35 Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Recipes
It’s no secret we are #TeamSweetPotato here at Dude That Cookz. And when Fall hits, we are in full swing — creating any and everything sweet potato! It’s such a versatile, nutrient-rich root vegetable, the ways you can enjoy sweet potatoes are endless.
Although the taste for pumpkin kicks into high gear during this season, sweet potatoes hold a special place, and we find ourselves cooking with them even more during this time of year.
You can bake them, roast them, puree them, boil them, and fry them. Regardless of the technique, you’ll have a deliciously sweet, starchy, and moist addition to enjoy as-is or in a variety of dishes — like these Sweet Potato Hand Pies…
So we’ve asked a few of our fellow Black Food Bloggers Club members to share some of their favorite sweet potatoes recipes — some a little sweet and some a little savory! From breakfast ideas to those sure to be a centerpiece on your holiday table, you will find the perfect recipe for you:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with Honey-Balsamic Glaze is the perfect side dish for any occasion. Perfectly roasted and slightly charred sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet and tangy glaze --- this recipe takes your typical roasted veggies up a notch!
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls
If regular cinnamon rolls could get any better, they would surely be found within these sweet potato cinnamon rolls. Perfectly tender, rich, and beaming with sweet brown sugar flavor. Finished with a delicious maple cream cheese icing; makes such a sweet treat to whip up on those cozy, relaxing weekends!
Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Topping
Flipping the switch on the classic sweet potato pie, this delicious cheesecake creates a beautifully layered and decadent dessert layering Sweet Potato Cheesecake with a Pecan Praline Topping.
Sweet Potato Trifle
A sweet potato trifle with a sweet potato pudding, homemade whipped cream, and a layer of crushed graham crackers and pecans.
Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits
Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits—flaky tender buttery biscuits laced with sweet potato and a touch of brown sugar. A perfect brunch worthy biscuit.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar Topping
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse inspires this Sweet Potato Casserole with a decadent sweet potato filling and a crunchy brown sugar streusel topping. It's a fantastic autumn and holiday dish that is comforting, sweet, and full of flavor.
No-Bake Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars
These No-Bake Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars definitely fit the bill when you are in the mood for something sweet. This three-tiered dessert starts with a brown sugar graham cracker crust, moves on to a creamy cheesecake layer, and finishes it off with a luscious layer flavored by sweet potatoes.
Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup
Who knew combining zucchini and sweet potato would turn into an amazing and creamy Zucchini and Sweet Potato Soup! Recipe inspired by a past trip to Mexico.
Easy Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This healthy, stuffed sweet potatoes recipe can be served as a light lunch, dinner, or vegan side dish! Filled with black beans, corn, and other delicious fillings, these tasty and easy stuffed sweet potatoes are so simple to make, you're going to want to add them to your regular rotation.
Orange Cardamon Sweet Potato Bread
If you're looking for a twist on the classic banana bread, try our Orange Cardamon sweet potato bread. It's hearty with a tender inside, spicy and sweet with a lovely golden crust topping.
Sweet Potato Hand Pies
Flaky, buttery crust filled with a creamy bite of brown-sugar blended sweet potatoes results in these must-have Sweet Potato Hand Pies.
Mini Sweet Potato Pies
Made in the form of a mini dessert, these sweet potato pies are the perfect hand-held treat. They are ideal for any gathering, they pack well, and most importantly, everyone loves them! And on top of that, they are effortless to make.
Bourbon Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
Two southern Thanksgiving classics collide in a perfectly sweet and easy-to-make pie that has something for everyone at your table.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake
The holidays are just around the corner; this is the perfect dessert where the sweet potato shines. This baked New York-style cheesecake is rich with a dense, smooth, and creamy texture.
Sweet Potato Chiffon Pie
Light, sweet, and delicate, this sweet potato chiffon pie levels up your holiday menu. Roasting the sweet potatoes gives them a richer flavor, and an Italian meringue adds beautiful, silky volume while stabilizing the pie.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas
Sweet potato black bean quesadillas are a healthy, fast vegetarian meal! Crispy, cheesy, smoky, and sweet. Even meat-eaters will love these!
Moist Sweet Potato Muffins
Unbelievably Moist Sweet Potato Muffins made from scratch that combine two layers to create one of the best muffins you've ever enjoyed. Perfect as a grab and go breakfast or an anytime snack!
Sweet Potato Pie Doughnuts
Doughnuts with sweet potato pie filling and a honey graham cracker coating! It’s the perfect recipe to enjoy for breakfast or to even bring to your holiday dinner.
Brown Butter Black-Bottom Sweet Potato Pie
A southern-style sweet potato pie with the richness of brown butter, brown sugar, and evaporated milk, along with the "black-bottom" technique of Patti LaBelle's famous pie. The only soul food Thanksgiving pie you need!
Sweet Potato 'Chocolate' Chunk Bars (AIP)
These Sweet Potato ‘Chocolate’ Chunk Bars are soft, chewy, and so delicious. Made with decadent homemade carob chunks, they’re AIP and paleo and the perfect Fall dessert.
Sweet Potato and Plantain Fritters
The sweet potato makes it perfect for the holidays, while the plantain adds the Caribbean element that any family will love.
Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Hash
A must-have for breakfast or perfect as a side dish for lunch or dinner, this sweet potato, and red pepper hash is a tasty spin on a classic dish!
Lentil+Sweet Potato Soup
This easy lentil+sweet potato soup is the perfect savory vegan soup packed with nutrients! It's filled with sweet potatoes, lentils, carrots, and spinach. This lentil+sweet potato soup is super versatile and tasty. Perfect for cold and chilly weather!
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These insanely easy and subtly spicy buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are so delicious. Oven-baked sweet potatoes filled high with shredded buffalo chicken and finished with blue cheese crumbles! This healthier-for-you option makes a great snack, lunch, or weeknight dinner. And it’s also perfect for meal prepping!
Easy Whipped Sweet Potatoes
These Whipped Sweet Potatoes make a great side dish and are perfect for any holiday dinner! The sweet potatoes are cooked in an instant pressure cooker.
Epic Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
These Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos are made with perfectly seasoned sweet potato rounds, Cuban-style black beans, spicy salsa, and guacamole. Drizzle some cilantro avocado crema and vegan cheese on top, and you have the perfect healthy snack!
Sweet Potato Waffles with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Sweet potato spice and everything nice, that's what good waffles are made of --- and the maple cinnamon whipped cream brings it all home.
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread Cake
A soft, slightly sweet, and moist cornbread cake made with gluten-free flour, sweet potatoes, and honey. Perfect as a side to a savory dish or a slightly sweet finish to the end of a meal.
Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal
A quick and easy baked breakfast that is perfect for leftover holiday guests. Spices and sweet potato transform boring oatmeal into something fantastic!
Sweet Potato Praline Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce
A decadent southern sweet potato bread pudding topped with pecan praline sauce.
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
This homemade Southern Sweet Potato Pie is decadent, creamy, and sweetened with pure cane syrup --- a true Southern version of this classic.
Rainbow Vegetarian Tacos
This pantry meal of champions is full of veggies and can flex to various dietary preferences (vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore).
Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread
A great fall and holiday treat, sweet potato cornbread!
Sweet Potato Brulee
Truly more of a sweet potato brulee or custard than a pudding, pumpkin pie spice ensures this dish will become one of your family’s favorite.
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas are a tasty recipe that combines chorizo and sweet potato with the flavors of enchiladas for a flavorful meal. Make this meal in minutes any day of the week.
So many amazing recipes that really showcase the versatility of sweet potatoes! Can’t wait to try some of these!
Thanks Chenee! There are a lot to try so please let us know what you think about them when you do!