In our house, every single member of the family loves vegetables of all kinds, so we’re very lucky that way. It minimizes the number of squabbles about choosing meals or finishing bites at the dinner table! If we all had to pick one single thing that everyone in the family loves most, however, we can say with confidence that every single one of us would name sweet potatoes right away. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new types of sweet potato dishes to try out that we’ve never made before.
If your family loves sweet potatoes just as much as we do, if not more, check out these 15 delicious recipes, ideas, and flavour combinations that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Melting sweet potatoes
If you’ve never had “melting” sweet potatoes before then we’re very sorry to tell you that you are missing out on something very delicious indeed! Remedy that right now by following the recipe and tutorial featured on Food With Family to make these deliciously roasted sweet potatoes that are dripping in honey and butter so they really do melt in your mouth.
2. Mediterranean baked sweet potato
Are you the kind of cooking enthusiast who loves to get creative with ingredients and try things from places other than where you’re from or where you live? Then we have a feeling these delicious tomato and creamy sauce topped Mediterranean baked sweet potatoes featured in detail on Minimalist Baker might be right up your alley!
3. Chicken fajita sweet potatoes
Maybe you’re definitely feeling quite interested in the idea of trying a more international recipe than you’ve tried before but you’re not sure you want quite such an emphasis on tomatoes as the last recipe we showed you? In that case, if you like at least a little bit of kick in your flavour, we’d suggest taking a look at this chicken fajita sweet potato recipe from Tesco Real Food that tastes just like an actual fajita but with the added flavour of the sweet potatoes you love so much.
4. Sweet potato coconut casserole
Are you actually the kind of sweet potato lover who really enjoys bringing out the sweet element of their flavour specifically, even when you’re making a side dish that might go with a savoury entree rather than a dessert? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this sweet potato coconut casserole outlined in awesome detail on Martha Stewart.
5. Skinny Buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes
Were you a huge fan of the idea of making some kind of loaded sweet potato dish that also involves chicken in some way, but you’re just not sure the fajita idea is quite the flavour you’re looking for? Well, as long as you’re still okay with a bit of kick, then perhaps you’d enjoy this skinny Buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes recipe from Not Enough Cinnamon that’s delicious and also calorie wise!
6. Sweet potato pie bars
Of course, entrees and side dishes aren’t the only things you can make with your sweet potatoes. You can make actual sweet things like desserts with them as well! We’ve always enjoyed making sweet potato pie in the fall, but we have very large family so one pie never seems to be enough. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this fantastic recipe for sweet potato pie thanks to Handle The Heat!
7. Sweet potato cupcakes with maple marshmallow frosting
Have we really caught your attention with the idea of making a sweet potato based dessert but you’ve always been more of a cake person than a pie lover? Well, just in case you’re still looking for a recipe that’s good for big families and therefore easy to share, here’s an awesome cupcake recipe that will help you enjoy sweet potatoes in a new way! Overtime Cook teaches you how to make sweet potato cupcakes with creamy maple marshmallow frosting.
8. Sweet potato clean eating brownies
Are you feeling very intrigued indeed with the idea of making a sweet potato based dessert but you’re more interested in it for the health benefits rather than the taste itself? We can understand that, since there are so many clean eating recipes out there based around including it as an ingredient. These sweet potato clean eating brownies outlined in detail on My Natural Family are the perfect example of what we mean.
9. Herb scalloped sweet potatoes with bacon and gruyere
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make a sweet potato recipe that you’ve never tried before, would you rather make something that’s a little more gourmet than some of what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d definitely recommend taking a look at how Carlsbad Cravings made these fantastic herb scalloped sweet potatoes made with bacon and gruyere.
10. Loaded sweet potato skins
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about different sweet potato recipes that involve a delicious filling but you’re also the kind of person who usually prefers slightly more mild fillings rather than things with spice and international flavours? Then we think you might get along a little better with this loaded sweet potato skins recipe featured in detail on Sally’s Baking Addiction!
11. 5-ingredient sweet potato quinoa fritters
Perhaps you’ve had your fair share of mashed, roasted, and baked sweet potatoes in your time so you’re looking for something with a slightly different texture now? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Simply Quinoa made these delicious and perfectly herbed and spiced sweet potato quinoa fritters that, over all, are only made with five ingredients, making them nice and easy!
12. Vegetarian sweet potato noodles stir fry
Like we said earlier on with the melting sweet potatoes, if you’ve never tried making yourself sweet potato noodles before then we think you’re missing out on something that’s really worth tasting! We’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Whole and Heavenly Oven made this fantastic vegetarian stir fry that’s done with scrumptious and unique homemade sweet potato noodles.
13. Breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes
More than any other, has your favourite type of meal to cook always been breakfast? Well, who says you can’t make that an occasion for your favourite kind of potato as well? We’re actually huge fans of this breakfast stuffed sweet potato recipe outlined nice and simply on Smile Sandwich. Every time we make these for our family, they asked for seconds and sometimes even thirds!
14. Skinny tandoori butter sweet potato fries with creamy baked harissa feta
When we mentioned the idea of making some kind of sweet potato recipe that tastes a little more gourmet than other things, were you actually picturing something even “fancier” than what we showed you before, like something you could actually see yourself ordering off a restaurant menu? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest trying your hand at this skinny tandoori butter sweet potato fries with creamy baked harissa feta! Learn how it’s done in more detail on Half Baked Harvest.
15. Sweet potato halloumi tartines
Whether you’re always on the lookout for meat-alternative recipes because you’re vegetarian or whether you’re simply a lover of all different kinds of cheese, we have a feeling this next recipe might be just the one for you! Take a better look at the recipe and tutorial featured on Gourmande in The Kitchen to find out how these mouthwatering sweet potato halloumi tartines were made in just a few simple steps.
Do you have another all time favourite sweet potato recipe that you love making and that your friends and family always wolf down but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!
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