Holidays are fast approaching so it’s time to do some planning. These healthy sweet potato recipes for autumn are fantastic for holiday entertaining. Plus, each one is delicious you can make it and keep it all do yourself if you would rather.
In this blog post, you will see so 20 healthy sweet potato recipes to choose from. I will also explain the nutrients in sweet potatoes and how many carbs they have.
I am certain, you are going to be starving by the end of this article! Better get started.
How To Cook Sweet Potatoes
There are a number of ways you can cook sweet potatoes. You can fry them in a pan with some oil, bake them like a regular potato or mash them. Over the last several years they have become increasingly popular.
Many people like to cook them in the air fryer or pressure cooker. The options are endless when it comes to sweet potatoes. If you haven’t eaten a lot of sweet potatoes I recommend trying them in different ways. If you taste them mashed and hate it, you very well may enjoy it in a different way like french fries. Don’t give up if you aren’t a fan of one cooking method.
Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?
Yes, sweet potatoes are super healthy for you. They have lots of nutrients including lots of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. They are believed to help aid in the health of your gut too. So eat up your sweet potatoes because they help you stay strong and healthy!
How Many Carbs Are In Sweet Potatoes?
For one cup of sweet potatoes, you will get approximately 27 grams of carbs. Comparing that to regular white potatoes which have 37 grams per cup, that’s pretty impressive.
What Food Group Is A Sweet Potato?
Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable. So you would count them as a vegetable. Depending on your diet plan they may count as a carb instead of a vegetable.
What Color Is A Sweet Potato?
Believe it or not, sweet potatoes come in all sorts of colors. You can find red, orange, purple, yellow and even white. Traditionally, most people and cook with orange ones, but don’t be afraid to try other varieties too.
Don’t forget the kitchen essentials to make cooking and baking so much simpler. Here are my favorite picks for this collection of healthy sweet potato recipes.
Not only do these cinnamon pecan sweet potato rounds taste terrific, but they also give a stunning presentation too. So pretty!
Not going to lie, these garlic parmesan roasted sweet potatoes are super addictive!
Sweet potato pancakes are a spin on traditional pancakes. They are perfect for breakfast or even a snack.
You get so many yummy nutrients in every bite of these sweet potato and avocado bites. They are easy to make too.
If you are looking for healthier homemade pasta, you have found your match. Plus they are gluten-free and vegan!
This may just be the prettiest pizza I have ever laid eyes on. The flavor of the sweet potato pizza is out of this world too.
Warm up to a hot bowl of this tasty sweet potato and black bean soup. Serve with some hot bread and you will have a great meal.
Serve these Mexican loaded sweet potato fries as an appetizer or main course. Either way, everyone will rave about them!
This sweet potato roti is fabulous! You can eat it with jam, jelly, cheese, or anything else you want. It's so good!
Sweet potato hash is one of my go-to meals because it's quick, full of flavor, and beautiful. If you are looking for a visually appealing food then this one is it!
This maple roasted chicken with sweet potatoes is finger-licking good! You won't have any leftovers because everyone will devour it.
You have never had chili this good before! These chili bowls are hearty and comforting.
Start the day with some sweet potato sage scones and you are bound to have a great day.
Whip up a batch of this sweet potato curring in the Instant pot. Perfect for busy nights and weekends.
Sweet, flavorful and packed with nutrients. Enjoy this potato casserole for holidays or just because!
Yum! This slow-cooker lentil sweet potato chili is just what you need for an easy dinner idea. So flavorful and the entire family will love it.
I love how unique this chorizo and sweet potato quesadillas are. Then the chipotle lime creme takes it to the next level.
Frittatas are always a hit amongst guests because they taste so good. This one sweet potato and collard greens are terrific too.
Holy yum, this pie is heavenly! You can't resist another piece of this incredible coconut-sweet potato pie.
If you're looking for a vegan snack that's easy to make then give these a try. They're perfect for on the go too!
More Healthy & Delicious Recipes
If you are on the hunt for super flavorful meal ideas, check these out:
- Panko Crusted Pork Street Tacos
- Easy Pancetta Pasta With Peas
- Spanish Sausage With Sweet Potato Stew
- Mouthwatering Cajun Butter Steak Bites