13 Epic Sweet Potato Recipes For Family Night

Whether you need snacks, dinner, or a delicious side dish, sweet potatoes are a tasty and filling option. They are full of good-for-you nutrition and fiber and pair well with many different types of foods and flavor profiles. Their natural sweetness works great in sweet or savory dishes, and their heartiness and versatility make most sweet potato dishes a complete comfort food. These thirteen sweet potato recipes are just the tip of the iceberg. Pick up a bag on the way home tonight if you need to because you won’t want to miss out on any of these.

1. Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter and Coconut Milk

A bowl of sweet potato soup on a gray surface.
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Sweet potatoes, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, coconut milk, and peanut butter come together to make this amazing soup that your whole family will love. This sweet potato soup with peanut butter and coconut milk has a unique flavor that no one can resist. 

2. Sweet Potato Fries

An overhead view of a cast iron skillet filled with sweet potato fries and a small dish of dip.
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If you have extra sweet potatoes on hand, then sweet potato fries are a no-brainer. You can serve them as a side or as a healthy after-school snack. No one is going to mind having extra sweet potatoes when fries are involved.

3. Sweet Potato Waffles

A closeup of a single sweet potato waffle with apple sauce on top.
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If your family enjoys waffles, then sweet potato waffles are a delicious way to switch them up. There is no added sugar, just a little unsweetened applesauce and the natural sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes. 

4. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Curry

A wood bowl sits filled with sweet potato curry. Two large raw carrots lay next to the bowl.
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If you want to make a delicious and hearty slow cooker meal that everyone will love, check out this sweet potato curry. This curry is packed with veggies, and there are any number of additional ingredients you can use to really make it your own. 

5. Sweet Potato Smoothie

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If you’ve never had a sweet potato smoothie, you’ve been missing out. Sweet potatoes are filled with lots of healthy vitamins and minerals, so they’re a great way to start your day. Make the smoothies more filling by blending in a few raw oats. They’ll keep you full until lunchtime.

6. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes

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Traditionally, gnocchi is made with white potatoes, but if you have extra sweet potatoes on hand, why not put them to good use? This delicious sweet potato gnocchi with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes is a meal that everyone will love.

7. Herb and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

The onions, garlic and sweet potatoes with herbs and oil, sitting on a baking sheet.
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Roasted sweet potato salad is a healthier take on the traditional version. Tasty sweet potatoes, red onions, and garlic all get roasted to perfection and served with your favorite sides or main course. You can also mix this with rice to make a delicious rice salad.

8. Sweet Potato Flatbread

A stack of sweet potato flatbread sits next to a rolling pin on a floured surface.
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This sweet potato flatbread is perfect for dipping into any soup or your favorite dipping sauce. It only needs three ingredients to make and comes together quickly and easily. Serve with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of garlic powder for some extra deliciousness.

9. Sweet Potato Mini Hash Browns

A stack of Sweet Potato Mini Hash Browns on a white plate.
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If you love hash browns but want to find a way to make them a little healthier for the family, try these mini sweet potato hash browns. You’ll still get the crispy, delicious hash browns you crave with more nutritional value. 

10. Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potato

A closeup of a baked sweet potato stuffed with peanut butter, blueberries and cinnamon.
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You probably don’t normally think of a loaded potato for breakfast, but you will after you try these loaded breakfast sweet potatoes. A nutritious sweet potato stuffed with peanut butter, blueberries, a dash of cinnamon, and just a little maple syrup makes a delicious breakfast you’ll love. 

11. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

A white plate holds three sweet potato tacos. Overhead focus.
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If you love tacos but want to keep things more plant-based, these sweet potato black bean tacos will make an excellent dinner tonight. The meat is replaced with hunks of delicious sweet potato, and then the tacos are loaded with black beans, greens, and more. Don’t pass this one by.

12. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet

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While a ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet might be a mouthful of a title, it’s also a bellyful of goodness. This hearty one-pan meal will fill you up and save you some dishes in the process. It’s ready in about 30 minutes and is lower in carbs than many skillet recipes. It’s a great end to a long day.

13. Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs & Romesco

An overhead view of a sheet pan filled with sweet potato hash, baked eggs and avocado slices.
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Easy dinners are always appreciated, especially by the person cooking them. Sheet pan dinners make cleanup easy, and the meal prep is usually pretty minimal. This sheet pan sweet potato hash with baked eggs & romesco is about as simple as you can get. Buy the sweet potatoes pre-cut, and dinner will be ready quickly and easily.

14. Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

A white bowl filled with ground beef sweet potato skillet and garnished with avocado slices and lime wedges. Overhead focus.
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If you like meal prepping, this is the dish to try. This ground beef and sweet potato skillet takes just 30 minutes to make and will save you time on cleanup after enjoying dinner because this is a one-pan meal. Everything gets cooked in one skillet, saving you time in the kitchen at the end of a long day.

15. Sweet Potato Wedges With Lime

Sweet potato wedges in a parchment-lined, shallow bowl. Overhead focus.
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Whether you want a snack or a side to some homemade burgers, these sweet potato wedges with lime will do perfectly. This is comfort food at its best, and you can feel good about the extra nutrition you get from the sweet potatoes.

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Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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