10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes Bursting With Flavor

Sweet Potato-Pomegranate Slaw
Photo: Andy Lyons

If you love sweet potatoes, you're in for a real treat. Loaded with vitamin A and fiber, the famed fall ingredient is healthy, too. But And though it's delicious topped with sugar and marshmallows at Thanksgiving, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy sweet potatoes without adding a ton of calories. Whether you like yours mashed as a side, mixed into brownies (yes, brownies!), or chopped in a hearty sweet potato casserole, there is a healthy sweet potato recipe here you'll want to whip up asap.

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Sweet Potato-Pomegranate Slaw

Sweet Potato-Pomegranate Slaw
Andy Lyons

When it comes to holiday salads, this one is far from lackluster. Jeweled with cheery pomegranate seeds and salty pistachios, this healthy sweet potato recipe only requires five ingredients (plus a few pantry staples) and 30 minutes of your time. Use your food processor to really save time on shredding your veggies.

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Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes Bacon
Jason Donnelly

Step aside, turkey. Here's a healthy sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving that's going to steal the show. Light herbs and tangy orange juice mingle with soft, slow-cooked sweet potatoes for an elegant and healthy side dish. Finish off this sweet potato recipe with a salty sprinkling of crumbled bacon.

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Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble

Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble
Andy Lyons

Perfect for leftover sweet potatoes, this savory scramble blends smoky cumin with iron-rich spinach, just-crispy sweet potatoes, and buttery scrambled eggs. This healthy sweet potato recipe is hearty enough to be served at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Adam Albright

Tangy goat cheese is the perfect complement to allow mashed sweet potatoes to taste rich and creamy without adding a ton of butter or cream. A sprinkle of roasted pistachios puts a nutty twist on this healthy sweet potato recipe. Bonus: these only take 30 minutes to get on the table.

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies
Andy Lyons

If you haven't added sweet potatoes to your baked goods before, prepare to be amazed. The mild flavor from mashed sweet potatoes is overpowered by the cocoa powder. So delicious, moist, chocolate brownies are all you taste. To cut back on the refined sugar (and keep these treats naturally-sweet), use coconut sugar along with the honey.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries
Karla Conrad

Baked with olive oil until just crisp, sweet potato fries have everything you love about french fries with more nutrition. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley for a healthy snack or side that only feels like an indulgence.

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Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole

Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole
Blaine Moats

For the perfect fall casserole, look no further than this healthy baked sweet potato recipe. Our sage-infused blend of rice, chopped sweet potato, and fiber-rich edamame and black beans make a delicious meatless main dish everyone will enjoy.

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup in white bowl
Linda Pugliese

There are fewer things more comforting than a bowl of soup on a blustery cold day, and this healthy sweet potato soup recipe is one of them. Instead of adding butter or cream, this soup gets nice and creamy all on its own thanks to those orange-hued potatoes. The hint of warm spice from the curry and coriander make this sweet potato soup stand out from the rest.

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Honey-Hoisin Sweet Potatoes

Honey-Hoisin Sweet Potatoes
Andy Lyons

For a twist on regular baked potatoes, turn to this healthy baked sweet potato recipe. The salty-sweet hoisin sauce paired with honey makes an irresistible glaze for roasting your sweet potatoes. Finish with a squeeze of lime and some cashews for a zesty, crunchy bite.

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Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Kritsada Panichgul

You'll love the spicy edge chipotle peppers bring to this healthy sweet potato recipe. Topped with shredded queso quesadilla, the low-calorie side offers a Mexican-inspired take on scalloped potatoes. That's right, you can eat scalloped sweet potatoes for less than 200 calories per serving!

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