Sweet potatoes are a colourful addition to any meal –– not to mention a nutritious one. Packed with vitamins A, C and B6, this bright orange veggie is also a great source of potassium and dietary fibre. You can feel good about adding sweet potatoes to your vegetable rotation. From spuds stuffed with rotisserie chicken and cheese to show-stopping s’mores cheesecake, here are our very best recipes to get you started.
Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
This one-pot meal combines leftover turkey with onions, carrots, celery and peas with a slightly spicy sweet potato mash and melted cheddar on top.
Chili Stuffed Sweet Potato
Stuffed baked potatoes are not just for steakhouse side dishes. This version turns tradition on its head by using a sweet potato and filling it up with leftover chili and all the fixings.
Sweet Potato Skins
Potato skins are a great appetizer or side dish when you want to indulge over the holidays. And this recipe is just as addictive, but with a slightly healthier edge. Salsa verde adds a fun pop of colour to the crispy base, while black beans, avocado and a generous helping of cheese bring it all together into one glorious dish.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
With their accordion-style shape exposing that gorgeous orange interior, these Hasselback-style sweet potatoes are as beautiful as they are tasty. Serve them up with a tangy yogurt sauce.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Mustard Dill Vinaigrette
You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous seasonal and hearty salad as an appetizer for fall or winter meals, especially if you don’t mind a few more dishes.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter
Next time you’re craving gnocchi, try making them with sweet potato and ricotta. Serve with a nutty brown butter sauce seasoned with maple syrup, cinnamon and sage for an indulgent, restaurant-worthy dish.
S'mores Sweet Potato Cheesecake
This ultimate dessert mash-up combines sweet potato cheesecake and gooey s’mores, giving you those summer campfire vibes year-round. Use chocolate graham crackers for your crust, and drizzle each slice with chocolate sauce when serving.
Healthy Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
With the help of your microwave, you can have this protein-packed dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Hearty, filling and full of nutritious superfoods, you gotta love how this dish uses up that last bit of leftover chicken too.
Sweet Potato and Kale Spanish Frittata
You haven’t had frittata until you’ve sampled this delightful creation filled with smoked mozzarella, Tuscan kale, and slices of sweet potato. After starting it on your stovetop, transfer it to the oven until the top is a rich, golden brown.
Sweet Potato Latkes
While latkes are a traditional dish served during Hanukkah, they’re also a great addition to your breakfast or brunch plate. This recipe combines Yukon gold and sweet potatoes for a side you’ll love a lat-ke!
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel
This decadent sweet side of baked sweet potatoes packed with a buttery, sugary marshmallow and pecan filling can easily double as dessert.
Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
This veggie-packed soup is spiced with curry, fresh ginger and garlic and cooled down with a hint of yogurt. Want to add more veggies to brighten up those cold months? Here are our best vegan soup and stew recipes.
Sweet Potato Toast with Apple, Fig and Maple Compote
Satisfy that toast craving without any bread by loading thick slices of sweet potato with scrumptious apple crisp-inspired toppings. While it’s a healthy alternative for breakfast or a snack, it tastes absolutely decadent.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet, crunchy and oh so satisfying, this super simple, buttery dish will be your go-to for every big family dinner to come.
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
This unbelievably easy side dish contrasts sweet potatoes with a hint of fiery chipotle in adobo sauce, resulting an explosion of flavours.
Sweet Potato Fudge
Turn everyday sweet potatoes into indulgent fudge cups by combining the vegetable with coconut oil, white chocolate, almond butter and brown sugar. Tasting is believing!
Coconut Curry with Almond Butter, Sweet Potato and Apple Noodles
Apples used to sweeten up Indian curries is a classic trick, used here in a non-traditional way — apple noodles! Anti-inflammatory curry powder (with superfood turmeric) and ginger make this a meal that will keep you going all day long. Almond butter and coconut milk add richness and healthy fats for satiation.
Game Day Sweet Potato Skins with Chive Sour Cream
The perfect pub snack for game day at home!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
These lovely tender pillows of homemade pasta are held together with soft tofu in place of egg, keeping them vegan.
Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potatoes
Give classic baked potatoes a run for their money with these sweet, dressed-up spuds. Beans, onions, garlic and greens turn taters into a filling family dinner.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
In this recipe by Guy Fieri, whole sweet potatoes are topped with a crust of brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and chopped pecans for a crunchy, textural dish.
Sweet Potato Pie with Crunchy Cranberry Topping
Topped with a pretty blend of pecans, cranberries and amaretto cookies, this pie’s mouthwatering texture, soft sweet potato filling and hint of orange zest is a dinner party game changer.
Carrot, Sweet Potato and Squash Soup
This delectable autumn-flavoured soup makes enough to serve 4 to 6 as a main, and 8 to 10 as a starter or side.
Sweet Potato Sandwich Wrap
This savoury vegetarian wrap is perfect enjoyed as a healthy lunch or a light dinner.
Make-Ahead Whipped Sweet Potatoes
This is the perfect make-ahead side dish for dinner parties or holiday entertaining. It can be frozen and reheated when ready to serve, and don’t forget your garnishes like chopped pecans or scallions.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Kugel Brule
This dish is a perfect way to trick your kids into eating their vegetables. The sweet, bubbly golden topping top will have them thinking they’re getting dessert for dinner.