favorite. Naturally loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, B-vitamins, and powerful antioxidants, simple sweet potatoes make the perfect base for a nourishing meal. Load them up with a nice source of protein (in this case, chickpeas) and your favorite flavorings, and you are good to go!
4. Red Thai Curry Soup With Carrots and Sweet Potatoes
Chilly weather days are the perfect time to indulge in this spicy Red Thai Curry Soup With Carrots and Sweet Potatoes. Made from with wholesome root vegetables, Thai red curry paste, and a swirl of creamy coconut milk for the finishing touch, this comforting soup will warm you up and keep you full. Top this with crispy roasted chickpeas or serve with a side of grains.
5. Roasted Pepper and Sweet Potato Quiche
The Roasted Pepper and Sweet Potato Quiche is the embodiment of comfort. The whole thing starts with a delicious sweet potato crust that’s perfectly crisp on the bottom. It’s then topped with cheesy, earthy tofu filling and is studded with juicy cherry tomatoes and roasted peppers. Who says you need eggs to make a quiche?
6. Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos With Guacamole
These Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos With Guacamole are exactly as “out there” as they sound – but they taste amazing. Stuffed with roasted plantains, sweet potatoes, and black beans they have a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the creamy, herby guacamole. Don’t wait for taco Tuesday to come around to make these.
7. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Pesto
These Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Pesto are fluffy and tender, with an inexplicable melt-in-your-mouth texture that’s addictive. Its mild flavor works beautifully with the creamy basil pesto with bright lemon and garlic. These are an absolute must-try for any gnocchi-lover.
8. Yaki Onigiri With Sweet Potato and Avocado Filling
Onigiri (stuffed rice balls) are a popular snack in Japan. Typically, onigiri is eaten cold, but these Yaki Onigiri With Sweet Potato and Avocado Filling are finished by quick frying on a hot pan, which gives them a nice, crispy exterior. They are made even yummier when dipped in a homemade teriyaki sauce. The sweet and savory sauce added some extra deliciousness to this little snack.
9. Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew
This isn’t your typical lentil stew — the addition of sweet potato and quinoa not only boosts this recipe’s nutritional profile, but they also add a textural counterpoint to the soft red lentils. This Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew is versatile, too! Yellow potatoes or carrots could easily stand in for the sweet potatoes and, if you prefer a creamier soup, a splash of coconut milk will do the trick. Just don’t leave out the lemon juice!
10. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach
There is not an ounce of cheese in this Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach! The cheese sauce starts with a base of tender sweet potatoes that are blended with nutritional yeast, miso paste, mustard, and spices, plus flour to give it the same thick texture of the orange sauce we all know and love. This is the ultimate mac and cheese and it’s so easy that any level of culinary skill can make something fantastic.
11. Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers
If you were to look up “perfect fall veggie burgers” in the dictionary, then you would find these Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers … Okay, we’re exaggerating a little, but trust us, these are amazing. They get their perfect texture from sweet potato, oats, and pecans and their amazing flavor comes from maple sweetness and spicy, smoky chipotle chili powder.
12. Sweet Potato Coconut Curry With Cranberries and Pistachios
This quirky Sweet Potato Coconut Curry With Cranberries and Pistachios will be your new favorite! Sweet potato and coconut milk give it a creamy base, a handful of cranberries give it a pleasant, but surprising sweetness and pistachio nuts add a yummy crunch factor. Serve it on a bed of steamed brown jasmine rice, or your favorite grain.
13. Sweet Potato Quesadillas
The combination of crispy and creamy texture, as well as the sweet, cheesy, and smoky flavor profile with a bit of spiciness, makes these Sweet Potato Quesadillas a total crowd-pleaser. They’re especially great because they can be whipped up in just 10 minutes! Serve with fresh veggies, salsa, baked beans, or vegan sour cream.
14. Baked Sweet Potato With Pesto Pasta, Tomatoes, and Pumpkin Seeds
Looking for an easy dinner that packs a big nutritional punch? This bowl of Baked Sweet Potato With Pesto Pasta, Tomatoes, and Pumpkin Seeds will make you glow from the inside out. The whole grain pasta is mixed with a delicious pesto with kale, basil, oregano, avocado, walnuts, and nutritional yeast. The sweet potato is baked to perfection and the other ingredients are fresh and delicious. You can stir everything together or eat them separately. Either way, you devour this, it’s delicious.
15. Deep Dish Quiche Pizza
This Deep Dish Quiche Pizza is something else. A sweet potato crust is made from millet and chickpea flours pressed into a cake pan to make it deep dish. lt’s topped with a rich, homemade tomato sauce and filled with a fluffy tofu ricotta and kale filling, roasted Mediterranean vegetables or any vegetables of your choice. The final touch is a drizzle of cheesy tahini sauce. You’ll never get bored of pizza with a dish like this.
Looking for more ideas? Check out our vegan sweet potato recipes for more drool-worthy recipes.
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