quick and easy sweet potato recipes

15 Quick And Easy Sweet Potato Recipes For Every Occasion

Sweet potato is a versatile root vegetable that can be cooked in a number of delicious ways. You can start off the day with some sweet potato muffins or biscuits, have sweet potato soups or curries for lunch, or have mashed sweet potato as a side dish, and end the day with some good ole’ dessert. That’s right! Sweet potatoes can be used to make some of the most delicious cakes and pies.

If you haven’t really explored the varied culinary options sweet potatoes can offer, it’s about time you start. Here are 15 quick and easy sweet potato recipes you can include in every meal!

#1. Mexican Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

This easy-to-make, delicious side dish is here to win hearts. The sweet potato cubes are coated with spices, garlic, and lime juice mixture and are roasted in the oven for 20 minutes. When roasted, the spices coating the cubes turn darker and give the cubes a hint of smoky flavor just like a barbeque. They make an excellent side dish and can be paired with tacos and fajitas.

#2. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These brown crispy-edged fries will become your next favorite addiction. They are healthier than regular potato fries and get done within minutes. Just cut the sweet potatoes into wedges, toss them in oil, sprinkle with a tasty spice mix, and bake for about 30 minutes until they are deliciously golden brown. And serve!

#3. Sweet Potato Fritters

Indulge your cravings with this amazing-looking and heavenly-tasting appetizer. A great dish for fall get-togethers, these fritters are seasoned with ginger, cinnamon, and fennel and pan-fried until crispy. Serve with sweet and spicy sauce and watch the fritters disappear within minutes.

#4. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Houmous and Harissa

The combination of sweet potato, houmous, and harissa will be a hit at family dinners. Bake a whole sweet potato until soft, split it open in half, and then spoon some harissa, olive oil, houmous, and feta cheese on top. Garnish with some toasted seeds, and serve.

#5. Baked Sweet Potato

Want to learn how to perfectly bake a sweet potato? This recipe tells you exactly how. It’s also a great quick fix for cold fall days. It’s warm, cozy, healthy, and most importantly, incredibly easy to make. Once baked, you can add a variety of toppings to your sweet potato or even stuff it with veggies for a wholesome meal.

#6. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Here’s a dish that goes with just about anything. All you have to do is toss sweet potato chunks in olive oil, salt, and garlic powder, and roast them for 25 minutes at high heat until they are beautifully caramelized. The garlic powder gives the potatoes a rich savory flavor that’ll have you coming back for more.

#7. Easy Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A healthy alternative to regular mashed potatoes, this sweet potato recipe delivers a perfectly creamy mash with a hint of buttery-cinnamon taste. The recipe also offers tips to get the perfect mashed sweet potatoes every time along with savory and sweet variations of the dish.

#8. Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

The ultimate fast food, these deliciously baked sweet potatoes are split open and filled with a tantalizing mix of black beans, salsa, mashed avocado, and cilantro. You can even use corn, tomatoes, and onions. Serve hot for a quick, hearty, and deliciously filling meal.

#9. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

A handful of simple ingredients and 30 minutes — that’s all you need to create this delicious Mediterranean dish. The roasted chickpeas and sweet potatoes are baked together to create a creamy, hearty combination, while the garlic-herb sauce beautifully complements the earthy flavors of this meal. Don’t forget to garnish with the parsley-tomato salad for a burst of freshness in every bite.

#10. Vegan Sweet Potato Pasta

Trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle but can’t let go of pasta? This recipe is a healthy, dairy-free alternative to your favorite comfort food. It uses sweet potato as the main ingredient for the pasta sauce. Blend the spices with roasted sweet potato to get an earthy, smoky, and cheesy sauce. This pasta sauce is so good you’ll keep making it again and again.

#11. Easy Sweet Potato Wedges

These sweet potato wedges are so irresistible that they’ll be wiped from the tray even before you sit down for dinner. This simple recipe will give you perfectly browned and tender wedges every time. You can serve them as a side dish with tasty dips like pesto aioli, honey mustard, or cilantro sauce, or load them with chili and have them for dinner.

#12. Sweet Potato Biscuits

Make soft, buttery, delicious biscuits with sweet potato puree! This recipe is as easy as making traditional buttermilk biscuits and comes together in less than an hour. Smother these warm, vibrant biscuits with butter or jam and have them whenever you like. You can also store the biscuits in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week.

#13. Sweet Potato Muffins

Can you believe these amazing muffins are made using sweet potato? Neither can I. But these tall, fluffy muffins featuring a warm cinnamon flavor are made from sweet potatoes and are absolutely delicious. The potatoes make the muffin extra moist. Add nuts, chocolate chips, or other add-ons to make your own variations of this dessert.

#14. Sweet Potato Pancakes

No one says no to pancakes for breakfast. Come fall, try this recipe for sweet potato pancakes, and we can guarantee you’ll never touch the premixes again. They turn out perfectly fluffy and mouth-wateringly delicious spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve them hot with butter, berries, yogurt, and maple syrup.

#15. Sweet Potato Hash

A simple and filling breakfast that your entire family will love and crave. It looks a little intimidating but is super easy to prepare as everything cooks together in a single pan. This dish looks extremely colorful and appetizing and is super delicious to taste.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.